Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist, Niamey Niger
Plan International (Plan International)
Location: Niamey (Niger)
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Job Description

The Organisation

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

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, 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 70 countries.

The Opportunity:

As the Child Protection in Emergency Specialist you will be working for Plan International on behalf of the German Foreign Federal Office (GFFO) who are funding Plan to “Improve the protection of girls and boys from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation in the Lake Chad region.”

To implement the new Lake Chad Strategy and in particular the humanitarian targets under the Specific Programme Objective for Protection, we are seeking a Child Protection in Emergency Specialist.

  • You will be responsible for providing technical assistance to country-based CPIE teams in the field, with a big focus on coaching on the ground and technical supervision.
  • You will support the mobile protection programming (including development of guidelines and tools, project and lessons learnt evaluation etc.)
  • Lead on rapid child protection needs assessments coordinating with Plan’s other programmatic areas and country- based Child protection Working Groups.
  • In this role you will develop capacity building plans and provide training, coaching and mentorship on CPIE to country program staff and partners.

Do you have what it takes?

In order to succeed in this role you will need to have worked in the field and had progressively responsible professional experience in child protection , humanitarian affairs, human rights, and related fields.

You will need to have a good knowledge and understanding of DO NO HARM principles and established international CPiE and GBViE minimum standards. Core Humanitarian standards, SPHERE, Red Cross/ NGO Code of Conduct and other relevant international standards for humanitarian response. General CPiE, GBViE and TVET/IGA related experience is considered as an advantage.

Demonstrable experience with participatory approaches to protection, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, or other related area. Experience in the country of potential assignment is an asset.

University degree, Social Sciences or related field with good knowledge of International Refugee, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is desirable.

Fluency in French and English (Business level mandatory)

Please follow this link for a full role profile and person specification:

https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/yleut2jv794mshjfbu58z/JD-CPIE-Specialist-Niamey-Niger.docx?dl=0&rlkey=m5zpga4kxnpw775eyzf0zjbdc

Location: Niamey, Niger

Type of Role: The role is to commence September and end September 2021 - possible extension, dependent on funding.

Reports to: Matrix Management with direct and disciplinary reporting line to the Lake Chad Programme Coordinator of Plan International and a dotted technical line to the Global CPIE lead, Plan International Global Hub

Salary: Competitive salary and package available. Unaccompanied posting.

Closing Date: 19th July 2020

Anticipated interview date: 27th & 28th July

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

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. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation 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 will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.

About Plan International

Founded in 1937, Plan International is a development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We strive for a just world, working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners.

OUR PURPOSE

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

We engage people and partners to:

  • Empower children, young people and communities to make vital changes that tackle the root causes of discrimination against girls, exclusion and vulnerability.
  • Drive change in practice and policy at local, national and global levels through our reach, experience and knowledge of the realities children face.
  • Work with children and communities to prepare for and respond to crises and to overcome adversity.
  • Support the safe and successful progression of children from birth to adulthood. 

OUR STRATEGY AND AMBITION

To fulfil the promise of the 2030 Global Goals, our 5-year Global Strategy is designed to deliver significant change for girls and boys, putting a special emphasis on gender equality. 

We see clear links between fulfilling children’s rights, achieving gender equality and ending child poverty. Every girl and boy has the right to be healthy, educated, protected, valued and respected in their own community and beyond. 

We support these rights from when children are born to when they reach adulthood. We work to ensure that girls and boys know their rights, and have the skills, knowledge and confidence to fulfil them. This approach inspires and empowers children and communities to create long-lasting change.

Girls have the power to change the world. Our ambition is to work beside them and together we take action so 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive.

Our global advocacy work not only focuses on international policy but also ensures national governments can meaningfully implement and uphold laws that advance children’s rights and gender equality at community level.

TOGETHER, WE ARE TRANSFORMING LIVES.