Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist – Nigeria, Plan International, Maiduguri, Borno State

Job title: Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist – Nigeria

Company: Plan International

Job description: 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

As the Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) Specialist, you will manage and lead on the child protection and child survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) portfolio as part of Plan International Nigeria’s Response to the crisis in North-East Nigeria. You will ensure quality child protection programming across the states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, whilst also managing strategic partnerships and external relationships with donors.

In this role you will work closely with the Emergency Response Manager and the project team to lead on the effective delivery of the child protection commitment in the humanitarian response. You will also carry out continuous reviews to assess and update the child protection situation in Nigeria.

The Individual

We are seeking to appoint an organised individual who has demonstrable technical expertise in implementing community-based child protection responses. You will have a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience in child protection in emergencies work. You will also have experience in using participatory learning approaches and you will have the ability to train a variety of audiences on child protection technical areas.

To be successful in this role you will have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. You will have excellent negotiation and representation skills and you will also have the ability to work comfortably with ethnically diverse staff in a very sensitive environment.

For the full job description, please .

Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria – Mandatory Unaccompanied position

Type of Role: 13 month FTC

Reports to: Country Director

Grade: Competitive salary and package available

Closing Date: 11th July 2021

Anticipated interview date: 20th and 21st July

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 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.

Expected salary:

Location: Maiduguri, Borno State

Job date: Sun, 27 Jun 2021 05:30:17 GMT

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