Otvoren konkurs za poziciju Child Protection Manger u okviru organizacije Save the Children International, predstavništvo u Srbiji

 Vacancy for a Child Protection Manager, Save the Children’s Refugees and Migrants Crisis in Serbia - National Post

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children with a dual mandate for both emergency and development context. 
Our vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. 
Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

 Save the Children in Serbia seeks a Child Protection Manager.

The Child Protection (CP) Manager will lead the process of designing and implementing capacity building programs to strengthen the system of support to UASC transiting Serbia, Croatia and FYROM, working closely with our partners and with the relevant state authorities. The post holder is expected to support programme design, CP master budgeting, donor reporting, coordination, and support fundraising, recruitment and procurement. The Child Protection Manager will be based in Belgrade, with frequent travel to Croatia,FYROM and program implementation sites in Serbia.

  • Develop strategy, scope and range of the integrated Protection and Education programming for Save the Children refugee response programs in the Balkans, including how best to maximise results through strong partnership with the relevant ministries.
  • Prepare and oversee programme implementation to ensure timely delivery of programme activities, including monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans, identifying programme supplies needs and coordinating with the logistics team to put in place a practical phased procurement plan.
  • Analyse refugee and migrant child protection situation in Serbia, Croatia and FYROM; lead on preparing timely and relevant reports and recommendations. Work to identify available resources and potential partnerships to support capacity building programs for frontline workers working with UASC
  • Facilitate and conduct assessments of state capacities to provide adequate support to children and UASC, including through alternative care arrangements. Design programs to strengthen capacities, improving skills, and developing operating procedures to ensure minimum standards are in place to identify and assist UASC.
  • Analyse existing programs and support services for UASC implemented in Serbia, Croatia, and FYROM, including alternative care options and case support management. Develop new programs and adjust existing programs to ensure staff and partners possess core competencies; and provide services of high quality and relevance, including in supporting the work of social workers.
  • Take the leading role in coordination of activities to develop and revise operational procedures and referral pathways for relevant institutions, working closely with the Ministry(ies) and other stakeholders.
  • Work closely with senior staff to support fundraising for CP interventions, including by developing concept notes and proposals, engaging with donors’ technical advisers, and with regional SC networks and platforms.
  • Prepare timely program and donor reports on child protection project activities in compliance with internal requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
  • Ensure the minimum standards of humanitarian relief in accordance with the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings, the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.
  • Align Save the Children's work with efforts by the government and other organizations; and ensure that Save the Children continues to play a leading role in the work of coordination mechanisms.
  • Contribute to child protection advocacy activities that target decision-makers at all levels.
  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures, code of conduct, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.

Please note that this position requires presents in the field and the applicant must therefore be available for travel.

Duration of the post: three months with possibility of an extension.

CHILD SAFEGUARDING: Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people


The successful candidate should have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training.

  • Education to MSc/MA/MEng level in Social Work, Social Policy, Human Rights Law, International Relations, Development Studies, or equivalent field experience
  • Significant policy design and development and/or management experience working in an emergency response or development settings in the Balkans
  • Minimum 8 years of expensive experience in social protection reform and/or child protection work in the region.
  • Knowledge of key international standards and guidelines related to child protection, in particular alternative care arrangements for vulnerable groups of children
  • Ability to identify main child protection needs and inform a holistic response for children
  • Previous experience working with state institutions, and/or international and/or non-governmental organizations.
  • Training and capacity building experience – ability to strengthen the capacity of various actors in child protection, experience in the field of designing and delivering capacity building programs
  • Extensive representational experience - ability to represent Save the Children effectively in external forums.
  • Excellent reporting and managerial skills.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and dynamic environment.
  • Commitment to and understanding of child rights, the aims and principles of Save the Children and humanitarian standards such as the Sphere Charter and the Code of Conduct.
  • Knowledge on UASC guidelines and international guidelines on alternative care (UN and emergency guidelines on interim care)
  • Previous experience in working with UASC; experience in establishing alternative care including foster care for UASC.
  • Knowledge of inter-agency child protection standards and guidelines, such as the Inter-Agency Guidelines on the Paris Principles, Save the Children’s Child Friendly Spaces Handbook, Separated and Unaccompanied Children, Alternative care, and the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings.
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts

Application consisting of CV with names and contact information of three references and a cover letter can be sent by e-mail to: serbia.recruitment@savethechildren.org

The vacancy is open until 5th of May 2017 at 17.00 pm. Please note that applications will be reviewed on a running basis and applicants called in for interviews before the deadline. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

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