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Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist

Date: 05-Aug-2019

Location: Woking, UKM, GB

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.

The Opportunity

The Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) Specialist will provide technical support and guidance to Plan International Country Offices ensuring quality programmes in line with sectoral standards.

You will support staff capacity building across the organisation to design, deliver and monitor CPiE programmes.

Externally, the post-holder will represent Plan International in relevant CPiE fora and technical working groups. Within this role, you will ensure that gender equality is at the core of all work, and that CPiE tools and guidance have gender equality as the foundation of Plan International’s ways of working.

Have you got what it takes?

We are looking for someone with demonstrable experience in planning, design and implementing of CPiE programmes in a range of humanitarian contexts (such as refugee, conflict, rapid onset), along with proven experience on capacity building of staff. Proficiency in French and Spanish (written and spoken) would be an advantage, as would strong fundraising skills, ideally with a proven history of securing grants. If you have previously developed policy briefs, position papers and commissioning research, and have a good knowledge of and experience in Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian action, please do apply.

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Location: Global Hub, Woking, Surrey.  Alternatively other locations where Plan International currently has a legal entity and you have the existing right to work may also be considered. Employment will be as per local terms and conditions. 

Type of Role: Permanent 

Salary: Competitive 

Reporting to: Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist. 

Closing Date: 1st September 2019. Please note that we may start shortlisting prior to the closing date

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

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. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. 

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation 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 will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.