Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 26 June 2020
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Job Description

The Opportunity:

As the Child Protection in Emergency Specialist you will be working for Plan International on behalf of the German Foreign Federal Office (GFFO) who are funding Plan to “Improve the protection of girls and boys from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation in the Lake Chad region.”

To implement the new Lake Chad Strategy and in particular the humanitarian targets under the Specific Programme Objective for Protection, we are seeking a Child Protection in Emergency Specialist.

· You will be responsible for providing technical assistance to country-based CPIE teams in the field, with a big focus on coaching on the ground and technical supervision.

· You will support the mobile protection programming (including development of guidelines and tools, project and lessons learnt evaluation etc.)

· Lead on rapid child protection needs assessments coordinating with Plan’s other programmatic areas and country- based Child protection Working Groups.

· In this role you will develop capacity building plans and provide training, coaching and mentorship on CPIE to country program staff and partners.

Do you have what it takes?

In order to succeed in this role you will need to have worked in the field and had progressively responsible professional experience in child protection , humanitarian affairs, human rights, and related fields.

You will need to have a good knowledge and understanding of DO NO HARM principles and established international CPiE and GBViE minimum standards. Core Humanitarian standards, SPHERE, Red Cross/ NGO Code of Conduct and other relevant international standards for humanitarian response. General CPiE, GBViE and TVET/IGA related experience is considered as an advantage.

Demonstrable experience with participatory approaches to protection, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, or other related area. Experience in the country of potential assignment is an asset.

University degree, Social Sciences or related field with good knowledge of International Refugee, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law – desirable.

Fluency in French and English (Business level mandatory)

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Location: Niamey, Niger

Type of Role: The role is to commence September and end September 2021 - possible extension, dependent on funding.

Reports to: Matrix Management with direct and disciplinary reporting line to the Lake Chad Programme Coordinator of Plan International and a dotted technical line to the Global CPIE lead, Plan International Global Hub

Salary: Competitive salary and package available. Unaccompanied posting.

Closing Date: 19th July 2020

Anticipated interview date: 27th & 28th July

About the Organization

The Organisation

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.

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