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CPiE Lead

Date: 02-Aug-2022

Location: Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

Company: Plan International


CPiE (Child Protection in Emergency) Lead

(Based at Cox's Bazar)

We believe in the power and potential of every child. Globally we have committed ourselves to the ambitious target of reaching 100 million girls to ensure that they can learn, lead, decide and thrive. Plan International Bangladesh (PIB) is transforming itself to meet the enormous challenge everywhere we work to successfully deliver on our global ambitions and significantly impact children’s rights and gender equality in Bangladesh.

Plan has been working in Cox Bazar to respond to the Rohingya refugee influx since 24 September 2017 implementing the following key objectives: 1. Ensure girls and boys affected by the crisis are protected from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation through appropriate prevention and response interventions in line with minimum standards. 2. Reduce the transmission of disease from feces to mouth through the promotion of good hygiene practice and the reduction of health risks related to poor sanitation 3. Restore and increase access to safe quality and inclusive educational opportunities for refugee children and adolescents (girls and boys) affected by the Rohingya crisis.

We are dedicated and responsible to act on our core values and advance our organisational purpose- Advancing Children’s Rights and Equality for Girls demonstrate our commitments to stand for what is right.


We value and embrace diversity of skills, backgrounds and perspectives. We recognize that our work is best achieved by reinforcing our capacity in partnership. We are seeking bold, forward-thinking and innovative individuals to join CPiE team.

The purpose of this role is to Work closely with the implementation team to strengthen the quality of Plan International’s child protection in emergency programme. S/he will review and develop the programme strategy, design the Child Protection programme in alignment with our overall ambition of Cox’s Bazar Programme ensuring local and global standards, covering both the Rohingya and the host communities. Ensures quality of the programme by developing technical guidelines, putting quality measures and standards and providing technical support at the planning, budgeting and especially at implementation level. One of the major responsibilities of the incumbent is to develop the capacity of staff (both technical and field level implementation). S/he also works closely with the business development and implementation team to design a quality Child Protection Program, develop concept notes, proposals for new grants and programme funding opportunities; maintains local level technical networks, donor relationships including quality reporting and provide oversight in budget supervision with program managers. The Technical Lead will represent the organization in the related technical coordination mechanisms (cluster/sub-clusters) at the Cox’s Bazar, and in other forums for this response programme.


The role:

Programme Development and Learning support – 35%


  • Develop a protection program plan, concept papers, and proposals in respect of the above and to support resource mobilization to meet the ambition of the Cox’s Strategy and ensure quality of donor reporting. This work requires close collaboration with business development and programme personnel. This position will coordinate with project and programme teams and will work as focal point for any Protection and CPiE concept note and proposal development for Cox’s Bazar. This role also includes design most appropriate protection interventions based on the outcomes of assessments and the context; advices necessary adjustment of the current interventions to make it more relevant towards needs of the Rohingya and host communities.
  • Ensure that issues of gender, education, DRR, SRHR, Livelihood and conflict sensitivity (taking into consideration of the government controls) are factored into the program design; Ensure Plan’s guidelines and UN protection cluster standards are considered in designing project and programme. 
  • Work in close collaboration with other program specialists (i.e. EiE, YEE, SRHR, Gender, Livelihood) to ensure that protection interventions build upon each other and linked in to/integrated part of the overall Cox’s Programme Strategy
  • Carry out continuous review; assess and update the protection situation (including, but not limited to – depending on the context – the forms of violence, exploitation and abuse in relation to sexual violence, separated children, early and forced child marriage, child trafficking and other relevant circumstances affecting child and young people vulnerability to violence, exploitation and abuse) covering both Rohingya and host communities. Engage with M&E Specialist to design and develop appropriate surveillance, monitoring and evaluation systems for protection interventions and provide training on the same to field implementation team.
  • Review and define aims and objectives of the overall protection program in alignment with the overall programme strategy of Cox’s Bazar Programme.

Technical support in programme management and implementation – 35%


  • Work closely with the relevant implementation manager(s) i.e. Programme Managers, and relevant project managers (all projects which have protection component or impact) at Plan and partners and support them to ensure that the implementation of relevant activities are planned and implemented in a phased and prioritised manner in full consultation and co-ordination with all relevant agencies both governmental and non-governmental.
  • Provide technical guidance and direction to Plan’s and partner’s implementation team for effective planning, implementation and monitoring of agreed protection plans including the psychosocial recovery (care) and assistance to vulnerable children and their families. 
  • Ensure cooperation and integration with GBV and Child Protection programmes through working with the other project managers and team
  • Make frequent field visits to monitor implementation of activities, identify opportunities and constraints and any adjustments needed including additional staffing or staff training. 
  • Ensure rigorous implementation of quality and accountability mechanisms; develop relevant guidelines and build capacity of the field team on the same.

