Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the–Global Director, Child Rightsat any existing Save the Children International office location.
Save the Children is seeking a transformational development / humanitarian executive to lead our Child rights work globally, covering Child Rights Governance, Child Participation and Child Rights Programming. Taking advantage of Save the Children's vast network of program experts and global footprint, this global leader will use innovation, technology, data, and research to ensure that Save the Children stands as a state of the art institution working with children and their communities efficiently and effectively. This position will provide an unparalleled opportunity to implement the cutting-edge of development, humanitarian and human rights theory and practice across a network of 100+ countries and 25,000 staff. This includes helping Save the Children become effectively localized, data-driven, productively partnered, a powerful advocate, and to stand as one of the world's most recognized voices in the defence of the rights of every child everywhere.
This is the most senior Child Rights role in Save the Children. This role has overall accountability for the quality and impact of embedding Child Rights across our programmes and advocacy across Save the Children, promoting programme innovation and drawing on and contributing to the best global evidence on what works to guarantee children’s rights.
As part of Save the Children’s 2030 Ambition, the organization has chosen to inspire three Breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, so that every child, and especially those suffering from inequality and discrimination can Survive, Learn and be Protected – with children’s rights at the core.
This role will lead organizational efforts to achieve the four goals in our 2022-24 strategy for children, working to ensure that child rights is at the center of the global goals:
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
CHILD RIGHTS TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Education to Master’s level, with a qualification in human rights, international law/development/ relations, economics, management, politics, governance or a related field is desirable.
We can offer circa £ 73,000 per annum (If based in UK) with an option of flexible working hours. If the role is based outside of the UK, National T&C (including pay) will apply.
This role can be based in any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office location on approval, provided the successful candidate has proof of eligibility to work from the preferred location.
Where we Work - Where We Work | Save the Children International
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:
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.
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply
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 does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.
Date advertised: 1 Oct 2021
Closing date: 26 Oct 2021 - 18:59 EDT
Location: Worldwide, Worldwide
Department: Programme, Development and Quality
Type: Fixed-term contractSchedule: Full-time