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Case Worker: VBG – Child Protection

Date: 9 Jul 2024

Location: Yaoundé, Cameroon

Company: Plan International

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 know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected.

 

Working together with children, young people, supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges girls and vulnerable children face. 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.

 

For over 85 years, we have rallied other determined optimists to transform the lives of all children in more than 80 countries.

 

We won’t stop until we are all equal.

 

I – THE OPPORTUNITY

 

The GBV-Child Protection Case Worker will manage individual cases of Gender-Based Violence. He/she is responsible for identifying and managing cases of GBV and children at risk, systematizing the procedure for determining the best interests of the child in relevant cases. He/she works in close collaboration with the other case workers and the GBV manager.

He/she also updates the various databases relating to the management of GBV and child protection cases, and ensures that an action plan is put in place. promoting the well-being of the targeted individuals. He/she ensures that cases are referred to the structures depending on their needs, and that they are placed/institutionalized if necessary.

 

II- ABOUT YOU

 

The GBV and child protection case manager must have at least a 3-year degree in social sciences, sociology, law or project planning, and a good knowledge of refugee status laws and the protection policies of the UNHCR and Plan International. He/she must have proven experience in mastering the SOPs on GBV and child protection and a good knowledge of the mapping of stakeholders involved in GBV and child protection. Knowledge of the mandatory stages of case management and good use of case management assessment tools.

 

Please use this link to view the complete job description: JD – Case worker HCR ok

 

Location: Yaoundé

 

Type of Role:  Fixed term contract

 

Reports to: Program Implementation Manager

 

Hay Level :  10

 

Closing Date: 22nd July 2024

 

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 Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. 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.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates. 

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