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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 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.

Project Development and Assessment

  • Provide updates on the Child Protection situation in areas affected by the emergency, highlighting Child Protection related issues requiring an immediate or medium-term response, in line with Plan’s code of conduct
  • Contribute to the development of the Child protection strategy and participate in budget development for relevant CP proposals, as required
  • Coordinate with the Child Protection Programme Specialist to ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, and explore and assess new and better ways to assist

  1. Implementation, Monitoring and Accountability
  • Oversee project staffing needs, promote gender equality and ensure rapid recruitment, induction and training of new staff, working closely with the HR team and Child Protection Programme Specialist
  • Line manage project staff, ensuring fulfilment of performance management processes, and oversee hired consultants and partners under the project
  • Lead the development of team, staff and partner workplans, working closely with the Child Protection Programme Specialist to ensure high technical quality in implementation
  • Work closely with operational functions to ensure activities are planned and implemented in a prioritised manner and the project is adequately resourced throughout the project cycle, putting in place a sensible phased procurement plan
  • Develop Project Outline in SAP, a detailed implementation plan and manage budget to ensure project activities are delivered on time and in line with donor requirements, tracking activities and expenditure, and ensuring appropriate project documentation
  • Support development of monitoring and evaluation plan, ensuring it links to reporting requirements and support appropriate collection, secure storage and processing of data disaggregated by sex, age and disability
  • Undertake regular field visits to affected areas to supervise and monitor teams, monitor implementation of activities (including CFSs, case management, community work, awareness raising on sensitive protection issues) against log frames to measure impact and results, and make improvements where necessary
  • Collaborate closely with sectoral leads, as well as gender focal points, to ensure child protection and accountability to affected populations is mainstreamed and the project contributes to gender transformation
  • Ensure early and rigorous implementation of quality and accountability mechanisms, and support and coordinate the monitoring and reporting of major concerns on education as well as child protection concerns inside and around the schools/learning centres

  1. Representation and Partnership
  • Support good communication with the donor and Plan’s National Offices as required, and ensure good coordination and collaboration across project teams and with local partners
  • Liaise and collaborate with governmental and non-governmental groups, as agreed with the Child Protection Programme Specialist, to support the development of Plan’s CP programming, particularly in regard to girls
  • Where required support appropriate representation in Child Protection coordination mechanisms at sub-national and district level, including any relevant cluster as agreed with the Child protection Programme Specialist

  1. Reporting and Evaluation
  • Provide regular updates to the Child protection Programme Specialist and DRM Manager on project progress, priorities and constraints – verbally and in writing on agreed frequency (including 5Ws reporting)
  • Prepare timely monthly/quarterly narrative and financial reports for management decision-making and donor compliance, following up on identified issues and recommendations
  • With guidance from the Child protection Programme Specialist, organise periodic project reviews with government counterparts, other partners and key stakeholders and follow-up on implementation of recommendations and agreements
  • Organise quality project evaluations, where required, ensuring evaluation findings inform decision-making and key learnings are disseminated

  1. Learning and Capacity Building
  • Work with the Child protection Programme Specialist to assess needs for capacity building and support the development of learning plans and relevant trainings/workshops, coaching and mentoring for Child Protection staff, partners, key stakeholders, community outreach volunteers and animators staff (beneficiaries)
  • Support in identifying and developing training materials, guidance documents and tools, as required, which aid the delivery of an inclusive and gender transformative child protection programme, and ensure training reports are prepared and action plans from trainings are followed up
  • Work with the Child protection Programme Specialist to document best practices, and develop implementation case studies and success stories to facilitate internal and external learning
  • Ensure all program related documents are properly filed for institutional learning

Undertake any other assignment as and when directed by immediate supervisor and support across teams as required.

Key relationships

Internal

  • Child Protection Programme Specialist, DRM Manager, sectoral (Education, WASH) and operations leads
  • MERL team

External

  • Sub-national/district Child protection cluster and associated working groups
  • Government institutions (provincial ministry of Social Affair and district social affair officials)
  • Peer agencies and local partners

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge

Essential

  • University degree in sociology, social sciences, psychology or related field with good knowledge of human rights and humanitarian law, as well as the Mozambique Protection system and regulations
  • Minimum of 3 years (at least 2 in the field) of progressively responsible professional experience in Child Protection programming, humanitarian affairs and related fields
  • Well planned and organized, comfortable to lead on project implementation and demonstrates initiative in problem-solving and decision making
  • Knowledge of Child protection Minimum Standards, the Child protection Cluster, Do No Harm principles and the CHS
  • Solid leadership skills, able to support and build capacity of staff and partners and to work with disaster affected communities in a sensitive and participatory manner
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills and ability to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders as a representative of Plan. This includes effective negotiation and representation skills and the ability to work comfortably with an ethnically diverse staff
  • Strong project management, budgeting and analysis skills and proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Has an understanding of child safeguarding and equality for girls, PSEA, GBV and demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity
  • A positive and friendly personality who collaborates well with others, works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to Plan’s core values and humanitarian principles
  • Willingness and availability to travel, including to remote locations and often at short-notice
  • Fluency in English & Portuguese, both verbal and written

Desirable

  • Experience of integrated humanitarian programming
  • Experience of conducting Child Protection needs assessments
  • Fluency in local languages (Ndau, Sena)

Plan International’s Values in Practice

We are open and accountable

  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact

  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

Physical Environment

  • This position entails 60% travel to the field
  • Periods of intense work will require extended working hours

Level of contact with children

High level: Frequent interaction with children

Women encouraged to Apply

Position reports to: Disaster Risk Manager
Annual remuneration – Competitive

Location: Buzi

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Child Protection Policy.

As an international child-centered community development organization, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

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 organization, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

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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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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.

