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CBCP Specialist

Date: 01-Aug-2022

Location: Teknaf, Bangladesh

Company: Plan International

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 fees 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 scope of the CBCP Specialist position is to ensure child protection mechanism strengthening through the establishment of CBCP activities for children and youth and Gender and protection transformative approaches in youth and community engagement. Communication with community is the core component of the program including awareness raising activities (Session, broad cast…), life skills, advocacy activities and Recreational activities based upon child development perspective in emergencies setting to promote CPIE standards.

 

The role:

 

  1. Provide technical support to ensure CWC/CBCP comprehensive programming and quality across the Plan International CPiE response.

 

  • Provide technical supervision and ongoing mentoring to /CBCP Coordinators on the preparation of life skills and awareness raising cessions (CPIE, youth engagement, GBV, SHRH, UASC, DRR etc). This includes review and development of programmatic tools, designing training session and IEC material… The Specialist will have to provide technical feed back to the team to ensure the quality of the service delivery and analyse the needs of teams to fill them
  • Will develop strategic capacity building plan for its team to ensure their global progression on life skill and CBCP activities (including child development and CFS management)
  • Ensure the /CBCP activities reflects Inter Agencies Standards related to Women and Girl Friendly spaces /Child/youth Friendly Space, Gender transformative approaches, Resilience approaches, DRR and CPIE and Child safeguarding policies.
  • Provide linkages with the Case Management and Family Tracing and Reunification work stream and ensure that referrals of vulnerable children from the Community Engagement team’s work are followed-up.
  • Ensure all Child Friendly Spaces attendances are documented properly, and that key messages are developed in coordination with CP agencies.
  • Provide regular updates to CPIE Programme Manager and CPIE Advisor on the progress of the implementation, challenges faced, and additional support needed.
  • Support the elaboration of the monthly and weekly work plan related to the implementation of the activities (coordination meetings in cox’s bazar and Ukhiya).
  • Consolidate the reporting (data collection, and narrative report) accordingly to donor/projects requirements to submit to the Advisor/CPiE lead
  • Scope of the programmatic activities:
  • Provide guidance and leadership to set up, supervise and monitor the psychosocial activities in the CFS (fix and mobile units) ensuring Child protection minimum standards, child safeguarding policies, and child/youth participation and gender balance
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  • Set up, supervise and monitor youth club activities and the quality of the life skills cessions delivered by the workers and the volunteers
  • Set up, supervise and monitor the communication with community /CBCP component of the programme: child protection community-based groups (CPCBG) activities, design and lead need assessment for strategic programming, solve issues on the field during the implementation, provide on-going technical support of the team to deliver the activities in a qualitative, friendly and timely manner)
  • Support the design and the organization of the Advocacy activities (campaign, radio broad cast…)
  • Liaise with the Case Management and Family Tracing and Reunification team for any relevant purpose for referral

 

  1. Staff Capacity Building:

 

  • Design and facilitate staff capacity building plan
  • Technical monitoring to  the entire CBCP team
  • Contribute to recruitment of coordinators, workers position and volunteers
  • Provide on-the-job coaching and support to the Coordinators and Workers (of Plan International and partner organization) in technical aspects of the program.
  • Design and facilitate capacity development activities/ training of CWC/CBCP staff in the areas of implementing and managing Safe Spaces (including identifying safe spaces, construction of safe spaces, types of play and psychological first aid provision, organization the space and proper management of activities and space, signs of abuse in children, referral pathways for specialized services, etc.) community based child protection (mapping of existing community structures, community dialogue and engagement, awareness raising activities, parenting sessions, etc.) and in responding to the needs of adolescents (psychosocial support, life skills, etc.)

 

  1. Coordination:

 

  • External Representation: He/she represents Plan International in the Communicating with Communities Working Group and relevant Task Forces as needed in Ukhiya/Teknaf and camp level and sometimes in Cox’s Bazar (in collaboration with the coordinator)
  • Staff meeting in Cox’s Bazar, Teknaf and Ukhiya.
  • Any coordination meeting with the public authorities (CIC, …)
  1. Plan policies and procedures (applicable for all roles):

 

  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) 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:

Proven experience of providing training and capacity building on child protection technical areas with a variety of audiences. Previous experience working in Child Friendly Space, Community Based groups, youth engagement, advocacy and Psychosocial Support service provision. Coordination and team management.  University degree in social work, psychology, social sciences or related field. Good knowledge and understanding of humanitarian principles and established international child protection minimum standards. Experience in implementing programs focusing on: working with vulnerable children, social work with children and families, working with child survivors of violence, children outside of parental care, psychosocial support, etc. Proven project management skills, including in monitoring and evaluation for child protection projects.  Ability to work independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership and is able to support and train local staff and also able to work with disaster affected communities in a sensitive and participatory manner. Well-developed written and oral communication skills in both English and Bengali. Able to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders as a representative of Plan. This includes effective negotiation and representation skills. Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to Plan's core values and humanitarian principles. Ability to operate effectively under extreme circumstances including stress, high security risks and harsh living conditions. Works and lives with a flexible, adaptable and resilient manner. Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity. Have experience and the ability to live and work in diverse cultural contexts in a culturally appropriate manner. Has a capacity to make accurate self-assessment particularly in high stress and high security contexts. Is 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 Plan policies and procedures, Sphere and the Red Cross/ NGO Code of Conduct. Requires general finance, administration, information management and telecommunication skills and proficiency in information technology/ computer skills. About 4-5 years working in a humanitarian context - experience in working with refugees or IDPs is preferable. Fluency in English and Bangla (both reading and writing). Prior experience of working in greater Chittagong Division and knowledge of Chittagong or Rohingya is a plus

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.

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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 is BDT. 86,870 fixed monthly Cost to the company. 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: 9th August 2022.  Project duration up to June 30, 2023 for this position and highly possibility for extension. 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.

 

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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