Save the Children East Africa Regional Office (EARO) is looking to recruit a Pan African Child Rights Governance Program Manager.
Pan African Child Rights Governance (CRG) Program Manager
This role will advocate for policies, systems and structures on child rights in order to facilitate a democratic environment for the operation of civil society in East Africa.
He/She will develop and lead the regional advocacy strategies in East Africa and support the work of the Africa Advocacy Initiative (AAI) as well as civil society (CS) strengthening of regional partners on their engagement with African Union and United Nations human rights mechanisms.
The role is also responsible for managing a grant that lobbies and advocates for child rights and well-being with African Union human rights mechanisms.
Key Areas Of Accountability:
· Advocacy on Child Rights Policies, Systems and StructuresMonitoring and reporting on the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
· Civil Society Strengthening of Regional Civil Society Partners
· Business Development: Actively support business development initiatives by engaging in proposal writing, liaison with key donors, preparation and follow up of donor applications related to CRG and Pan-African advocacy.
Key Selection Criteria
· Minimum of a graduate degree in Law, Sociology, Development Studies or related fields, or verifiable equivalent professional experience
· Strong understanding of African Union and United Nations human rights mechanisms
· Proven ability of conducting training and building organizational capacity
· Demonstrable experience and capacity in proposal writing and advocacy in promoting child rights
· Excellent written, verbal , communications and networking skills, and an ability to distill large amounts of information for a variety of audiences
· Fluency in English is essential; French desirable
· Minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience in implementing human rights, child rights or development and advocacy
Application closes Friday 11 January 2013 at 5:00pm, Nairobi time.
We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts.
All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Protection Policy and organizational Code of Conduc