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  • Posted: Aug 13, 2020
    Deadline: Aug 27, 2020
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    Plan International was founded over 75 years ago with a mission to promote and protect the rights of children. The organisation was set up by British journalist John Langdon-Davies and refugee worker Eric Muggeridge in 1937, with the original aim to provide food, accommodation and education to children whose lives had been disrupted by the Spanish Civil W...
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    Child Protection in Emergency (CPiE) Programme Manager

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno

    Role Purpose

    • We are seeking an experienced Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) Programme Manager to ensure quality and effective delivery of PLAN’s child protection and child survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) portfolio through building the capacity of staff, partners and volunteers as part of Plan International Nigeria’s Response to the Crisis in North-East Nigeria.
    • CPiE is one of the main pillars of Plan International Nigeria’s responses to the humanitarian crisis in North-East Nigeria and a crucial component of the Regional Lake Chad Programme Strategy of Plan International in West and Central Africa.

    Dimension of Role

    • The position will ensure quality child protection programming across the states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.
    • S/he will lead the capacity building and technical support of CPiE and child survivors of SGBV programs and interventions through the development of a CPiE capacity building plan and mentoring of staff, partners and volunteers.
    • S/he will lead the development of programming tools and the contextualization of global standards and guidance. They will work closely with the Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist and the project team.

    Key Roles / Responsibilities:
    In collaboration with the Field Teams and the CPiE Specialist the Manager will be responsible for:

    Assessment:

    • Assess Plan International’s child protection capacity by conducting a capacity assessment of staff, partners and volunteers.
    • Develop a capacity building plan based on the assessment results, together with relevant partners and the CPiE Specialist.
    • Carry out continuous review; assess and update the capacity assessment results

    Provide Technical Support and Capacity Building:

    • Develop and deliver training and capacity building activities for programs such as Case Management, Community-level Child Protection, Family Strengthening (e.g. parenting), Psychosocial Support (individual and group), and additional interventions, standards and guiding principles.
    • Provide ongoing coaching/individual technical supervision to team members in order to strengthen their capacity to implement protection interventions safely and effectively, particularly in complex cases.
    • Adapt capacity building programs and ensure that effective technical supervision is at the core of the CPiE and child survivors of SGBV programming.
    • Provide on-the-job coaching and support to staff and those external to PLAN as part of inter-agency capacity building efforts.
    • Provide targeted training to develop specific skills related to the context (e.g.: communicating with distressed children, confidentiality and foster parent skills building among others)

    Response Management and Implementation:

    • Work closely with the relevant implementation manager(s) to ensure that the implementation of relevant activities are planned and carried out in a phased manner based on agreed upon priorities, in consultation and coordination with relevant stakeholders, both governmental and non-governmental.
    • Provide technical guidance and direction to PLAN for effective planning, implementation and monitoring of agreed child protection plans.
    • Make frequent field visits to all affected areas to monitor the implementation of activities, identify opportunities and constraints and any adjustments needed.
    • Provide ongoing capacity building to field teams, assessing their capacity building needs and developing individualized plans which include both training and on-the-ground coaching.
    • Link with related sectors to ensure child protection mainstreaming and integration and identify opportunities for Child Protection Systems Strengthening
    • Share data analysis (e.g. from the CP Information Management System) through dashboards, mapping, trends analysis, etc.
    • Contribute actively to advocacy actions, funding appeals and documents.

    Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning:

    • Ensure appropriate monitoring, evaluation and learning systems for child protection interventions are implemented.
    • Develop and/or adapt monitoring and evaluation tools to measure both indicators on project but quality indicators. Conduct after action reviews together with the teams to coordinate next steps/actions based on M&E results.
    • Ensure early and rigorous implementation of quality and child-friendly accountability mechanisms.

    Information and Coordination:

    • Provide regular updates to CPiE Specialist on progress, priorities and constraints - verbally and in writing on an agreed frequency.
    • Engage and follow up with relevant implementation manager(s).
    • Represent PLAN at in sub-national coordination such as the Case Management TF and local CP/GBV sub-sectors. Represents Plan’s programming and take on initiatives to demonstrate leadership in the sector. Responsible for filling the 5W reports for all relevant coordination mechanisms together with the M&E team

    Human Resources and Administration:

    • Identify the staffing needs for the child protection response and support the recruitment process for these staff
    • Liaise with relevant departments (such as Logistics, Finance-Administration, Human Resources and Security) to facilitate the required resources to be allocated to the child protection program to permit an efficient and effective implementation of activities.

    Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
    Essential:

    • University degree in Social Work, a Social Science or another related field
    • Minimum of 5 years (of which at least 3 in the field) of progressively responsible professional experience in child protection in emergencies work.
    • Demonstrable technical expertise in implementing community-level child protection responses.
    • Experience with participatory learning approaches.
    • Experience of conducting child protection assessments in emergency contexts.
    • Experience of training on child protection technical areas with a variety of audiences.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Excellent written and spoken English
    • Demonstrated ability to network and liaise with major food assistance donors
    • Excellent project design, participatory monitoring and evaluation skills
    • Excellent communication skills: well argued plans for response that can be justified and delivered, persuasive of others.
    • Ability to work independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership and is able to support and train local and international staff and also able to work with disaster affected communities in a sensitive and participatory manner.
    • Excellent negotiation, representation, skills and the ability to work comfortably with an ethnically diverse staff in a very sensitive environment.
    • Ability to operate at advanced levels of authority and manage significant activities, budgets, and resources to produce and take responsibility for results
    • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work cooperatively.
    • Proven ability to solve problems independently without direct supervision.
    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
    • Strong organizational and work prioritization skills and attention to detail
    • Good facilitation skills and ability to deliver induction briefing/training.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels, and to maintain this under pressure.
    • Ability to work with limited supervision from line manager.

    Method of Application

    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.
    Interested and qualified? Go to Plan International on jobs.plan-international.org to apply
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