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Senior Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist

Date: 29-Apr-2021

Location: Globally Flexible OR, UK, Flexible

Company: Plan International

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.



We are looking for an energetic, resilient and solution-focused person to join our growing Child Protection in Emergencies team, as we work towards our ambition to become a global leader and the NGO partner of choice for promoting gender equality and protecting girls’ rights in disaster and conflict settings, working at the nexus of development and humanitarian efforts


Will you join us?


The Opportunity


As the Senior Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) Specialist, you will provide technical support and guidance to Plan International’s CPiE practitioners by coordinating CPiE deployments, including the development of the CPiE Global Emergency Response Roster. You will deploy to Plan International Country Offices, sometimes at short notice, to provide technical support on Child Protection in Emergencies.

In this role you will lead capacity building initiatives and provide coaching and mentorship to programme staff to develop Plan International’s capacity to develop and implement impactful CPiE programmes. You will support the development of research projects, program guidance and tools for technical interventions whilst also representing Plan International in relevant CPiE and technical working groups.


The Individual


We are looking to recruit a dedicated CPiE specialist who has experience in planning, designing and implementing integrated humanitarian programmes and experience of working in a humanitarian emergency context. With demonstrable experience developing policy briefs, position papers and commissioning research and good knowledge of and experience in Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action and the Competency Framework.

To be successful in this role you will need to have excellent negotiation and representation skills and the ability to work comfortably with culturally diverse staff in varying environments. Fluency in spoken and written English is essential, proficiency in French or Spanish is desirable.


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Location: Flexible location, in most locations where Plan International has a legal entity and you have the pre-existing right to live and work. Our preference is for the person to the based closet to the point of impact

Type of Role: Permanent, on national terms and conditions

Reports to: Global Lead – Child Protection in Emergencies

Salary: We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that this will vary according to the location of the appointed candidate and therefore, it is not possible to include full details here

Closing Date: 13 May 2021


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


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.