Child Protection in Emergencies and Youth Officer (3)

at Plan International Ethiopia
Location Asossa, Benishangul Gumuz, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 31, 2020
Category Business Development
Facility Management
Social Sciences
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Plan International is an independent non-profit organization that advances children’s well-being and equality for girls. Working in building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years and present in 70 countries, Plan International strives for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children while working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners. Plan International Ethiopia is looking for Child Protection in Emergencies and Youth Officer (3) for Asossa Emergency Response Project Area who will be reporting to the Child Protection in Emergencies and youth Program Coordinator.


Typical Responsibility

  • To provide overall coordination, implementation and reporting of Emergency child protection and Youth (ECP) project of PIE in the intervention areas.
  • Conduct identification assessment, planning, intervention and follow-up for professional case management in support of vulnerable children.
  • Responsible to establish standard child friendly spaces (CFS) that can accommodate and ensure socially and culturally relevant services.
  • Organize and provide guidance for community structures to provide child protection and youth empowerment programs in the refugee camps ad host communities when necessary.
  • To implement, monitor & follow up and report all CP/recovery projects in accordance with funding agreement and budget allocation made by Plan International Ethiopia’s Country Office and Program Area’s (PA).
  • To assess the outputs, outcomes and impact of program interventions and activities of Child protection and youth in Emergency and host community programs.
  •  Facilitate child protection and youth project implementation in collaboration with Regional, Zonal and woreda protection offices and provide reports on weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis to PIE PA and CO and all concerned bodies.
  • Representing Child protection and youth protection in high profile different protection technical working meeting, cluster, camp level coordination meetings and other technical working group meeting as necessary.


Related to Program Design;

·         Facilitate and collect baseline information and data from in line with Youth and Child protection and education in Emergency submit to PA and CP for further analysis.


Related to Monitoring and Evaluation;

·         Facilitate quality monitoring and joint supervision with concerned government sectors, PIE and UNHCR, ARRA and take timely action in consultation with sub office manager and child protection team and protection Coordinator and PIE.

·         Manage and oversee the development, implementation, monitoring and tracking of work plans and budgets.

·         Provide operational guidelines and procedures for use by all partners implementing the program


Related to coordination, partnership and networking

·         Ensure regular participation in Youth and Child protection in Emergency, SGBV, NFI, Shelter and other related task force case management meetings, networks and other platforms at refugee camps, and woreda levels and ensure timely sharing of information collected.


Related to capacity building support

·         Provide adequate technical support to Youth and Child protection in Emergency social worker, case workers, community structures  and partners in the area of case management counselling

·         Participate on Youth and Child protection in Emergency related TOT trainings and workshops and cascade the training to concerned government experts, school structures and local communities, Refugee community social workers, case management workers.

Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures

Job Requirements

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge


  • BA degree in Sociology, Social Work, Psychology Child Development and other related fields.
  • A minimum of 3 years of humanitarian aid experience applied in emergency/recovery response operations preferably in the area of child protection and youth program Activity
  • excellent knowledge of Child Protection and SGBV minimum standards and basic principles; Good knowledge of SGBV and Child Protection case management
  • Excellent knowledge of basic child protection and youth principles and child & adult development and learning
  •  Good knowledge of donor grants and contract regulations


Applying Instructions

The closing date for the application is September 07,  2020. Qualified candidates should submit the application form found with this link through

This position is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia.

Please note that:

-       Applications and CVs written in English will be accepted and

-       Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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

More information about Plan International can be found on http://

References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.

 As an international child centered community development organisation, 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 organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.  Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply

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