Child Protection Advisor - Jakarta CO

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Application deadline: Kam 21 Mar 2019


1 position, based in Jakarta CO

Code : CPA-CO



The post holder shares the accountability to build the most positive and affirming work environment possible and ensure that the management, staffing and culture of the organisation are suitably aligned with the mission, evolving goals and strategic ambitions aligned with the Membership Accountability Framework.


The post holder is a member of the Extended Management Team (EMT), may be invited to lead or participate in cross functional groups and will participate in EMT meetings as planned.


The post holder will also be responsible and accountable to lead or contribute to the standards as noted in the Prospect Member Framework as follows:

  • Lead in developing high quality Child Protection programs which are evidence based and contribute to establishing and functioning of monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning mechanisms that support implementation at scale.
  • Contributing to the development of strong partnerships
  • Contribute to effective advocacy for children at the international and national level in line with Theory of Change
  • Effectively support the successful pilot of the Prospect Member project in Indonesia
  • Helping to build a strong brand for the organization by ensuring compliance with global brand procedures and awareness of brand in local market.
  • Contribute to ensuring financial sustainability and growth orientation in the funding portfolio.
  • The post holder will lead on achievement of the global KPIs On time and Quality reporting for Child Protection programs, as well as Awards, Risks and Financial Management and Operations Delivery when applicable (when assigned a role of a budget holder).


In addition, the post holder will also have the following accountabilities:

             Contribute to the development of strong relationships with the Board, donors, international agencies and local NGO/civil society organisations.

             Represent the Yayasan, when necessary with external stakeholders and parties



Reports to: Director of Program Development and Quality (DPDQ)

Direct reports: TBD (1-4 direct/indirect reports)

Dimensions: Save the Children works in 7 provinces with a current staff complement of approximately 550 staff and current expenditure of approximately twelve million USD each year.

Budget Responsibilities:  Responsible for financial management of designated technical projects





Strategic Planning

  • Provide leadership, strategic vision and direction to Save the Children’s child protection programme in Indonesia, with child rights at the core of all programming and advocacy and campaigning work
  • Position Save the Children as a leading organization for child protection issues in Indonesia
  • Ensure strong evidence base for all child protection programs; Lead periodic update of the CRSA, and designing and revising the thematic Child Protection Strategy as needed to ensure quality needs based programming
  • Lead the development/updating of the Child Protection part of Country Strategic Plan, Country Annual Plans, and Country Annual Report ensuring participation and buy-in from all relevant program staff 
  • Support area managers in development of Child Protection part of Area Program Strategies, aligned with the Country Program Strategy and thematic strategies.
  • Be part of Save the Children’s regional and global Child Protection networks and providing strategic input to regional and global thinking on child protection on an as needs basis.


Ensure development of high quality programs which are evidence based

  • Ensure that the Indonesia country office has high quality, cost-effective and full spectrum (development and emergency) child protection program reflecting Save the Children's global initiatives and theory of change
  • Ensure that the child protection strategy includes a master program log-frame with key global indicators to guide program development and project design
  • Lead on and serve as the technical focal point for proposal development in Child Protection.  In particular, being the lead coordinator of member technical advisors input, as well as facilitating the project design process in country ensuring meaningful participation from relevant field and technical staff, and local partners and beneficiaries as appropriate
  • Ensure Child Protection Program design and implementation are based on and contribute to
  • state of the art thematic practice in rights based programming.
  • Ensure Child Protection program design includes clear advocacy objectives and targets.
  • Ensure strong and effective cross-thematic collaboration with other technical advisors and program implementation team to ensure that the holistic needs of children are considered in project design and implementation
  • Ensure programs have a strong evidence base with needs assessments and situational analyses included in the program/project design process
  • Ensure that technical and other innovations are meaningfully included into design wherever appropriate.
  • Balance needs/requests of Save the Children members, donors and external partners to ensure quality results in programming
  • In collaboration with DPDQ, ensures that Fundraising and Communications and Advocacy and Campaigns teams receive regular timely and quality child protection program inputs to help guiding their strategies and support their efforts.


