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CPiE Manager

Date: 05-Aug-2022

Location: Gambella, Ethiopia

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.


The purpose of this position is to lead the monitoring, evaluation, research and documentations at the PU level and ensure support and linkages to PALS standards.   The post holder is responsible for the delivery of results in line with pre agreed program plans and objectives and oversees program quality and effectiveness at all stages throughout the project cycle.   Given that a significant and increasing amount of the work is done through partnership, a key aspect of the role is nurturing, developing and build capacities towards the achievement of results through partners.  Plan Ethiopia has put in place a CP policy that all of its staff must adhere to and sign.


Dimensions of the Role

This position combines the managerial and technical aspects of child protection and youth programming. It is responsible for assessment, response analysis, design, coordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the child protection and youth programming components of the Gambella and Assosa responses Plan International's emergency responses. S/he is expected to strengthen the capacities of Plan International's staff. S/he will need to co-ordinate with other sector Response team members and management, to ensure a rapid, proportionate and effective response.

S/he will need to ensure response to immediate child protection issues with simultaneous consideration of longer term needs and possible scenarios. The Specialist will need to take a very active role in technical co-ordination, support and engagement with other stakeholders and technical agencies relevant to the sector.



  • Ensure/lead on initial rapid and in-depth assessment of current situation using the Inter-agency Child protection and youth Assessment resource Toolkit, in collaboration with partners and affected population; ensure assessment finding are documented, determine priorities and immediate activities and resources.
  • Set up systems for situation monitoring with regards to child protection and youth in areas affected by emergency which may be inaccessible at certain periods.
  • Identify potential partnerships to implement recommendations or make recommendations on how to fill gaps at inter agency coordination level.                                  

Program Design

  • In coordination with child protection, youth and other sector related actors, develop a realistic evidencebased, child protection and youth program plan with interventions based on the outcomes of assessments and the context.
  • Ensure the mainstreaming of gender, disability, education, peaceful co-existence, sanitation and hygiene among others, is factored into the program design, as well as child protection mainstreaming into other critical sectors such as Education, Health, Food, GBV,
  • Ensure Plan International’s guidelines and the inter agency Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action and youth are considered.
  • Develop a child protection and youth Program/response concept papers/notes and proposals in respect to donor requirements and organizational needs that contribute to Plan International Ethiopia’s overall Gambella and Assosa response strategy.

Response Management and Implementation

  • Ensure that effective planning, implementation and coordination of inclusive child protection and youth programming that address the key child protection and youth needs and barriers identified as well as child protection mainstreaming.
  • Work closely with and supervise/guide the Coordinators to ensure that implementation of relevant activities is planned and implemented in a phased and prioritized manner in full consultation and co-ordination with all relevant agencies both governmental and non-governmental.
  • Provide technical guidance and direction to ensure effective planning, implementation and monitoring of agreed child protection and youth Programme plans.
  • Develop capacity building plans and provide training, support and mentorship to child protection and youth programming staff and partners.
  • Make frequent field visits to all affected areas to monitor the implementation of activities, identify opportunities and constraints and any adjustments needed including additional staffing or staff training or other.
  • Ensure donor compliance in terms of implementation, finance, reporting and all other relevant commitments.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning

  • Design and develop appropriate monitoring, evaluation and learning systems for child protection and youth interventions in collaboration with the MEAL team at country office, and ensure collection of quantitative and qualitative data and to document key learning from the child protection response.
  • Evaluate the implementation of Plan International's child protection and youth activities and draft recommendations for improved program design as well as disseminate learnings to staff, partners and other stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Draft child protection and youth interventions reports to serve as standalone deliverables or to be included in larger emergency response reports for both donor and internal purposes.
  • Ensure early and rigorous implementation of quality and accountability mechanisms, as well as feedback from the affected population and other relevant stakeholders is considered throughout the response.

Information, supervision and Co-ordination

  • Provide regular updates to management and the emergency team on progress, priorities and constraints – verbally (meetings) and in writing (reports) on an agreed frequency.
  • Engage and follow up with relevant implementation Coordinators to ensure programme effectiveness.
  • Represent Plan International in inter agency coordination forums as well as governmental forums as required and agreed with the Team Leader.
  • Ensure the supervision of all supervisees in accordance with Plan International HR, Programme and other relevant manuals and guidance

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge



  • Significant experience (of which at least 2 years in the field) of progressively responsible professional experience in child protection and youth in emergencies work.
  • Demonstrable technical expertise in implementing child protection and youth programmes in collaboration with community and other stakeholders.
  • Experience with participatory approaches.
  • Experience of conducting child protection and youth assessments in emergency contexts.
  • Experience of training on child protection and youth technical areas with a variety of audiences.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, Sphere and the Red Cross/ NGO Code of Conduct as well as adolescents and youth guidelines. Requires general finance, administration, information management and telecommunication skills and proficiency in computer skills
  • University degree in social work, a social science or another related field.

 Skills Specific to the Post

  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Excellent project design, participatory monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership and is able to support and train staff and also able to work with disaster affected communities in a sensitive and participatory manner.
  • Excellent negotiation, representation, skills and the ability to work comfortably with an ethnically diverse staff and communities in a very sensitive environment.
  • Ability to operate at advanced levels of authority and manage significant activities, budgets, and resources to produce and take responsibility for results
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work cooperatively.
  • Proven ability to solve problems independently without direct supervision
  • Strong organizational and work prioritization skills and attention to detail
  • Good facilitation skills and ability to deliver induction briefing/training.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels, and to maintain this under pressure.
  • Well planned and organized even within a fluid working environment and has a capacity for initiative and decision making with competent analytical and problem solving skills


  • Knowledge of the child protection in emergencies sector.
  • In-depth knowledge of project cycle management and child centred community development programming.
  • Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development.
  • Knowledge of Child Protection Policy (CPP) principles and procedures
  • Knowledge of effective participatory Monitoring, Evaluation and Research systems and processes.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships with colleagues.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation.
  • Strong negotiation, influencing and problem solving skills.
  • Numeracy and the ability to interpret financial data, in order to understand budgetary processes including planning, monitoring and reporting.
  • Ability to analyse information and evaluate options including planning skills.
  • Proficient in computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications. 


Location: Gambella

Type of Role: Child Prtection

Reports to: Emergency Response Manager

Grade: D2

Closing Date: August 12,2022


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.

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