ActionAid Global Child Protection Advisor Job in Kenya 2019

ActionAid is an international anti-poverty agency formed in 1972. Today we are working with over 15 million of the world’s poorest and excluded people in over 45 countries worldwide to secure their rights to a life free of poverty and injustice, and with the support of half a million donors and supporters.

Career Opportunities

At ActionAid International (AAI), we help people use their own power to fight poverty and injustice. Because that’s how real change happens – for families, for communities, and for whole societies. Join ActionAid International to work and contribute across the federation helping people to use their own power to fight poverty and injustice.

In order to enhance institutional capacity to deliver its mandate, AAI is seeking to recruit experienced, qualified and dynamic individuals to fill the following capacities:

Position: Global Child Protection Advisor

Duration: Fixed Term Contract 2 Years / Part-time 3 days a week

ActionAid is committed to challenging all forms of Sexual, Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse and other Safeguarding concerns (including child abuse and adult at-risk abuse). Reporting to the Global SHEA and Safeguarding Lead, the incumbent will help deliver our Child Abuse and Adult at Risk- Abuse strategy with a focus on preventing and protecting children from exploitation and abuse perpetrated by employees and representatives.

This will involve developing policies and procedures to prevent and respond to allegations relating to harm to children, delivering training and developing strong guidelines and minimum standards.

You will work collaboratively with key stakeholders such as SHEA and Safeguarding Focal Points in the ActionAid Federation to ensure learning is shared appropriately and to build good practice. Important will be the ability to design and deliver training, awareness raising and other capacity building activities for staff, partners, and other stakeholders.

You will work with key stakeholders to ensure legally compliant Child Protection practice in programmes, processes, and policies across the ActionAid Federation as well as build an environment ¡n which staff and partners feel safe to report concerns.

Your remit will also include supporting with the response to allegations of abuse and exploitation of children, working in line with national and international laws and best practice. Important will be the ability to design and deliver effective strategies, projects, and tools for improving the effectiveness of child abuse and exploitation deterrence, prevention, detection and response across the organisation.

To succeed you will, preferably, possess a Master or Bachelor degree in Social Work, Human Rights, Child Protection or relevant field as well as extensive experience working in safeguarding, abuse and or women/child protection programming.

How to Apply

You are requested to highlight in the motivation letter how specifically you meet the criteria for these roles. In addition, you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in one of the hub offices.

A DBS/police clearance will also be a requirement.

If you are good at solving problems, results-oriented and possessing additional language, such as Portuguese, French, Spanish or Arabic, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Please send your CV and cover letter to by 24th March 2019.

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Due to high volumes of applications received, should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.