CP & CRG Coordinator – Baidoa

Save the Children International

CP & CRG Coordinator – Baidoa

Closing date 10 May 2021

CP & CRG Coordinator  Baidoa – Somali-National only

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.


The Child Protection and Child Rights Governance Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of the Child Protection and Child Right’s Governance programme in South West state of Somalia under the direction of the Field Manager and, in coordination with the CP & CRG Programme Manager, to represent and advocate for Save the Children’s work and organizational priorities with a wide range of external stakeholders including government representatives, civil society, children and youth, parents, technical professionals within the field of Law, Education, and Health, academia, donors, and UN agencies operating in South West State.


Reports to (Operationally): SCI – Field Manager -Baidoa Southern States

Reports to (Technically): CP & CRG Programme Manager

Staff reporting to this post: CP & CRG Officers

Budget Responsibilities: Yes

Location: Baidoa


Save the Children has been working in Somalia for more than 60 years. The Country Office has over 500 staff across 14 field offices (Boroma, Burao and Hargeisa in Somaliland; Bosasso, Garowe, Galkayo and Gardo in Puntland; Beletweyne, Adaado, Abudwak, Baidoa, Kismayo, Dhobley and Mogadishu in Central South Somalia). Our Country Office coordination and administration base is in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2017, as a result of significant scale up for the countrywide drought response, our annual spend FY2017 was US$117 million and we reached more than 2 million people through our humanitarian and longer-term development work in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Child Protection and Child Rights Governance. The Country Office manages 61 active awards totalling US$165 million from a range of governmental/institutional donors, including DFID, ECHO, EU, FFP, OFDA, and DANIDA being some of our largest



  • Bachelor degree in a relevant field such as Social Science, Development Studies, Human Rights Law or any other relevant discipline.



  • Minimum three years’ experience of designing, managing, monitoring and evaluating child protection and child rights governance programmes, especially case management, child protection system building, SGBV, Positive Parenting and Positive Discipline.
  • Proven abilities in delivering results for child rights and child protection especially Case management, SGBV, Positive Parenting and Positive Discipline.
  • Understanding and commitment to principles of child rights and child protection.
  • Ability to identify the main gaps in child protection and child rights governance in the Somali context to inform a holistic response for children.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims and values in practice.
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Somali, including excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment and /or international.
  • Experience in advocacy, lobbying and training around child rights, child protection and child participation.
  • Ability to maintain consistent high standards of professional behavior and achievement, including when working alone.
  • Pragmatism, initiative and ability to achieve results despite challenges.
  • Ability to communicate and maintain appropriate and productive relations with a range of actors, including children, parents and local authorities in political and militarily sensitive environments.
  • Experience of working with partners and teachers using a participatory approach.
  • Budget development and financial monitoring skills.
  • Willing to comply with all relevant Save the Children and procedures with respect to child rights and safeguarding, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.


  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in a matrix management environment of relevant technical experience including at senior level

Please apply in English saving your CV and cover letter as a single document. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at

Application deadline is 10th May, 2021.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.


Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

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