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Child Protection in Emergencies Coordinator based in Bamenda at Plan International

Akwajobs   (Bamenda, Cameroon)

Posted : 4 February, 2019
Category : Project Management   Location : Bamenda, Cameroon
Job type : Full Time

Plan International Cameroon is a Child Centered Community Development Organization with no religious, political or governmental affiliation working in Cameroon since 1996. Plan International is a children's organization with primary concerns on children's rights, safety and well-being and has in its interest to create safe environments for children with more attention paid to child protection. All employees are therefore expected to comply with our Child Protection Policy. Plan International also promotes equal opportunity employment and pays special consideration to female candidates. 

Plan International Cameroon is currently advertising for the position of 01 Child Protection in Emergencies Coordinator based in Bamenda

This is a local position. 

Key Tasks 

  • Ensure all CPIE operations have a clear focus on addressing the specific needs of young girls, adolescent girls and young women. 
  • Carry out needs assessments as required, in line with Plan International's standard tools. 
  • Support the development of CPIE related funding submissions 
  • Implement the current CPIE projects in line with Plan International standards and humanitarian approaches. 
  • Ensure emergency CPIE activities are carried out in accordance with CPMS and CHS  
  • Represent Plan International with local external stakeholders (local Government, Traditional Authorities, peer agencies, and the target communities)  
  • Facilitate donor visits or visits by other stakeholders to the project, as required
  • Actively participate in the local CPIE cluster and related working groups ensuring regular input to the 3Ws
  • Support the development of staff capability on CPIE interventions by requesting training as needed, or providing it directly.  
  • Collect field monitoring and reporting data, and prepare project reports for submission to the CO 
  • Management of the whole CPIE team including both Case Management and PSS interventions. Ensuring complementary planning. 

Knowledge & Experience 

  • Technical qualifications in social work or relevant CPIE specialization  
  • Experience with child protection, counseling and case management 
  • Experience of organizing Child Friendly Space programs and lifeskills work. 
  • Experience of working with vulnerable groups including children, adolescents and vulnerable adults  · Strong knowledge and understanding of the Project Management Cycle 
  • Experience in managing and leading teams of people 
  • Experience of representation with a wide range of external stakeholders at the local level 

Skills 

  • Good knowledge of CPMS and the CHS.  
  • Strong team management, staff capacity building and motivation skills in teamwork and networking. 
  • Willingness to work long hours, weekends and holidays in order to ensure timely delivery of programmes, and occasionally  to travel to field sites for program activities  
  • Language skills desirable (English & French) 

PLAN INTERNATIONAL'S VALUES IN PRACTICE 

We are open and accountable  

  1. Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.  
  2. Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.  
  3. Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.  
  4. Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.  
  5. Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people 

We strive for lasting impact  

  1. Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.  
  2. Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.  
  3. Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.  
  4. Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness. 

We work well together  

  1. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.  
  2. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.  
  3. Develops trusting and 'win-win' relationships with funders, partners and communities.  
  4. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children. 

We are inclusive and empowering  

  1. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.  
  2. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.  
  3. Develops trusting and 'win-win' relationships with funders, partners and communities.  
  4. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children. 

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT     

  • Work both at the office and in the field     
  • Ability to work under pressure and in remote areas     
  • Frequent field visits: The Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant will spend at least 60% of his/her time on the field in the context of  the implementation of M&E activities  Periods of intense work at all times of day and night     
  • Working in multiple locations and on the move. 
  • LEVEL OF CONTACT WITH CHILDREN  High level: Frequent interaction with children 

Next step 

To apply for this job, kindly click on “Apply “. Your application should include:  A Covering letter  A Comprehensive CV including details of three referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent supervisor 

Location: Bamenda, NW 

Closing date: 15/02/2019 

Plan international operates in an equal opportunity environment and actively encourage diversity.

Only applications received in French or English will be treated and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Please note that if a suitable candidate is found earlier than the closing date, we reserve the right to hire the candidate before the vacancy has completed the advertising period. Early submissions are therefore recommended. 

Plan International has a Child Protection and a gender equality policies that are integral part of the recruitment process.

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