Capacity Building of national staff members & Partner NGO/organizations staffs: 10%


  • Support management in devising TNA tool, carry out TNA to identify the capacity gaps of staff at Plan and setting a realistic capacity building plan for staff of Plan as well as partner organizations.
  • Design training module and facilitate session for staff based on the identified needs; sourcing support from CO technical team or Global Hub for the same in consultation with the Head of Cox’s & CHT Programme.
  • Source required budget for the capacity building initiatives by provision the same in new grants proposal; cluster capacity building initiatives and working with the Programme Managers and HROD team at Cox’s Bazar for capacity building planning. 
  • Coordinate and/or implement training and briefing of Plan staff, partners, and other key stakeholders on GVB, child protection and/or related issues.

Information, Co-ordination and Representation: 20%


  • Provide regular updates to Head of Cox’s Bazar & CHT Programme, Director- Programme management & implementation and other members of Cox’s team on progress, priorities and constraints – verbally and in writing on an agreed frequency.
  • Represent Plan to governmental and non-governmental groups as needed and agreed with the Head of Cox’s Bazar & CHT Programme.
  • Representation of Plan International and active participation in protection sector meetings and relevant sub sectors/working groups
  • Brief updates and reports on sectoral activities/strategies to PIB management, donors and other stakeholders. Notify PIB management about any change in protection related contextual updates i.e RRRC or CIC regulations, UNHCR or Sector updates which may have potential impact on PIB works in camp and host communities
  • Build relationships with other institutions i.e Save, Care, World Vision, IRC, NRC, DRC, ECHO field office etc and collect information in any partnership opportunities and funding opportunities.

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


What we’re looking for:

The qualified candidate will be a child protection in emergencies professional with relevant degree in public health, psychology, anthropology, social work or equivalent. At least 3-5 years’ experience working of child protection in emergencies, particularly assessing, designing, developing and implementing leading Protection Programme (with case management, GBV, CBCP) for refugee/ displaced people. Experience in developing technical guides, tools and manuals. Experience developing participative tools will be highly considered. Experience of working in refugee settings and in host communities is desirable. Extensive knowledge of CPiE program design and implementation including monitoring and evaluation. Knowledge of international humanitarian standards and codes of conduct. Demonstrated effective communication, analytical and problem- solving skills. Experience in coordination and technical assistance provision at the level of working group/task force or equivalent. Significant experience in working with the NGO partners and local government in Child Protection programs in similar emergency contexts, especially in Cox’s Bazar is desirable. Proven experience in developing capacity building initiatives for staff and different stakeholders on various child protection aspects is an essential requirement for the position. Proven experience in proposal development and programme design and implementation as well as assessments


About Plan International

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan International envisages a world in which all children and young people realise their full potential, a vision now shared by the 193 Heads of State and Government who adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015.


We believe in the power and potential of every child. This is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. Its girls who are most affected.  Plan International’s new Global Strategy aims to transform the lives of 100 million girls by implementing an integrated programme and influence approach.

Please Click on Role Profile of CPiE Lead for details of the job.

Plan International Bangladesh is committed to ending gender inequality, and achieving a gender balanced workforce. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.


We promote competitive salary, female friendly workplace, outstanding co-workers (who are respectful, professional, unbiased and easy to work with); equal opportunity that mean equal access to promotion, leadership role or incentive programme.


Salary Package for this role will be as per Plan International Bangladesh HR policy. Along with other benefits i.e., hospitalization benefit for spouse and children, contributory provident fund, Festival Bonus, leave, group insurance and yearly medical check-up for employee.



Closing Date: 10th August 2022.  Initially selected candidate will get one-year contract and highly possibility for extension based on him/her performance. Early submission is strongly encouraged as application collection and selection process will go simultaneously. Only short-listed candidates will be communicated for interview. Any form of persuasion in the selection process will automatically disqualify the candidacy. Selected candidates must be willing to join within very short notice.


Please do not apply who are already apply on previous advertisement of this position.


Plan follows an equal opportunity policy and actively encourages diversity welcoming applications from all especially women and people living with disability.




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