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

Community Based Child Protection Officer

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

The role:
Based in Teknaf, the Community Based Child Protection Officers will oversee a number of programme support functions in the refugee camps and host communities (Teknaf). He/she will be responsible to respond to urgent and critical Child protection needs following the influx of the Rohingya community in Bangladesh. He/She will be part of a team to roll-out activities focused on (1) strengthening community-based approaches and systems for individuals harmed or at risk of harm, (2) enhancing positive parenting in the Rohingya and host communities, and (3) supporting in the community outreach and engagement with affected communities. He/She will work closely with the affected communities, as part of a team with support from the project coordinator.

The major responsibilities of this position holder will probe around:

  • Support and manage community facilitators/volunteers in their day-to-day implementation of activities.
  • Support in any logistics and preparations to ensure that project activities are carried out in a timely and orderly manner.
  • Facilitate, support and monitor community based mechanisms, including protection committees and youth clubs
  • Facilitate, support and monitor community facilitators in the roll-out of group sessions with children and adolescents on various topics, including child protection, advocacy, gender, empowerment, youth engagement, and life enhancement skills.
  • Provide technical support to and regularly monitor project activities of the implementing partner (where applicable)
  • Contribute to the elaboration of the reporting (data collection, and narrative report) accordingly to donor/projects requirements.
  • Design and facilitate appraisal of Facilitators and presentation of feedback to support increasingly productive help for children.
  • Assist volunteers and facilitators to conduct recreational activities, including through mobile CFS, for children and adolescent boys and girls to protect them from violence, abuse, neglect, and exploitation
  • Contribute to strengthening parents and caregivers of adolescents to have enhanced capacity to protect their children from violence, abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

The person:


  • University degree in social work, psychology, social sciences or related field.
  • Fluency in English and Bangla (both reading and writing), Chittagong language and or Burmese.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of humanitarian principles and established international child protection minimum standards.
  • Pedagogical knowledge and skills in developing and working with pedagogical material.
  • Must be good in creative thinking, management of space and materials, timetabling and events planning.
  • In depth knowledge of child rights, child wellbeing and psychosocial needs.
  • Minimum 1 year experience working with children, adolescents and/or young people; engagement with communities.


  • 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.
  • Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to Plan's core values and humanitarian principles.
  • Prior experience of working in greater Chittagong Division and knowledge of Chittagong or Rohingya is a plus.
  • External representation and communication skills, Strong English language skills.
  • Has basic awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity.

Duration of the position is Six months.

To Apply:
Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply online by 10th August 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 interview. Any form of persuasion in the selection process will automatically disqualify the candidacy.

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