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Oct 25, 2016

Save the Children Programme Officer (Child Participation) Job in Nairobi Kenya

Programme Officer – Child Participation
Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. 

We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential. We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.
Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. 

We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.
Role Purpose: The Programme Officer – Child Participation is responsible for providing direct support to the Senior Programme Manager in Child participation integration (with child migration, violence against children, child rights governance and sexual reproductive health), implementation, follow up, monitoring and respective reporting on ongoing projects across the thematic areas listed below:
  1. Children and Armed Conflict and Peace Support Operations
  2. Humanitarian programming - Child Protection and Education in Emergencies, DRR
And also lead in ensuring Non-discrimination of marginalized children such as children with disabilities
Contract Duration: 1 year
Location: East and Southern Africa Regional Office - Nairobi
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences, international relations and/or related fields
  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English
  • Strong relationship building skills and capacity to deal tactfully and sensitively with a wide range of people in a large organisation and at a distance.
  • A flexible and resourceful attitude with the ability to manage and prioritise an unpredictable workload.
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills in order to understand the range and content of the emergency programmes’ work and provide practical solutions to operational challenges.
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point)
  • Proven data analysis and report writing skills
  • Good understanding of child participation, child protection and child rights governance issues
  • Knowledge of regional bodies such as the African Union, East African Community, SADC, ECOWAS and Eastern Africa Standby Force is an added advantage
  • Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity;
  • Strong self-starter who is able to take initiative
  • Commitment to Save the Children aims, values and policies, including child safeguarding and data protection
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills;
Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. 

Applications should be  sent to [email protected] stating the position you are applying for in the subject box.
This role closes on 17 November 2016
To see a full a job description, please visit our website at
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents 

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