Save the Children, Cox Bazaar, Bangladesh

Skill Required:, Monitoring and EvaluationProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
13th October, 2018

Job Description


The overall role of the Child Protection (CP) Programme Manager is to lead on the scale-up and award implementation of the CPiE response in Cox’s Bazar. The Child Protection Manager will report to the Senior Operations Manager and work in close collaboration with Bangladesh Child Protection Director and Child Protection 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 CPiE response, including establishment and/or strengthening of interventions on FTR, appropriate care, case management, CFS, psychosocial support and community mobilisation.

The Child Protection Programme Manager will provide day-to-day management, supervision, guidance and on the job training for staff and volunteers.

The post holder will lead on sectoral assessment, programme design and master budgeting, coordination, and support fundraising, recruitment and procurement. The responsibilities listed below will be further defined with the child protection team in Bangladesh and may change and evolve.



  • Significant management or advisor level Child Protection experience working in emergency contexts or fragile states
  • Previous first phase emergency response experience is essential
  • Previous experience and strong skills on UASC response, FTR and case management
  • Previous experience of team management, including recruitment and on-the-job training
  • 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
  • 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 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.


  • Language skills in Bangla or Rohingyan
  • Previous experience of working with Save the Children
  • 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, ECHO and other major donor projects
  • Specific experience of working in interagency projects.


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