Job: Child Protection in Emergency Specialist - Tanzania

Organization: Plan
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 04 Dec 2016

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 its 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 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Role

The CPiE Specialist will be responsible for strengthening the quality of Plan International’s child protection in emergency programme including child protection case management, guidance to ensure appropriate and safe alternative care arrangements for unaccompanied and separated children, strengthening community based child protection mechanisms, community and family based psychosocial support through Child Friendly Spaces in the Burundian refugee camps.

You will be responsible for the building the capacity of child protection team in implementing timely, quality and appropriate gender and age sensitive case management and psychosocial support interventions for the vulnerable children in refugee camps and camp surrounding communities.

Do you have what it takes?

In order to succeed in this challenging and varied role, you will require knowledge of Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, Sphere and the Red Cross/ NGO Code of Conduct.

Proven experience of child protection in emergencies work and demonstrable technical expertise in implementing community-based child protection responses is required.

Demonstrated ability to network and liaise with major food assistance donors including WFP, USAID and ECHO.

Excellent negotiation, representation, skills and the ability to work comfortably with an ethnically diverse staff in a very sensitive environment.

The ability to operate effectively under extreme circumstances including high security risks and harsh living conditions is crucial for this role.

Type of Role: 6 month Fixed Term Contract

Location: Program Department, Kibondo, Tanzania

Salary: Circa £45,000 per annum equivalent plus benefits

Reports to: Emergency Response Manager

Closing Date: Sunday 4th December 2016

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

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection 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.

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.