Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist

Plan International, North Region of Cameroon, Cameroon

Skill Required:, Policy/ Advocacy and CampaignProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
21st December, 2015

Job Description

The Role

  • We are looking for exceptional, highly experienced Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist to join our team responding to the humanitarian crisis in the North Region of Cameroon.
  • You will be responsible for assessment, response analysis, design and implementation of the child protection components of PLAN’s emergency response.
  • You will 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.
  • In addition you 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.

The Person

  • Significant field experience in child protection in emergencies work.
  • Demonstrable technical expertise in implementing community-based child protection responses.
  • Experience with participatory learning approaches.
  • Experience of conducting child protection assessments in emergency contexts.
  • Experience of training on child protection technical areas with a variety of audiences.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Relevant Degree or equivalent in relevant field

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