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Regional Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist NGO Careers - Plan International

Organization: Plan International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Region of Eastern & Southern Africa Head of Disaster Risk Management, with technical guidance by the Global CPIE Lead, Plan International Global Hub

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 Regional Child Protection in Emergencies (CPIE) specialist will provide leadership to strengthen overall CPiE programme development and to ensure quality of CPiE programmes in the RESA region. The specialist will provide strategic support on CPiE matters to countries in the region, including its Centre of Excellence for Refugees, and will lead CPiE programme design, portfolio planning and acquisition. The specialist will also be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with relevant regional government departments, key institutional donors, UN agencies and NGOs and actively contribute to CPiE regional coordination mechanisms.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Leadership and Influencing (30%)
  • Represent Plan International and the Child Protection in Emergencies Programme at relevant clusters, working groups, and other fora, especially at regional and global levels.
  • Build and maintain relationships with relevant government departments, donors, UN agencies and NGOs.
  • Identify opportunities and establish dialogue towards partnerships with other agencies, especially at regional level to support consortia building, joint advocacy activities, etc
  • Support the development of Plan International’s profile in gender equality programming in emergencies, particularly in regards to girls
  • Actively contribute to regional CPiE Coordination Mechanisms in-country. Where required, take a co-leadership role in the Child Protection Working Group.
  • Contribute to relevant global DRM advocacy and policy objectives with documented program evidence.
Impact, Accountability and Learning (20%)
  • Ensure that quality data collection and information management systems are in place at country and regional level for appropriate CPiE analysis, planning, evaluation and advocacy.
  • Ensure that CPiE monitoring and evaluation systems are developed and implemented in all country programs to gather evidence and inform ongoing programme design.
  • Strengthen learning across countries through CPiE learning communities, exchange visits, dedicated CPiE exchange platforms.
  • Promote organizational learning on CPiE programming through collecting and publishing case studies and reports on good practices.
  • Provide technical support to researches that contribute to CPiE evidence-based programming.
Strategy and Programme Design (30%)
  • Work in close collaboration with the regional programme director and country offices, develop Plan International’s child protection strategies at regional level, including key programming, research and advocacy priorities in line with regional strategies.
  • Support child protection needs assessments in new target areas, determine priorities, activities and required human and financial resources.
  • Provide technical assistance to country offices in the formulation of CPiE program strategies and plans.
  • Support Country Offices and respective National Offices on securing funds for continuous CPiE programme scale up in the region by providing specific project design support, lessons learnt, and contextual analysis on CPiE issues in the region.
  • Support country office teams in the development of their child protection in emergencies portfolio, including leading proposal development for regional and sub-regional CPiE projects, and building a diversified base of institutional donors. .
  • Identify the staffing needs for CPiE responses at country level and support the recruitment process for these positions.
Technical Support to country CPiE program (20%)
  • Provide technical guidance and direction including ongoing training, coaching and mentoring to country CP program staff to ensure quality programming in line with existing global standards for CPiE.
  • Provide technical support to country offices to develop technical expertise on CPiE Priority Areas, namely GBV, Adolescents Programming, Child Labour, Children on the Move, Community Based Child Protection and Integrated Programming.
  • Contribute to the development of staffing plans to implement CPiE program activities and work with the HR team to recruit in line with approved grants.
  • Ensure country-based CPiE Specialists have access to existing resources, guidance, tools and evidence.
  • Expand professional growth opportunities for talented CPiE national staff
  • Support contextualization of global CPiE guidance and tools.
  • Ensure that CPiE interventions are linked in to longer term programming.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s degree in Social Work, Social Sciences or another related field;
  • At least six years of progressively professional experience in CPiE work
  • Strong experience in leading CPiE responses;
  • Experience in programming related to adolescents and gender-based violence is an asset;
  • Experience of capacity building on CPiE technical areas with a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to network and liaise with UN, coordination mechanisms and donors;
  • Flexible work attitude and ability to work independently within a small team;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a diverse and cross-cultural audience;
  • Excellent knowledge of English mandatory

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should apply online at the link below.

Deadline: 29th July 2019

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