Deployable Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist
Location: Globally, Flexible
Company: Plan International
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 85 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries.
Are you a motivated professional committed to work abroad in multiple diverse settings?
Are you passionate about Child Protection in Emergencies and interested in joining a global, dynamic and result-oriented team?
We are recruiting new deployable Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) specialists for our diverse global humanitarian surge team. Join us!
As deployable CPiE specialist, you will travel 70% per year to emergencies globally. During a deployment you provide oversight and leadership to Plan International’s child protection response. You will be responsible for assessment, response analysis, design, coordination, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of child protection in emergency programmes as part of our broader emergency response. You will ensure that our intervention meets the minimum standards for child protection and gender-based violence in emergencies.
We are seeking CPiE specialists with a minimum of five years of work experience in humanitarian settings with progressively responsible roles in designing, leading and/or coordinating CPiE responses. We are specifically looking for candidates with expertise in approaches to support child survivors of sexual- and gender-based violence (SGBV), mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), and candidates with strong team management and capacity strengthening experience. Ideally you will be proficient in English and one of the following languages: French, Spanish or Arabic. You will be committed to ensuring safeguarding and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH) is core to our ways of working.
Please respond to the requirements of the role in your cover letter.
Only CVs and cover letters in English will be accepted.
Location: The location of this role can be flexible where Plan International has an office* that can employ on behalf of the Global Hub and you have the pre-existing right to work and live.
Type of role: 1 Year fixed term contract
Grade: We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that the salary and employment benefits will be set according to your location and therefore it is not possible to include full details here.
As an indication, if this role was based in the UK the salary would be circa £45,000
Closing Date: 1 September 2022
*Applicable locations include: Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, China, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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.