Child Safeguarding Manager
Save the Children International



 Gross Salary: 1691 USD
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum with frequent travels to field offices
 Duration: One-year Renewable
 Closing Date: 24 Sept 2020


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.

 Duties and responsibilities:


The CSG Manager will work under direct supervision of the Director Risk, Compliance &Government Relations (DRC&GR) provide support to the country Child Safeguarding processes within the candidate and employee lifecycle. The post holder will be expected to provide significant mentoring and capacity-building to SC staff, volunteers, suppliers, consultants, associates and partners. The role holder will work in conjunction with the Country Senior Leadership Team and Child safeguarding focal persons located across the Sudan country office.

Under the direct supervision of the Director Risk, Compliance & Government Relations, the Child Safeguarding Manger will provide direct support to programme operations team to ensure safer programming, HR teams and line managers to ensure safer recruitment process. S/He will oversee the child safeguarding policy and quality standards implementation, as well as advise on maintaining safe and secure operation environment in Sudan.

S/he will ensure compliance with Save the Children’s global standards and best practices for safeguarding children. This will include:

  • Establishing and updating policy, local procure and associated policy guideline on preventing harm to children
  • Putting the policy into practice using standard implementation guidelines
  • Communicating “keeping children safe” messages on regular bases.
  • Ensuring staff, partners, beneficiaries & representatives access to advice and support.


Child Safeguarding:

Level 3:  the role 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 in country programs; or are visiting country programs; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • University degree in child protection, governance, law, social work or other relevant field
  • Training in Gender, child protection and other relevant areas
  • Strong experience in influencing and creating change around gender sensitive / transformative programming at field and global level in humanitarian settings
  • Experience conducting humanitarian assessments, including gender analysis through the use of participatory methodologies and revising monitoring and evaluation tools to capture gender equality considerations for different sectors
  • Expert knowledge of broad range of gender equality programmatic interventions
  • Experience/good knowledge in child protection and/child safeguarding practice in humanitarian setting
  • Ability to travel frequently with short notice and work within challenging environments
  • Demonstrated ability to uphold strict confidentiality and working with professionalism
  • Effective communication skills, written, verbal and the ability to present arguments clearly and effectively to a wide range of internal and external audiences
  • Ability to build effective relationships with and influence people from diverse backgrounds and different levels of seniority
  • Demonstrated commitment to children’s rights and safeguarding




  • 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 to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
  • Creates a managerial environment to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding


  • 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
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale


  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
  • Displays consistent excellent judgement


Females are strongly encouraged to apply for this post.


  • Application, full CV, copy of qualifications and experience certificates should be sent directly to
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted for written test and interviews.
  • All inquiries should be addressed directly Save the Children international - Sudan.
  • Closing date will be on day: 24/September/2020. Any application after this date will not be considred.


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. SCI will be undertaking child-safeguarding checks for all candidates. Selected candidate will asked to provide police checking prior to signing contract.

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