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Regional Protection/ Protection from Violence Advisor, APAC

Date: 22-Jun-2022

Location: Bangkok, Cambodia

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

 

 

Job Advertisement: Regional Child Protection from Violence Advisor, APAC

 

Plan International is a rights-based development and humanitarian organization working for equality for girls and better lives for all children. We are independent of governments and have no political or religious affiliation.

 

Our purpose is to strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

 

Position:  Regional Child Protection from Violence Advisor, APAC

Assignment duration: 1 Year Fixed- Term Contract with possibility of extension

Duty station: Countries in Asia with Plan's operational presence.

 

Job purpose:                

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We have been building powerful partnerships for children, especially girls, for over 80 years and are now active in more than 70 countries, including 15 in Asia-Pacific.

This post provides technical support to country offices and regional initiatives in the area of Child Protection/Protection from Violence (CP/PfV). It links the region to Plan’s internal, global CP/PfV network and collaboration hub. It helps deliver Plan’s global strategy and regional transformation strategy by supporting gender transformative CP/PfV program and influencing of high technical quality at national, regional and global levels. It contributes to regional body influencing, working cross-functionally with advocacy, communications, campaign and evidence and research colleagues.

The role is expected to spend approximately 40% of its time directly supporting Country Offices, 30% supporting regional initiatives, representation and partnerships, and 30% working with the global Protection from Violence Hub team and network to facilitate cross-organisational learning and global initiatives.

 

 

TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

This role may manage consultants and activity budgets from time to time but will not have regular staff supervisory responsibilities or general budget authority.

The individual in this position is expected to work in a networked and matrixed way with colleagues across the Plan International family and should be able to set priorities aligned with multiple stakeholders and provide high-quality, professional technical advice and policy input without close day-to-day supervision.  

 

Accountabilities

  • Supports offices across Asia-Pacific to have the strategies, tools, skills and capacities required to ensure high technical quality in the design, implementation and monitoring of Child Protection/Protection from Violence projects, programs and initiatives.
  • Ensures that offices embed gender transformative approaches and inclusion principles within Child Protection/Protection from Violence work. Promotes values and attitude transformation within the organization and its partners to foster a positive and rights-based approach to Protection from Violence.
  • Supports APAC COs on the design of Child Protection/Protection from Violence components of influencing, transformation and other relevant strategies. Supports APAC COs to design well-considered influencing strategies.
  • Supports Country Offices in ensuring their Country Strategic Plans have well-designed, ambitious, yet attainable Child Protection/Protection from Violence components.
  • Facilitates new program/project development, provides technical guidance to scale up and sustain Child Protection/Protection from Violence programs and projects, supports resource mobilization for Child Protection/Protection from Violence initiatives across the region.
  • Promotes organizational learning, working with COs to document promising practices and innovations in Child Protection/Protection from Violence programming, support global gender-transformative program model development and leads the development of content for regional flagship project briefs related to Protection from Violence.
  • Supports strengthening the Child Protection/Protection from Violence aspects of broader regional initiatives (e.g. the ending child marriage regional ambition).
  • Is an active member of the global Child Protection/Protection from Violence network, supporting organisational learning, continuous quality improvement and technical excellence (devoting up to 30 percent of their time to the work and priorities of the network, linking COs in the APAC region to the global network and fostering peer support).
  • Contributes to shaping tools and related processes on Child Protection/Protection from Violence across the organisation, representing the views and priorities of the Asia-Pacific Region and ensuring contextualization of global tools.
  • Represents Plan at regional and global levels to influence regional and international policy makers on gender equality, inclusion, and girls’ rights related to Child Protection/Protection from Violence.
  • Helps shape the regional research agenda and link it to the global agenda.
  • Explores opportunities to develop strategic partnerships with regional and international actors on gender equality, inclusion and girls’ rights related to Child Protection/Protection from Violence. 
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion 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

 

ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

Essential

  • Qualified to at least degree level and have considerable work experience in Child Protection/Protection from Violence
  • Proven knowledge of the latest issues, research, policy and practice in Child Protection/Protection from Violence programming for children, adolescents and youth, and practical experience applying key concepts and evidence in development and humanitarian contexts
  • Technical knowledge and experience in at least one of the core components of Plan’s Child Protection/Protection from Violence work – family and community protective environment, protection services for children, adolescents and young people who have experienced violence, multisectoral coordination, policies and legal framework for protection, child protection programs addressing specific risks, e.g., child protection in emergencies, child labor, displacement and refugee contexts.
  • Understanding of the concept of gender equality and its relationship with child protection/protection from violence, and personal commitment to gender and inclusion
  • Demonstrated technical understanding and experience of application of quality standards and principles in the design, implementation and evaluation of Child Protection/Protection from Violence projects and programs
  • Experience of successful resource mobilisation and partnership acquisition/management
  • Practical experience in providing technical support and advice to field staff and country offices
  • Enjoys sharing knowledge and learning from activities and evaluation, especially through supporting active networking internally and externally and the development of knowledge products
  • Confidence in using our digital environment to access information and to communicate and network with others remotely
  • Experience in influencing and relationship building, often without positional power, by bringing evidence and identifying practical solutions.
  • Facilitation and training skills;
  • Compelling influencer and communicator, comfortable driving change on sensitive topics and neglected areas of Child Protection/Protection from Violence in restrictive contexts;
  • Superior organizational, scheduling, and planning skills to balance multiple activities and projects;
  • Strong initiative with the ability to work independently and solve problems with limited supervision;
  • Attention to detail as well as an ability to take a big-picture perspective;
  • Collaborative work style and eagerness to continually learn and grow;
  • Excellent command of English, both speaking and writing;
  • Ability to adjust approaches, communication style and behaviour to work effectively across cultures and with diverse stakeholders and communities
  • Experience working in at least one Asia-Pacific country context.

 

 

Desirable

  • Master’s degree or higher in an area relevant to Child Protection/Protection from Violence
  • Experience with ICT integration in programs
  • Experiencing working in multiple country contexts
  • Fluency in one or more languages commonly used in the countries in Asia-Pacific where Plan works.

 

 

Location: Countries in Asia with Plan's operational presence.

Reports to: Gender Tranformative Program and Policy Lead

Closing Date: 10 July 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.