Senior Humanitarian Child Protection Advisor (SCI) - Remote, United States


Programme Support (60%)

·         Deploy to humanitarian responses as Senior Child Protection Advisor up to 30% of the time, assessing needs and developing mainstreamed and standalone approaches to child protection. 

·         Provide specialised technical support to high-priority humanitarian responses in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of child protection programming.

·         Strengthen capacity of COs to deliver quality programming through mentorship, trainings, technical workshops and circulation of learning and evidence-based programming to SC staff and partners.

·         Act as Subject Matter Expert to Humanitarian Surge Personnel.

·         Oversee the technical quality of program delivery, evaluating the quality of activities, and developing strategies to improve quality.

·         Identify and act on increased risk both internal and external

Resource Mobilisation (15%)

·         Maintain oversight of the child protection funding portfolio in specific humanitarian crises, defining gaps and flagging priority needs to the HCP Response Lead. 

·         Work closely with CO to support fund-raising for child protection, including development of high-quality concept notes and proposals, and engagement with donors.

·         Provide specialised technical support on child protection to members undertaking advocacy or partnership with institutional donors. 

·         Support the HCP Response Lead to cultivate and manage donor relationships, identifying and pursuing new funding opportunities for child protection with private and institutional donors, positioning Save the Children as a partner of choice.

Strategic Technical Planning and Programme Development (20%)

·         Engage as member of a Technical Working Group (TWG), bringing a humanitarian perspective to child protection approaches developed and sharing technical approaches with humanitarian colleaguse at global, regional and country office level. 

·         Liaise and engage with sector colleagues to contribute to SC Common Approaches, guidance and tools to advance Breakthroughs.

Advocacy, Representation, Relationship building (5%)

·         Represent Save the Children on humanitarian child protection in inter-agency fora as necessary.

·         Provide technical input and support to Humantiarian Advocacy, Campaigns, Communication and Media colleagues at CO level in relation to advocacy products and messaging on child protection.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


·         Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.


·         Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

·         Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


·         Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters.

·         Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength.

·         Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


·         Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.

·         Willing to take disciplined risks.


·         Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.


Generic Competencies:

·         Supports the protection and promotion of the rights of all children including in times of crisis, conflict and disaster.

·         Champions the use of evidence to influence policies and practice.

·         Drives an enabling environment for gender equality and inclusion.

·         Leads formal and informal engagement with diverse, strategic partners.

·         Takes informed and calculated risks in response to emerging threats to children’s rights and changing environments.

Technical Competencies:

·         Ability to apply child protection standards and approaches to the development of guidance, tools and capacity building material.

·         Ability and competence to lead collaboration with other sectors, donors and agencies to resource and implement strategies that prevent and respond to child protection risks.

·         Strong capacity building skills and experience.

·         Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with a range of stakeholders. 

·         Practical experience in generating evidence and applying research that increases understanding of how to improve interventions that protect children in humanitarian crises.



·         Extensive experience in delivering high quality humanitarian programmes and providing technical support to child protection. 

·         Strong understanding of principles, practices and policy priorities related to child protection.

·         Strong experience of capacity building and mentoring on child protection approaches.

·         Knowledge of policy, research and evidence-based methodologies with regards to child protection, and other relevant child focused programming.

·         Professional qualification in or closely related sphere, such as social work, international law, psychology etc.

·         Ability to undertake significant and regular international travel up to 30% of time.

·         Strong interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.

·         Commitment to building and supporting a diverse and inclusive technical team.

·         Fluent spoken and written English


·         Additional languages, particularly French, Spanish and/or Arabic.


Save the Children is offering the following salary ranges for this position, dependent on candidate location:

· Geo 1 - NY Metro, DC, and other locations with labor costs significantly above national average: Target Salary for this position is $108,800 – $121,600 base salary

· Geo 2 - Locations around the US National Labor Cost Average: Target Salary for this position is $98,600 – $110,200 base salary

· Geo 3 - Locations significantly below the US National Labor Cost Average: Target Salary for this position is $88,400 – $98,800 base salary

The salary ranges listed above are for US based candidates. For candidates located outside of the US, salary ranges will be based on the salary scales of the local employer of record.

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, base salary of internal peers, business sector, and geographic location (more information on job structure is available here). Employee may be eligible for an incentive program. Save the Children US also offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, a retirement savings plan with employer contribution, paid vacation leave, safety & wellness leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, caregiver leave, and much more.


Job Profile


North America


United States


Outstanding benefits


Advocacy Capacity Building Child protection Collaboration Communication Fundraising Monitoring Programme Development Relationship building Research

  • Act as subject matter expert
  • Assess child protection needs
  • Develop child protection approaches
  • Engage in strategic planning
  • Maintain oversight of funding portfolio
  • Oversee program delivery quality
  • Provide technical support
  • Represent organization in inter-agency fora
  • Strengthen capacity of COs
  • Support fundraising efforts

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