Child Protection Sub Cluster Coordinator – South Sudan Country Office

The cluster approach ensures clear leadership, predictability and accountability in international responses to humanitarian emergencies by clarifying the division of labour among organizations and better defining their roles and responsibilities within the different sectors of the response. It aims to make the international humanitarian community better organized, and more accountable and professional, so that it can better respond to the needs of affected populations, host governments, local authorities, civil society and resourcing partners.

Save the Children and UNICEF have been designated as leads for the Child Protection Sub Cluster and work impartially to serve the needs of all members. Based on the IASC Reference module for Cluster coordination at the country level, these functions are related to the strengthening of the coordination mechanism for service deliver; information for strategic decision; planning and strategy development; advocacy; monitoring and reporting; contingency planning/preparedness and accountability to affected populations.

On behalf of Save the Children, and in support of the government and all humanitarian actors, the purpose of this post is to provide leadership and facilitate the processes that will ensure a well-coordinated, strategic, adequate, coherent, and effective response by participants in the Child Protection Sub Cluster.In order to be successful you will bring/have:


  • A child protection professional with a Master’s degree in child protection, law, social work or other relevant field, or a degree program with but extensive CPiE and CPAOR Coordination is acceptable.
  • Extensive professional experience of at least 7 years, including experience working at a senior management or technical level in child protection in humanitarian contexts for international NGOs.
  • Excellent understanding of the child protection sector, particularly issues related to child protection in emergencies, family separation, and mental health and psychosocial support.
  • Clear understanding of the intersection of child protection with other thematic areas.
  • Proven facilitation and representation skills.
  • Strong commitment to the engagement and capacity building of South Sudanese protection partners.
  • Participatory and consultative approach to leadership.
  • Experience with child protection programming in humanitarian settings absolutely required.
  • Experience writing/reviewing funding proposals for large institutional grants.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to identify key points within large bodies of information.
  • Excellent writing skills, including the ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties.
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Strong results orientation.
  • Experience solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours.
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required; local languages a strong asset.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy.

Contract duration: 24 months

Location: Juba (with some field travel)

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