Save The Children

Regional Safeguarding Manager

Save The Children

Job Description

  If you are an experienced leader, full committed with Child Safeguarding principles, and are interested in joining the independent organization, world-wide leader in the Child Rights sector, this opportunity is for you! Save the Children International is looking for a senior professional to join the organization to serve as Regional Safeguarding Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Region.

The position is planned to be based in Panamá, Bolivia, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, or Peru.

You will be the key actor in the region to support the Regional Director and Country Directors in taking the lead in driving our institutional endeavors to make Save the Children safe for children in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region.

In order to achieve this goal, you will have to combine elements of Capacity Building and monitoring whilst enforcing compliance and accountability, management and investigation as well as aspects of high-level advocacy.

You will play a leading role in delivering high quality, accessible and reliable support, guidance and capacity to Safeguarding teams, Regional and Country Offices in order to challenge and encourage engagement as we progress full implementation of the Safeguarding Policy, procedures and standards.

We are looking for senior professionals with extensive experience of Child Protection/child safeguarding practice within developing/fragile countries, in organizations working with vulnerable communities and children, or with similar experience within Save the Children.

In order to be successful you should bring/have:
  • Education to degree standard with a professional qualification in a relevant field
  • Fluency in both Spanish and English is essential
  • Leadership experience within an INGO, a complex large NGO, ministry or similar other organization working with vulnerable communities and children or with similar experience within Save the Children
  • Multi-disciplinary experience of working successfully with senior managers in other parts of own/partner's organization to deliver major operational change with a track record of delivering results to high standards
  • Senior experience of a lead role in national/international advocacy or policy work either in the field of Child Protection/Safeguarding or Child's Rights to achieve policy change
  • The resilience and personal circumstances to be able to travel within a region and to a lesser extent internationally, for an indicative minimum period of approximately 100 days a year, in some cases involving long journeys and often at short notice
  • Extensive experience of planning and undertaking training programmes/workshops in child protection/safeguarding at a range of levels (e.g. field workers, mangers, senior managers and decision makers)
  • Proven ability in terms of verbal communication and report writing in English language
We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.

The Organisation

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:
  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality Basic Education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated
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.

Application Information: Send us your CV and a cover letter with your application and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at Save the Children | Trabaja con nosotros | América Latina y el Caribe 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.

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