Child Protection in Emergency Coordinator NGO Jobs – Plan International

Organisation: Plan
International
Project Name: Emergency
Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) and Protection Interventions for South
Sudanese Refugees and Host Communities in the West Nile Sub-Region of Uganda
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. Plans 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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Assessment
  • Provide sectoral leadership and expertise in the assessment of child
    protection and gender equality issues in project sites, with specific
    consideration of gender and age specific needs
  • Conduct initial rapid assessment of current situation in
    collaboration with cluster actors and affected population; determine
    priorities, immediate activities and resources needed, including material,
    financial, and human resources
  • Review, assess and update the child protection situation in areas
    affected by emergency (including, but not limited to children who
    experience sexual and gender-based violence, children associated with
    armed forces and armed groups, unaccompanied and 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 consideration.
  • Identify potential partnerships to implement recommendations, assess
    potential partners where available or make recommendations on how to fill
    gaps.
Program Design
  • Work in close collaboration with Plan International staff and key
    stakeholders, define aims and objectives of the overall child protection
    in emergencies programme (including advocacy activities) based on evidence
    from assessments, evaluations, and global best practice.
  • Ensure that issues of gender equality, education, DBR and conflict
    sensitivity are factored 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,
    particularly gender and WASH, to ensure that emergency interventions build
    upon each other and link in to longer term programming.
  • Support development of concept papers and proposals in respect of
    the above.
Response Management
and Implementation
  • Work closely with the relevant implementation team (officers, case
    workers, social workers) 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 related to community-based CP mechanisms, case management, child
    friendly spaces, and alternative care.
  • 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.
  • Ensure early and rigorous implementation of a feedback and
    complaints mechanism and respond to collected feedback and complaints in a
    timely and appropriate manner
  • With support of the CO Child and Youth Safeguarding Focal Point,
    conduct a safeguarding risk analysis of the project and identify
    mitigation actions
Response Reporting
and Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Regularly monitor the implementation of Plan International Child
    Protection activities and draft recommendations for improved programme
    implementation
  • Support the Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator in data
    collection and analysis of CPiE activities
  • Draft child protection intervention reports and briefs to serve as
    standalone deliverables or to be included in larger emergency response for
    both donor and internal purposes.
  • Support human rights monitoring and reporting of child protection
    and other child rights violations to relevant UN reporting mechanisms and
    other instruments.
External
Representation and Co –ordination
  • Provide 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 manager(s)
  • Represent Plan International Uganda in the CP sub-cluster and other
    strategic and coordination meetings as needed and agreed with the team
    leader. With the CP sub-cluster, map current institutional response
    capacities – including conducting a child protection specific 3Ws.
Supervision and
Capacity Building
  • Coordinate and/or implement capacity-building, including training,
    coaching, and briefing, of Plan International Uganda staff, partners and
    other key stakeholders on child protection and/or related issues
  • Supervise Gender Coordinator and Child Protection Officers and
    provide regular performance feedback
  • Provide direct technical guidance and capacity-building to case
    workers and social workers both in Arua and Yumbe
  • Hold regular coordination meetings with all CPiE project staff to
    review technical quality of CPiE activities, identify challenges, and
    discuss lessons learned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Plan International Child Protection in
    Emergency Coordinator job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in Law, International Law, Social Sciences, Development Studies or
    a related field with good knowledge of International Refugee, Human Rights
    and Humanitarian Law.
  • At least five years (of which at least 3 in the field) of
    progressively responsible professional experience in child protection,
    humanitarian affairs, human rights and related fields.
  • Experience working with communities, families, parents, youth,
    adolescents, and children, including child survivors of GBV and
    unaccompanied and separated children in humanitarian contexts
  • Experience with participatory approaches to protection, emergency
    preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management or other related areas.
    Experience in the country of assignment is an asset.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of DO NO HARM principles and
    established international child protection standards, particularly related
    to case management, alternative care, child friendly spaces, psychosocial
    support, and community-based child protection mechanisms.
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: uganda.recruitment@plan-international.org
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