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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.

The opportunity

  • Support the District Directorate of Gender and Social Welfare to conduct child protection and assessments using Plan International’s assessment processes and tools;
  • Supervise the activities of the Case Management Supervisors related to individual case management (CM) for children in the intervention location in accordance with all CM steps and related tools and procedures;
  • In collaboration with the Case Management Supervisors, work closely with the other organizations in order to ensure smooth referral and monitoring of required follow-up actions.
  • Compiling and analysing data, and related information on overall IDP in the District, with a specific focus on child protection/GBV, and prepare written inputs accordingly to inform effective program planning, development and management
  • Undertakes regular protection service delivery for vulnerable women, girls and children to recover from the traumatized experiences caused by conflict and forced displacement, in close collaboration with the District CP Reference Group
  • Ensure application of standards, guidelines and good practices for children and women protection in emergency related activities
  • Take lead in Prevention and response to sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) and gender-based violence (GBV) in IDPs host communities
  • Support the integration of GBV cases into other CP case managements process, as per the Plan International protocols and National Legislation
  • With support from the CO Senior Child Protection Manager and the District Reference Group, put in place accountability activities for the project, ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in Project Planning and Delivery
  • Coordinate with district authorities to ensure provision of essential psychosocial support to children, adolescent girls and boys victims of violence and abuse;

About You

  • University degree or equivalent in Social work, Social Science, development studies or equivalent combination of relevant training and experience
  • Minimum 3 years work experience in Child Protection work, Case Management, Family Tracing and Reunification, supervision, community mobilisation and distributions and solid understanding of the actual Cabo Delgado conflict context
  • Proven ability to implement CP and GBV activities with holistic approach and integrated to child protection right
  • Computer literate
  • High level of personal integrity, commitment and professional responsibility with CP and GBV exigencies.
  • Excellent communication skills,
  • Team player with strong leadership skills
  • Mature personality with life experience is an advantage
  • Able to be a self-started and work in challenging contexts and fragile environment.

Location: Cabo Delgado – Palma

Type of Role: Fixed Term

Reports to: Project Manager

Grade: 13 Pay range (1.085.794MT to 1.221.516MT annual gross) Plan reserves the right to pay according to internal procedures;

Closing Date: 22 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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  • Job City Cabo Delgado, Palma
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Plan International is an international organisation or development which works in 51 countries across Africa, the Americas, and Asia to promote the safeguarding of children.It is a nonprofit organisation and is one of the world's largest organisations based on children, it works in 58,000 communities with the help of volunteers to improve how 56 million children live. The charity also has 21 national organisations who have been given the responsibility to oversee the raising of funds and awareness in their individual countries.

The organisation puts an emphasis on communities working together in order to address the needs of children around the world. The NGO focuses on child participation, education, economic security, emergencies, health, protection, sexual health (including HIV), and water and sanitation. It provides training in disaster preparedness, response and recovery, and has worked on relief efforts in countries including Haiti, Colombia and Japan.

Plan International also sponsors the Because I Am a Girl campaign, which has published many stories focusing on the struggle of young women in the developing world.

Plan International was founded during the Spanish Civil War by British journalist John Langdon-Davies and aid worker Eric Muggeridge. When they witnessed the conflict change the lives of children, they founded ‘Foster Parents Plan for Children in Spain’, which would later change its name to Plan International. Set up in 1937, the organisation provided food, shelter and clothing to children whose lives had been destroyed by the war.

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0 USD Cabo Delgado, Palma CF 3201 Abc road Part Time , 40 hours per week 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.

The opportunity

  • Support the District Directorate of Gender and Social Welfare to conduct child protection and assessments using Plan International’s assessment processes and tools;
  • Supervise the activities of the Case Management Supervisors related to individual case management (CM) for children in the intervention location in accordance with all CM steps and related tools and procedures;
  • In collaboration with the Case Management Supervisors, work closely with the other organizations in order to ensure smooth referral and monitoring of required follow-up actions.
  • Compiling and analysing data, and related information on overall IDP in the District, with a specific focus on child protection/GBV, and prepare written inputs accordingly to inform effective program planning, development and management
  • Undertakes regular protection service delivery for vulnerable women, girls and children to recover from the traumatized experiences caused by conflict and forced displacement, in close collaboration with the District CP Reference Group
  • Ensure application of standards, guidelines and good practices for children and women protection in emergency related activities
  • Take lead in Prevention and response to sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) and gender-based violence (GBV) in IDPs host communities
  • Support the integration of GBV cases into other CP case managements process, as per the Plan International protocols and National Legislation
  • With support from the CO Senior Child Protection Manager and the District Reference Group, put in place accountability activities for the project, ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in Project Planning and Delivery
  • Coordinate with district authorities to ensure provision of essential psychosocial support to children, adolescent girls and boys victims of violence and abuse;

About You

  • University degree or equivalent in Social work, Social Science, development studies or equivalent combination of relevant training and experience
  • Minimum 3 years work experience in Child Protection work, Case Management, Family Tracing and Reunification, supervision, community mobilisation and distributions and solid understanding of the actual Cabo Delgado conflict context
  • Proven ability to implement CP and GBV activities with holistic approach and integrated to child protection right
  • Computer literate
  • High level of personal integrity, commitment and professional responsibility with CP and GBV exigencies.
  • Excellent communication skills,
  • Team player with strong leadership skills
  • Mature personality with life experience is an advantage
  • Able to be a self-started and work in challenging contexts and fragile environment.

Location: Cabo Delgado - Palma

Type of Role: Fixed Term

Reports to: Project Manager

Grade: 13 Pay range (1.085.794MT to 1.221.516MT annual gross) Plan reserves the right to pay according to internal procedures;

Closing Date: 22 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. 

2024-07-23

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