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 its 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 more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
The Child Protection in Emergency (CPiE) Specialist will be responsible for supporting the strengthening of the quality of Plan International’s Child Protection in Emergencies programme, with a focus on case management. This includes supporting the implementation of durable solutions such as repatriation and resettlement, community-based protection and community/family-based psychosocial support. You will be required to make strategic suggestions for the programme design/modification in order to effectively respond to the protection and developmental needs of vulnerable children.
You will be responsible for the strengthening of community groups and mechanisms that have a role in protecting children in humanitarian settings. You will also ensure that the child and youth safeguarding policy is implemented in all the work you do. You will be a Plan International representative in government/inter-agency coordination meetings and initiatives on child protection.
You will be required to regularly visit Plan’s field activities and provide on-ground technical support when and where it is needed alongside ensuring the access of child protection services and psychosocial support as needed to the affected population.
We are looking to recruit an organised individual who has at least 3-5 years’ experience of working in child protection in emergencies and also has experience of working in refugee settings and host communities. You will have a relevant degree in Psychology, Anthropology, Social Work or similar, or equivalent proven work experience in a related field.
You will have excellent project design skills, alongside participatory monitoring and evaluation skills. You will be able to manage a team effectively across several locations and in a cross-cultural structure. It is also essential that you have the proven capacity to train and coach staff whilst providing supportive supervision.
You will have strong English communication skills and be able to work under pressure. You will also need to have good knowledge of and experience in Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, Inter-agency Guidelines on Separated and Unaccompanied Children, case management, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support.
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Location: Kibondo, Tanzania
Type of Role: 12 month Fixed term contract. Single Assignment - this contract is not a family posting.
Reports to: Emergency Response Manager
Salary: Competitive salary and package available
Closing Date: 19/11/2019
Anticipated interview date 25/11/2019
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection 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.
Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.