Child Protection in Emergency Officer – Plan International

Location: Amhara-North-Shewa and Oromia , Ethiopia

Company: Plan International

Grade: C1

Closing Date: 04 November 2021



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

The Child protection in Emergency Officer (CPiEO) is responsible to ensure implementation of child protection service to emergency affected Children in humanitarian crises which has been created as result of the conflict occurring in North Shewa Ataye, Shewa Robit and Oromia Special Zone Jile Tumuga Woreda in Amhara Regional State. The applicants, she / he will coordinate the programme at woreda level and make sure that the programme is implemented at target woreda / site level in line with the agreement made among Amhara Region and Zonal signatory offices. The applicants. She/he will be providing guidance and support for social workers/volunteers/community service workers for the implementation of child protection case management and provision of services including identification, documentation, family tracing and re-unification (IDFTR), provision of psychosocial support (PSS) and core prevention and response to GBV She / he will ensure a periodic and timely reporting of response and child protection situation in target woredas of the intervention zones.

Knowledge, Skills, Behaviors, and Experience: 
•    Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Psychology, Social work, Law, Polotical Science & International Relations, community development or other related field of social science studies.
•    Strong experience (3yrs) in the child protection sector and technical understanding of CP data management, polices, conventions…etc.
•    Experience of working with vulnerable children, including children outside of parental care.
•    Experience in designing and facilitating of training and capacity building on child protection, counselling and/or case management technical areas with a variety of audiences.
•    Four year of Experience in community mobilization and conducting outreach activities.

Location: Amhara-North-Shewa and Oromia Special zone in Amhara Region Emergency conflict-affected woredas

Type of Role: Child Protection in Emergency Officers for Amhara Region, based at woredas of North Shewa, Ataye and Jile Tumuga of Oromia Special Zone in Amhara Region.

Reports to: ERM, functional relationship with CPiE Specialist 

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.