Child Protection in Emergency Coordinator NGO Job Placements – Plan International

Organisation: Plan
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: National
Programme Manager – Child Protection
About US:
Plan International
was founded over 75 years ago and is one of the oldest and largest children’s
development organizations (non-profit / INGOs) in the world. We work in 50
developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child
rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan’s vision is of a
world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that
respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is independent, with no religious,
political or governmental affiliations.
Job Summary: The
Child Protection in Emergency Coordinator is responsible for assessment,
response analysis, design and implementation of the child protection components
of Plan International Uganda’s emergency response. S/he will need to coordinate
with other Emergency Response team members and Plan International Uganda staff,
especially in implementation management, health, education and other relevant
technical sectors, to ensure a rapid, proportionate and effective response.
S/he will need to ensure response to immediate child protection issues with
simultaneous consideration of longer term needs and possible scenarios.
Depending on the situation the specialist may need to take a very active role
in technical co-ordination, support and advocacy with the country specific
child protection clusters and other stakeholders and technical agencies
relevant to the sector.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Provide sectoral leadership and expertise in the assessment
rapid assessment of current situation in collaboration with local specialists and
affected population; determine priorities
and immediate activities and resources
Review, assess and update the child protection situation in areas affected by emergency
(including, but not limited to- depending on the context – the forms of
violence, exploitation and abuse in relation to sexual violence, HIV/Aids,
children associated with fighting forces, separated children, child trafficking
and other relevant circumstances affecting child vulnerability to violence,
exploitation and abuse)
Highlight protection issues requiring a response –
both immediate (less than 2 months) and
medium term and make recommendations on specific Plan International
actions required. Ensure core commitments to children are taken into
Represent Plan International Uganda to child and
other protection clusters, stakeholders and
and non – Governmental agencies for the purposes of the protection aspects of
the assessment.
Assess in – country resources, human, material and
financial for response with relevant staff and
agencies and assist in capacity building of national staff.
Identify potential partnerships to implement recommendations, assess
potential partners where available or make recommendations on how to fill gaps.
Program Design
Define aims and objectives of the overall child
protection programme.
Work in close collaboration with national and
al Child Protection
actors, map current institutional response capacities – including conducting a
child protection specific 3Ws.
Work in close collaboration with Child Protection
actors, develop a realistic evidence – based, Child
Protection program plan, including both
programmatic and advocacy activities (results oriented).
Design most appropriate child protection
interventions based on the outcomes of assessments
and the context.
Ensure that issues of gender, education, DBR and
conflict sensitivity are facto
into the programme design.
Ensure Plan International guidelines and UN Child
Protection cluster standards are considered
and any departures documented.
Work in close collaboration with other programmes
specialists to ensure that emergency
interventions build upon each other and link in to longer term
Develop a Child Protection Programme plan, concept
papers and proposals in respect of the
Response Management
and Implementation
Work closely with the relevant implementation
manager(s) to ensure that the implementation of
relevant activities are planned and implemented in a phased and
prioritized manner in full consultation and co-ordination with all relevant
agencies both governmental and non – governmental.
Provide technical guidance to Plan International
Uganda for effective planning, implementation
and monitoring of agreed child protection plans including the
psychosocial recovery (care) and assistance (legal and social) to vulnerable
children and their families.
Make frequent field visits to all affected response
areas to monitor implementation of activities,
identify opportunities and constraints and any adjustments needed
including additional staffing or staff training or other.
Design and develop appropriate surveillance,
monitoring and evaluation systems for child
protection interventions.
Support the monitoring and reporting of child
protection concerns and violations of child rights
commitments embodied in the UNCRC,
resolution 1612 and other legal instruments.
Ensure early and rigorous implementation of quality
and accountability mechanisms.
Response Reporting
& Evaluation
Evaluate the implementation of Plan International
Child Protection activities and dra
ft recommendations for improved programme design.
Draft child protection interventions reports to
serve as standalone deliverables or to be included
in larger emergency response for both donor
and internal purposes.
Information and Co
regular updates to Emergency Response Manager and emergency team on progress,
priorities and constraints – verbally and in writing on an agreed frequency.
Engage and follow up with relevant implementation
Represent Plan International Uganda and non – governmental groups as needed
and agreed with the team leader.
Render support in the implementation of and
represent Plan International Uganda in child protection
coordination mechanisms including any
relevant cluster.
Brief updates and reports on sectoral
activities/strategies to donors and other stakeholders.
Human Resources and
Coordinate and/or implement training and briefing of Plan International
Uganda staff, partners
and other
key stakeholders on child protection and/or related issues.
Key Result Areas:  
Support establishment or strengthening of networks
with KCCA, government line
/ ministries, international bodies and groups plus other stakeholders at City
national and International levels.
Facilitate strategic linkages and collaborations
with other departments in and outside
Plan, local authorities, coalitions, and service providers to foster
integration and ensure collaborated efforts for Safer Cities for Girls Global
program in line with the project goal.
Project implementation planning and management in
coordination with project
Project budget and procurement management
Project monitoring, evaluation, learning and
Project partnership Management, networking and advocacy
Project risk management
Human resource management and development
Ensure Plan’s Safe guarding Policy and Guidelines
are adhered to in project


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
applicant for the Plan International Child Protection in Emergency
Coordinator job opportunity must hold a 
Bachelor’s degree in Law, International Law,
Political Science or a related field with good knowledge of
International Refugee, Human Rights and
Humanitarian Law.
Previous experience with participatory approaches to
protection, emergency preparedness, 
management or other related areas. Experience in the country of potential
assignment is an asset.
All protection specialists will have a good knowledge
and understanding of DO NO HARM principles
and established international child protection standards (especially
At least five years (of which at least 3 in the
field) of progressively re
professional experience in child protection, humanitarian affairs, human rights
and related fields.
Three to five years of humanitarian aid experience
Work style: Is well planned and organized even
within a fluid working environment and has a capacity
for initiative and decision making with
competent analytical and problem solving skills.
Knowledge of Plan International Uganda policies and
procedures, sphere and the Red Cross/ NGO
code of conduct. Requires general finance, administration, information
management and telecommunication skills and proficiency in information
technology/ computer skills.
Integrity: Works with trustworthiness and integrity
and has a clear commitment to P
International Uganda’s core values and humanitarian principles.
Resilience/Adaptability and flexibility: Ability to
operate effectively under extreme circumstances
including stress, high security risks and harsh living conditions. Works
and lives with a flexible, adaptable and resilient manner.
Awareness and sensitivity of self and others:
Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to gender and
diversity. Have experience and the ability
to live and work in diverse cultural contexts in a culturally appropriate
manner. Has a capacity to make accurate self – assessment particularly in high
stress and high security contexts.
People skills: Ability to work independently and as
a team player who demonstrates leadership and is
able to support and train local and international staff and also able to
work with disaster affected communities in a sensitive and participatory
Communication skills: Well developed written and
oral communication skills. Able to communicate
and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders as a representative of
Uganda. This includes effective negotiation and representation skills.
Fluency in English
Multiple language skills desirable
with the local language specifically Lugbara Aringa, Dinka
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates should send their letters of application, together with
updated CVs, contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant certificates, names
and contact details of three references plus salary history and send to:
The Country Human
Resources and Organizational Development Manager,
Plan Uganda
Email to:
Deadline: 1st June 2018
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