East Africa Regional Child Protection Technical Advisor

at IsraAID
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted June 6, 2019
Category Social Services & Nonprofit
Currency KSH
Work Hours Day
Street Address Nairobi Branch


East Africa Regional Child Protection Technical Advisor
Organisation: IsraAID

Closing date: 19 Jun 2019
Job Title: Child Protection Technical Advisor
Reports To: Kenya and Uganda Country Director
Location: Nairobi, Kenya, with regular travel to the field
Contract Type: Full-time employment or consultancy
Starting Date: July 2019
Duration: 1-year contract with possibility of extension

1) About IsraAID

IsraAID is an Israeli non-governmental organization operating in both development and humanitarian contexts in nine countries, in addition to regularly responding to emergencies around the world. IsraAID's work in Kenya and Uganda is focused mainly on child protection in forced displacement contexts in refugee camps and settlements, targeting refugees and their host communities. IsraAID’s work in South Sudan is focused on Emergency GBV and Child protection programs.

Experience Requirements

• At least 6 years of relevant work experience with focus on Child Protection, preferably in forced displacement contexts;
• Experience working in hardship areas, emergency settings or fragile states will be desirable;

Job Responsibilities

The overall aim of the Child Protection Technical Advisor will be to lead interventions addressing violations of children’s rights to protection from abuse, exploitation, and violence in East Africa, including supporting the implementation of a regional approach to child protection. The Child Protection Technical Advisor is responsible for ensuring that quality programs are implemented, and capacities developed to provide protection to children in IsraAID programs in the East Africa region. The Child Protection Technical Advisor will be expected, with limited support, to lead sectoral assessment, activity design, master-budgeting, and coordination, as well as support recruitment.
Staff and Program Support
• Develop training content for child protection and related issues, working in close coordination with IsraAID technical advisors and in-country teams;
• Develop guidelines and manuals, including a comprehensive framework for IsraAID’s approach to child protection;
• Provide regular support, supervision, and mentorship to field staff;
• Facilitate training for field staff.

Education Requirements

• An academic degree in a relevant field (e.g. Social Work, Clinical Psychology, Counselling, Community Social Work, etc.). A Master’s level degree will be preferred;


• Willingness and availability to travel to field operations, while based in Nairobi;
• Experience in developing and facilitating training;
• Experience in strategic planning, proposal writing, program development;
• Experience in monitoring and evaluation is preferred;
• Proven capacity to supervise, and coach staff;
• Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports;
• Ability to represent the organization when liaising with donors and other stakeholders;
• A team player, collaborative and with the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds;
• Politically and culturally sensitive;
• A high level of written and spoken English;
• Commitment to the aims and principles of IsraAID;
• Familiarity with CPIMS will be desirable;
• IT skills – Microsoft office suite.
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