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Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS) Manager


Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with c15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Contract length: 12 months

The role The Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS) Manager, South Sudan response is expected to help build a high performing regional FTR programme within the South Sudan regional response programme through coordination with the Country Office CP and FTR teams, key partner agencies at field, national and regional levels. The post holder will conduct trainings and provide technical assistance and support through frequent visits to the country offices affected by the on-going emergency in South Sudan to support high quality programme implementation and ensure programming objectives are successfully achieved. The post holder will also lead on implementation of Save the Children's regional CPIMS and coordination with other key regional partners including UNICEF, UNHCR, ICRC and other CP actors. S/he is also expected to represent Save the Children at high level regional fora, working groups, and other meetings. Current thematic priorities include: family tracing and reunification; child protection in emergencies; cross-border programming and psychosocial support.

This is a challenging role in a complex environment. It requires a dedicated, experienced and highly motivated individual who can manage the difficulties of coordinating implementation of high quality, technical activities across several countries, understanding the emergency context, able to live and work in such an environment and still be fundamental in helping to drive forward our programmes and our ambitions. Joining Save the Children here now is thus an immensely exciting opportunity to help shape the future of a country as we, one of the largest agencies in the country, help formulate the future direction of this country - helping to put its children first.

Qualifications and experience * Relevant Master's degree or degree in law or human rights * Minimum 5 years' experience of working in an international NGO * At least 5 years of programme implementation experience in Child Protection in Emergencies especially in conflict settings and experience implementing Family Tracing and Reunification * Proven experience in reporting, information management and statistics, with specific experience using the Inter Agency Child Protection Information Management System (IA CP IMS), preferably in a conflict setting. * Experience working with the relevant UN Agencies and other partners with regard to Child Protection and in particular FTR * Excellent 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, Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, the Paris Principles and 1612 MRM * Experience of representing NGO in UN clusters and the international systems for child protection at a high level and strong networking skills * Demonstrated experience in designing and delivering training and capacity building programmes tailored to context and audience. Skills in capacity building of teams at community, field and national level. * Experience of dealing with alleged cases of child abuse, and able to demonstrate an approach in responding to these that is professionally and ethically sound, demonstrating the best interest of the child and other key case management principles * Excellent communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English. Arabic and other South Sudanese languages an added advantage * Excellent team player * Good problem solving and analytical skills * Ability to plan well, set own targets and meet them * Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure * Willingness to travel and work regularly in field sites with basic standards of living and minimal comfort * Commitment to Save the Children policies * Sensitivity to the South Sudan and Refugee country cultural/social contexts * Be both self-reliant and have the ability to lead and co-operate with others * Be physically fit and be prepared to live in basic conditions for extended periods in field sites * Be able to work under minimum supervision to achieve the set objectives * Knowledge of Save the Children's Child Safeguarding policy

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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  • Organization: Save the Children
  • Location: Nairobi
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - International Law
    • Legal - Broad
    • Social Affairs
    • Human Rights
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • Animal Health and Veterinary
    • Legal - International Law
    • Legal - Broad
    • Social Affairs
    • Human Rights
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2015-12-04

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