Humanitarian Child Protection Manager needed at Save The Children

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Job title : Humanitarian Child Protection Manager

Job Location : Borno

Deadline : February 14, 2024

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  • The Child Protection (CP) Manager will be based in Borno State and is the sectoral manager of all child protection implementations in the humanitarian response in NE Nigeria.  
  • CP Manager is to ensure CP interventions are in line with Save the Children and donor guidelines; including assessment, design and managing staff to initiate quality interventions to address violations of children’s rights to protection from abuse, exploitation, violence and neglect.  
  • The post holder is responsible for ensuring that quality programmes are implemented and capacities developed to provide these kinds of protection to children in a range of Save the Children’s emergency responses in the Northeast.  
  • The post holder is expected to also support the proposal writing and is responsible for programme reporting, programme design and capacity building of staff and partners.  
  • The incumbent will support the development of the sector strategy and will represent Save the Children in coordination groups and support fundraising, recruitment and procurement.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead on child protection assessments and implementation using Save the Children assessment processes and tools and the Inter-agency Child Protection Assessment Resource Toolkit adapting the tools as necessary. 
  • Integrate quality child protection programming throughout the response and across sectors in the NE. Including in the areas of: 
    • emergency family tracing interventions and alternative options for unaccompanied and sepa-rated children, utilizing tools within the  Inter-Agency Child Protection Information Man-agement System;
    • prevention and response to child recruitment including advocacy and disarmament, demobi-lization and reintegration initiatives;
    • prevention and response to sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and gender-based violence (GBV);
    • prevention and response to the main risks for children’s exposure to physical harm;
    • prevention and response to all forms of exploitation including harmful child labour and child trafficking; and
  • Ensure quality delivery of child protection programme activities in the field, monitor the progress against log frames and report on the BvA.
  • Preparation of timely programme and donor reports for child protection project activities in compli-ance with internal and external requirements.
  • Working closely with the human resources team, identify child protection staffing needs for the emergency programmes, and facilitate rapid recruitment, induction and training of new staff.
  • Identify child protection programme supply needs and work with logistics team to put in place a sensibly phased procurement plan.
  • Ensure quality and comprehensive case management systems are in place to support UASC and at risk children.
  • Anchor the development of contextual manuals for foster care placement, case management tools, child friendly spaces, child protection committees, for use on the field.
  • Ensure the coordination of case management and Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS) database activities for quality reporting.
  • Ensure that the concept of confidentiality and do no harm are integrated into programming.
  • Working closely with the Monitoring & Evaluation team to put in place a child protection M & E plan, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build child protection.
  • Put in place accountability activities for child protection, ensuring that feedback from all relevant stakeholders is considered in programme design.
  • Ensure the child protection response complies with the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings, the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.

Capacity Building:

  • Identify learning and training opportunities for child protection staff and partners and work as a mentor and role model.
  • Build capacities of government and ministries staff, local partners’ staff, and other core sectors for fluid integration.

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with other agencies and the government; take a leadership role in the Interagency Coordination forums to ensure children needs of children are ad-dressed. This may involve taking the lead in the Child Protection Working Group, cluster and/or sub-groups.
  • Take steps to document lessons learned for wider dissemination.
  • In collaboration with senior programme staff, play a lead role in child protection advocacy activities targeting decision-makers.
  • In collaboration with Save the Children colleagues feed in learning experiences and evidence to rele-vant global child protection advocacy objectives.
  • Identify opportunities and material to contribute to external communications and media work, act-ing as a spokesperson when required.


  • Demonstrate leadership concerning Save the Children policies and practices with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, etc.
  • Deliver high-quality results and develop effective relationships across SCI offices for quality delivery of CP programs.



  • Management experience (of at least 5 years) working in emergency response contexts or fragile states in the area of child protection.
  • Holds a bachelor’s or master’s degree in social work, Human rights Law, International Relations, Development Studies or similar, or equivalent field experience.
  • Good knowledge of and experience in using established inter-agency standards and guidelines in child protection, such as the Inter-agency Guidelines on Separated and Unaccompanied Children, the Paris Principles, MRM, SC Child Friendly Spaces Handbook, and the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating child protection programmes in emergency, transition and development contexts. 
  • Experience in capacity building and in strengthening various duty bearers understanding of and re-sponse to child protection.
  • Experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.
  • Experience of budget management and reporting across multiple awards
  • Excellent communication skills, high level of written and spoken English.


  • Good working knowledge of the Inter-Agency Child Protection Information Management System
  • Specific experience of managing FCDO, USAID/BHA/PRM, NORAD, GAC-IHA, ECHO, EU and other major donor-funded projects
  • Understanding of Localisation, promoting partnership management with local civil society organizations and advancing advocacy on CP issues and overall Child Rights Governance using local networks.
  • Build effective relations with government counterparts and effective engagement of stakeholders in SCI programme management and implementation.


  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of Programme Implementation

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