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Deployable 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, team player 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


The Deployable Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) Specialist will provide technical support to Plan International’s country offices, responding to medium and large-scale emergencies to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate child protection programmes. In this critical role you will deploy for approximately 70% of your time, sometimes at short notice, to support Plan International’s country offices respond to specific humanitarian crises.

In this role you will ensure the effective planning, implementation and coordination of child protection programmes that address the key CPiE and SGBV needs for children and adolescents in all their diversity. You will foster relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, and you will be an active member of inter-agency Child Protection coordination mechanisms and the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action.



The Individual


We are looking for passionate and committed Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist with a good understanding of CPiE issues and experience of providing technical support and oversight to specialist programmes, undertaking needs assessments and building capacity within countries to a variety of audiences.

With a qualification or experience in social work, psychology, social sciences or a related field, you will to be flexible and calm under pressure, as well as quickly able to build relationships with diverse staff in a very sensitive environment, adapting your style and approach to meet to the needs of the environment.

To be successful in this role you will need excellent negotiation and representation skills and the ability to improvise and remain responsive and communicate clearly and effectively under pressure.


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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 closest to the point of impact. In this deployable role you may be deployed for 8 weeks – 12 weeks at a time.

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.