Regional Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist NGO Careers – Plan International

Organization: Plan
Duty Station: Kampala,
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.
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
  • 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
  • Support contextualization of global CPiE guidance and tools.
  • Ensure that CPiE interventions are linked in to longer term

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
  • 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
  • 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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