Location: Global Hub, Woking. Alternatively other locations where Plan International currently has a legal entity and you have the existing right to work may also be considered.
Type of Role: 12 month fixed term contract
Reports to: Global Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist
Closing Date: 16th August 2019. Please note we may start shortlisting before the closing date. Interviews will be held on Monday 9th September 2019
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.
Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
The Deployable Child Protection in Emergencies (CPIE) Specialist will provide technical support to Plan International’s country offices, responding to medium and large-scale emergencies to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate child protection programs.
In this critical role you will spend approximately 70% of your time field based, deploying (sometimes at short notice) to support Plan International’s country offices respond to specific humanitarian crises.
As Deployable CPiE Specialist you will be responsible for assessment, design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of child protection in emergencies programming. You will ensure that all work has a strong gender focus and that CPiE interventions are linked in to longer term programming in order to guarantee maximum impact in line with Plan International’s Global Strategy.
In addition the post holder will also play an integral role in Coordination and resource mobilisation within countries and building capacity of local staff and partners through providing training, coaching and mentorship. On a wider scale, you will also play a key role in influencing, supporting country offices to build best practice case studies and documenting learning and evidence against global policy and advocacy objectives,.
Between deployments the post-holder will work on specific desk based tasks for the Global Hub.
We are seeking to appoint a passionate and committed Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist with a good understanding of CPiE issues and experience of providing technical; support and oversight to specialist programmes, undertaking needs assessments and building capacity within countries to a variety of audiences.
With qualification or experience in in social work, social work, psychology, social sciences or related field, you be flexible and calm under pressure and quickly able to build relationships with an ethnically diverse staff in a very sensitive environment, adapting your style and approach to meet to the needs of the field.
To be successful in this role you will also need excellent negotiation and representation skills and be confident designing and delivering training and coaching members of staff and volunteers.
For a detailed job description for the role, please see here.
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.
As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.
Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.
We will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.