Child Rights Governance (CRG) Programme Coordinator at Save the Children

Child Rights Governance (CRG) Programme Coordinator

Save the Children East and Southern Africa Regional Programming Unit (RPU) is part of Save the Children’s ESA Regional office that exists to achieve change with regional and continental institutions for children most impacted by inequality and discrimination. The RPU is uniquely positioned to interface the work of actors at the regional, continental and national levels to innovate and amplify impact. This approach provides leverage so that the rights of children are respected, protected and fulfilled by African governments where Save the Children International (SCI) has a presence in the region.

The scope of work under the Child Rights Governance Programme / Pillar includes: advocacy and influencing policy through building strong relationships with regional and sub-regional economic communities and mechanisms to enable accountability for children’s rights; partnership with the African Union and sub-regional bodies such as the EAC, SADC and IGAD to deliver on child rights; promoting cross-country learning through research to generate evidence, developing knowledge products and tools as well as thought leadership events to improve programming in collaboration with the regional and country offices; and shifting the power through localisation by strengthening the capacity of CSOs, children and youth agency for effective advocacy towards enhanced accountability by governments in East and Southern Africa.

The CRG Programme Coordinator will use his/her technical knowledge in child rights governance and partnership management to support the delivery of programme initiatives under the above areas towards ensuring that children’s rights are protected, promoted and fulfilled in ESA. It also requires the ability to liaise with other RPU programme pillars, support staff, CSO partners, country offices and other child rights actors for concerted efforts on child rights programming, as well as the implementation of Save the Children’s Safeguarding Framework and Adult Safeguarding Policies (Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse – PSEA – and Anti-Harassment Policy).

In order to be successful, you will bring/have:


  • Bachelor’s degree in human rights law, law, international relations, political science, social sciences or other university education related to development and human rights.
  • At least 6 years qualified work experience similar to the tasks above.
  • Knowledge of and experience in working with children’s rights and human rights.
  • Experience in advocacy
  • Experience with working closely with Government, community groups, UN agencies, Regional Mechanisms and local and international NGOS.
  • Strong analytical and networking skills and ability to work in a team.
  • Excellent writing skills.


  • Experience in fundraising activities is beneficial
  • Understanding of and experience in project cycle management is beneficial.

Contract duration: 1 Year (renewable)

Location: East and Southern Africa (ESA) Regional Office – Nairobi

*This role will be under National Contract terms*

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:

Please attach a copy of your CV and 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 careers

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 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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