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Publicado el 10 de February de 2020

Child Rights Specialist CSS project - (2000012Z)

Fecha límite: 01 de March de 2020

The Opportunity

Location: Preferably in Panama. Good candidates in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Colombia, or Peru might be considered.


As a key member of the civil society strengthening program, the child rights specialist will coordinate with civil society organizations and strategic partners and support internal and external communication in joint advocacy initiatives and events. The incumbent will draft joint press releases and ensure a child rights approach to all documents and initiatives. The work will focus primarily, but not exclusively, on ensuring civic space for child rights organizations and children themselves and ensuring authentic child participation in advocacy opportunities.


Key areas of responsibility

·         Support coordination of advocacy initiatives with civil society organizations and strategic partners, including MMI-LAC.

·         Elaboration of documents, including press releases, concept notes and work plans etc

·         Internal and external communication to ensure information flow and interagency collaboration.

·         Organization of events and meetings.

·         Provide support to programmatic child rights initiatives, with a focus on civic space and child participation.

·         Provide support to civil society organizations, with a specific focus on child-led networks.


Key requirements for the post

·         Higher degree in child rights or other relevant field

·         Excellent Spanish and strong English language skills

·         Willingness to travel in LAC countries

·         5-7 years of experience in the field of child rights, advocacy, working with civil society and networks.

·         Excellent writing skills with proven experience writing reports, proposals and other documentation relevant to the work of SCI.

·         Culturally sensitive, with highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including listening, influencing and negotiation. 

·         Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches.

·         Very organized and able to keep track and of and make progress on multiple priorities/ fronts.

·         Excellent at meeting deadlines.

·         Skilled at working and coordinating with a multidisciplinary team.

·         Self-motivated, high-energy, excellent people-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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.


Application Information

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at https://www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply


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.

Location: Panama City

Employee Status: Permanent

Closing Date: Mar 1, 2020


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