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New Job Opportunity at Plan International Tanzania – Child Protection in Emergency Specialist

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Jobs in Tanzania 2021: New Job Opportunities at Plan International, 2021

Child Protection in Emergency Specialist
Posted Date: 26-Feb-2021
Location: Kibondo, Tanzania
Company: Plan International
role PURPOSE
Plan
International is an independent development and humanitarian
organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
Plan has over 80 years’ experience and works in more than 75 countries
across the world. We strive for a just world, working together with
children, young people, our supporters and partners.
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Plan
International has been working in Tanzania since 1991. Our work
supports marginalised children and youth, especially adolescent girls,
to grow up physically and mentally healthy and ready to shape their
future. We create an enabling environment and empower girls to be active
drivers of change in realising their rights. We prioritise working with
partners, and ensuring all of our work is evidence based.

Plan
International Tanzania has responded to the Burundian Emergency program
in Kibondo and Kasulu since October 2015 due to Burundian refugees’
influx with special focus on Case Management, Psychosocial support
activities and Education in Emergencies (EiE).

The CPiE
Specialist is responsible for leading the strengthening of the quality
of Plan International’s Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE)
programme, with a focus on case management including support to
implementation of durable solutions such as repatriation, cross boarder
reunification and resettlement, community based protection and community
and family based psychosocial support (PSS). S/he will be responsible
for strengthening community groups and mechanisms that have a role in
protecting children in humanitarian settings, enhancing accountability
to the affected population with a strong emphasis on meaningful child
participation. In addition, the specialist will ensure implementation of
the child and youth safeguarding policy, PSEA and CP mainstreaming. The
Specialist will also play a lead role in external advocacy and
interagency coordination at response and district levels as necessary
and ensure adhering to interagency SOPs and dissemination to Staff.

Responsibilities of the Post Holder
1. Dimensions of Role:

  • Programme Development and Quality Implementation: Provide technical support for:
  • Case
    management, including the information management system (CPIMS+) and
    transition to Primero V.2 and mobile app rollout when necessary.
  • Community
    based child protection and PSS elements of the emergency response
    programme including the implementation of durable solutions in line with
    Best Interests Procedures and safeguards.
  • Regular protection
    assessments and analysis, making strategic suggestions for programme
    design/modification, document of learnings.
  • Project
    implementation that is compliant with donor and partner contracts,
    delivers on time, and responsive to the changing needs of beneficiaries.
  • Resource mobilisation in collaboration with the business development team.


2. Representation and Advocacy:

Represent Plan in government / inter agency coordination meetings and
initiatives on child protection. Contribute to ongoing efforts to
develop context specific guidance notes and policy-making efforts. The
CPiE Specialist will ensure Plan Tanzania representation on relevant
Plan International regional and global technical meetings.

Key End Results and Responsibilities:
Programme implementation


Lead and manage CPiE programme design and implementation to effectively
respond the protection and development needs of vulnerable children
– Ensure participation in inter agency and plan initiated assessments and other relevant studies

Work in close collaboration with the sector leads, support staff
coordinators to ensure child protection mainstreaming in all Plan’s
activities
– Lead comprehensive case management activities by
developing case management tools and guidance notes to ensure
appropriate and safe alternative care arrangements with special
attention to the unaccompanied and other most vulnerable children.

  • Provide
    supportive supervision and technical backstopping for the strengthening
    of case management, community based child protection systems and PSS
  • Regularly visit to Plan’s field activities and provide on ground technical support, supervision and coaching where needed
  • Develop
    a strategy and mechanisms to integrate child protection into other
    Emergency Response Program activities with IASC guidelines and CP
    Minimum Standards (CPMS) in humanitarian settings
  • Ensure the
    access of child protection services and psychosocial support as needed
    to affected population (precise programming depending on identified
    needs, existing services and capacities and actions of other agencies)
  • Develop or support development of programme tools including case management
  • Co/lead the development of funding proposals and donor reports.
  • Support
    on program design and the development of new concepts and proposals in
    line with donor requirements and Plan International policies.
  • Support budget development and activity plans for new proposals and concept papers.
  • Act
    as the Child Safeguarding and SEA Focal Point for the office; deliver
    orientation sessions and full training packages to staff, ensure
    compliance to policies


