Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist




Plan International Myanmar  

Job Advertisement for Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist



Plan International is an international humanitarian, child centred development organisation, implementing development and humanitarian programs that promote the realisation and fulfilment of children’s rights and the alleviation of child poverty.


Position:                     Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) Specialist

Accountable to:         Child Rights and Child Protection Program Manager

Location:                    Country Office (Yangon), Myanmar (approx. 75% of time in Kachin and Rakhine)

Assignment Type:     One Year contract with possibility for extension (based on funding availability)

Closing date               29th March, 2019 ( 5:00 PM )

Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible



Job purpose: 


Plan International Myanmar is seeking a national CPiE Specialist to support Plan’s ongoing CPiE response in Kachin State, Myanmar. Plan Myanmar has been implementing CYPiE programmes across different townships in Kachin and Rakhine State since 2013 and is seeking a qualified CYPiE practitioner to provide technical support to the ongoing response. The current response focuses on providing psychosocial support to affected children via mobile and permanent Child Friendly Spaces, case management support to individual children, youth and their families as well as strengthening community-based child protection groups and adolescent and youth protection and development activities,.


The CPiE Specialist will be responsible for providing technical support to ongoing Child  Protection in Emergencies projects as well as ensuring mainstreaming of child  and youth protection in other sector projects (WASH, Education, Nutrition, DRR). The overall objective of this role is to contribute towards ensuring that emergency response projects implemented by Plan International and its partners are in line with international standards. Responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to improving the quality of child and youth protection case management, adolescent and youth development services and psychosocial support services, capacity building of Plan and partner staff in the areas of case management and community based child protection and technical support to mainstreaming of child and youth protection.


Specific tasks will include:

  • Review and support for programme CPiE programming in Kachin and Rakhine
  • In collaboration with line manager, development of CPiE capacity building strategy
  • Capacity building of Plan and partner staff in each target location on Minimum Standardsfor Child Protection in Humanitarian Action  including Case Management, psychosocial interventions,  child friendly spaces and community level child protection work .This may involve the development of contextualised training packages and delivery  of trainings, and introduction of relevant Plan International tools such as the Champion of Change model, Ready for Work.
  • Follow up and post-training support including development and monitoring of individual capacity building plans for child protection staff, coaching sessions, on the job support, monitoring and feedback sessions
  • Adaptation, development and implementation of program planning and monitoring tools in collaboration with programme and M&E staff for ongoing CPiE projects.
  • Knowledge management and documentation, analysis and utilisation of M&E data and lessons learned related to CPiE programming and new programming approaches
  • Support to donor reporting
  • Support of strategy development for CPiE interventions
  • Support in preparation of donor proposals for CPiE interventions including budget development
  • Representing Plan International at relevant coordination groups
  • Child and youth protection mainstreaming in other sectors via monitoring of activities, provision of basic training on child & youth protection and development for staff.


The outlined responsibilities are based on the current project portfolio, however specific responsibilities may shift over time and flexibility from the candidate may be required. The CPiE Specialist will report to the Emergency Response Manager based in Yangon. This is full time position based in Yangon with significant time spent in the field and regular travel to Kachin and Rakhine.



Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • 3 years of experience in Child Protection in Emergencies or related area of work
  • 3 years of experience in planning, implementing and evaluating projects at the field level preferably in conflict settings and through local partner organisations
  • Experience in or demonstrated strong motivation for building the capacity of project staff on child protection in emergencies
  • Understanding of international humanitarian standards, Child Protection Minimum Standards and Adolescent and Youth related standards
  • Knowledge of the Do No Harm and conflict sensitivity approaches.
  • Excellent analytical and strategic planning skills, writing skills as well as strong and effective communication skills
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken)
  • Willingness to travel to remote areas and spend time in the field
  • Ability to work in a diverse, multi-cultural setting with sensitivity to the local context
  • Ability to work under pressure, as part of a team or independently, and meet deadlines



How to apply:


Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are required to submit, in English, a cover letter, CV, monthly consultancy rate and details of at least 2 referees via E-mail only to: with the subject line of “Application for the post of CPiE Specialist”. Copies of certificates need not be sent. Please note that applications without the expected monthly salary cannot be considered.


Reference & background checks will be performed for successful candidates. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Plan is an equal opportunity employer committed to the well-being of children and does not tolerate child abuse.



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