Project Development and Assessment

  • Provide updates on the Child Protection situation in areas affected by the emergency, highlighting Child Protection related issues requiring an immediate or medium-term response, in line with Plan’s code of conduct
  • Contribute to the development of the Child protection strategy and participate in budget development for relevant CP proposals, as required
  • Coordinate with the Child Protection Programme Specialist to ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, and explore and assess new and better ways to assist

  1. Implementation, Monitoring and Accountability
  • Oversee project staffing needs, promote gender equality and ensure rapid recruitment, induction and training of new staff, working closely with the HR team and Child Protection Programme Specialist
  • Line manage project staff, ensuring fulfilment of performance management processes, and oversee hired consultants and partners under the project
  • Lead the development of team, staff and partner workplans, working closely with the Child Protection Programme Specialist to ensure high technical quality in implementation
  • Work closely with operational functions to ensure activities are planned and implemented in a prioritised manner and the project is adequately resourced throughout the project cycle, putting in place a sensible phased procurement plan
  • Develop Project Outline in SAP, a detailed implementation plan and manage budget to ensure project activities are delivered on time and in line with donor requirements, tracking activities and expenditure, and ensuring appropriate project documentation
  • Support development of monitoring and evaluation plan, ensuring it links to reporting requirements and support appropriate collection, secure storage and processing of data disaggregated by sex, age and disability
  • Undertake regular field visits to affected areas to supervise and monitor teams, monitor implementation of activities (including CFSs, case management, community work, awareness raising on sensitive protection issues) against log frames to measure impact and results, and make improvements where necessary
  • Collaborate closely with sectoral leads, as well as gender focal points, to ensure child protection and accountability to affected populations is mainstreamed and the project contributes to gender transformation
  • Ensure early and rigorous implementation of quality and accountability mechanisms, and support and coordinate the monitoring and reporting of major concerns on education as well as child protection concerns inside and around the schools/learning centres

  1. Representation and Partnership
  • Support good communication with the donor and Plan’s National Offices as required, and ensure good coordination and collaboration across project teams and with local partners
  • Liaise and collaborate with governmental and non-governmental groups, as agreed with the Child Protection Programme Specialist, to support the development of Plan’s CP programming, particularly in regard to girls
  • Where required support appropriate representation in Child Protection coordination mechanisms at sub-national and district level, including any relevant cluster as agreed with the Child protection Programme Specialist

  1. Reporting and Evaluation
  • Provide regular updates to the Child protection Programme Specialist and DRM Manager on project progress, priorities and constraints – verbally and in writing on agreed frequency (including 5Ws reporting)
  • Prepare timely monthly/quarterly narrative and financial reports for management decision-making and donor compliance, following up on identified issues and recommendations
  • With guidance from the Child protection Programme Specialist, organise periodic project reviews with government counterparts, other partners and key stakeholders and follow-up on implementation of recommendations and agreements
  • Organise quality project evaluations, where required, ensuring evaluation findings inform decision-making and key learnings are disseminated

  1. Learning and Capacity Building
  • Work with the Child protection Programme Specialist to assess needs for capacity building and support the development of learning plans and relevant trainings/workshops, coaching and mentoring for Child Protection staff, partners, key stakeholders, community outreach volunteers and animators staff (beneficiaries)
  • Support in identifying and developing training materials, guidance documents and tools, as required, which aid the delivery of an inclusive and gender transformative child protection programme, and ensure training reports are prepared and action plans from trainings are followed up
  • Work with the Child protection Programme Specialist to document best practices, and develop implementation case studies and success stories to facilitate internal and external learning
  • Ensure all program related documents are properly filed for institutional learning

Undertake any other assignment as and when directed by immediate supervisor and support across teams as required.

Key relationships

Internal

  • Child Protection Programme Specialist, DRM Manager, sectoral (Education, WASH) and operations leads
  • MERL team

External

  • Sub-national/district Child protection cluster and associated working groups
  • Government institutions (provincial ministry of Social Affair and district social affair officials)
  • Peer agencies and local partners

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge

Essential

  • University degree in sociology, social sciences, psychology or related field with good knowledge of human rights and humanitarian law, as well as the Mozambique Protection system and regulations
  • Minimum of 3 years (at least 2 in the field) of progressively responsible professional experience in Child Protection programming, humanitarian affairs and related fields
  • Well planned and organized, comfortable to lead on project implementation and demonstrates initiative in problem-solving and decision making
  • Knowledge of Child protection Minimum Standards, the Child protection Cluster, Do No Harm principles and the CHS
  • Solid leadership skills, able to support and build capacity of staff and partners and to work with disaster affected communities in a sensitive and participatory manner
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills and ability to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders as a representative of Plan. This includes effective negotiation and representation skills and the ability to work comfortably with an ethnically diverse staff
  • Strong project management, budgeting and analysis skills and proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Has an understanding of child safeguarding and equality for girls, PSEA, GBV and demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity
  • A positive and friendly personality who collaborates well with others, works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to Plan's core values and humanitarian principles
  • Willingness and availability to travel, including to remote locations and often at short-notice
  • Fluency in English & Portuguese, both verbal and written

Desirable

  • Experience of integrated humanitarian programming
  • Experience of conducting Child Protection needs assessments
  • Fluency in local languages (Ndau, Sena)

Plan International’s Values in Practice

We are open and accountable

  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact

  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

Physical Environment

  • This position entails 60% travel to the field
  • Periods of intense work will require extended working hours

Level of contact with children

High level: Frequent interaction with children

Women encouraged to Apply

Position reports to: Disaster Risk Manager Annual remuneration - Competitive

Location: Buzi

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection Policy.

As an international child-centered community development organization, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

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 organization, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

2020-03-07

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