Save the Children
Vacancy: Child Rights Governance (CRG) Intern
About us: For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children’s lives in more than 120 countries.
We are the world’s largest independent child rights organisation, underpinned by a vision in a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.
Our mission to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity.
We are an equal opportunity organisation dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration. Creativity and Integrity.
Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.
The East African Regional Office is responsible for 7 countries in East Africa, including Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan and Ethiopia, with a current staff complement of approximately 3500 staff, and current expenditure of approximately $200 million each year.
Save the Children Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office is looking to recruit for a position of Child Rights Governance (CRG) Intern.
Team / Programme: Regional Multi-Country Programme Unit (RMCPU) – under the Senior Programme Manager, Child Rights Governance (CRG)
Location: East Africa Regional Office – Nairobi
Type of Contract: National
Child Safeguarding: Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people
Role Purpose: The CRG Intern will work closely with the Senior Manager, CRG at the RMCPU and provide support to carrying out a mapping survey in the region on the different partners and initiatives on Investment in Children (IiC), aimed at strengthening our advocacy in this area and defining the regional approach to Investment in Children.
Scope of Role:
Reports to: Senior Programme Manager, CRG
Dimensions: Save the Children works in 7 countries in East Africa (Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, and Ethiopia) with a current staff complement of approximately 3500 staff and current expenditure of approximately $200 million each year
Staff directly reporting to this post: None
Key Areas of Accountability:
1. Regional Investment in Children Mapping Exercise
• Assist in data collection from Country Offices on current Investment in Children (IiC) programs including the legal and policy framework on IiC.
• Support the regional mapping on the legal and policy framework on Investment in Children.
• Assist in the analysis of information collected from the mapping exercise.
2. Strategy Development and Dissemination
• Compile a database of key regional and national actors implementing IiC related work in the region.
• Support the development of a learning agenda on IiC and assist in profiling SC’s work in the Region.
• Support in the drafting of the regional IiC strategy
• Organize a round table discussion on the draft strategy and compile feedback from different stakeholders
3. Project Management Support
• Support the development of RMCPU reports to the main donor and other partners
• Work with project teams to create and regularly update project profiles
• Assist with events organised by the RMCPU.
Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
• Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
• Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
• Creates an environment to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding
• Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
• Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale
• Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
• Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.
• Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
• Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
• Displays consistent excellent judgement
Qualifications and Experience
• University Degree in Economics, Development Studies, Business Studies or any other related field
• Understanding of public finance and children’s rights
• Excellent written and spoken English
• Ability to think and work logically and work precisely with attention to detail
• Experience and skills in the use of software programs such as MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe
• Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds.
• Demonstrated effective organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines and handle work in a timely manner
• Knowledge of or interest in Save the Children, as well as a commitment to the mission and vision
• Willingness and ability to travel to gather stories.
How to Apply
Please send a copy of your CV with a cover letter to [email protected] Application closes 6th November 2015. We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and organizational Code of Conduct.