Job Oportunity: Child Protection in Emergency Coordinator - UNICEF



Location: Bamenda, NW, CM
Company: Plan International
Plan International is an independent non-profit development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. 
We believe in the power and potential of every child. However, these are often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. In addition, it is 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. Moreover, 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 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Purpose

The CPIE Coordinator lead project implementation of CPIE program that covers 15 communities in the NW and SW Regions of Cameroon.  The staff member will support the development of CPIE funding submissions, recruitments and technical implementation as needed by the project. In addition they will ensure strong representation with external fora in particular the CPIE cluster and related working groups. The CPIE Coordinator will be responsible for all day to day management of the CPIE team hired under the project and implementation of programme activities according to the logframe and workplan.

Key Tasks
  • Ensure all CPIE operations have a clear focus on addressing the specific needs of young girls, adolescent girls and young women.
  • Carry out needs assessments as required, in line with Plan International’s standard tools.
  • Support the development of CPIE related funding submissions
  • Implement the current CPIE projects in line with Plan International standards and humanitarian approaches.
  • Ensure emergency CPIE activities are carried out in accordance with CPMS and CHS
  • Represent Plan International with local external stakeholders (local Government, Traditional Authorities, peer agencies, and the target communities)
  • Facilitate donor visits or visits by other stakeholders to the project, as required
  • Actively participate in the local CPIE cluster and related working groups ensuring regular input to the 3Ws
  • Support the development of staff capability on CPIE interventions by requesting training as needed, or providing it directly.
  • Collect field monitoring and reporting data, and prepare project reports for submission to the CO
  • Management of the whole CPIE team including both Case Management and PSS interventions. Ensuring complementary planning.

Knowledge & Experience
  • Technical qualifications in social work or relevant CPIE specialization
  • Experience with child protection, counseling and case management
  • Experience of organizing Child Friendly Space programs and lifeskills work.
  • Experience of working with vulnerable groups including children, adolescents and vulnerable adults
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the Project Management Cycle
  • Experience in managing and leading teams of people
  • Experience of representation with a wide range of external stakeholders at the local level

Skills
  • Good knowledge of CPMS and the CHS.
  • Strong team management, staff capacity building and motivation skills in teamwork and networking.
  • Willingness to work long hours, weekends and holidays in order to ensure timely delivery of programmes, and occasionally to travel to field sites for program activities
  • Language skills desirable (for example English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic)


PLAN INTERNATIONAL’S VALUES IN PRACTICE

We are open and accountable
  1. Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  2. Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  3. Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  4. Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  5. Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people
We strive for lasting impact
  1. Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  2. Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  3. Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  4. Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.
We work well together
  1. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  2. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  3. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  4. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

  1. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  2. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  3. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  4. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

  • Physical Environment
Work in hot and cold climate

  • Level of contact with children
High level: Frequent interaction with children

Plan International Cameroon operates in an equal opportunity environment and actively encourages diversity.  Only applications received in French or English, will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Plan international has a child protection and gender equality policies that are integral part of the recruitment process.

NEXT STEP: 
 To apply for this job, kindly click on "Apply". Your application should include:
  • A cover letter
  • A comprehensive CV including details of two referees, one of whom should be your current of most recent supervisor
     
    Location: Yaoundé – CAMEROON
  • Closing date:  September 3rd, 2019

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