Senior Coordinator, Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (Parental Leave cover)

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The Senior Coordinator is expected to oversee and facilitate activities to improve the quality of Save the Children’s humanitarian child protection programmes in collaboration with relevant colleagues within and outside Save the Children.  The Senior Coordinator will particularly oversee activities and external representation related to Save the Children’s role in humanitarian child protection coordination, in close collaboration with the Child Protection Area of Responsibility within the Protection Cluster. in addition, 50% of the role will be dedicated to co-leading the inter-agency working group on the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPMS), within the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action. The role requires a significant amount of external representation, diplomacy, and inter-agency collaboration. 

This role is a 12 month parental leave cover and is based in Stockholm, Sweden. Remote-based candidates may be considered.

In this role you will make an impact by:

  • Driving the inter-agency work on Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPMS) in close collaboration with UNICEF and other organisations. This includes activities related to sector integration; country-level implementation and roll out; global and regional advocacy and events, and other activities in collaboration with the more than 30 active organisations involved.
  • Leading Save the Children’s work on humanitarian child protection coordination and localization, including backstopping a 5-country localization initiative and supporting the finalization and piloting of a new toolkit.
  • Representing Save the Children in inter-agency fora.
  • Providing technical support to Save the Children’s inter-agency child protection coordinators in 8+ countries.
  • Contributing to Save the Children’s global work on Child Protection and support activities related to improving the quality of humanitarian child protection programming across the movement.
  • Collaborating closely with UNHCR on refugee child protection, including joint advocacy and learning events 

Does this sound like you?

This role requires:

  • Masters degree or equivalent experience in a field related to child protection and humanitarian response, including social work, international relations, human rights, etc. 
  • At least 7 years' experience in child protection in humanitarian action, including in direct humanitarian responses in a range of contexts
  • Previous experience leading humanitarian child protection coordination groups in cluster or refugee settings
  • In-depth knowledge and practical experience using the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action and/or other humanitarian standards.
  • Strong commitment to and knowledge of the localization agenda and previous experience working in partnership with national and local actors
  • Proven history of collaborating with a diverse range of actors from regions and cultures and ability to adapt to their preferences and working styles
  • Track record of delivering timely results, in a remote working environment with colleagues across multiple time zones, preferably including managing vendors and consultants
  • Fluency in English, including excellent written and oral communication skills. Working language skills in French, Arabic or French is a strong asset
  • Project management experience, including budget monitoring and reporting 

Desirable qualifications are:

  • In-depth knowledge of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law, as well as familiarity with humanitarian standards in general.
  • Excellent communications and networking skills in both written and spoken English
  • Excellent project management, organizational and time management skills, and the ability to drive forward multiple initiatives at once
  • Ability to adapt in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and a willingness to learn new things

On a personal level you'll share our valuesHERE is a summary of our terms and conditions.

Sounds interesting?

This is a parental leave cover where you will be working out of our office in Stockholm, Sweden, at the International Programme Department. Please contact the hiring manager Minja Peuschel at or Susanna Davies at should you have any questions about this role. We look forward to recieving your application no later than 30th August 2021. As our recruitment screening process is anonymized we kindly ask you not to include any personal details in your screening answers. We only use CV's on our recruitment process and do not request personal letters. 

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of both children and adults in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure. All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our important policies such as the Child safeguarding policy, Policy protection from Sexual Abuse and Sexual Exploitation (PSEA)  and our ethical guidelines, more information about our policies and our guidelines can be found HERE.

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values, we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices.

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

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