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The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting internal opportunity for you to join the Centre as the Senior Humanitarian Child Protection Advisor (part-time). Open to internal Save the Children International employees, Save the Children member office employees and Alumni only.

Role Purpose:

In the immediate aftermath of a disaster or conflict, and throughout the transition from emergency response to recovery and sustainable development, Save the Children’s presence in 120 countries facilitates the rapid delivery of evidence-based and innovative interventions that address the major life-saving and protection needs of the world’s most vulnerable populations. Save the Children’s Centre Humanitarian Technical Team (CHTT) provides quality technical support and strategic direction to programs in humanitarian settings and conducts research, capacity strengthening, and global representation to improve future responses. The position will be part of the Centre Humanitarian... Child Protection Team (CHTT) of the Centre Humanitarian Team, but the scope of this role may evolve to work with additional sector teams in the future.

In times of crisis, the specific protection, mental health and psychosocial support needs of LGBTQI+ children and their families are often overlooked. LGBTQI+ children and their families are disproportionately impacted by inequality and discrimination including criminalisation of their identity, and are at heightened risk of violence, exploitation and family breakdown. All child protection case management programmes are likely to include LGBTQI+ children, yet no guidance exists on how to work with them to understand and address the specific risks that they face in a way that avoids doing harm.

Save the Children has received funding from BPRM (the interagency PRISM Project, which is led by Save the Children and implemented under the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action) from October 2023 to October 2025 to improve the protection, mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of LGBTQI+ children and their families through child protection case management in humanitarian settings by engaging LGBTQI+ organisations in scoping lessons learnt and good practice and by developing, piloting and disseminating principles, guidance and tools. The Snr Humanitarian Child Protection Advisor will act as the technical lead for the PRISM Project, ensuring the implementation of timely, high quality project activities.

Specifically, the post holder will be accountable for (1) coordinating internal and external partners and stakeholders for the governance and delivery of the project outputs; (2) coordinating and managing the development of principles, guidance and tools to support the child protection case management of LGBTQI+ children and their families; and (3) engagement with country-level stakeholders to support piloting of principles, guidance and tools in humanitarian crises.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential
• Extensive experience of working in humanitarian responses
• Significant experience of working in child protection, including in case management programming in humanitarian crises, in line with inter-agency minimum standards and guidelines
• Proven commitment to LGBTQI+ rights and inclusion
• Experience in designing and implementing LGBTQI+ inclusive programming
• Experience of managing or coordinating interagency initiatives
• Strong and proven project management skills
• Highly organised with strong coordination skills
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work effectively across diverse (inter)agency stakeholders
• Collaboration skills; ability to balance relationships and share information
• Analytical skills to identify key points from complex material
• Professional proficiency in spoken and written English

Desirable:
• Additional languages, particularly French, Spanish and/or Arabic
• Strong written communication skills and ability to convey complex concepts to non-technical staff

We can offer circa £50,000 per annum (If based in the UK) with an option of flexible working hours. If the role is based outside of the UK, National Terms & Conditions (including pay and benefits) will apply.

This role can be based in the UK (London or Remote) or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office location on approval, provided the successful candidate has proof of eligibility to work from the preferred location for the duration of the contract.

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The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 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 right 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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your salary expectations. A full copy of the role profile can be found available for download at www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process
Sana'a Yemen

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