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Child Protection Officer (CPOE)
Plan International
Plan International

 Gross Salary: 787 USD
 Section/Unit: Child Protection in Emergency Officer
 Grade Level: C1
 Supervisor: 1. Project Manager –(technical based in North Darfur 2. Management wise report to NK PAM EL Obeied
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Kadugli, South Kordofan, 60% Subject to travel to the project targeted area
 Closing Date: 01 July 2020

 
 Background:

About Us:

“We strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls”

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

Working together with children and 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 72 countries.  In Sudan, we have been active for over 40 years, and currently maintaining an operational presence in four states - Kassala, White Nile, North Kordofan and North Darfur.

This footprint is augmented by partner led emergency responses in East and West Darfur, South Kordofan and the Red Sea.

Plan International core values are:

  • We strive for lasting impact
  • We are open and accountable
  • We work well together
  • We are inclusive and empowering


 
 Duties and responsibilities:

ROLE PURPOSE

Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice.We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Child Protection Officer will be supporting the implementation of the project titled “Sudan Joint Response – SDNJR2” in South Kordofan with particular focus on the child protection aspects of the project, he/she will be reporting to the Project Manager and work to delivery of work performance according to humanitarian standards, specifications, polices, donors’ requirements/compliance and the prospective results.The main focus of the post holder is to support and facilitate the implementation of the child protection activities and under the project as well work with the local partner and support them in the project implementation, andwork in coordinationwith other related stakeholders in protection.

 

Dimensions of the Role

The Child Protection in Emergency Officer  reports to the Joint response Project Manager and has no direct reports.  The  Project Officer  works closely with the JRSDN2 project team to successfully implement the project.  The position interacts regularly and monthly with operational support teams to implement the project effectively and efficiently at the Programme Area level.  The incumbent also works with implementing partners, community leaders, and Government officials.

 

Accountabilities (SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND FUNCTIONS):

 

  •  Providing accurate and timely documentation of activities and share them with the project manager  on timely manner, and should adhere to all  Plan International , polices, donors’ requirements/compliance and the prospective results.
  • Facilitate  and support implementation of plan of action developed and followed up with IP in coordination with Child Protection Coordinator and the Project Manager
  • Follow Plan’s and donor policies and procedures including the protection policies are continuously adhered throughout the project phases.
  • Participate in context analysis conducted for identification of , child protection and gender at project site.
  • Facilitate and advocate for local ownership of the project by the targeted communities at project intervention sites.
  • In coordination with the project manager facilitate organize  trainings  for implementing partner’s staff and volunteers on safeguarding policy, code of conduct and do-no-harm approach to ensure safety and protection of children.
  • IN coordinating with project Manager engage women and girlsto participant in the implementation of the project activities towards the empowerment of women groups.
  • Monitor & Support the local partners on  planning and implementation of project at community level and support in the management of social workers and community volunteers;
  • Liaise with local authorities, healthcare and judicial system and police and ongoing referral support services;
  • Lead provision of support in the development of alternative care systems in accordance with international policies and national procedures/norms;

 

  1. Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

 

 

Key relationships

[This section refers to people inside and/or outside of the organisation that the post-holder needs to have contact with, and why. This should include virtual presence.]

 

Internal Communication

 

  • Project Manager: Daily communications, coordination and support to seek approval and keep the PM as line manager updated on projects implementations status.
  • Programme Quality – Occasional communication when required to get support to ensure the same understanding of standards and procedures and to deliver quality performance of projects. 
  • Child Protection Program Lead – Occasional communication when required for continuous capacity building, reporting and feedback on related child issues and way forward to overcome them with the PM kept posted
  • Support Services – occasional communication for better coordination, integration and team work to achieve inclusive integrated organizational strategy, objectives and goals
  • WASH & FSL Coordinator (REFLECT and VSL) – High level of communication to seek technical support in delivery module for formation and working with VSLA groups, also assure CP mainstreaming in FSL & WASH activities implementation.
  • Technical lead social norms and gender transformation – High level of communication, see technical support to further understand social norms and gender transformation component in the project, and changing dynamics that linked to root causes, existing opportunities for positive changes, and knowledge management process from programmatic prospective.
  • M&E coordinator – High level communication to ensure continues monitoring and evaluation of the project and ongoing support to IP to track the outcomes, results and outputs based on baseline report and achievements made.
  • Project Accountant- High level contact for communication to process request, payments, reconciliations and monitoring the budget utilization according to plans and get update on expenditure status.
  • Programme Area Manages/NK. ND – Law level of communication to share and seek advice on security and management issues related program implementation and compliances.

