Deadline: 15 May, 2022

Location: Amhara Region, North and South Wollo Zone

Plan International is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Child Protection in Emergency (CPiE) Officer.

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

Responsibilities

  • Develop important project management plans and tools including detailed implementation plan, procurement and spending plan, etc. and revise them as necessary
  • Implement activities as per set quality standards and monitor progress of activities from time to time
  • Undertake and ensure situational assessments, data collection, compiling and analysing as per the required standard
  • Take primary responsibility for the implementation and follow-up of child protection activities and programmes
  • Ensure that there is a functioning child protection coordination mechanism/platform in project areas that addresses the needs of child survivors and at-risk children
  • Support programme staff, including social workers and community mobilisers in the design and implementation of effective community mobilisation and awareness-raising strategies
  • Maintain standard, design and undertake diversified psychosocial support activities at child friendly spaces (CFSs)
  • Facilitate and take a lead role in ensuring that case management services are of high quality
  • Provide training for CP staff, implementing partners, caregivers/families and the community
  • Strengthen protection mechanisms through mobilisation and involving the community in reducing risks
  • Work with the community and caregivers/parents through undertaking a positive parenting skills and ensure a positive parents and child communication skills
  • Responsible for planning, budgeting, implementation, and monitoring of the programme in line with organisational and donors’ guidelines, policy and procedure
  • Follow up, monitor and supervise the implementation of programme activities based on the work plan, spending plan and ensure the proper utilisation and tracking of budgets and resources/materials allocated to the project
  • Develop and maintain skillful and effective communication and working relationships with relevant partners
  • Represent the programme in all partner meetings and communicate the outcomes of the project in a professional manner
  • Coordinate, lead and facilitate regular meetings with the community, children and implementing agencies and sectors
  • Interact with government and other partners, NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the different stages of CP project implementation and follow up on agreed points
  • Collaborate with other project officers to ensure the integration of CP into other sectors
  • Mentor and support social workers and other child protection staff and develop a positive team spirit to encourage innovative and quality programming
  • Initiate/participate in periodic programme review meetings with partners and community members
  • Support the CP team in ensuring the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective child protection programme implementation, follow-up, review, and monitoring and evaluation
  • Regularly review and give feedback on the child protection project information management system and follow-up and report on the progress of the CPIMS data
  • Prepare quality reports of project activities on regular basis and share with relevant actors as directed by the child protection project manager and review budget performance

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Law, Community Development or a related field
  • Three years, minimum, of experience implementing child protection in emergency or other similar projects and clear understanding of child protection technical areas
  • Experience working with child survivors and at-risk children in NGO working system
  • Experience organising and facilitating capacity-building training
  • Experience in community mobilisation and conducting outreach activities
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Amharic languages
  • Knowledge of the local language of the project area will be an asset

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: Plan International Cameroon

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