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Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist
Plan International
 Vacancy No: 49365
 Position Required: ASAP
 Section/Unit: Program
 Grade Level: D1
 Supervisor: Humanitarian Response Manager
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Kassala / Port Sudan
 Duration: One Fixed Year
 Closing Date: 23 May 2024


Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances childrenís rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected.


Working together with children, young people, supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges girls and vulnerable children face. We support childrenís 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.


For over 85 years, we have rallied other determined optimists to transform the lives of all children in more than 80 countries.


We wonít stop until we are all equal.


Plan International Sudan aims to respond effectively, rapidly, and at a significant scale to the core humanitarian needs of children and their families affected by the conflict between the armed forces in Sudan. Specifically, Plan International Sudan aims to minimize disruption to formal and non-formal education systems and to restore formal education services; strengthen the proactive environment for children and their families including age and gender-appropriate services during and after disasters; create opportunities for and build the capacity of young people affected by the armed conflict to generate income and to improve their life skills; and to become a recognized actor in both in linking related community-based interventions to national coordination and interagency mechanisms where Plan International Sudan will gradually take on leadership functions.  

 Duties and responsibilities:

The CPiE Specialist will provide strategic direction on Child Protection in emergency interventions in the Plan Sudan Programs implemented in the country. The post holder supports Program Area (PA) CPiE staff and ensure child protection interventions are of high quality and position Plan International as a leading agency working on child protection in emergencies with a specific recognition of our girl's focus.

The position will develop strong relations with in-country relevant CP cluster and regional networks (CPiE and SGBV regional networks), INGO, NNGO, UN and donor offices. There will be more attention on Plan Internationalís engagement which focuses on influencing and ensuring the specific needs of girls.

The CPiE specialist will provide support to the CPiE team or focal persons in the PAs and country office and will ensure that the Country Office and PAs have the right technical capability on Child Protection in Emergency by supporting the professional development of Planís staff across the PAs. 

Do you have what it takes?

We are looking to recruit an individual who is fully qualified in Child Protection with experience in the emergency context.


The position involves overseeing

Child Protection in Emergencies within Plan Sudan Programs, including strategy, quality, stakeholder relations, standards alignment, technical support, needs assessments, capacity building, learning, partnerships, and resource mobilization. key linkage/coordination/interface across the country with 6 major Response Programme Areas (Kassala, Gadaref, White Nile, North Darfur, North Kordofan and South Kordofan, and the Geographical coverage area may increase based on needs and availability of resources). For this reason, the post holder must be able to master and manage relationships well and respectfully with regard to the different needs of different stakeholders, including conflicting priorities and ad hoc requests.


To succeed in this role, you must

you need strong networking and communication skills, effective leadership abilities, adaptability, and a solid understanding of child protection and humanitarian standards. Experience in emergencies, assessments, training, and fluency in Arabic and English are crucial.


Essential criteria for this role include

Knowledge of CPiE and GBViE minimum standards, Core Humanitarian Standards, SPHERE, Red Cross/NGO Code of Conduct, and other relevant international standards.

Experience in conducting CP assessments in emergency contexts and training/mentoring on CP technical areas.


For more information regarding the person and role specification, please click the below link:Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist JD

The Holder Of The Position Will Be Working In Field Offices And Entails 60-70 % Travel Within Sudan CO Program Areas And Occasionally In CO. 


Females are encouraged to apply. 

This Position Is Country Office Based.

This Job Is For National Sudanese Only 

Location: Port Sudan / Kassala

Type of Role: Fixed Term 

Reports to: Humanitarian Response Manager

Grade: D1

Closing Date: 23rd May 2024



Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.


We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.


Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.


We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girlsí rights and inclusion.


Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.


A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates. 


To Apply please click the following link: https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareerpvt?jobId=49365&company=PlanInt&st=1DB7B9518D2AD1BBE553E5CA2366C481C77C33FB

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