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Child Protection Trainee Scheme; Application Deadline THIS Sunday

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Dear MIIS students,

For those of you who have just graduated, the following opportunity may be of special interest…

The Child Protection Trainee Scheme (CPTS) is an innovative programme that was launched by Save the Children in 2005 to increase the number of trained professionals focused on protecting children in emergencies.  Since then 35 trainees have successfully completed the CPTS to create a pool of highly skilled child protection staff in the humanitarian sector.

CPTS is currently recruiting eight new trainees to start in October 2010. Over the course of a 12 month period, each trainee will be deployed to two five month field placements in different emergency or fragile state settings. Learning throughout the year will be achieved through a combination of learning-by-doing with support from child protection professionals in the field, structured workshops at the beginning, middle and end of the year, self-learning and ongoing guidance from trained coaches. Placements will either be with Save the Children country programmes or other humanitarian agencies specialising in child protection such as International Rescue Committee, UNICEF, Terre des Hommes and War Child. Trainees will be provided with a monthly training allowance and a package that includes air transportation and emergency medical coverage.

For more information or to apply, visit the following website:

Applicants will be asked to provide:

  • A CV (no more than two pages).
  • A supporting statement (maximum 500 words).
  • Responses to the two application questions (max 400 words each).

Application and recruitment deadlines:

  • The closing date for applications is Sunday 23 May 2010.
  • Short-listed candidates will be asked to a telephone interview between 7-11 June 2010.
  • Final short-listed candidates will be invited to a 3-day selection weekend on 31 July – 02 August 2010 in the UK.

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