Iraq: Child Protection Sub-Cluster Co-Coordinator

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 12 Oct 2016

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with c15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Contract length: 6 Months


The Child Protection Sub-Cluster Co-Coordinator is responsible for providing leadership and guidance to the Child Protection Sub-Cluster and the Child Protection Sub-Working Group to enable child protection partners to respond more effectively to the protection needs of the Iraqi and Syrian refugee children affected by the conflict.


  • Minimum of 5 years’ of work experience in protection/child protection in humanitarian, emergency settings
  • Master’s Degree in Human rights Law, International Relations, Development Studies, Political Science and/or similar related field.
  • Previous experience in emergency response coordination is essential (e.g. clusters and/or sectors).
  • Previous experience in Advocacy and in the Monitoring and Reporting Mechanisms (MRM) an asset.
  • Good knowledge of international human rights and humanitarian law, particularly concerning protection of IDPs and refugees.
  • Good knowledge of and experience in using inter-agency standards and guidelines on Child protection, including international legal framework with a focus on IDPs and refugees issues.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A high level of written and spoken English. Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.Due to the urgency of the position, CVs will be reviewed on rolling basis. Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.

How to apply:

Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: ‘

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