Murdoch Children’s Research Institute Global Health Strategic Initiative is part of a global effort to place children and adolescents at the centre of sustainable development and the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Our research has global reach, with program implementation focused in the Indo-Pacific region.
We collaborate with the World Health Organisation, governments in the Indo-Pacific, research institutes, universities, health care services and non-government organisations to contribute to child and adolescent health.
We’re looking for a Child Safety and Child Rights Technical Advisor (Global Health). In this role, you’ll play a crucial part in providing technical guidance and strengthening policies, procedures, and systems for child safety within our Global Health Strategic Initiative.
Your responsibilities will include:
Championing Child Safety: Be a voice for the rights of children and adolescents, ensuring child safety and child rights are embedded in our collaborations, research, and programs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Policy Implementation: Lead the way in translating our commitment to child safety into actionable policies and procedures.
Global Impact: Work with us on a pilot project designed to actively engage children, young people, and their families and communities in research priority setting in an LMIC.
• Provide technical guidance and implement high-quality child safety policies, procedures and systems to ensure compliance with DFAT accreditation standards and ACFID Code of Conduct requirements
• Undertake child safety risk monitoring, management, reporting and review activities within the Global Health Strategic Initiative. This includes supporting research and program teams to conduct child safety risk assessments to identify potential risks in project activities and work with teams to develop mitigating measures and actions
• Support research and program teams to mainstream child safety in research and program design, monitoring, evaluation and learning within the Global Health Strategic Initiative
• Support MCRI’s People & Culture, Legal, Finance and Communications Teams to implement safeguarding policy and procedures in activities under the Global Health Strategic Initiative
• Relevant Masters-level or higher qualification in Public Health, International Development, Social Work or other relevant area of study
• At least 5 years’ experience in the design and implementation of safeguarding policy, procedure and systems within international development organisations operating in the Indo-Pacific
• Strong child protection technical knowledge and skills with familiarity with child safeguarding and prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment (PSEAH) standards and approaches desirable
• Experience in facilitating and delivering in person and virtual training and establishing a learning culture
Who we are
At Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, we share a powerful vision; to re-imagine the future of child health. We are the home to many life-changing scientific discoveries We are renowned for our cutting-edge focus on early interventions, improved diagnosis, prevention, and development of potential cures. Our success is founded on a philosophy of collaboration through a multi-disciplinary approach to solving the toughest questions in child health Murdoch Children’s is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity, equity and respect that celebrates and values the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our people. We strive to foster a positive working environment that is underpinned by equal opportunity for all and consideration for the diverse voices of our people and the communities we serve. Murdoch Children’s is a proud member of the Australian Network on Disability and is a committed subscriber to Science Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) and its principles.