Regional Gender & Child Protection Specialist (South & Central Asia)
Save the Children
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In Nepal and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children - every day and in times of crisis - transforming their lives and the future we share. Save the Children invites applications from the interested and eligible candidates, who are reliable, accountable, have the ability to deliver results with the highest level of integrity and who value diversity, for the following position(s):

Regional Gender & Child Protection Specialist (South & Central Asia)

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Basic Job Information

Job Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
Job Level : senior
No. of Vacancy/s : [ 1 ]
Offered Salary : None
Apply Before(Deadline) : May. 27, 2014 00:00 (4 years, 4 months ago)

Job Specification

Education Level : Master
Experience Required : Not Required
Other Specification
  • Professional expertise and current knowledge of child protection, child rights and organizational development along with clear understanding of how to implement the rights of child in emergency & non-emergency settings
  • Expertise and up-to-date knowledge of Gender & Child Protection issues as well as knowledge on program development and implementation as per the SCI standards & quality in the region
  • Proven ability of successful networking and co-operation with various partners, specially with governments, children, civil society and representatives at different levels
  • Proven ability of conducting trainings and building organizational capacity
  • Experience of development of SC programs in close cooperation with many actors at different levels of the organization
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills to motivate the team for timely and quality results delivery
  • Demonstrated experience and capacity of proposal writing, PME, advocacy and communications in promoting the thematic area
  • Excellent writing, communications and networking skills in English

Job Description

Role Purpose

The Regional Gender & Child Protection Specialist - South & Central Asia will be responsible for managing the Regional Child Protection (CP) program of Save theChildren International (SCI), funded by SC Sweden in the South & Central Asia region. This will entail providing supervision and technical support to SCI Country Offices and selected partner-civil society organizations/networks in the region, ensuring that work aligns with and effectively contributes to fulfilling the objectives set in the Regional CP program description. In addition, the position holder will support & strengthen regional and country (and global) programs on
Gender & CP, with focus on physical & humiliating punishment and sexual/gender based violence, in the delivery of the objectives of SCI priority programs and to meet program strategies and quality standards in development and emergency contexts, in South & Central Asia Region.

For the same, the Specialist will provide proactive and strategic guidance in developing and implementing strategies and models on addressing sexual & gender
based violence, physical & humiliating punishment of children, positive discipline in everyday parenting & teaching, and engaging boys/men in gender equality in community-based interventions and programming within the organization. The Specialist will assist the regional & country programs and networks in the region and beyond in reaching their overall objectives related to gender equality and child protection programs under SCI. This shall be done in a way which strengthens a civil society in which children are perceived as social players and human being with their own rights.

Term and Location: Fixed term position till December 2015 based in Kathmandu with frequent travel in South Asia region

Key Areas of Accountability

Program Management

  • Reviews and facilitates the processing of proposals of organizations in the region
  • Prepares the sub-grant agreement for partner organizations following SCI standards and templates
  • Reviews and provides feedback on partners’ reports, and processes payments to partners in coordination with the Finance Unit
  • Be accountable for timely and best use of allocated project budget
  • Conducts monitoring visits to partner organizations
  • Consolidates and prepares quarterly and annual reports to SCI and Save the Children Sweden on the Regional CP program
  • Organizes and conducts partners’ meetings, where relevant, for purposes of program sharing, learning and exchange
  • Ensures that the financial resources of the donor are maximized and optimized in accordance with the donor’s and SCI guidelines and requirements
  • Coordinate and facilitate networking and advocacy work between local, national, regional and international levels (including MenEngage Alliance in South Asia & South Asian Network to Address Masculinities)
  • Technical Support
  • Develop plans for capacity building, develop appropriate material and secure that quality training and workshops are delivered within the frame of the requirements to achieve the objectives of the program
  • Support the ongoing programs on Gender, Masculinities, PHP and Positive Discipline/Parenting & Fatherhood in the countries in SCA region, as and when called upon by the country offices (in coordination with SCI ARO)
  • Support capacity development initiatives and workshops on policies, strategies, methods and tools on Gender & Masculinities, as a crosscutting agenda on all the six thematic areas under SCI, in close coordination with Global Initiatives & Members’ TAs in Asia region
  • Ensure synergies and shared learning of thematic program work between countries, regions and from local to international levels, including the members’ thematic advisors at regional and global levels

Program Development

  • Identifies areas of work for research and documentation at the regional level, and oversees the process of producing these
  • Identifies and taps funding resources to augment or complement other existing CP initiatives

Networking, Partnership & Advocacy

  • Regular communication with relevant key players and stakeholders on CP in the region and identifies opportunities for regional advocacy work for civil society partners to engage in
  • Supports in establishing active working relationships with key regional bodies, networks and agencies; and ensures that key CP messages are effectively shared and communicated
  • Where relevant, represents Save the Children in strategic networks, advocacy meetings or partnership forums on issues related to the regional CP program at the regional level
  • Provide Administrative and Member Secretariat Support to South Asian Network to Address Masculinities (SANAM) on implementing its fellowship programs, meetings and plans


  • S/he Is updated and abreast with discussions/discourse on key areas in the regional CP program
  • Actively participates in relevant organizational meetings at the field office, national & regional levels
  • Provides regular progress updates to the Program Development and Quality (PDQ) Director & SCI Asia Regional Office, and assumes other tasks as deemed necessary by the PDQ Director

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