Child Protection Senior Officer(Urumqi)

Save the Children

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Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children.

We undertake rigorous procedures to ensure that only people suitable to work with children are allowed to join our organisation and all candidates will be therefore be subject to this scrutiny.

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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


JOB TITLE:  Senior Project Officer _ “Innocence Matters – Ending Violence Against Girls in Western China”


LOCATION: Urumqi, Xinjiang

JOB GRADE: Grade 4


Level 3:  the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.



overall management role of girl protection project in Xinjiang, including make plan, implement, regular monitor of project progress, budget monitoring, develop and maintain partnership relation with all level government sectors as well as local NGOs, with the support from child protection manager in Xinjiang and Technical Advisor in Beijing.


Reports to: SC Xinjiang office Child Protection Manager

Dimensions: Save the Children has been working in mainland China since the early 1980s.  In collaboration with local communities, partners, and government, we work to ensure that all children, regardless of their background or abilities, receive quality services in China.  Our programme works across five thematic sectors: child protection, child rights governance, education, health, and humanitarian response.

Number of direct reports: None


Managing the project progress with planning, implementing ,budgeting, monitoring and evaluation

Project budget managing with developing budgets, financial reports and forecasts and in monitoring and strengthening financial accountability at project management level;

Conducting trainings and workshop      for stakeholders (etc. local partners, school staff, social workers), facilitating training workshop planning,      coordination and delivery;

To develop high quality donor reports and donor contacts.

Provide technical support for project partners      and monitor the progress of the project through regular project site      visits;

To development and documentation of project models, training curriculum and      material;

Support project officer on project implementation      promoting school and community protection system, child rights and child      participation awareness within the projects;

To develop relationships between project staff      and various partners to facilitate the implementation of project;

Work closely with national and other protection team in China programme to promote the child protection work in field and Xinjiang.

To support protection manager in developing new funding proposals

To provide necessary support to other work when required.

BEHAVIOURS (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



A professional qualification at Bachelor level. e.g. education, psychology      laws or social work;

A  minimum of three years’ work experience in an social development related      field, e.g. teaching or education projects, preferably working experience      in the area of child protection in NGOs;

Ability to effectively communicate with people of different backgrounds, including      in rural areas of project sites;

Excellent professional and personal communication skills, and analytical skills;

Good report writing skills;

An energetic and proactive approach with the ability to work both      independently and co-operatively within a team setting;

A flexible approach to work with good time management skills and the ability      to prioritise work and meet deadlines;

Able to carry out all appointed work in a non-political and non-discriminatory      manner;

Willing and be able to travel extensively and regularly to project sites and      within China;

Fluent in English and Mandarin both spoken and in written;

Experience in-group training, preferably using participatory methodologies.

An understanding of and commitment to, the aims of SC as an organisation      working for social change and active in the promotion of the rights of the      child.

A commitment to support for cross-organisational initiatives and to team      working and understanding of how to contribute to this.

Ability o operate within a predominantly administratively self-servicing      environment.


With psychological and social work background;

If you are interested in this position, please read the Child Safeguarding first, fill in the Application Form and send it back to before 25 September, 2017.