The Senior Adviser and Head of the Children at Risk Unit reports to and works under the thematic supervision of the CBSS Expert Group on Children at Risk. Administratively the position is part of the International Secretariat of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) where the Head of the Children at Risk Unit reports to the Director General.
The Senior Adviser and Head of Unit assists the CBSS Expert Group on Children at Risk with technical and administrative support and manages the budget and staff of the unit.
The Senior Adviser and Head of Unit suggest projects, initiatives and fundraising opportunities in the field of children at risk, following the mandate and the strategy document agreed upon by the Expert Group. She/he identifies and builds partnerships with ministries, ombudspersons for children, organisations, researchers and agencies in the region to develop and implement projects and actions to strengthen children’s rights including their right to protection.
Promoting the well-being of children strengthens the sustainability, safety and security of the Baltic Sea Region. For more than 20 years Member States of the CBSS have addressed challenges and shared knowledge, models and good practices to support children’s right to protection from abuse, exploitation, trafficking and violence with the CBSS Expert Group on Children at Risk as the hub of cooperation.
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