- Job posted on: 25th Nov 2021
- Applications close:
Save the Children New Zealand (SCNZ) and Save the Children Australia (SCA) are seeking an experienced Child Protection Technical Advisor to join our team at Save the Children NZ in the Pacific. In order to maximise proximity to our Pacific programmes, this role will preferably be based in the Pacific, however there is flexibility in location and candidates in New Zealand and Australia will also be considered.
We're ambitious, creative, and outspoken. We stand up for children's rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We deliver programmes all over the world and, if there's a disaster - like an earthquake, drought, or conflict - we are there on the ground. We need your unrivalled knowledge and experience to ensure high quality child protection programming in our international programmes. Be the voice of child protection in all that we do.
In this full-time fixed term position you will work to ensure the development of high-quality child protection proposals and programming in the Asia-Pacific region. This role will spend 50% time offering child protection expertise to our New Zealand funded overseas programmes in Asia-Pacific, and 50% time offering child protection expertise to our Australia funded overseas programmes in Asia-Pacific. You will be matrix managed by our International Programmes Director in New Zealand and by our Principal Advisor Child Protection in Australia.
You will make an impact by:
You are a highly experienced and committed child protection practitioner who has experience and knowledge in the Asia‑Pacific context. Building staff development through training, your experience has seen you contribute to program design, implementation, and monitoring. Your outstanding communication skills, flexibility and resilience will see you achieve great outcomes for vulnerable children whilst working with multiple teams and stakeholders.
This role requires:
It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same.
We know that great people make a great organisation, 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. We offer a competitive salary including generous salary packaging benefits, a friendly and flexible work environment, and great career opportunities - both locally and internationally.
Both SCNZ and SCA are child safe organisations. We will do all that we can to ensure that children and young people's experience of our organisation is one that is free from any form of exploitation or abuse and that they feel respected and safe. Anyone representing our organisation is always expected to adhere (both in their private and professional lives) to the highest standards of behaviour towards children, young people, and their families.
All applications will be acknowledged. After the closing date, we will contact shortlisted candidates to set up a formal in-person interview.
A copy of the full position description is available on request. Click "Apply Now" to submit an application. Applications should include a cover letter explaining how your background and experience meet the requirements of the job description, and a resume.
At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, disability, cultures and beliefs - and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work. We encourage people from Māori, Pasifika, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply.
Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check (where necessary), and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.