Job at Save the Children: Youth Officer (Deadline: 15 August 2017)

Job at Save the Children:  Youth Officer (Deadline: 15 August 2017)

 Job at Save the Children: Youth Officer (Deadline: 15 August 2017)



Rwanda Country Programme, Kigali Rwanda




Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We work together, with partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children works in thirteen districts in Rwanda with a current staff complement of approximately 172 staff.


SC Rwanda Country Office seeks to hire qualified, committed and experienced National to fill the following position:


Position:                                                   Youth Officer

Place of Work: Kirehe – Mahama
Reports to:

Staff directly reporting to this post:

Time frame:                                                                      

Child Protection Coordinator


Community Volunteers

1 Year

Tentative start date:                              ASAP




Level 3- the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people



To ensure an effective management of the organization fleet and meeting all transportation requirements of the Programme.




Program Planning and Implementation


  • Support the Child Protection Coordinator and Protection Manager, CP Advisor to develop, implement and monitor quarterly, monthly and weekly activity plans to achieve expected results. This includes planning of activities, budgets and procurement.
  • Ensure that all planned activities such as YFS, CFS, and community awareness raising and child and youth resilience are implemented on time, to quality measures and within budget as per the monthly plan. Where challenges arise, ensure that these are flagged early, communicated to the Child Protection Coordinator and addressed in an appropriate way.
  • Technically lead program activities especially training and ensure that they are being implemented within SC’s and international quality standards.
  • Work with children’s and youth platforms and support monthly meetings to map protection risks in the community and feedback for program improvement.
  • Ensure adherence to the Child Safeguarding Policy and reporting procedures.
  • Ensure that urgent and challenging cases are immediately discussed with direct supervisors.


Youth and Child Friendly Spaces

  • Ensure youth and child friendly space staff are identifying and referring vulnerable and at-risk children for case management support.
  • Provide support to the case management team, as required.
  • Work with cultural sensitivity and respect the dignity of vulnerable children and families and members of the host communities at all times.
  • Ensure that youth and child friendly space provide a safe, inclusive and fun environment for all children, including vulnerable children and children with disabilities.
  • Working together with parents to ensure a holistic approach to child protection, conducting regular parents meetings.
  • Conduct focus group discussions with beneficiaries (parents and children) on the delivery of activities. Registers information collected through appropriate reporting tools and report this information to Child Protection Coordinator and Protection Manager.
  • Screen for and monitor protection needs and gaps in and around the Child /Youth Friendly Space and during the Resilience activities.



Monitoring and Reporting

  • Ensure that all program data is properly and regularly collected by field staff, check data and ensure that it is logically presented to the Child Protection Coordinator.
  • Contribute to the preparation of internal and external reports
  • Participate in team reviews of results and program progress.


Collaboration and Representation

  • Represent Save the Children and the program with relevant government and non-government agencies to explain the programme, secure their support and follow up with them on progress.
  • Actively participate in internal coordination, bringing key issues, proposing solutions and collaborating with other teams to build synergies and efficiencies.
  • Support in mainstreaming child protection into other programme sectors.


Emergency Preparedness and Response

  • Actively participate in the Country Office’s emergency preparedness and planning processes as requested.

In case of emergency, be prepared to contribute to the delivery of an appropriate and timely response.


SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)



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


  • sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


  • develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.


  • honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity



University or college qualification in social science or in a relevant area or equivalent work experience.




  • Minimum of 2 years relevant work experience in child protection and youth related programme intervention or related field.
  • Proven technical knowledge and skills in the field of Child Protection.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to identify the main gaps in child protection in the given context to inform a holistic response for children.
  • Experience in community mobilization and awareness raising activities
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Experience in training and capacity building and willingness to dedicate time and patience to developing others.
  • Experience in working through consultative and participatory processes and ability to balance multiple competing interests to work towards a common goal.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to supervise and mentor staff to achieve results.
  • A good level of written and spoken English/ Kirundi and Kinyarwanda.
  • Good computer skills (MS Office, including Outlook for email).
  • Commitment to  and  understanding  of Child Rights and  Save  the  Children’s  aims,  values  and principles  including rights-based approaches


Experience working in an emergency response and/or a refugee context.

Additional job responsibilities

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


Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.


Child Safeguarding:

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.

Health and Safety

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



Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance  Form] and comply with the SCIs Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.

  • This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for.  SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.


Interested candidates should send an application letter plus updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 names of professional referees to [email protected]. The deadline for receiving applications is 15th August 2017.

Please mention Youth Officer as subject of your mail.

                                  *Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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