 

 

External Communication:

  • Local Implementing Partner – high level of communication with IP, as they have the overall responsible for project implementation, this requires to work closely with IP to ensure proper planning, community mobilization, implementation, access to targeted communities, good delivery of approaches, including accurate management of financial resources received. It important to ensure transparency and quality delivery of the work.
  • Other stakeholders and Government Line Ministries: Mostly State Council of Child Welfare (SCCW) and social Welfare, and ministry of health, community leaders, religious leaders – Medium of communication in form of sharing program updates during social Norms Task Force which may be in monthly based and upon call for joint planning and celebrations.


 


 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Presentation skills/ Abilities:

  • Demonstrate Knowledge on child protectionminimum standards gender mainstreaming, monitoring and accountability.
  • Have background on protection programing including issues of rights, protection, vulnerabilities etc…
  • Have Presentation, Negotiation, Analytical, logical, and Communication skills
  • Good knowledge of programming processes, systems and principles, and the ability to provide support to protection stakeholders including community structures.
  • Ability to analyse challenges and propose mitigation measures.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills to maintain team work and to build capacity of team members.

 

Personal Qualities, Competencies, and Values:

  • Responsible and energetic, Person with high integrity, ethics and honesty.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  • Commitment to excellence, adaptability, innovation, building relationships, communicating effectively, coaching and mentoring, initiating action, strategic decision making, planning and organizing, leading through vision and mission.
  • A good understanding of and commitment to gender and diversity considerations.

Communication skills

  1. Good Computer skills (word, excel, power point, access …etc)
  2. Good command of written and spoken English and Arabic languages.
  3. Ability to think creatively to development new ideas, present it to others and understand associated risks.

 

Essential/Knowledge and expertise

  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Management, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Economics or other related fields.
  • At least 3years’ experience in a similar, child protection in emergency or related field within humanitarian context.
  • Proven understanding of programming concepts and human rights based approach in development and emergencies and understand partnership management.
  • Experience in conducting capacity development programme.
  • Good skills in project cycle management and project quality standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to set up learning and development processes and strategies.

 

Desirable

  • Understanding and commitment to Plan International values, mission and mandate.
  • Proven ability to influence change at an operational and strategic level based on Plan International’s Country Strategy both among staff and implementing partners

Plan International’s Values in Practice

 

We are open and accountable

  1. Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  2. Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  3. Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  4. Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  5. Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact

  1. Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  2. Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  3. Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  4. Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  1. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  2. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  3. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  4. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

 

We are inclusive and empowering

 

  1. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  2. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  3. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  4. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

 

Physical Environment

  1. Must work in busiest environment outside the office with multi stakeholders.
  2. Must work outside in an extremely hot and humid climate to perform her/is tasks.
  3. Must work under high stresses.
  4. Must work off hours after daily working hours when ever requirement arises.

 

Level of contact with children

  • High level: Frequent interaction with children and youth as one of the key roles the project coordinator has to demonstrate the values, ensue IP staff, communities including children and youth are safe and consulted during designing and implementation of project activities and their point of views are reflected in activities and the objectives are met, and this the core component of the project.

 

Salary and Benefits:

Plan offers a very competitive salary and benefits package to its employees. The employee shall receive a gross salary of (787) in USD. We are also known as a learning institute that builds up staff career development and provides comprehensive Talent Management Programs.

 

How to Apply:

Please attach your CV and relevant certificates, a motivational letter explaining how your skills and experiences meet the requirements of the job, your contact details including phone and email in addition to the names and contact details of two references who know you professionally. Please note that one of the references must be your current/most recent line manager.  The complete application should be submitted via Sudanjob.net Please note :

  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted
  • Females are strongly encouraged to apply “competitive offers are waiting for them!”








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