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Save the Children in Indonesia is changing for the better.  We've begun to build a national organisation that aims to be a strong, local, and self-sustaining voice for children in Indonesia namely Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik Tunas Cilik.  To this end, Yayasan has been designated as a “Prospect Member of Save the Children” which focuses on strengthening and localizing our voice for children in strategic middle income countries. Currently Save the Children’s programs in Indonesia is implemented by Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik. We 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:
CHILD PROTECTION ADVOCACY SPECIALIST – FAMILIES FIRST
1 position, based in Jakarta
Code : CPAS-FF
ROLE PURPOSE:
Save the Children has been working with Ministry of Social Affairs and other key stakeholders and social service providers for more than 9 years to support a major shift in policy and practice in the way child protection and care is understood and delivered. This is resulted a long term program to shift the paradigm from institutionalization based towards family based care. The program was selected as the Signature Program in Child Protection theme and named the Families First from 2014 to 2018. The Families First Program develops its strategies to achieve paradigm shift as follows:
On Preventing Institutionalization: Stakeholders including families understand the importance of family care for children, are able to take care of children within their own homes or in other type of family-based alternative care, and able to access services and support in their own communities.
On Direct Response: Girls and boys facing care and protection issues are supported through effective and appropriate responses based on their individual needs and best interests from the Children and Family Support Centre (PDAK).
On Legal and Policy Change: National, provincial and district laws provide legal safeguards to girls and boys, preventing unnecessary institutionalization, and promoting family based care
This post will responsible to implement third component of Legal and Policy Change. CPAS is the key position in the Signature Program that currently is working intensively in national level and 4 Indonesian provinces. We currently have three Signature Program grants and seek to increase resources significantly for target of 12 provinces by 2018.
Updated CV and application letter should be sent to recruitment.indonesia@savethechildren.org
Please fill the “subject” column of the e-mails in this format: <CPAS-FF ><your name>
Closing date for application is up to 24 November 2016
(Only short-listed candidates will be notified)