Child Protection Programme Manager

Save the Children, Amman, Jordan

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
20th March, 2018

Job Description

The Manager will be based in Amman overseeing Save the Children's Child Protection program in South and Central Syria (Dara'a, Quneitra, Al-Sweida, Rural Damascus, Homs, Damascus). In addition to directly managing grants in these areas (Unicef, OFDA, Danida, etc.), the Manager will be expected to lead on programme planning, oversight of programme implementation, recruitment and procurement. The Manager will contribute to programme design and strategy as well as lead on grant reporting and contribute to proposal development when required.

Qualifications and experience


  • A Master's degree in Education, Social Studies, International Development Studies, or in a relevant subject, or a BA with equivalent field experience.
  • At least 3 years of management experience in Child Protection in emergencies programming or in fragile states
  • Previous experience of managing a Child Protection team at national level
  • Proven capacity to supervise, and coach staff in Child Protection technical skills and programme management
  • Experience of, and commitment to, working through systems of community and child participation and accountability
  • Specific experience of managing major donor projects and understanding of donor compliance
  • Experience in effectively managing large budgets (> 2 m USD).
  • Ability to analyse information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • A team player who is able to work collaboratively and with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
  • Experience in capacity building and training of local communities, and child protection stakeholders regarding education in emergency programming.
  • Experience working and building the capacity of partners on technical issues


  • Language skills in Arabic
  • Experience of remotely managing programmes in complex settings
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
  • Experience in any of the relevant fields, such as community based Child Protection, wellbeing and psychosocial support programmes, and Case Management in emergency contexts.
  • Experience in representing an organisation in the coordination mechanism in emergency contexts.

Contract length: 12 Months

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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