Save The Children Job Vacancy: Child Protection Advisor, Jakarta - Kerja Ngo

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Save The Children Job Vacancy: Child Protection Advisor, Jakarta

Save the Children is an international NGO and the world’s top independent charity for children in need. Since 1919, we have been fighting for children’s rights, saving their lives and providing hope for brighter futures worldwide. Save the Children’s programs in Indonesia is implemented by Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik. We currently work in eleven provinces, have staff of approximately 300 local professionals, and programming in Child Protection, Education, Health and Nutrition, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Humanitarian Response. We are currently seeking to fill the following position:


1 position, based in Jakarta (with regular travel to field – at least 20% of time)
Code : CPA-CO

As a member of the Program Development and Quality team, Child Protection Advisor is responsible for leading the strategic development of a full spectrum high quality, evidenced based, and innovative child protection programme that delivers immediate and lasting change for children in Indonesia and contribute to Save the Children’s global Breakthroughs: Learn, Survive, Be Protected.

Reports to: Director of Program Development and Quality
Staff directly reporting to this post: TBD (2-4 direct/indirect reports)

Strategic Planning
  • Provide leadership, strategic vision and direction to Save the Children’s child protection programme in Indonesia
  • Position Save the Children as a leading organization for child protection issues in Indonesia
  • Ensure strong evidence base for all child protection programs; lead periodic update of the CRSA, and revising the strategies as needed to ensure quality needs based programming
  • Lead the development/updating of the Child Protection Program Strategies, child protection inputs into Country Annual Plans, and Country Annual Report ensuring participation and buy-in from all relevant program staff
  • Be part of Save the Children’s regional and global Child Protection networks and providing strategic input to regional and global thinking on child protection on an as needs basis.
Program and Project design
  • Ensure that the Indonesia country office has high quality, cost-effective and full spectrum (development and emergency) child protection program reflecting Save the Children's global initiatives and theory of change
  • Ensure that the child protection strategy includes a master program log-frame with key global indicators to guide program development and project design
  • Ensure strong and effective cross-thematic collaboration with other technical advisors to ensure that the holistic needs of children are considered in project design and implementation
  • Serve as the technical focal point for proposal development in child protection. In particular, being the lead coordinator of member technical advisors input, as well as facilitating the project design process in country ensuring meaningful participation from relevant field and technical staff, and local partners and beneficiaries as appropriate
  • Ensure programs have a strong evidence base with needs assessments and situational analyses included in the program/project design process
  • Balance needs/requests of Save the Children members, donors and external partners to ensure quality results in programming
Technical assistance and capacity building
  • Directly providing child protection technical support and advice to project teams as needed
  • Support capacity development of child protection technical staff, maximizing their role as technical support providers to field teams and local project partners
  • Develop basic standards/fact information and toolkits to assist protection project staff to deliver quality protection project/programme with essential tools and better understanding of the topic.
  • Ensure effective working relationships with SCI and members’ global and regional technical advisors, procuring technical support as needed to support program and advocacy efforts
  • Working closely with the Human Resources team, provide recommendations on key technical competencies and related capacity building support for program child protection staff as appropriate
  • Initiate and coordinate capacity building activities for key child protection programme staff, including identifying external training opportunities, and organizing peer learning groups and seminars
  • Ensure technical review of external communication materials such as campaign messaging, media articles, and donor reports related to child protection; Provide feedback and suggestion for improvement as appropriate
National advocacy and special initiatives
  • Represent Save the Children at a senior level, actively networking to promote SC perspectives and building relationships that help facilitate the success of our projects
  • Oversee the management of key national child protection initiatives, and coordinating national level relationships, in particular with the key ministries
  • Oversee the identification, design and implementation of key pieces of research and special initiatives that can maximize the impact of Save the Children’s work in child protection
  • Ensure strong and effective collaboration with the campaigns and advocacy team in developing and leading national child protection advocacy and campaigns
  • Develop and maintain a network of external experts on child protection practice and policies, with the aim to advance policy impact and change
  • Prepare key policy briefing documents for positioning Save the Children on child protection issues
  • Present at conferences and external meetings with aim to advance advocacy for child protection policies
Measurement and evaluation
  • Ensure strong collaboration with the National MEAL team in data collection and analysis of key program and project indicators, ensuring that learning are incorporated into our programs
  • Together with the National MEAL team, oversee the management of all internal and external child protection program and project baseline, mid term and final evaluations, as well as any operational research.
Knowledge Management and Learning
  • Strengthen technical expertise by keeping up to date and incorporating learnings from key research initiatives, best practices of child protection programming and regional/global trends related to child protection
  • Ensure the learning materials, child protection related policies, operational research and good practice documentation are stored, sorted and shared on timely basis among child protection program staff
  • Present the child protection program overall progress, strategies, learning and good practices in Extended Management meetings
  • Facilitate regular program learning group (PLG) meetings for all child protection staff, facilitating cross-learning from different program teams
Other Support as agreed with line manager
  • The post-holder will be a national focal point for Save the Children’s child safeguarding policy in Indonesia.
  • The post-holder is a member of the Extended Management Team (EMT)
  • The post-holder may be required to support lend support to activities beyond the scope of this job description. This will be discussed and mutually agreed with the line manager.
  • Passionate about helping children who are victims of or at risk of harm
  • Excellent listening and inter-personal skills; ability to work well with disadvantaged, deprived, marginalized and diversified populations
  • High level of self-awareness and willingness to take criticism as an opportunity for growth
  • Master’s degree on law, policy, child protection, human rights, social protection, social science or equivalent fields
  • 5-7 years working experiences with preferably experiences on program development, monitoring and evaluation, policy research and advocacy in a given or broader field related to child protection
  • Experiences working with high level government agencies, civil societies, NGOs and academics on issues related to child protection is desirable
  • Knowledge of project management cycle and experience in project design and proposal development
  • Experience in doing research and providing technical support in child protection or related area.
  • Recommended advanced fluency in both Indonesia and English
Information for internal candidates only:
  • Current Save the Children employees must serve for a minimum of one year in their current job before applying for a new position.
  • Current Save the Children employees should inform their line managers before submitting an application.
Updated CV and application letter should be sent to

Please fill the “subject” column of the e-mails in this format: <CPA-CO ><your name>
Closing date for application is up to 14 March 2016
(Only short-listed candidates will be notified)

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