Ensuring continued development & management of a high performing programme:

  • Support capacity development of child protection technical staff, maximizing their role as technical support providers to field teams and local project partners
  • Develop basic standards/fact information and toolkits to assist protection project staff to deliver quality protection project/programme with essential tools and better understanding of the topic.
  • Ensure effective working relationships with SCI global and regional technical advisors, proposing procurement of technical support as needed to support program and advocacy efforts
  • Working closely with the Human Resources team, provide recommendations on key technical competencies and related capacity building support for program child protection staff as appropriate
  • Initiate and coordinate capacity building activities for key child protection programme staff, including identifying external training opportunities, and organizing peer learning groups and seminars
  • Ensure technical review of external communication materials such as campaign messaging, media articles, and donor reports related to child protection; Provide feedback and suggestion for improvement as appropriate
  • The post-holder will be a national focal point for Save the Children’s child safeguarding policy in Indonesia.
  • Support local fundraising team in proposal development, presentation of Child Protection program work.


Ensuring advocacy for children that supports the theory of change:

  • Represent Save the Children at a senior level, actively networking to promote SC perspectives and building relationships that help facilitate the success of our projects
  • Collaborate with the campaigns and advocacy team through providing inputs into design of Child Protection components of national and sub-national advocacy, campaigns and related initiatives, and raising the profile of Save the Children Indonesia
  • Work on effective partnership building with government authorities at the national level, in particular with Child Poverty/Child Protection related Ministries and related departments
  • Ensure that learning from the field contributes to development and implementation of national Child Protection programs/projects and advocacy initiatives; and support establishing links of the technical and implementation teams to link field level advocacy to advocacy efforts at the national level
  • Ensure Child Protection programme work informs communication efforts, branding and marketing
  • Oversee the identification, design and implementation of key pieces of research and special initiatives that can maximize the impact of Save the Children’s work in child protection and strengthen national advocacy efforts
  • Ensure strong and effective collaboration with the campaigns and advocacy team in developing and leading national child protection advocacy and campaigns
  • To develop and maintain a network of external experts on child protection practice and policies, with the aim to advance policy impact and change
  • Prepare key policy briefing documents for positioning Save the Children on child protection issues
  • Present at conferences and external meetings with aim to advance advocacy for child protection policies


Contribute to Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, Learning (MEAL) and Knowledge management

  • Collaborate with the National MEAL team in development of Child Protection sector log frames, indicators, implementation plans, and monitoring and evaluation frameworks and related tools
  • Collaborate with the National MEAL team in data collection and analysis of key program and project indicators, ensuring that learning is incorporated into our programs
  • Together with the National MEAL team, oversee the management of all internal and external child protection program and project baseline, mid-term, and evaluations
  • Strengthen technical expertise by keeping up to date and incorporating learnings from key research initiatives, best practices of child protection programming and regional/global trends related to child protection
  • Ensure the learning materials, child protection related policies, operational research and good practice documentation are stored, sorted and shared on timely basis among child protection program staff
  • Present the child protection program overall progress, strategies, learning and good practices in Extended Management meetings
  • Facilitate regular program learning group (PLG) meetings for all child protection staff, facilitating cross-learning from different program teams 
  • Support robust learning culture where teams and individual staff can share openly successes and failures for continuous improvement at organisational and individual levels.


Brand and Reputation:

  • Contribute to ensuring all project staff are aware and are actively involved in building and maintaining the brand in all project field sites and with all project external stakeholders including partners


Facilitating Transformational Change: 

  • In line with guidelines provided by ILT, lead in promoting an environment of continuous learning, where staff is encouraged and supported to grow and develop and are willing to be held accountable for their commitments.
  • In line with guidelines provided by the ILT, promote culture of high performance through implementing necessary processes to measure performance against key indicators and members’ satisfaction, monitoring levels and taking corrective action to ensure on-going measurable improvement of the Country Office.

