Child Protection Programme Manager

Save the Children, Bangladesh

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

Job Description

We are currently looking for Child Protection Programme Manager to be based in Bangladesh.

Role Purpose

The overall role of the Child Protection Programme Manager is to lead on the scale-up and award implementation of the CPiE response in Cox's Bazar, (Emergency Cat 1). The Child Protection Programme Manager will line manage Child Protection Project Managers and report to the DTL Operations, working in close collaboration with the Child Protection Technical Advisor. The role includes line management responsibility and will have delegated budget authority.

The Child Protection Programme Manager will be responsible for the management of interventions under multiple awards including case management, FTR, alternative care psychosocial support through child friendly spaces, and community-based child protection. 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 programme implementation, coordination, HR, procurement, and support fundraising and proposal development. The responsibilities listed below will be further defined with the child protection team in Bangladesh and may change and evolve.

Qualifications and experience


  • Significant management or advisor level child protection experience working in emergency contexts or fragile states.
  • Previous first phase emergency response (Cat1/2) experience is essential
  • Previous experience of team management, including recruitment and on-the-job training and capacity building.
  • 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
  • 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, SC Child Friendly Spaces Handbook, and the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating child protection programmes in emergency, transition and development contexts and experience in working through systems of community participation and accountability.
  • Experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.
  • Excellent spoken and written 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
  • 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 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 UNICEF, UNHCR, ECHO and other major donor 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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