Family For Every Child: Senior Programme Advisor - Violence Against Children Portfolio

Family For Every Child


GBP £50-55,000 equivalent - fixed in local currency. Salary will be determined based on experience and adjusted to the local market rate.

Working Pattern:

Full time There is an expectation that regardless of time zone the job holder will need to work flexibly to support work with colleagues and members in different time zones including occasional work outside normal working hours.

Contract Length:


Application deadline:

6 March 2022

*  First round interviews will take place virtually between 15 to 17 March 2022

About us

Family for Every Child is dedicated to a vision of a world where every child can grow up in a permanent, safe and caring family, supported by temporary, quality alternative care where needed.

We are a diverse global Alliance of over 43 member Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in 38 countries around the world, developed to demonstrate a different way of doing international collaboration. Premised on the importance of diverse and contextually informed knowledge from all parts of the globe being given equal value internationally, our members are independent organisations, connected by a shared “root” system, tended to by a small team of staff (our Secretariat). This makes our Alliance as a whole more resilient, and enables members’ voices to be amplified; each member is more effective because together we are more than the sum of our parts.

Our Secretariat currently comprises around 30 FTE staff, based around the world, working in a completely virtual way with all staff home based. We are proud to work with people from all over the world to advance our mission. We actively encourage applications from talented and committed professionals of different cultural backgrounds, to reflect the international diversity of our members, as we know this will make our work more effective. We are committed to equality of opportunity in the recruitment, retention and development of our team.

Everyone who works for or on behalf of Family for Every Child is expected to work collectively and individually to promote a constructive and sensitive approach to others from a variety of backgrounds where the work of others is valued and respected.

We offer a competitive benefit package:

  • Pension - either matched contributions to UK pension scheme (upto 7.5% after 3 months’ service) or an allowance for non-UK staff
  • Sick pay - full pay after 6mths service - until then max 3 days full pay then UK SSP (or equivalent)
  • Flexible working including working patterns e.g. condensed hours, split working days
  • Life assurance - 3 x annual salary paid on death
  • Reimbursement for eye tests and glasses
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Study leave - 10 days per year (FTE - pro rata for part time staff)
  • Contribution to co-working space - 75% of costs, up to a maximum GBP £100 per month (or equivalent) (FTE - pro rata for part time staff)
  • Support towards internet costs - up to 75% of the cost for the days you are working from home
  • Support towards office set up - up to GBP £75 for an office chair and GBP £150 for a desk (or equivalent) (permanent staff only)
  • Provision of IT equipment as required

About the job

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the effective delivery of our Alliance Programme, leading on the violence against children portfolio and our participatory approach with our members. You will provide technical support, thematic and strategic oversight of the portfolio, developing and accompanying our members’ work and identifying opportunities for joint actions - the development of ideas and initiatives leading to collaboration, practice exchange and advocacy. You will strengthen the strategic implementation of our participatory approach as a key element for delivering our impact and overall strategy; provide advisory support for all projects, collaborative work, research or joint actions related to participation of children and people with lived experience; and lead in developing a strategic direction of participation with meaningful engagement of members (within and outside the Alliance) and based on the lessons learnt from the different pieces of participation project.

About you

You will have significant expertise in the areas of safeguarding, child protection, violence against children (including the current themes of the Alliance on sexual violence and domestic violence affecting children) and child participation. With a strong understanding of the international development sector, and knowledge of key issues in child protection and child care in different regions, you will have working knowledge of good practice in research and advocacy work with vulnerable groups to achieve impact, particularly at a national level and how this can be used effectively for long term change. With both sound project management and research skills you will have an understanding of methodologies for sensitive and responsible child participation in research and advocacy. You will have a respectful and empathetic approach to working with civil society organisations, and experience of working in a multicultural setting.

You will be willing to work sometimes outside of designated working hours to allow for the collaboration with colleagues and members located in different international time zones. Excellent command of English (oral and written) is a must, but a working knowledge of Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic or French would be appreciated.

How to apply

If you believe you are the person we are looking for, we want to hear from you! Please visit our website to read the full Job Description and complete the online application form:

This role is home based, within the country of residence of the candidate, in either New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, UK, India, Kenya or South Africa.

Please note that you must have the right to work in the country you are based in. Family for Every Child does not sponsor work permits or contribute to costs. In line with our Safeguarding Policy, candidates will be asked to evidence their knowledge of safeguarding practices in the interview, and appointment is subject to receipt of satisfactory references and a criminal record check.