Representation and advocacy

  • Work
    in close relationship with the government representative in the area of
    operation and other partner’s/UN agencies present in the refugee
    setting
  • Support liaison between Plan International and any
    relevant stakeholders, local, national and international partners and
    local authorities
  • Participate in protection, child protection
    and SGBV working groups/bilateral meetings and represent Plan in all
    relevant forums as need arises
  • Maintain regular interaction with
    other NGOs and UN bodies to effectively respond to emerging child
    protection and strategic issues
  • Coordinate with Country office advocacy teams to develop child rights and child protection advocacy initiatives

Documentation and M&E

  • Lead, facilitate or conduct annual child protection assessments to guide context specific programming
  • Contribute in documenting Plan’s experiences, lessons learned, case studies, impact stories and advocacy documents
  • Lead teams to ensure quality donor and other reports and ensure reports are developed and submitted on time.
  • Conduct
    regular assessments, analyses and thus advise programme design and
    modifications to meet the existing needs and ground realities
  • Participate
    in the development/ operation of a monitoring and evaluation system
    including CPIMS (Child Protection Information Management System) and
    lead engagement on the information management systems on behalf of Plan
    International.
  • Participate in inter agency MEAL engagements at all levels as required
  • Support the establishment and strengthening of child friendly and/or centred complaints and feedback mechanisms


Capacity Building

  • Conduct
    capacity building assessments and develop a comprehensive capacity
    building plan for staff teams including inter agency ones and other
    resource plans
  • Train Plan staff in key aspects of CP essentials, CP SOPS and principles, IASC guidelines and 2019 revised CPMS standards
  • Build capacity of national staff to implement Child Protection CM, PSS and CBCPM activities
  • Lead the development of orientation and training materials for staff and stakeholders including children
  • Conduct
    training for staff and partners including tailored Training of Trainers
    on children with special needs and gender equality
  • Coach and mentor Plan staff to implement timely, quality and appropriate CP interventions


Team Management

  • In
    strong linkage with the ERM, ensure good communication and coordination
    with team members through regular programme coordination meetings (or
    other if needed)
  • Continuous meetings with CP Teams for
    activities follow up and with youth and Education teams for effective
    coordination and integration to respond the holistic needs of children
    and adolescents.

HR Management

  • Promote
    and monitor staff care and well-being; Offer leadership support for
    successful adherence by staff to Plan International Policies and
    Procedures and strategy.
  • Advise SMT on child protection related human resource and administration needs including CP team welfare.
  • Provide regular updates to ERM regarding priorities and constraints – verbally and in writing on an agreed frequency.

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.

Key relationships

This
position is managed by the ERM. The Child Protection in Emergencies
Specialist will have significant contact with Plan’s Child Protection
team and will coordiante closely with the CPiE Managers, CP
Coordinators, MEAL team, EiE Team and Business Development Manager.
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Technical expertise, skills and knowledge
The
qualified candidate will be a child protection in emergencies
professional with relevant degree in Psychology, anthropology, Social
work or equivalent.
Essential:

  • 3-5
    years’ experience working of child protection in emergencies,
    Particularly on comprehensive Case Management, Best Interest Assessments
    and Child Protection Information Management System and alternative care
    arrangements
  • Experience of working in refugee settings and in host communities
  • Demonstrated project design, participatory monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Experience in coordination and technical assistance provision at the level of working group/task force or equivalent
  • Proven capacity to train, coach staff and provide supportive supervision
  • Effective team management skills across several locations and operating in a cross cultural structure
  • Strong communication and reporting skills in English
  • Ability to work under high pressure with a great level of personal organization
  • Good
    knowledge of and experience in Minimum Standards for Child Protection
    in Humanitarian Action, Inter-agency Guidelines on Separated and
    Unaccompanied Children, case management, Mental Health and Psychosocial
    Support
  • Experience leading child and youth safeguarding implementation as well as Prevention of Sexual Exploitation Abuse
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Desirable:

  • A Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences or as relevant. Masters’ degree would be an added advantage.
  • Previous experience leading/being part of an inter-agency transition to CPIMS+ Primero
  • Experience of managing grants and donor’ reporting requirements
  • Excellent IT skills: knowledge of MS Word; Excel and Outlook required.
  • Previous experience in leading/co-leading a child protection coordination mechanism
  • Experience supporting implementation of durable solutions such as repatriation and resettlement
  • Previous experience leading and providing oversight regarding child and youth safeguarding

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Plan International’s Values in Practice
We are open and accountable

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

We strive for lasting impact

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


We work well together

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

We are inclusive and empowering

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

Physical Environment
The job holder requires 20 % field work in the camps and host community and 80 % office-based environments.
Level of contact with children
High interaction with children

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