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Mali Child Protection in Emergency Specialist Job — Closing date: 07 Sep 2012 — Plan Download PDF (79.17 KB) Plan International is a humanitarian, child centred development organisation without religious, political or governmental affiliation. Plan is committed to protecting and promoting child rights, and to improving the lives and futures of poor children, their families and communities through a child- centred community development approach. Plan is also responding to children affected by emergencies in the countries of our operation. Plan Mali has an approved CSP which is effective from July 2011 through June 2016. The strategic goal of the CSP is “Children and youth realize their rights to quality education, protection, health, participation, and an adequate standard of living in the spirit of equal opportunity for girls, boys, young women and young men in their families and their communities”. It is articulated by a set of clearly defined goals, objectives, key interventions, and strategies. Plan Mali is currently responding to the Mali’s complex Emergency. We are looking for a Child Protection in Emergency Specialist on a consultancy agreement to be responsible for assessment, response analysis, design and implementation of the child protection components of PLAN’s emergency response. S/he will need to co-ordinate with other Emergency Response team members and PLAN staff, especially Implementation Management, health, education and other relevant technical sectors, to ensure a rapid, proportionate and effective response. S/he will need to ensure response to immediate child protection issues with simultaneous consideration of longer term needs and possible scenarios. Depending on the situation the specialist may need to take a very active role in technical co-ordination, support and advocacy with the country specific child protection Clusters and other stakeholders and technical agencies relevant to the sector. About the job role: This is a consultancy agreement for a six months period and consultant will be subject to local taxation on consultancy fees. Typical responsibilities Review, assess and update the child protection situation in areas affected by emergency and represent PLAN to child and other protection clusters, stakeholders and Governmental and non-Governmental agencies for the purposes of the protection aspects of the assessment Results: Concept notes supporting the above strategy completed as necessary ** Design program in collaboration with Child Protection Actors, develop a realistic evidence‐based, Child Protection program plan, including both programmatic and advocacy activities Results: Child Protection program me strategy, master budget, staffing and logistics plans completed with Plan staff and partners for an initial 3 month period. *** Response Management and Implementation on child protection plans including the psychosocial recovery (care) and assistance (legal and social) to vulnerable children and their families **** Response Reporting & Evaluation of the implementation of PLAN child protection activities Information and Co-ordination Results: To initially monitor and evaluate the strategy and tools produced and used. ***** Staff training and Child Protection program staff administration Results: Recruitment of required technical positions completed and Handover of program to longer- term CPiE Coordinator completed. Initial training for Plan and partner staff on CPiE completed About you Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives Knowledge • Knowledge of PLAN policies and procedures, Sphere and the Red Cross/ NGO Code of Conduct. • Requires general finance, administration, information management and telecommunication skills • Proficiency in information technology/ computer skills • Good spoken, written and reading of English and French Skills • Ability to work independently • Demonstrate leadership as a team player and is able to support and train local and international staff • Ability to work with disaster affected communities in a sensitive and participatory manner. • Demonstrate good written and oral communication skills. • Ability to work with trustworthiness and integrity • Ability to operate under stress, high security risks and harsh living conditions. • Has a capacity to make accurate self-assessment particularly in high stress and high security contexts • Works and lives with a flexible, adaptable and resilient manner. • Demonstrate awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity. • Good organizational skill with good planning even within a fluid working environment • Demonstrate the capacity for initiative and decision making with competent analytical and problem solving skills. Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives: • 3 – 5 years humanitarian aid experience and a minimum of 5 years (of which at least 3 in the field) of progressively responsible professional experience in child protection, humanitarian affairs, human rights, and related fields • All protection specialists will have a good knowledge and understanding of DO NO HARM principles and established international child protection standards (especially UNCRC) • Experience with participatory approaches to protection, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, or other related area. Experience in the country of potential assignment is an asset. • University degree in Law, International Law, political Sciences or related field with good knowledge of International Refugee, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law • Have experience and the ability to live and work in diverse cultural contexts in a culturally appropriate manner. How to apply: Next Steps Please forward all applications to Planmali.firstname.lastname@example.org Your application should include: • A covering letter; • A comprehensive CV; • Details of 2 referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Plan is an equal opportunities employer, committed to the protection of children and gender equity and our recruitment procedure reflect this.
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