11 Feb 2019

Fixed Term Senior Programme Manager – Child Rights Governance

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Job Description

Senior Programme Manager – Child Rights Governance

The Opportunity

We are currently recruiting for a high calibre Senior Programme Manager to help enable the delivery of our ambitious objectives for the Child Rights Governance (CRG) area of practice.

This is an area of work, which in line with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 on peace, justice and strong institutions, seeks to assure the right of every child by influencing accountable, responsive, inclusive and transparent governance; and by enabling every child to have a voice in decision-making processes that affect their survival, learning and protection.

We have committed as an organisation to ‘put child rights at the centre of what we do’. As the Senior Programme Manager for CRG, you will play a key role in evolving our thinking on ‘child rights at the centre’, and helping us deliver on this ambitious commitment- particularly with respect to uplifting child participation and child rights programming approaches within SC thematic work.

If you join our dynamic team, you will support programme quality and impact in three areas of work:

  1. Monitoring and Demanding children’s rights, in which we hold decision-makers accountable to children, and support children to influence powerful actors through human rights mechanisms;
  2. Public Investment in Children, in which we argue for budgets to be maximised for investments in children, and that resources allocated are spent efficiently; and
  3. Good Governance that delivers Child Rights, in which we support institutions to be open, willing and capable of fulfilling the rights of all children.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with energy, commitment, and talent, to help ensure positive and lasting change in the lives of the most marginalised and vulnerable children.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • Experience of working in the field of human/children’s rights, good governance and/or human development with good technical knowledge of public policy and development strategies in those fields.
  • Relevant experience with international human/child rights and development organisations in progressively responsible positions. Including programme management and implementation, programme monitoring and/or evaluation and developing positive relationships with partner organisations and external agencies. Ideally, this will include experience of working in a developing country context.
  • Strong programming and analytical skills; experience of capacity building, monitoring systems and knowledge management; and competent IT skills including Excel.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including the ability to both lead and be a constructive and cooperative member of a team.
  • Excellent writing, communications, facilitation, capacity building and networking skills in English.
  • Strong ability to mobilise, build partnerships, solve problems, guide and motivate people toward the achievement of agreed goals.
  • Self- motivation, an ability to innovate, to adapt to complex situations and to work with a high degree of autonomy.

This role is offered on the basis of an initial two year fixed term contract, and can be based in any existing Save the Children location. National terms and conditions apply.


The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in 117 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 rights 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 attach a CV and cover letter with your application, and please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers

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


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Closing date: 24 Feb 2019

Location: Worldwide, Worldwide

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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