Child Protection in Emergency Coordinator

at Plan International Ethiopia
Location South Wollo Zone ; Dessie, Amhara, Ethiopia
Date Posted November 4, 2021
Category Business Development
Facility Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Dimensions of Role:

The Child protection in Emergency Coordinator (CPiEC) is responsible to lead and coordinate implementation of child protection service to emergency affected Children in humanitarian crises which has been created as result of the conflict created in North Ethiopia (North Wollo and North Gondar) in Amhara Regional State. The applicants, she / he will coordinate the programme at woreda level and make sure that the programme is implemented at target woreda / site level in line with the agreement made among Amhara Region and Zonal signatory offices. The applicants. She/he will be providing guidance and support for social the child protection in emergency officers to smoothly run the implementation of child protection case management and provision of services including identification, documentation, family tracing and re-unification (IDFTR), provision of psychosocial support (PSS) and core prevention and response to GBV She / he will ensure a periodic and timely reporting of response and child protection situation in target woredas of the intervention zones.

Typical Responsibilities - Key end Results of the Position:

Project design, implementation and reporting

• Ensure the technical soundness, appropriateness and general quality in project design and planning

• Provide leadership into the project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; assess the  outputs, outcomes and impact of program interventions and activities in the program unit.

• Oversee project implementation.

• Prepare and develop in consultation with appropriate stakeholders annual work plans and project plans.

• Under the Country Lead leadership contribute to the development of concept notes and proposals.

• Ensure effective and efficient management of financial resources, including review and check project budgets, monitoring expenditures, and implementing cost control measures.

• Ensure M&E and learning in close collaboration with the M&E team.

• Ensure quality and timely reporting and documenting of project activities including preparation of quarterly/yearly program progress reports.

• Ensure the mainstreaming of CP, Inclusion and DRR in your program area.

• Provide timely coordination and guidance in the delivery of  child protection  in emergencies  programs

• Provide leadership in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the child protection policy implementation standards at PU

Policy engagement and networking

• Serve as a principal representative to regional child protection thematic networks and clusters to promote effective program implementation, to create collaborative and positive partnerships and alliances, and to influence policy that maximizes the impact of the country program.

• Lead regional level inter-agency coordination mechanisms with UNHCR and ARRA and other implementing partners.

• Establish links and good relationships with relevant government authorities, NGOs, academic and research institutions and the media, in the area of child protection to draw information and knowledge for program efficiency and effectiveness.

• Makes follow up and proper documentation of regional government policies, strategies and plans with respect to education.

Partnership development and strengthening

• Periodically collect information on information about other organisations working within the region to gain institution knowledge of the environment.

• In support of the regional manager, manage the parternship in a holistic and reciprocal manner.

• Make it their business to know about other rorgnisation in the region.

• Seeks opportunities for different kinds of partnership for enhanced quality program implementation.

• Provide support to partner staff, coaching for results and support to the child protection thematic area team as well as in their individual development and performance management.

• Facilitates communication and interaction between partners/collaborators and Program Unit finance team.

Dealing with Problems:

Complexity of problems handled & the degree of investigation, analysis, & creative thinking required solving them

The position involves resolving many challenges which typically occur in child protection programme management in an emergency context. The post holder will demonstrate the ability to solve problems, while introducing innovations as needed to meet the demands of a dynamic and sometimes unpredictable operating environment while ensuring Plan systems and policies are adhered to.

The post holder will coordinate the PA program portfolio to ensure the highest level of project quality and its link with the overall country program. This will encompass strengthening accountability, planning, management, adherence to policies and procedures, and promoting a culture for delivery of results, both short and long term.

Communications and Working Relationships:

Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contact

To maximize overall program impact through the optimized contributions of others, the post holder will be required to initiate, develop and maintain a range of working relationships, including with government counterparts, implementing partners and other development organizations with the region.

Effective working relationships within the program unit are also essential. The job holder will have frequent communication with the government, NGOs, Plan staff and various internal staff networks.

Knowledge, Skills, Behaviors, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:

Gained through education, training, & experience

Job Requirements

Educational Qualification and Experience

• Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Law, Political Science and related fields with at least 5 years relevant experience of which at least four years’ experience with NGOs  Demonstrated four years of  experience in the management of child protection in emergencies projects.


• Knowledge of the child protection in emergencies sector.

• In-depth knowledge of project cycle management and child centred community development programming.

• Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development.

• Knowledge of Child Protection Policy (CPP) principles and procedures

• Knowledge of effective participatory Monitoring, Evaluation and Research systems and processes.


Applying Instructions

The closing date for the application in November 09, 2021. Qualified candidates should submit the application using the below link

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

More information about Plan International can be found on

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 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.

Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

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