Programme Officer – CAAC Accountability At Save the Children

Programme Officer – CAAC Accountability

The Programme Officer – CAAC Accountability will be responsible for technical and operational implementation of the accountability for children affected by armed conflict (CAAC) component of the Accountability for Grave Violations of Children’s Rights in Armed Conflict Initiative. The initiative targets children and a wide range of other actors such as the African Union, African Union Member States, Peace Support Operations, and National Human Rights Institutions at strategic policy and decision-making levels.

The Programme Officer – CAAC Accountability will contribute towards the technical direction in design and business development, lead on quality implementation of the CAAC Accountability deliverables. The role will support in the provision of technical guidance to influence change and manage relations with actors at all levels in relation to CAAC Accountability. The role will be expected to contribute to adaptation, development of solutions, and recommendations for change linked to procedures and practices with long-term impact in the field of CAAC, Peace and Security, and Relations with Armed Actors

The role will have responsibility for material, financial and informational resources at a programme level managing the CAAC Accountability programme budget. The Thematic Lead – CAAC may delegate, in his or her absence, financial approval responsibility and accountability to authorize expenditure and commitments as per approved schemes of delegation

The role will have a significant level of external representation and communication, which will require strong negotiation, influencing skills, and representation of SCI’s position with technical representatives including Continental/Regional/Governmental level decision makers, and the wider Save the Children community.

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


  • Undergraduate degree in Social Sciences and thorough working knowledge in Child Protection in Armed Conflict and Emergencies;
  • African/Regional level experience.
  • Demonstrated professional working knowledge and experience on international human rights and humanitarian law relating to Child Protection and specifically CAAC and Peace and Security Programming.
  • Solid understanding and engagement with the African Union Peace and Security Architecture.
  • Solid understanding of armed actors’ engagement and relations.
  • Demonstrated experience working on accountability mechanisms in situations of armed conflict.
  • Demonstrated capability to make decisions with creativity and independent judgment.
  • Demonstrated experience in influencing to obtain the cooperation of others.
  • Proven excellence in being a team player, and significant experience working in an international organisation.
  • An appreciation and understanding of how to manoeuvre in a context of shrinking space for civil society, ensuring Save the Children’s integrity and child rights are not compromised.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of children’s issues, rights-based program approaches, and child safeguarding principles.
  • Strong skills and proven experience in program management processes; also from the knowledge and learning perspective.
  • Able to work well under pressure and deadlines.
  • Excellent listening, inter-personal, communication and networking skills; proven experience and effectiveness working across functional teams.
  • High level of self-awareness and willingness to take feedback for growth and self-development.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Proven experience in drafting Terms of References and ability to design and review evaluation tools and approaches.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets.
  • Exemplary level of spoken and written English


  • Fluency in French, both verbal and written, is desirable

Contract duration: 2 year

Location: East and Southern Africa Regional Office – Nairobi.

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

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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