Child Protection Technical Specialist (CPiE)

  • Contract
  • Khartoum Sudan
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD
  • Closing date: 30 Apr 2022


The Opportunity

The Child Protection in Emergencies Technical Specialist (CPiE) will use their in-depth contextual understanding, technical expertise, and relationship building skills to define and deliver our strategic ambition for Child Protection in Emergencies in Sudan working alongside the Child Protection in Development Technical Specialist (CPiD TS). The role will lead strategy development and the technical design and implementation of high-quality programmes that deliver change for children through humanitarian programming. The role supports national advocacy and influencing, while driving strategic partnerships for new business development. It supports the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems to demonstrate impact, while sharing learning across our programmes, teams and partners. The role will work closely with operations colleagues and with partners in Sudan, building their capacity and building ownership and agency of local organisations. This role includes a focus on external representation on priority issues including ending all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of children in all settings, and the strengthening of an effective and sustainable child protection system.


  • A degree in Human Rights, Public International Law, International Relations or other related fields.
  • Social Work, Child Protection, Child Welfare or related qualification or experience
  • Minimum 5 years’ international field experience in humanitarian work in child protection and/or human rights related fields
  • Understanding of the Child Protection sector in Sudan
  • Substantial progressive, professional-level experience at the management level with background in strengthening child protection systems at both the institutional and community level.
  • Proven experience of writing donor proposals, strategies and reports with various donors and understanding of the log frame or results framework.
  • In-depth knowledge of international human rights standards particularly as they pertain to internally displaced persons and/or refugees; Previous work experience in refugee/IDP settings, complex emergencies and/or post conflict situations, preferably in a camp setting;
  • Ability to make links between child protection and participation and other programmes areas – Health, child hunger and education interventions within the context of an integrated programme approach
  • A thorough knowledge of the needs, concepts, principles, analytical techniques and operations of child protection must be demonstrated.
  • An ability to effectively negotiate with prospective donors and a demonstrated ability to develop and write detailed technical project proposals meeting donor requirements, including budgets for the same
  • Ability to perform at a senior policy level must be demonstrable, and good communication,
  • advocacy and leadership skills are critical.
  • The ability to liaise and effectively coordinate with government, local NGOs and community initiatives.
  • Ability to effectively influence child protection policy, reform and strategy with the Government of Sudan, as well as key donors and UN agencies.
  • Experience with child protection programmes in the region is desirable.
  • A desire to learn Sudan’s economic, political, social and cultural characteristics is expected. Have a broad appreciation for the issues and process of participatory development.
  • Proven experience of living and working in insecure environments, able to follow security guidelines
  • The ability to research and utilise existing local government and other technical expertise where applicable.
  • Fluency in English (Arabic language skills are desirable)
  • Ability and willingness to travel regularly into the field.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • The capacity and willingness to be flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SCI. In particular, a good understanding of the SCI mandate and commitment to child participation.

Contract duration: 1 year

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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.


Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

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