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Humanitarian Project Officer – Child Protection (CP)- case management

Plan International is an international humanitarian, child-centred development organization, implementing programmes that promote the realization and fulfillment of children’s rights and the alleviation of child poverty. Plan International Myanmar is seeking a Humanitarian Project Officer – Child Protection in Emergency Case Management.

The Child Protection in Emergency- Case management will report to: Humanitarian Project Manager
Assignment Duration: 17 Months
Closing date for applications: May 27, 2016. 5:00 PM
Number of position required: 2 positions

Job purpose: The Humanitarian Project Officer, Child Protection in Emergency (CPiE), Case Management will be responsible for the quality implementation of CPiE activities as part the WASH, Nutrition and Child Protection sectors through providing services in 31 IDP camps in Kachin, funded by the German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) and in collaboration with Kachin Baptist Church (KBC).

The Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) Officer, case management will be responsible for the quality implementation of CPiE activities addressing case management to provide a protective environment for affected children in selected IDP camps in Kachin with technical support from the CPiE Specialist. The CPiE officer will lead all Child Protection Case management efforts in the assigned area and manage volunteers in the area. He/she will be responsible for ensuring proper planning, implementation and monitoring of project activities and working closely with and increasing partner staff capacity in Child Protection interventions.

Dimensions of Role:
 Support designing and planning of child protection activities – with a focus on CP case management and referral – and provide technical support to partner staff in implementation of planned CP case management.
 Support the Project Manager in fulfilling technical and financial reporting requirements of the project.
 Facilitate close coordination with partners, communities and other relevant stakeholders on project activities as needed.
 No direct financial report to finance officer and or Manager.
 Comply with Plan International's financial operation procedure for any financial related issues or work.
Typical Responsibilities - Key End Results of Position: What” is done and “why”, but not “how”; include indicators for success.

General
 Support the effective and efficient implementation of CPiE activities in Plan International's humanitarian assistance programme in Kachin state by carrying out day to day duties related to humanitarian response activities in line with Plan International Myanmar’s Guidelines and Policies.

Planning
 Identify assistance gaps and needs for child protection in targeted camps and design detailed activities through close consultation with girls and boys and caregivers with a gender sensitive and inclusive approach.
 Coordinate planning within the project team including the Project Manager and with partner staff
 Organize proper planning with partner staff ensuring child protection needs in target camps are well addressed in collaboration with CPiE Specialist.
 Ensure that Child Protection Minimum Standards are taken into account in the planning of CPiE activities
 Set and follow minimum technical standards in the project planning.

Implementation
 Lead implementation and monitoring of CPiE programme in target camps with technical support from the Project Manager and CPiE Specialist.
 Provide training and adequate technical inputs and guidelines for partners, CP Community Facilitators and camp management committees to promote community based child protection including case management and referral pathways.
 Provide capacity building of community volunteers and parents on child rights, protection and parenting education.
 Provide training for partner on Child Protection Minimum Standards, CBCPM, and CM with support from the CPiE Specialist.
 Promote the full and equal participation of girls and boys in all aspects of CP activities.
 Seek technical assistance from the Project Manager and CPiE Specialist when necessary.
 Work with CP Working Group at local level to ensure coherent state-wide delivery of CPiE assistance to displaced populations.

Monitoring
 Perform regular monitoring visits to the project implementing fields as necessary
 Assess child protection needs of children and gaps in service provision in targeted camps on a regular basis and use this information to inform programming and adapt activities subsequently
 Monitor project progress regularly, report and consult with the PM if any modification is needed
 Produce project activity report and field monitoring reports in a timely manner.
 Ensure proper monitoring is carried out regularly and that proper monitoring systems are in place for field activities implemented by the partner.
 Provide the PM detailed and accurate inputs to fulfil project technical and financial reporting requirements

Evaluation
 Support the PM/ M&E staff to ensure agreed targets are met and project outcomes are achieved within timeframe.

Other

Support project design and assessment of CPiE project in Kachin context for further expansion of the CPiE response.
 Support PM for ongoing coordination with relevant stakeholders at local and state level and provide necessary information to support external representation of the programme.
 Represent Plan International's values and project objectives in Kachin with clear and consistent communications with stakeholders including communities.
Representation, Networking and Communication
 Ensure appropriate representation to the Child Protection Working Group and TCRC, local authorities, UN, INGOs, local NGOs and communities, etc.
 Support PM (s) for ongoing coordination with relevant stakeholders locally and provide necessary information to support external representation of the programme at Township/State level.
 Provide regular programme updates and early alerts to the PMs for timely decisions

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

Three to four years of work experience in planning, implementing and/or monitoring of child protection projects and community mobilization
 Experience in case management is highly desirable
 Understanding of the Kachin Emergency context and understanding of protection issues of displaced children in Kachin IDP camps
 Knowledge of different forms of child abuse and familiarity with international humanitarian standards and principles, including Child Protection Minimum Standards for Humanitarian Action
 Strong teambuilding, training, mentoring and facilitation skills
 Experienced in working with partners and capacity to facilitate workshops for partners and communities
 Experienced in project Monitoring and Evaluation and in reporting project progress
 Computer literate and good command of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
 Good English and Kachin Language
 Willingness to travel to remote and conflict-affected areas
 Ability to work under pressure, as part of a team or independently, and meet deadlines
How to apply: Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are required to submit a cover letter, a comprehensive CV and details of at least 2 referees via E-mail to:

Myanmar.CO@plan-international.org.
Reference & background checks will be performed for successful candidates including clearances on child related offences in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection Policy.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Plan International is an equal opportunity employer.