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Myanmar: Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) Officer

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Organization: Plan
Country: Myanmar
Closing date: 20 Nov 2017

Plan International Myanmar - Job Advertisement
Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) Officer – International or National

Plan International is an international humanitarian, child centred development organisation, implementing development and humanitarian programs that promote the realisation and fulfilment of children’s rights and the alleviation of child poverty.

Position: Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) Officer
Accountable to: Humanitarian Programme Unit Manager
Location: Myitkyina, Kachin State, Myanmar (approx. 25% of time in Yangon)
Assignment Type: 6 months fixed term contract with possibility for extension (based on funding availability)
Closing date for applications: 20 November 2017, 05:00 PM
Preferred Start Date: January 08th 2018

Job purpose:
Plan International Myanmar is seeking an International CPiE Officer to support Plan’s ongoing CPiE response in Kachin State, Myanmar. Plan Myanmar has been implementing CPiE programmes across different townships in Kachin State since 2013 and is seeking a qualified CPiE practitioner to provide technical support to the ongoing response. The current response focuses on providing psychosocial support to affected children via mobile and permanent Child Friendly Spaces, case management support to individual children and their families as well as strengthening community-based child protection groups.

The CPiE Officer will be responsible for providing technical support to ongoing Child Protection in Emergencies projects as well as ensuring mainstreaming of child protection in other sector projects (WASH, Education, Nutrition, and DRR). The overall objective of this role is to contribute towards ensuring that emergency response projects implemented by Plan International and its partners in Kachin State are in line with international standards. In the initial 6 months, the CPiE Officer will be responsible to provide technical support for Plan’s CPiE response under the support and guidance of the Emergency Response Manager and Humanitarian Programme Unit Manager and will have no direct line management responsibility for other staff. The overall responsibility of the candidate as stated above is to provide CPiE technical support. More specifically, responsibilities of this role are related to improving the quality of child protection case management and psychosocial support services, capacity building of Plan and partner staff in the areas of case management and community based child protection and ensuring mainstreaming of child protection.

Specific tasks will include:

  • Capacity building of Plan and partner staff on CPiE, CPMS, Case Management, PSS, CFS, CPGs (this may include the development of training packages and conduct of trainings, development and monitoring of individual capacity building plans, introduction of CPiE tools to the staff through coaching sessions, on the job support, monitoring and feedback sessions)
  • On the job training of CO based Child Protection Program Manager in CPiE Standards and how to support CPiE projects as part of larger transition strategy with a focus on nationalization of technical specialist roles.
  • Adaptation and development of programming and monitoring tools in collaboration with programme and M&E staff for ongoing CPiE projects.
  • Knowledge management and documentation of lessons learned related to CPiE programming and new programming approaches specifically
  • Support donor reporting in close collaboration with the reporting officer
  • Support of strategy development for CPiE interventions
  • Support preparation of donor proposals for CPiE interventions
  • Represent Plan International at coordination groups
  • Child protection mainstreaming in other sectors via monitoring of activities, provision of basic training on child protection for staff and development of action plans to ensure all activities are safe for children

The outlined responsibilities are based on the current project portfolio, however specific responsibilities may shift over time and flexibility from the candidate may be required. The CPiE Officer will report to the Humanitarian Programme Unit Manager in Myitkyina. This is a full time position based in Myitkyina with time spent in the field and regular travel to Country Office in Yangon.

There are approximately 40 staff members based in Plan International’s office in Myitkyina. This includes 15 full time CPiE staff implementing different projects via local partner organisations across the state. The CPiE Officer will work closely with Plan and partner CPiE staff providing technical support throughout the period of this assignment. Based on funding availability and performance this contract may be extended after the initial 6 months period.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
• 2 years of experience in Child Protection in Emergencies work including in planning, implementing and evaluating CPiE projects at the field level preferably in conflict settings and through local partner organisations
• Experience in and strong motivation for building the capacity of CPiE project staff on child protection in emergencies, child rights and CPMS
• Experience, ability and motivation to provide on-the-job training and capacity building around child protection, specifically case management and psychosocial support
• Strong understanding of international humanitarian standards and Child Protection Minimum Standards
• Demonstrated sector coordination and programme support capacity
• Strong experience and knowledge of the Do No Harm and conflict sensitivity approaches.
• Excellent analytical and strategic planning skills, writing skills as well as strong and effective communication skills
• Fluency in English
• Willingness to travel to remote areas and spend time in the field
• Ability to work in a diverse, multi-cultural setting with sensitivity to the local context
• Ability to work under pressure, as part of a team or independently, and meet deadlines

How to apply:

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are required to submit, in English, a cover letter, CV, monthly consultancy rate and details of at least 2 referees via E-mail only to: Copies of certificates need not be sent. Please note that applications without the expected monthly salary cannot be considered.

Reference & background checks will be performed for successful candidates. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Plan is an equal opportunity employer committed to the well-being of children and does not tolerate child abuse.