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Emergency Child Protection Coordinator (Roving)
Save the Children International



 Duty Station: Blue Nile
 Duration: 10 month
 Closing Date: 06 Dec 2022


SCOPE OF ROLE: Apply SC policies and procedures in reporting, materials specifications and construction works




Under the general direction and guidance of the Head of Child Protectionthematic manager with focus on child protection in humanitarian setting and emergencies, the CP Coordinator will be responsible of supporting in planning and implementation of humanitarian child protection programme activities, and provide guidance and coaching to CPiE staff in the field locations, represent and advocate for Save the Children's work and organizational priorities in child protection with a wide range of external parties and making sure that monitoring processes are in place, and that programme quality and relevance is continually assessed and solutions quickly put in place to reflect changing contexts


The post is expected to help build a high performing humanitarian CP implementing team and partners mentoring and coaching staff and provide strategic leadership at field location.

 Duties and responsibilities:

Project Planning and Implementation:


  • Provide, or obtain from SC CO sources, appropriate high level technical support during emergancies on methods and practices to be rolled out within Child Protection programming;
  • H/She will coordinate with the CP Mananger for smooth leadership and management ofCP Awards in humanitarian setting.
  • H/She will work with the Head of CP and HPIs in providing strategic and operational leadership to develop and implement successful CP programmes.
  • The CP Coordinator in collaborate with CP/CRG Manager/HPIs will manage and guide the project team to ensure adherence to overall technical and programmatic quality in implementation, compliance with donor regulations, and the timely submission of all deliverables, including annual work plans, performance monitoring plans, repots as required.
  • Lead the continuous assessment and response for Child Protectionneeds during emergancies and ensure that these are appropriately reflected in sectoral strategies and programmes;
  • Work collaboratively with other emergency units and sectors on ways to integrate child protection with other programmes, where relevant, in order to maximize impact for children and families;
  • Ensure reports to donors are of the highest quality, that there is alignment between the narrative and financial, and that they are submitted in a timely fashion ;
  • With the MEALManager and Coordinators, contribute on the development of tools to monitor and improve the quality of child protection work. 
  • Where necessary provide technical training for staff and partners on child protection related topics as required with focus in emergencies.
  • Lead the process of lessons learning and development of success stories in coordination with MEAL and communication 
  • Improve/strengthen the coordination of Save the Children’s work with the relevant ministries on child protection.
  • Ensure recognized international best practices and Save the Children policies are applied in the work with children;
  • Ensure program products and learning are maintained within the Save the Children country program. And maintain regular contact and seek guidance from the CPiE Specialist and Head of Child Protection  at CO level.

Programme development 

  • Provide input for programme development in close coordination with the PDQ and Field Managers and humanitran teams, finance and operations staff;
  • Ensure updated and accurate needed information for use in program development;
  • Work with colleagues from other sectors to coordinate on and integrate child protection programing to ensure children’s needs are met during emergencies.


Financial and Budgeting Management

  • Enagege in managementof CP project spending against budget to ensure acceptable monthly performance and funds are optimally used for the intended purpose as per approved fund summary and annual plan as wel as humanitarian respose plans. 
  • Undertake national level monthly budget forecase and monitoring for child protection activities in each award in order to ensure implementation and accuracy of financial reports, manage budget variances, explain variances and propose measures for managing the variances. 
  • Ensure that all financial policies and regulations relating to cash flow management, expenditure controls, cash management, accounting information, and advances management are adhered to.


External Relations (Advocacy, Networking and Influencing)

  • Represent SC in the relevant meetings and working groups in the specified location assigned.
  • Maintain strategic links with key duty bearers and stakeholders such as governmental bodies, UN agencies, INGOs and other local NGOs and community organizations, identify opportunities and ensure Save the Children’s participation in key activities of local level
  • Support in reviewing and providing feedback on SOPs and Minimum Standards for Child Protection, Case Manangement, FTR, MHPSS and GBV at an inter-agency level
  • Support to clearly articulate the child protection advocacy messages in the emergency field location for the Sudan country office. In cooperation with Advocacy and Communications staff, develop an advocacy plan (with timeline and key outcomes) and ensure implementation at national, county and community level.
  • Document and share lessons and learning’s from advocacy engagements. 


Capacity building, team work and staff supervision

  • Work with the Head Child Protection and child protection specialists to ensure adequate capacity building and technical support to the field teams implementing (Child Protcetion and Case Management activities) through training, mentorship and coaching.
  • Ensure that all area level CP staff understand and are able to perform their role in a humanitarian response and development context. 
  • Support the recruitment, training and promotion of staff as appropriate and ensure availability of appropriate professional development opportunities for staff.
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of detailed annual work plans and key monthly deliverables for CP staff at the field level.
  • Actively support team cohesion and a positive work environment
  • Assist in the Performance management of the CP staff in coordination with theHead of CP as per organisational policies and procedures.


Monitoring, Reporting and Documentation:

  • Contribution to Quarterly reports that should be prepared and submitted on weekly, monthly and quarterly bases, and provide special reports as required.
  • Ensure periodic reports are prepared and filed for every completed activity in accordance to donor and SC requirements. 
  • Promote and undertake the documentation of good practices and synthesis of lessons learned, and ensure that these are reflected in the monthly, semi-annual and annual reports.
  • Undertake regular support supervision visits activities related to Child Protection, Case Management, CFS structures and community sites supported by the Programme to understand the ground situation and take necessary actions for improvement in quality of programmes for the children.
  • Contribute data collection, analysis and reporting on key programme indicators.


Comply with Save the Children policies and procedures.


BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development toimprove performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, law or relevant field



  • Significant professional experience of at least 4 years, including experience working at a senior management or technical level in child protection and advocacy for international NGOs 
  • Very good understanding of the child protection sector, particularly issues related to child protection in emergencies, such as family separation, and mental health and psychosocial support and strengthening community based structures.
  • Clear understanding of the intersection of child protection with other thematic areas
  • Proven representation skills.
  • Strong commitment to capacity building of national staff and partners with willingness to adopt participatory and consultative approaches.
  • Experience with child protection programming in humanitarian settings absolutely required.
  • Ability to compile narrative sections and thematic budgets for proposals; ability to compile/edit/write narrative reports
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties. 
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets.
  • Experience solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner.
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work with emergency response teams, in the event of emergencies.
  • Fluency in English, verbal and written, required;


Desireable :

  • Knowledge of Sudan economic, social, political and cultural contexts.
  • Knowledge about international donor-compliance regulations, especially for Sdia, EU, ECHO and SHF

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities 

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures. In the same time females are encouraged to apply.


Child Safeguarding:

Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all children who have contact with the organization are safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from child abuse and sexual exploitation. This commitment is implemented through the organization’s Child Safeguarding Policy, which includes mandatory requirements that apply to everyone in all aspects of Save the Children’s work. It applies equally to all children irrespective of their gender, disability, ethnicity, sexuality, marital status or religion.


Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

CHILD SAFEGUARDING: (select only one)

Level 3:  the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.



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