CPiE & youth Officer

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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 85 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries.

Accountabilities and MAIN WORK ACTIVITIES

Typical Responsibility

  • To provide overall coordination, implementation and reporting of Emergency child protection and Youth (ECP) project of PIE in the intervention areas.
  • Conduct identification assessment, planning, intervention and follow-up for professional case management in support of vulnerable children.
  • Responsible to establish standard child friendly spaces (CFS) that can accommodate and ensure socially and culturally relevant services. 
  • Organize and provide guidance for community structures to provide child protection and youth empowerment programs in the refugee camps ad host communities when necessary.
  •  To implement, monitor & follow up and report all CP/recovery projects in accordance with funding agreement and budget allocation made by Plan International Ethiopia’s Country Office and Program Area’s (PA).
  • To assess the outputs, outcomes and impact of program interventions and activities of Child protection and youth in Emergency and host community programs.
  • Facilitate child protection and youth project implementation in collaboration with Regional, Zonal and woreda protection offices and provide reports on weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis to PIE PA and CO and all concerned bodies.
  • Representing Child protection and youth protection in high profile different protection technical working meeting, cluster, camp level coordination meetings and other technical working group meeting as necessary.

Related to Program Design;

  • Facilitate and collect baseline information and data from in line with Youth and Child protection and education in Emergency submit to PA and CP for further analysis.

Related to Monitoring and Evaluation;

  • Facilitate quality monitoring and joint supervision with concerned government sectors, PIE and UNHCR, ARRA 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 partners implementing the program

Related to coordination, partnership and networking

  • Ensure regular participation in Youth and Child protection in Emergency, SGBV, NFI, Shelter and other related task force case management meetings, networks and other platforms at refugee camps, and woreda levels and ensure timely sharing of information collected.

Related to capacity building support

  • Provide adequate technical support to Youth and Child protection in Emergency social worker, case workers, community structures  and partners in the area of case management counselling
  • Participate on Youth and Child protection in Emergency related TOT trainings and workshops and cascade the training to concerned government experts, school structures and local communities, Refugee community social workers, case management workers.

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

Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI)

  • Understands and puts into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
  • Ensures that all staff in the unit/function/department are properly inducted on and understands their role in upholding Plan International’s safeguarding and GEI policies;
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in day to day work.
  • Ensures that Plan Ethiopia contributes to Plan International’s global efforts to ensure safeguarding and GEI, including making sure that relevant reporting and data are submitted.

Leadership and BUSINESS management COMPETENCIES

LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES

  • Set and communicate ambitious but realistic work goals and priorities, explaining how these contribute to Plan International’s purpose.
  • Set high standards for self and others’ behaviour, inside and outside work. Championing our values and commitment to rights, gender equality and safeguarding. Supporting the health, well-being and both physical and psychological safety of our staff, including their safety to speak out.
  • Hold self and others to account for what we have agreed, dealing with poor performance quickly, firmly and constructively.
  • Create a positive team spirit, helping people work well together, to reflect and continuously improve the efficiency and quality of what we do.
  • Collaborate with team members, colleagues and partners in finding creative solutions to problems by sharing information, experience and ideas and actively seeking their input.
  • Motivate and developing others by taking an interest, giving constructive feedback and praise, ensuring they are properly trained and helping them develop their potential.
  • Accept change and support others in adjusting to it, helping them understand.
  • Acts decisively and adapts plans quickly to respond to emerging situations and changing environments
  • Helps others to recognise and manage stress by showing empathy, prioritising workload and role modelling self-care in stressful situations
  • Promotes and guarantees safety and security behaviours and procedures for self and the team.
  • Avoids any negative impact of response – Do No Harm especially crucial in humanitarian settings
  • Integrates response programmes as far as possible into longer term strategies as expressed, for example, in relevant Country Strategy
  • Prioritises safety and security under pressure by monitoring security risks; committing resources to ensuring safety and security and ensuring organisational protocols are understood and consistently followed by staff
  • Bases humanitarian response on communication and participation with the affected population
  • Takes the time and patience to understand the concerns of other people and takes care of them as individuals.
  • Supports coordination systems, working towards common priorities and developing common strategies with other humanitarian actors.
  • Identifies and promotes the integration of individuals or groups that might be especially affected by the disaster or marginalized in the response.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications/ experience essential:

  • BA degree in Sociology, Social Work, Psychology Child Development and other related fields.
  • A minimum of 3 years of humanitarian aid experience applied in emergency/recovery response operations preferably in the area of child protection and youth 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.

Qualifications / experience 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

Languages required

  • Fluency in English language is essential
  • Knowledge of local language is advantageous

Location: Assosa

Type of Role: CPiE and Youth Officer

Reports to: Camp Coordinator

Grade: 

Closing Date: 29/07/2022

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International 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 foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

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. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates. 

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