Farringdon, Greater London
£38,250 - £45,000
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Do you want to play a key role in an organisation which stands up for children? Join us as a Social Protection Adviser and play a key role in helping children realise their right to access inclusive and effective social protection programmes. 

In our UK and Global Programmes department, we fight for children every single day. We deliver humanitarian and development programmes. We build partnerships with institutional donors, including governments, multi-laterals and trusts. We drive lasting change. We go the extra mile - and we don’t rest until the work is done.

As Social Protection Adviser you will lead on the design and implementation of high-quality child sensitive social protection programmes, collaborating actively with cross-organizational teams to develop new social protection strategies. You will identify new opportunities for advancing child-sensitive social protection, providing technical support to the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of SCUK social protection approaches. You will work with country office staff to ensure that proposal budgets adequately incorporate technical resource requirements, supporting the development of their policy and advocacy strategies.   In addition you will:

  • Analyse national social protection policies and systems in regard to child-sensitivity to identify areas of engagement for Save the Children
  • Collaborate closely with Country Offices and our Programme Partnerships team to ensure high quality donor reporting
  • Act as a champion for child-sensitive social protection across the organization, being able to clearly articulate its central importance for achieving our shared goals.

To be successful you will be an excellent communicator, with good influencing and advisory skills, as well as the ability to think and plan strategically. You will demonstrate understanding and experience of key issues in social protection, and how they relate to child-sensitive programmes. Capable of analysing complex data in relation to social protection and poverty, you will have a good understanding of analysis on national social protection systems and some understanding of recent debates and advances relating to shock-responsive social protection. Additionally, you will have:

  • A proven track record of institutional funding success, either for research or programming
  • Experience of working overseas in an international development or humanitarian capacity
  • An ability to work independently with minimal administrative support and to effectively manage competing priorities
  • A willingness and ability to travel up to 30% of work time, including at short notice and occasionally to remote and insecure locations
  • An academic/professional qualification at post-graduate level or equivalent in economics, social policy or a related field.

A working knowledge of French is desirable.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

If you share our belief in the power of children, join the fight. It takes relentless determination, creativity and a real commitment to real change. Because every child should be able to make their mark on their world, and help to build a better future. We look forward to hearing from you.

To apply please visit our website.

Closing date: 23rd February 2020

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Posted on: 11 February 2020
Closed date: 23 February 2020
Tags: Social Care/Development, Advocacy