Child Protection Manager

Save the Children, Bangladesh

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
18th January, 2018

Job Description

The role

We are currently looking for Child Protection Manager - Family Tracing and Reunification (FTR) to be based in Bangladesh.

Role Purpose

The overall role purpose of the post is to lead on the FTR programme which is being implemented as part of the case management response to Rohingya children in Bangladesh. The post holder will work closely with the Child Protection (CP) Programme Manager, the CP Technical Advisor and the CP Case Management Advisor to support the implementation of a coherent, timely and safe response to FTR needs of Rohingya children identified within SCI programmes in Bangladesh as well as support to programmes across sectors to prevent family separation.

The FTR Manager will report to the CP Program Manager and work in close collaboration with Child Protection Technical Advisor. The role includes line management responsibility and will have delegated budget authority.

The Child Protection Manager will lead on the scale up of the FTR response, award management and close out, strengthening of interventions on FTR and prevention of separation. The FTR programme will be implemented through a dedicated FTR team working within the CP Case Management operational framework therefore collaboration and working relationships with the CM team will be key to the success.

The Child Protection Programme Manager will provide day-to-day management, supervision, guidance and on the job training for staff to ensure the programme is implemented in line with the Interagency Guiding Principles on Unaccompanied and Separated Children (Interagency working group on UASC) and CP Minimum Standards.

The responsibilities listed below will be further defined with the child protection team in Bangladesh and may change and evolve.

Qualifications and experience


  • Significant Child Protection Project management experience working in emergency contexts or fragile states
  • Previous experience of working with Save the Children
  • Previous first phase emergency response (Cat1/2) experience is essential
  • Previous experience and strong skills on UASC response, FTR and case management
  • Knowledge of organisational mandates and legal framework in relation to UASC
  • Previous experience of team management, including recruitment and on-the-job
  • Previous experience of multi-award management (including budget management and procurement) training in an emergency phase
  • Experience in psychosocial support programmes for children, MHPSS background a plus
  • Experience in integrated programming
  • Education to MSc/MA/MEng level in Social Work, Human rights Law, International Relations, Development Studies or similar, or equivalent field experience.
  • Ability to identify the main gaps in child protection in the given context to inform a holistic response for children.
  • Good knowledge of and experience in using established inter-agency standards and guidelines in child protection, such as the Inter-Agency Guidelines on Separated and Unaccompanied Children, the Paris Principles, MRM, SC Child Friendly Spaces Handbook, and the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action.
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating child protection programmes in emergency, transition and development contexts
  • Experience in capacity building and in strengthening various duty bearers understanding of and response to child protection.
  • Experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.
  • Experience of working with and supporting local partners
  • Experience of preparing successful funding proposals for donors
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to and understanding of child rights, the aims and principles of SC, and humanitarian standards such as the Sphere Charter and the Code of Conduct. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.


  • Previous experience with Rohingya populations or with Bangladesh
  • Good working knowledge of the Inter-Agency Child Protection Information Management System
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
  • Specific experience of designing and managing DFID, OFDA, ECHO and other major donor projects
  • Specific experience of working in interagency projects.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.


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