Regional Thematic Advisor - Child Rights/Child Rights Governance


As Regional Thematic Advisor you will provide thematic support, technical assistance and programmatic guidance to Save the Children Sweden’s (SCS’) country and regional programmes in West and Central Africa. Assure the quality of SCS supported regional and country programmes throughout the whole programming cycle (planning, implementation and evaluation/reporting). You will be responsible for building and strengthening the knowledge, competence and capacity of relevant functions of partners and the SCI offices on thematic and programmatic areas and contribute to the global thematic and policy development.

Your overall responsibility includes:

  • Provide support and assure quality in the development and reporting of SCS funded programs in the region. Primarily focus on Child Rights Governance development, and strengthening of civil society

  • Provide oversight of program implementation and represent SCS in relation to regional and country offices in matters relating to the implementation of SCS funded development programs

  • Provide technical assistance and thematic guidance to SCS supported regional and country programmes

  • Support the analysis, integration and utilization of findings and lessons learnt from programs to improve the impact of the programmes

Required qualifications

  • University degree within a relevant field (or equivalent knowledge acquired through other means).

  • Minimum 10 years of documented experience from international qualified work in relevant areas for the position

  • Experience from providing capacity building support

  • Good understanding of planning, monitoring and evaluation tools commonly used in development cooperation

  • Practical experience from planning and follow-up of development programs, including proposal writing and reporting

  • Experience from working with a high level of independence

  • Excellent ability to communicate verbally and in writing in English and French

  • Good understanding of budgeting and financial follow-up

  • Good computer knowledge

Please check the role profile to ensure that you meet the selection criteria for the position you are applying for.

*Once your application has been registered you will receive an automatic confirmation. All vacancy closing date will be at 12 midnight Swedish time on the published closing date. Applications should only be submitted via Save the Children Sweden’s online recruitment system by sending your CV and covering letter with at least four professional references, through the link below:*

Interviews will be held in English, and shortlisted candidates should be prepared to undergo a test.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: Save the Children - Sweden
  • Location: Dakar
  • Grade: Senior - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • International Relations
    • Social Affairs
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • International Relations
    • Social Affairs
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
  • Closing Date: 2017-03-24

Similar Jobs

Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer - Deputy Head of Office (TJO)

UN-OCHA - Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Chief of Party

Pact World

Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDC) Coordinator

UPU - Universal Postal Union

Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser - Tackling Economic, Social and Security Challenges (TESS), Morocco

DAI - interational development company


UN-MINUSMA - United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali