Child Protection and GBV Coordinator

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Category:
Social Sciences and Community
Location:
Dessie, Amhara 
Career Level:
Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time
Salary:

Job Description

Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice.

We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The purpose of this position is to lead implementation of the child protection policy and program at South Wollo and North Wollo zones based at Dessie through the Amhara PA. It also is intended to ensure to support and linkages to the HTP and other country emergency response programs.

The post holder is responsible for the deliveries of results in line with pre-agreed program planes and objectives and oversee the implementation of the child protection policy in the PA and contribute towards achieving the country program goal of improved protection mechanisms and community practices against harmful traditional practices and violence against children. Plan International Ethiopia has put in place a child protection policy that all of its staff must adhere to and sign.

 

Dimensions of the Role  

The post holder will have a role of utilizing budget that will be allocated to the program area together with other child protection & GBV officers in the emergency response and development programs when necessary.

The position holder will mainly work with the GBV Officer, volunteer social workers, community structures, CBOs, and other partner organization representatives and will have frequent contact with the beneficiary community. S/he will be the sole representative of Plan International at the zonal and grass root level where s/he will be assigned to work.

The post holder will be reporting to the line supervisor and will be collecting reports from the community volunteers on his part.

When necessary, the post holder will be responsible to work closely with and share reports with other likeminded agencies working in the area in consultation with the line supervisor.

The role holder is responsible to identify, and respond to the needs of the direct beneficiaries, coordinate and collaborate with fellow staffs, other agencies including government bodies working in the area. 

Accountabilities

Typical Responsibility

·       Conduct Capacity gap assessment of the concerned government organizations and CBOs working on CP and GBV issues.

·       Conduct identification assessment, planning, intervention and follow-up for professional case management in support of vulnerable children.

·       Organize and provide guidance for community structures to provide GBV and child services in the IDPs, Returnee and host communities of the targeted districts.

·       Build the capacities of the organizations at woreda and grassroots level with the basic concepts of GBV/CP mitigation, prevention and response related issues

·       Responsible to ensure socially and culturally relevant services for adolescents, GBV Survivors and vulnerable groups.

·       Provide overall coordination, implementation and reporting of Child protection and GBV related activities of the project in the intervention areas.

·       Implement, monitor & follow up and report of the Norway National Office project in accordance with funding agreement and budget allocation made by Plan International Ethiopia’s Country Office and Program Area’s (PA).

·       Assess the outputs, outcomes and impact of program interventions and activities of Norway National Office Project on Child protection and GBV Protection.

·       Facilitate child protection and GBV project implementation in collaboration with Regional, Zonal and woreda government sectors, experts and provide reports on weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis to PIE PA and CO and all concerned bodies.

·       Representing PIE in high profile different protection/GBV technical working meeting, cluster, level coordination meetings and other technical working group meeting as necessary.

·       Responsible for establishment of CPGBV AoR in the target districts and follow up the monthly coordination meeting with concerned government sectors and other stakeholders.

·       Follow up the proper tracking of the project activities and budget and ensure the expected outcomes and results are achieved.

·       Lead the facilitation of periodic review meetings and community dialogues held with the government counter parts and other stakeholders.

·       Identify and engage GBV survivors and vulnerable adolescents and young women in life skill trainings and peer to peer education.

Related to Program Design;

·       Facilitate and collect baseline information and data from in line with Child Protection and GBV and submit to PA and CP for further analysis.

·       Contribute in preparation of annual plan, implementation and monitor project activities and ensure that program objectives and activities are in line with the context of PIE.

·       Ensure the technical soundness, appropriateness and general quality in project design and planning.

·       Take a lead in organizing various trainings to community members, government stakeholders, beneficiaries and other stakeholders on different topics.

 

Related to Monitoring and Evaluation;

·             Facilitate quality monitoring and joint supervision with concerned government sectors, PIE and donors and take timely action in consultation with sub office manager and child protection team and protection Coordinator and PIE.

·             Manage and oversee the development, implementation, monitoring and tracking of work plans and budgets.

·             Provide operational guidelines and procedures for use by all stakeholders in the project implementation districts. 

Related to coordination, partnership and networking

·             Ensure regular participation in CPSGBV AoR, Coordination meetings and related task force case management meetings, networks and other platforms at woreda levels and ensure timely sharing of information collected.

·             Serve as principal representative to Zonal, woreda level child protection and GBV thematic networks and clusters to promote effective program implementation, to create collaborative and positive partnership and alliances, and to influence policy that maximizes the impact of intervention

·             Establish links and good relationships with relevant government authorities, UN agencies and other implementing local and international partners, in the project area to draw information and knowledge for program efficiency and effectiveness.

Related to capacity building support

·             Provide adequate technical support to the GBV Officer, community facilitators, community volunteers and other structures and partners in the area of CP and SGBV.

·             Participate on Child protection in Emergency and GBV related TOT trainings and workshops and cascade the training to concerned government experts, school structures and local communities, community facilitators, and other stakeholders.

·             Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

Related to Team Management and support

·       Ensure staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

·       Lead the day-to-day activities of GBV Officer and social workers.

·       Ensure staff have work plans to delivering of the project outcomes.

·       Conduct the performance review of staff under her/his responsibility.  

·       Budget management

·       Responsible the overall budget management of the project.

·       Ensure proper utilization of funds and project resources as per Plan International procedures and standards.

·       Ensure the efficient and effective utilization of budget against plan.

·       Follow up budget utilization, and submit monthly budget forecasts.

·       Budget revision, repurposing and alignment of project activities where needed.

·       Perform other duties as requested by the line manager. 

Job Requirements

Job Requirements

Essential

·       BA degree in Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Public health, Child Development and other related fields.

·       A minimum of 7 years of humanitarian aid experience applied in emergency/recovery response operations preferably in the area of child protection and GBV program Activity

·       excellent knowledge of Child Protection and SGBV minimum standards and basic principles; Good knowledge of SGBV and Child Protection case management

·       Excellent knowledge of basic child protection and youth principles and child & adult development and learning

·       Good knowledge of donor grants and contract regulations.

Desirable

  • Ability to deliver quality programs in a desirable time and work under stressful conditions.
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment and independently.
  • Excellent written, verbal communication skills in English and Amharic.
  • Computer literate.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Gender sensitive.
  • Proposal and report writing skills.
  • Analytical and strategic thinking

Plan International’s Values in Practice

  • We are open and accountable

    ·         Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.

    ·         Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.

    ·         Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.

    ·         Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.

    ·         Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

    We strive for lasting impact

    ·         Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.

    ·         Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.

    ·         Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.

    ·         Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

    We work well together

    ·         Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.

    ·         Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.

    ·         Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.

    ·         Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

    We are inclusive and empowering

    ·         Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.

    ·         Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.

    ·         Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.

    ·         Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

How to Apply

The closing date for the application in 17 April 2022. Qualified candidates should submit the application using the link provided below:

https://jobs.plan-international.org/job-invite/43240/

This position is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia.  

More information about Plan International can be found on  http://plan-international.org   

References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.

As an international child centered community development organization, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization 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 organization, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

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