Growth, Impact and Development:

  • Provide support in the implementation and integration of quality humanitarian and development programmes in the area of Child Protection.
  • Support robust learning culture where teams and individual staff can share openly successes and failures for continuous improvement at organisational and individual levels.
  • Engage SCI staff, partners and other stakeholders to create real shared ownership and collaboration.


Communication and Representation:

  • Represent Save the Children International with the Government, Donors and members as assigned
  • Provide clear and effective communications with other teams and departments
  • Contribute to establishing, maintaining, and improving active and regular working relationships with government authorities, donors and partner agencies, the UN system, and local and international NGOs including other members of Save the Children.
  • Support the development of key internal and external relationships


Building the Team and Change Leadership: 

  • Support initiatives to build and maintain a high performing, accountable, motivated team, leading and engaging technical teams while also attracting new talent to the organisation.


Revenue Generation:

  • The Technical Lead will support maintenance and growth of the revenue base of the organisation.

Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development:

  • Manage the performance of line-managed staff through:
    • Effective use of the Performance Management System including the establishment of clear, measureable objectives, ongoing feedback, periodic reviews and fair and unbiased evaluations;
    • Coaching, mentoring and other developmental opportunities;
    • Recognition and rewards for outstanding performance;
  • Documentation of performance that is less than satisfactory, with appropriate performance improvements/ work plans. To be responsible for the work and professional conduct of staff and ensure that appropriate expertise is developed and maintained through continuing professional and personal development
  • Build the capacity of line managed staff and ensure program development, quality standards and Global KPIs are included in their plans and annual objectives.


Cross Functional Working Groups and KPIs

The Post holder may be assigned to lead or participate in the work of cross functional working groups. The post will actively contribute and be held accountable for achievement of Global KPIs and those agreed with ILT


As a member of the  Extended Management Team (EMT), contribute to:

The development of an organizational culture that reflects our dual mandate (humanitarian

  • and development) values; promotes accountability and high performance; encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation; and enables our staff to deliver outstanding results for children.
  • Provide feedback on issues of cross-cutting importance to Save the Children in Indonesia including policies affecting program implementation and the overall CO strategy.
  • Help establish, maintain, and improve active and regular working relationships with Save the Children members, and local and international NGOs.
  • Work closely with Save the Children members to ensure that required support is provided promptly, at scale, at high-quality, and in line with rules and principles


SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


  • Hold self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.
  • Hold 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.


  • Set ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), take responsibility for their own personal development and encourage others to do the same.
  • Widely share their personal vision for Save the Children, engage and motivate others.
  • Be future orientated, think strategically.


  • Build and maintain effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters.
  • Value diversity, see it as a source of competitive strength.
  • Be approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


·       Develop, encourage, and document new and innovative solutions.

·       Be willing to take disciplined risks.


Be honest, encourage openness and transparency.



  • Master’s degree on social welfare, law, policy, child protection, human rights, social science or equivalent fields
  • 5+ years working experience with preferably experience on program development, monitoring and evaluation, policy research and advocacy in a given or broader field related to child protection
  • Experiences working with high level government agencies, civil societies, NGOs and academics on issues related to child protection is desirable
  • Knowledge of project management cycle and experience in project design and proposal development
  • Experience in doing research and providing technical support in child protection or related area
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken Indonesian, strong English written and spoken skills.

Commitment to  and  understanding  of  Save  the  Children’s  aims,  values  and principles  including rights-based approaches.


Child Safeguarding:

Contribute to the overall implementation of Child Safeguarding Policy (CSP) within the response including ensuring CSP integration in all project activities including for target beneficiaries. 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.



Any other task & responsibilities given by the Supervisor and to comply with Save the Children and Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik’s policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.


Additional job responsibilities:

The job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the Post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.


Equal Opportunities:

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the Save the Children International (SCI) Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.


Health and Safety:

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.


Information for internal candidates only:

  • Current Save the Children employees should inform their line managers before submitting an application.


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Closing date for application is up to  March 20th, 2019


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Save the Children encourages qualified candidates to apply regardless of religion, race, gender, sexual orientation or disability

All recruitment practices and procedures reflect Save the Children’s commitment to protecting children from abuse