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Child Protection in Emergency Officer at Plan International – 4 Openings

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-profit organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood, and enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We believe in the power and potential of every child, but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Child Protection in Emergency Officer

Locations: Mubi – Adamawa & Monguno, Gwoza and Pulka – Borno

Role Purpose

  • The post holder, will oversee CPiE activities in designated LGAs of North East Nigeria and ensure that the project is implemented in accordance with the agreed workplan and as per the signed agreement with UNICEF and Plan International National Office (Ireland).
  • He/she will be providing hands-on guidance, support, mentoring and coaching to Child Protection in Emergency frontline staff Case Workers and PSS volunteers to ensure smooth and quality implementation of child protection in emergencies project.

Dimensions of the Role

  • The post holder will directly implement the project and also document lessons learnt, support
  • The post holder, will oversee CPiE activities in designated LGAs of North East Nigeria and ensure that the project is implemented in accordance with the agreed workplan and as per the signed agreement with UNICEF and Plan International National Office (Ireland).
  • He/she will be providing hands-on guidance, support, mentoring and coaching to Child Protection in Emergency frontline staff Case Workers and PSS volunteers to ensure smooth and quality implementation of child protection in emergencies project.

Accountabilities
In collaboration with the Project Manager:

  • Responsible for management of Child Protection activities in the designated location ensuring that proposed results are achieved on time, within budget;
  • Supervise case workers in the target locations to ensure timely and quality implementation and monitoring of the project activities;
  • Monitor CFS and WGSS activities and support supervision and coaching of safe spaces facilitators;
  • Ensure the functionality of the community-based child protection committees;
  • Ensure referral systems (education, psychosocial, NFIs, nutrition, food security, etc.) are identified as appropriate within CP projects and utilized;
  • Support in conducting trainings for case workers, PSS volunteers and CBCPCss
  • Develop weekly and monitor activity implementation plan with the project team;
  • Support to facilitate life skills sessions for adolescents and parenting sessions with caregivers with Safe spaces volunteers.
  • Provide day to day mentoring and coaching to case workers on case management activities
  • Responsible for the development of all weekly reports on project implementation across locations of responsibility in line with Plan’s requirements.
  • Ensure appropriate, timely and accurate data collection against agreed indicators to enable both internal and external reporting.
  • Support the Monitoring and Evaluation team to assess needs or, coordinate and oversee needs assessments on child protection, to map out priority protection gaps and identify key resources and assets utilising CPiE Rapid Assessment tools
  • Ensure the representation of Plan international in coordination meetings at the LGAs level such as the protection sub-sector, child protection sub-sector and technical working groups.
  • Any other tasks required.

Requirements

  • Candidates should possess relevant qualifications and work experience.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Plan International Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender or disabilities.
  • Plan International Nigeria is fully committed to child protection to prevent children from all forms of abuse.
  • Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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