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Job advert: CPIE Coordinator – Cross cutting

Job advert: CPIE Coordinator – Cross cutting         
Job advert: CPIE Coordinator – Cross cutting

Post title: CPIE Coordinator – Cross cutting

Department: Humanitarian Response - Disaster Risk Management

Contract Type: Staff Contract

Duration:
07 Months

Duty Station: Bamenda, with travels in the NW and SW regions

Reports to:
Emergency Response Manager

Purpose:

The CPIE Coordinator lead project implementation of CPIE program that covers communities in the NW and SW Regions of Cameroon. The Child protection in Emergencies (CPiE) coordinator provides technical support to NW and SW regions of Cameroon to responding to medium and large-scale emergencies to develop (funding submissions), recruit CPIE staff, implement, monitor and evaluate child protection programs.

The post-holder will support the team of implementation to assist vulnerable children, adolescents and their communities affected by crisis to receive quality humanitarian assistance to prevent and response to protection issues.

In addition they will ensure strong representation with external fora in particular the CPIE cluster and related working groups. The CPIE Coordinator will be responsible for all day to day management of the CPIE team hired under the project and implementation of program activities according to the log frame and workplan.

Dimensions of Role:

Programme Development and Quality Implementation: Provide technical support for community-based child protection and case management of the emergency response programme. This would also include (and not limited) to regular assessment and analysis, making suggestions for programme design and modification of CPIE projects in collaboration with DRM in developing quality child protection proposals as per donors’ requirement.

Representation and Advocacy: Represent Plan in government / inter agency coordination meetings and initiatives on community-based interventions. Contribute to ongoing efforts to develop context specific guidance notes and policy-making efforts.

Key Tasks and responsibilities
  • Ensure the coordination of all components of the project.
  • Ensure that financial and narrative reports are submitted in time.
  • Ensure all Plan International Cameroon reporting requirements are met.
  • In coordination with the Emergency Response Manager, represent Plan International with local external stakeholders (local Government, Traditional Authorities, peer agencies, and the target communities).
  • Ensure the continuation of the program by developing new proposals.
  • Ensure all CPIE operations have a clear focus on addressing the specific needs of young girls, adolescent girls and young women.
  • Carry out needs assessments as required, in line with Plan International’s standard tools.
  • Support the development of CPIE related funding submissions
  • Implement the current CPIE projects in line with Plan International standards and humanitarian approaches.
  • Ensure technical quality and minimum standards (CPMS) and Core humanitarian Standard (CHS) are met in all CPiE projects.
  • Facilitate donor visits or visits by other stakeholders to the project, as required
  • Actively participate in the Child protection Sub Working Group (CPSWG) of local and related working groups ensuring regular input to the 5Ws.
  • Support the development of staff capacity on CPIE interventions by requesting training as needed, or providing it directly and coaching continuous.
  • Management of the whole CPIE team including both Case Management and PSS interventions.
  • Provide input to the development of orientation and training materials for community facilitators and incentive volunteers;
  • Ensure quality of current CPiE projects and technical support to implementation, monitoring & evaluation of CPIE projects
  • Contribute to the identification of best practices and lessons learned to strengthen the implementation and ensure adherence to quality standards in the response of CPIE program of NW and SW regions of plan international Cameroon.
Key Performance Targets

Ensure that all PSS social workers, volunteers’ community and case management officer meet quality indicators including child and community participation in the running of CFS, youth centres and safe space

A contextualised adolescent life skills and parenting course that has been piloted, revised and documented and is ready to be implemented in interventions.

Children and caregivers report increased trust in community mechanisms to prevent and respond to child protection issues, and community mechanisms/groups demonstrate increased capacity, sustainability and ownership

Dealing with Problems:

The role requires an ability to analyse challenges and to empower staff to work in partnership with children and communities to overcome them

Qualification & Experience:
  • The qualified candidate will be a child protection in emergencies professional with relevant degree in public health, psychology, anthropology, law, social work or equivalent
  • At least 3 years’ experience in project management cycle in emergency contexts.
  • Good knowledge of grant management and reporting, also through online accounting systems.
  • Technical qualifications in social work or relevant CPIE specialization.
  • Experience with child protection, counseling and case management.
  • Experience and knowledge of CPiE program design and implementation including monitoring and evaluation (organizing Child Friendly Space programs and life skills work).
  • Experience of working with vulnerable groups including children, adolescents and vulnerable adults.
  • Experience in managing and leading teams of people.
  • Experience in coordination, of representation, and technical assistance provision at the level of working group/task force or equivalent.
  • Experience of managing grants and donor’ reporting requirements such as ECHO, UNHCR, UNICEF, FNUAP, SIDA, etc.
Standard IT skills

Skills
  • Demonstrated effective communication, analytical, innovative and problem-solving skills
  • Proven capacity to train, coach staff and provide supportive supervision
  • Effective team management skills across several locations and operating in a cross-cultural structure
  • Good knowledge of CPMS and the CHS.
  • Strong team management, staff capacity building and motivation skills in teamwork and networking.
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating in difficult working conditions
  • Knowledge in Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, Inter-agency Guidelines on Separated and Unaccompanied Children,
  • Psychosocial Support and Gender
  • Knowledge of child protection database
  • Excellent written and oral skills in English. Knowledge of French is an added value.
Behaviors:
  • Striving for high performance
  • Drives performance forward in areas of CPIE for which he/she are responsible
  • Create strong sense of purpose within own part of the business and with stakeholders
  • Cultural, Conflict sensitivity
  • Commitment to the understanding of child rights, Plan International’s aims, values and principles and humanitarian standards as Sphere Charter and Code of Conduct
  • Influence and communication:
  • Effective communicator using clear messages drawn from Plan’s work
  • Ready to work to influence leaders in governments and others key stockholder in area communities
  • Building effective teams and developing people:
  • Support learning and a sense of mutual purpose in diverse teams
  • Set a strong learning culture in their part of the organization;
  • Use opportunities across Plan and outside to develop others
Self-awareness and resilience:
  • Remain calm and positive under pressure and in difficult situations
  • Plan own learning and development
  • Has a positive impact on those around them,
Physical Environment and Demands:
  • Based in Bamenda, with extensive travels in the NW and SW regions to project sites and to coordination meetings,
  • Exposed to varied weather conditions during field work and to working in conflict area
  • Willingness to work long hours, weekends and holidays in order to ensure timely delivery of programs, and to travel to field sites for program activities in.
Key working relationships:
  • Disaster Risk Manager at CO
  • CPiE and Safeguarding Lead at CO
  • CPiE team leaders and CPiE officers who lead community based and PSS interventions
  • Youth Empowerment Coordinator and EiE Coordinator
  • UNICEF child protection, FNUAP SGBV and community services technical focal points.
Plan International’s Values in Practice
  • We are open and accountable
  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people
We strive for lasting impact
  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.
We work well together
  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
We are inclusive and empowering
  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
Physical Environment
  • Normal office work conditions;
  • Field visits to communities of work across the NW and SW Regions
  • Level of contact with children
High Contact: The job responsibilities of this position will require the post holder to frequently have any one-to-one contact with children.

We strongly encourage female applicants.

Closing Date: 10/10/2021


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