Senior Project Officer

Save the Children

Child Safeguarding Statement for Adverts

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.

CS positioning statement:

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.


TITLE:  Senior Project Officer 

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Programme Operation/Child Protectation

LOCATION: Kunming, Yunnan





Level 3:  the post 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 country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


To plan, implement, develop and monitor the projects (Cross regions and components), with the support from the Project Managers and local partners per agreed strategies and policies. To assist the Project Managers in financial management.


Reports to: Project Manager

Staff reporting to this post: NO.

Budget Responsibilities: TBC per year

Role Dimensions: 

·       Regular contact of basic factual information

Regular contact of detailed explanations of policy, regulations, programs, services and representation of SCI at the local level or with mid-level counterparts 


·       To take lead on the implementation of the projects activities, contributing to design, planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation;

·       To develop and maintain strong relationships with various partners to facilitate the implementation of project;

·       Responsible for the related project training workshop planning, coordination and delivery;

·       To prepare and contribute to high quality donor reports and funding proposals, project budgets, financial reports and forecasts and in monitoring and strengthening financial accountability at project management level;

·       To deputize in absence of the Project Manager;

·       Become aware of current policy and practices regarding local situation at national and provincial levels;

·       To assist the project manager in financial management.

              ·       To contribute technical support with child right/protection view and experiences to relevant areas relating to the cross regions and components of project for project partners, parents, or other community members including training, supervise;

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


Bachelor Degree or above in education, law or social work etc. 




·       At least 4 years relevant experience in law, social work, education or other NGO work related field 

Communication and Technical Skills 

·       Good English communication skills, both written and verbal

·       Effectively communicate with people of different backgrounds, including in rural areas

·       Excellent personal organisational skills, including time management, and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure

·       Willingness to travel to field offices and work in difficult environments according to travel requirements


·       Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation developing effective working relationships to deliver outstanding results for children

·       Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles

·       Willingness and capability to comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies, including the Child Safeguarding Policy.



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.


If you are interested in this position, please read the Child Safeguarding first, then would you please click below link to fill in you job application form in SCI Recruitment System before 1 Apr, 2020.

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