Save the Children International
Opportunity Type Full Time Employment
Duration 1 year
Location Hatfield, Pretoria
Save the Children International is the world's leading independent organization for children. We work in around 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.
Scope of Role
The Regional Programme Unit was set up to hold regional institutions and mechanisms to account towards fulfilment of the rights of children. This provides leverage so that rights of children be respected by African governments where SCI has a presence. It supports and strengthens the work of Save the Children in our countries of operations. Country offices in turn provide the basis on which to respond and articulate the needs of children.
The Child Rights Governance manager oversees the running and coordination of the Child Rights Governance pillar of the Regional Programmes Unit. The purpose of the Child Rights Governance pillar is to influence policy making across Africa on the basis of the voice of children/youth and the work of partners and Country Offices.
The position will simultaneously manages multiple projects, donors, regional partners, countries and interaction with complex external organizations at the AU and regional level. The role will lead on technical inputs to strengthen child rights governance systems and mechanisms in East and Southern Africa, to be inclusive and benefiting the most deprived children ensuring they are centered on a child rights approach. It will work to strengthen child rights governance at the AU level including strong collaboration with the ACERWC and promote the integration of children’s rights in the decisions and actions of the AU with particular focus on the ACHPR, AfCHPR, AUC, RECs and PSC. The role will manage teams to deliver child rights governance programming using SCI project management’s tools and be accountable for their performance.
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
- To apply for the role, please click https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=200001IY&lang=en. Advert will close on 20 March 2020.
- The job being applied for should be indicated in the subject line as RPU Child Rights Governance Manager
- Correspondence will be entered into with only shortlisted candidates with a right to work in South Africa
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