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THE ORGANIZATION
Plan International is a rights-based development and humanitarian organization working for better lives for all children. We are independent of government and have no political or religious affiliation. Our purpose is to strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Our global strategy has a specific focus on girls, as they are often the most marginalized and most often left behind. We have committed ourselves to the ambitious target of reaching 100 million girls over 5 years, to ensure they can learn, lead, decide and thrive. This is our contribution to reaching the sustainable development goals, and in particular the goals on gender equality. Our organization is transforming itself to meet this enormous challenge everywhere we work. We need bold, forward-thinking and innovative individuals to lead our country operations, driving change and delivering results that will allow us to reach our target of 100 million girls.
In Mozambique, we are working to eradicate early marriage and early pregnancy through projects that focus on adolescent girls in Inhambane Sofala and Nampula provinces. These projects are programmed along our three strategic pillars: Girl Education, Sexual Reproductive Health Rights, Youth Economic Empowerment and climate change. Our work is gender transformative and includes influencing work at national and sub-regional level.

ROLE PURPOSE
The Gender and Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) officer will be expected to support project planning and coordination with other actors of Child Protection clusters. In most circumstances, the post holder will be expected to mentor and/or build capacity of project stakeholders and beneficiaries, governmental institutions and other relevant stakeholders to address the protection needs.

DIMENSIONS OF THE ROLE
The Gender and Child Protection Officer will be accountable for the formulation, design, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of the Project activities, with a focus on Child Protection, Gender, Advocacy and influencing issues. The Gender and CPiE Officer will also support the coordination of the Project’s collaboration with the local authorities and relevant stakeholders, including children.

ACCOUNTABILITIES 

  • Support the District Directorate of Gender and Social Welfare to conduct child protection and GBV assessments using Plan International’s assessment processes and tools
  • Lead the establishment of a Youth Friendly Space in Corrane Resettlement Centre, following Plan International’s procedures and in close collaboration with relevant District Authorities
  • Coordinate with other Plan International thematic areas, the national/district Child Protection Working Group and/or other external sector agencies of GBV
  • Compiling and analysing data, and related information in the District, with a specific focus on child protection/GBV and Influencing, and prepare written inputs accordingly to inform effective program planning, development and management
  • Facilitate training for various community groups on relevant topics of child protection and gender-based violence sector in partnership with civil society and government actors
  • Monitor, analyses and evaluate project results to ensure achievement of objectives and take corrective action when necessary
  • Take lead in Prevention and response to sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) and gender-based violence (GBV) in the communities
  • Prevention and response to all forms of exploitation, including harmful child labour and child trafficking
  • Support the integration of GBV cases into other CP case managements process, as per the Plan International protocols and National Legislation
  • Work with the M&E Officer and CO MERL Specialist to ensure links to reporting requirements where possible, refer the M&E framework to build an evidence-base for programming interventions on Gender and Influencing issues
  • With support from the Country Office Senior Child Protection Manager and the District Reference Group, put in place accountability activities for the project, ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in Project Planning and Delivery
  • Ensure survivors of gender-based violence are timely identified and provided counselling and other appropriate response services by relevant District Government institutions
  • Support establishment of Child Protection and GBV child-friendly and culturally appropriate referral and complaints mechanisms
  • Coordinate monthly meetings with District CP Reference Group
  • Coordinate with district authorities to ensure provision of essential psychosocial support to children, adolescent girls and boys victims of violence and abuse
  • 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.

KEY RELATIONSHIPS
To maximize overall project impact and optimize contribution of others, the post holder will be required to initiate, develop and maintain a range of working relationships externally with government counterparts, local relevant clusters, implementing partners and other development organizations and internally with Program Area Manager, Child Protection and Safeguarding Senior Manager, Gender and Influencing Specialist and MERL Specialist.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Essential
•    University degree or equivalent in Social work, Social Science, development studies or equivalent combination of relevant training and experience
•    Minimum 3 years work experience in Child Protection in Emergencies, Gender, Advocacy and influencing work, supervision and community mobilisation
•    Proven ability to implement Gender and Influencing activities with holistic approach and integrated to child protection right
•    Computer literate
Desirable
•    High level of personal integrity, commitment and professional responsibility with CP and GBV exigencies.
•    Excellent communication skills,
•    Team player with strong leadership skills
•    Mature personality with life experience is an advantage
•    Able to be a self-started and work in challenging contexts and fragile environment.

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

The position is based at Nampula. Hot weather is prevalent throughout the year, with limited basic amenities. The incumbent will be required to travel to Namialo and Corrane and perform official responsibilities as required.
The incumbent shall reside in Namialo while executing official duties.

LEVEL OF CONTACT WITH CHILDREN
High interaction with adolescent children

We highly encourage Women to Apply

Position contingent upon award

Location: Nampula

Plan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
Early application is encouraged, as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Child Protection Policy.
As an international child-centered community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation 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.
Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

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