Plan International Bangladesh invites qualified and committed individuals to fill the following position:

Child Protection Specialist
Competitive salary and benefits package will be offered to the deserving candidate

The role:

The position will be based in Teknaf. He/she will be responsible to ensure child protection mechanism strengthening through the establishment of Community Based Child Protection and Case Management activities to prevent children and youth from becoming victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking and respond to the needs of children victims of trafficking and/or vulnerable families. Also Plan International implements its Counter Trafficking Programme through direct implementation and in co-operation of its implementing partner YPSA.

S/he will communicate frequently with CPIE Programme Manager for reporting.

The major responsibilities of this position holder will probe around:

  • Supervise and provide ongoing mentoring to Coordinator and Officers (including YPSA staff) on community based child protection and case management (community engagement, raising awareness, campaign, life skills training, vocational training, livelihood, youth engagement, GBV, SHRH, UASC, FTR etc.). This includes review and development of programmatic tools, designing training modules/session and IEC materials.
  • Building evidence based knowledge through documentation and sharing of learning (i.e. on the causes and concomitants of trafficking, the extent of the problem and analysis of which measures are effective in combating)
  • Provide regular updates to CPIE Programme Manager and CPIE/CM Advisor on the progress of the implementation, challenges faced, and additional support needed.
  • Support the elaboration of the monthly and weekly work plan related to the implementation of the activities  (coordination meetings in Teknaf and Cox’s Bazar).
  • Provide guidance and leadership to set up, supervise and monitor awareness raising/ psychosocial activities ensuring Child protection minimum standards, child safeguarding policies, and child/youth participation and gender balance.
  • Design and facilitate staff capacity building plan for Plan/YPSA staff, DSS, and Police.

The person:

Knowledge

  • University degree in social work, psychology, social sciences or related field.
  • At least 4-5 years working experience. Working experience in Human Trafficking, Case Management and Livelihood, Community Based groups, youth engagement, advocacy and Psychosocial Support service provision.
  • Proven project management skills, including in monitoring and evaluation for child protection projects.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of humanitarian principles and established international child protection minimum standards.
  • Proven experience of providing training and capacity building on child protection technical areas with a variety of audiences.

Skills

  • Ability to work independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership and is able to support and train local staff and also able to work with disaster affected communities in a sensitive and participatory manner.
  • Strong team management, staff capacity building and motivation skills in teamwork and networking.
  • Strong analytical skills: secondary/primary data analysis.
  • Awareness and sensitivity of self and others: Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity.
  • External representation and communication skills, Strong English language skills. Also know about Chittagong or Rohingya language.
  • Advocacy, influencing and negotiating skills, experienced in gaining commitment from a wide range of people, bringing about change and providing support from a distance.
  • Prior experience of working in greater Chittagong Division and knowledge of Chittagong or Rohingya.

Duration of the position is 1 (One) Year.

To Apply:

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply online by 13th January 2019 at: Plan International Bangladesh: Career. Please click on Job Description for details regarding the job. Early submission is strongly encouraged as application collection and selection process will go simultaneously. Only short listed candidates will be communicated for Written Test. Any form of persuasion in the selection process will automatically disqualify the candidacy.

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