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Child Protection in Emergency Manager at Plan International

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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 Manager

Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Role Purpose

  • The post holder, will manage CPiE project in North East Nigeria and ensure that the project is implemented in target locations as per the signed PCA 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 including Officers and Case Workers etc to ensure smooth and quality implementation of child protection in emergencies project.

Dimensions of the Role

  • Plan International Nigeria is planning to implement a CPIE Project. The Project, “strengthening reintegration, PSS and case management services for at risk children and adolescents in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States” is a 12 months project funded by UNICEF.
  • The proposed start date is 15 May 2022. The project will cover 3 LGAs in Borno and 2 LGAs in Adamawa and high chance of scaling to Yobe State.
  • The project will specifically look at strengthening resilience amongst conflict-affected children and caregivers, enhancing community-based reintegration services (including mental health PSS, family tracing and reunification for unaccompanied and separated children and those formerly associated with armed groups) and strengthening community-based mechanisms in the targeted LGAs.

Accountabilities

  • The post holder, will manage the UNICEF CPiE project in North East Nigeria and ensure that the project is implemented in target locations as per the signed PCA with UNICEF and Plan International National Office (Ireland).
  • She/he will coordinate all project activities with overall responsibility on this project.
  • He/she will be providing hands-on guidance, support, mentoring and coaching to Child Protection in Emergency frontline staff including Officers and Case Workers etc to ensure smooth and quality implementation of child protection in emergencies project.

The post holder will:

  • Responsible for management of Child Protection project in the designated location ensuring that proposed results are achieved on time, within budget and in compliance with donor regulations
  • Supervise Child Protection staff in the target locations to ensure timely and quality implementation and monitoring of the project activities;
  • Manage program budgets including monthly budget/cash forecasting and quarterly budget revisions.
  • In close coordination with the CPiE Specialist, participate in concept and proposal development processes related to child protection programming.
  • Provide technical leadership on program implementation methodologies in line with good practice and in collaboration with the CPiE Specialist
  • Responsible for the budget ensuring application and observance of financial procedures and guidelines set out in Plan International financial manual and donors’ requirements
  • 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 referral systems (education, psychosocial, NFIs, nutrition, food security, etc.) are identified as appropriate within CP projects and utilized
  • Support in ensuring that child protection interventions are informed by and integrated with other core sectors of education, nutrition, food security and livelihoods.
  • Ensure the representation of Plan international in coordination meetings such as the protection sector, child protection sub-sector
  • Support in developing trainings for child protection staff, on case management, CBCPMs, CFSs, supervision/coaching tools, monitoring and tracking tools and improve referral systems.
  • Work with relevant government and non-government partners to strengthen capacity on child protection, community based programming and advocate for improved child protection systems and policies.
  • Work to develop timely and high quality monthly, progress and final reports for external and internal use. These should be results-based and demonstrate progress against agreed indicators.
  • Ensure appropriate, timely and accurate data collection against agreed indicators to enable both internal and external reporting.
  • Work closely with Monitoring and Evaluation team to ensure that Monitoring & Evaluation and indicator tracking plans for all CP grants in target locations are in place and, developing additional Monitoring & Evaluation tools as necessary to monitor project progress.
  • Any other tasks required.

Requirements

  • Candidates should possess relevant qualifications and work experience.

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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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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