Location: Afghanistan, Afghanistan

Contract - Full-Time

Closing date: Tuesday 19 June 2018

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

The role

We are currently looking for Child Protection Senior Advisor (National or International) to be based in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Role Purpose

The Senior Child Protection Advisor is responsible for the overall leadership and technical oversight in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Save the Children's program and advocacy work on Child Protection and relevant sub-themes.

The post is responsible for ensuring child protection principles are mainstreamed in the organization's and partners' work. In addition, the post is expected to provide strategic direction and focus on Child Protection, developing innovative and evidence-based programs that will enable the country office to become a center of excellence in identified CP areas, and conceptualizing projects that can achieve results at scale in prioritized areas. This includes both emergency and development programming.

To ensure cross-sectoral integration and program coherence, the Child Protection Advisor will work closely with the technical advisors on Child Rights Governance, Education, Humanitarian, Child Poverty, Health and Nutrition and the Program and Senior Managers in the field. This position will also work closely with the other members of the Program Development and Quality Unit in relation to proposal development and resource mobilization; program learning, monitoring and impact; and policy advocacy.


  • Master's degree in Community Development, Social Work or Social Sciences or equivalent experience
  • Familiarity and experience with globally-accepted standards and practices on Child Protection
  • Has technical capacity in CPiE programming.
  • Has proven skills in program development and design, training design and delivery, and community facilitation processes, and networking and influencing
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; Able to articulate ideas and concepts clearly verbally and in writing
  • Computer literate and adept in the use of MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Understands and believes in Save the Children's mission and vision; commits to its objectives and willing to adopt Save the Children's methodology and framework.



  • At least 7 years of experience in CP technical advisory and/or managing Child Protection programs
  • Proven ability to develop high quality concept papers and project proposals.
  • Can deal with various levels of Child Protection stakeholders - from decision-makers to field level practitioners.
  • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts. Familiar with cluster coordination.
  • Can deal with various levels of Child Protection stakeholders - from decision-makers to field level practitioners.
  • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts. Familiar with cluster coordination.


  • Highly organized, with good attention to detail and developed ability to prioritize multiple tasks to meet tight deadlines and organize work
  • Can work well in highly stressful situations; able to manage multiple competing tasks, prioritize deliverables and meet reasonable deadlines
  • A team player, willing to work long hours toward the attainment of program objectives and deliverables

Contract length: 1 year, Unaccompanied

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

Closing date for this advert is 20 June 2018.

Applications will be reviewed on a regular basis and this role may be filled prior to the closing date.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.


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