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Senior Technical Adviser – Child Rights Governance (CRG) at Save the Children

  • Full Time
  • Malawi
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Save the Children


The Opportunity

The Senior Child Rights Governance (CRG) Technical Advisor will use their in-depth contextual understanding, technical expertise, and relationship building skills to define and deliver our strategic ambition for CRG in Malawi.  The role will lead strategy development, technical design and implementation of high quality programmes that deliver change for children in both emergency and development programming. The role supports national advocacy and influencing, while driving strategic partnerships for new business development.  It supports the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems to demonstrate impact of CRG activities/initiatives, while sharing learning across our programmes, teams and partners.  The role will work closely with operations colleagues and with partners in Malawi, building their capacity and building ownership and agency of local organisations.  This role includes a focus on external representation on priority issues including empowering children to claim their political and civil rights, promoting civil society voice and space, public financial management and how it impacts public investment in children, monitoring and reporting on child rights and national development planning processes (e.g. on the SDGs). In the event of a major humanitarian emergency and as requested by his/her line manager, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:


  • Master’s degree in in political science, social science, international development or relations, public administration, governance, law, human rights, or similar or equivalent experience.
  • Professional qualification in law, public administration, public financial management, social policy


  • At least 8 years’ experience of leading the design and implementation of humanitarian and development programmes in on human rights (preferably children’s rights), governance, social accountability or public investment programmes and/or advocacy.
  • Trained and specialised in Child Rights and Governance sectors..
  • Familiar with some or all of the following tools: political economy analyses, gender analyses, child rights situation analyses, and participatory research methodologies. Also familiar with human rights led approaches to programming (and particularly child rights programming approaches). As well as one or all of the Child Rights and Business Principles or ‘doing development differently’ .
  • Track record in successful business development/fundraising with SIDA, DANIDA, NORAD, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands, USAID / DoS, UK FCDO, Irish Aid, Global Affairs Canada, Green Climate Fund, World Bank & EBRD (& Corporates), EU Instrument contributing to Stability & Peace, EU EIDHR, EU CSO, Ford Foundation, Open Society Institute.
  • Demonstrated program design, monitoring and evaluation skills, including designing pathways to sustainable impact at scale.
  • Experience of strategy development and planning.
  • Experience of context, capacity and policy analysis, and influencing and advocacy at regional/international level in order to hold duty bearers to account to realise children’s rights.
  • Skilled at networking, representation and partnership development in order promote learning, strengthen civil society and mobilise resources.
  • Able to generate and use data and evidence to innovate, deliver, learn and share what works and what doesn’t work for children.
  • Experience of promoting quality and impact through at least one cross-cutting area: gender equality and inclusion, adaptive and safer programming;; disability; migration and displacement.
  • Experience of supporting humanitarian preparedness, response and recovery
  • Significant experience in training, capacity building, and mentoring.
  • Fluent in English and high level of English writing skills.

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.

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.

Method Of Application

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.