10 October, 2014

5234 CP Community Engagement Officer/Training Officer

Save the Children


Non Government Organisation


Ambae & Santo

Job Hours:

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Due Date:


Job Description:

Save the Children Australia (Vanuatu Program) is seeking highly motivated candidates for the following positions.

About us

Save the Children is the world’s largest independent child rights development organisation, making a difference to children’s lives in more than 100 countries. From emergency relief to long-term development, Save the Children secures a child’s right to health, education and protection.

About the roles

Save the Children Australia in Vanuatu Program aims to achieve positive outcomes for vulnerable children and young people in the areas of health and well-being, child rights and child protection. We advocate on behalf of children and promote the rights of the child.

The Child Protection Community Engagement Officers / Training Officer roles will be:

( 2 Child Protection Community Engagement Officers - 1 for Santo and 1 for Amae)

( 1 Child Protection Training OfficerSanto)

• To build and Strengthen existing community CP skills and knowledge, taking into account Kastom values, so that communities are effectively preventing and responding to CP issues;

• Building and supporting a network of child protection actors at community, provincial and national levels. To support policies and other organisations interacting with children so they are compliant with the ‘do no harm’ principles; and

• To support CP Working Group to improve stakeholder coordination to contribute to Ministry of Justice and Community Services national agenda to develop CP policy and legislation.

We encourage people with disabilities to apply as well. For a copy of the Position Descriptions or for more information about these roles please contact the Human Resources Manager through email address: hillary.sogari@sca.org.vu

All staff are required to undergo a police check before commencement of employment. We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who

are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct.


• Ability to build capacity of others through training and coaching designed to develop skills, knowledge and abilities; Ability to use participatory approaches during facilitation to ensure training objectives are achieved.

• Well-developed verbal and written communication skills in both Bislama and English and is able to clearly communicate child protection issues to different stakeholders; Ability to plan and organise self and others to

ensure the timely completion of tasks while working in a fast paced environment and to strict deadlines.

• 2-3 years of experience in a related field; Knowledge coupled with practical skills in community developed interventions, including previous experience of liaising with a range of people including community leaders.

• Knowledge of types and impacts of child abuse, and how to support child victims of abuse, as well as an understanding of positive discipline and positive parent techniques; Understanding of child development needs of

different age groups, and practical experience in working with children and youth.

• Understanding of child protection programming and child rights based approaches; Knowledge of training design and delivery, and experience in a training or education based role; Knowledge of Family Protection Act

and legal thresholds for crimes against children, as well as the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders in the formal sector in relation to crises intervention an advantage.


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How To Apply:

Please forward your application with your CV and a letter addressing how your skills and experience meet the selection criteria. Email your application before COB on 27th of October 2014.

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