Humanitarian Project Officer- Child Protection in Emergency

Plan International Myanmar

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Humanitarian Project Officer- Child Protection in Emergency


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


Position:                                             Humanitarian Project Officer- Child Protection in Emergency

Accountable to:                                 Humanitarian Project Manager

Assignment Type:                             From the start date to till 2nd May 2018

Closing date for applications:         27th October 2017 5:00 PM


Job background: The Humanitarian Project Officer -Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) will be responsible for the quality implementation of CPiE activities to provide environment for conflict affected children in selected IDP camps in Kachin with technical support from the CPiE Specialist and under the direct supervision of Humanitarian Project Manager. The CPiE Officer will lead all Child Protection efforts in the assigned area and manage volunteers in the area. He / She will be responsible for ensuring proper planning, implementation and monitoring of project activities and working closely with and increasing partner staff capacity in Child Protection interventions. This positions is based full-time in Myitkyina with up to 70% field travel.


Job purpose:  Lead implementation of CPiE activities in targeted camps with technical support from the PM and CPiE Specialist, Provide capacity building and technical training for partner staff on CPMS, Community-Based Child Protection Mechanisms and Case Management with support from the CPiE Specialist, Cooperate with partners while implementing agreed project/program and provide on-the-job support, Provide adequate technical inputs and guidelines for partners, CP community facilitators and camp management committees to promote community-based child protection, Support partner in meeting minimum technical standards, and requirements set in the agreements, Ensure child protection activities are well implemented as planned and meeting the CPMS and SPHERE standards work with CP working group at local level and develop better collaboration with a range of local stakeholders to ensure a well-coordinate delivery of CPiE assistance by PLAN Myanmar.  


Qualifications, Skills & Experience: Citizen of Myanmar, Two to Three years of work experience in planning, implementing and / or monitoring of child protection projects and community mobilization, understanding of the Kachin Emergency context and understanding of protection issues of displaced children in Kachin IDP camps, Knowledge of different forms of child abuse and familiarity with international humanitarian standards and principles, including CPMS for Humanitarian Action, Strong teambuilding, training, mentoring and facilitation skills, Experienced in working with partners and capacity to facilitate workshops for partners and communities, Experienced in project monitoring and evaluation and in reporting project progress, computer literate and good command of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Power point), Good English and Kachin Language is critical for this position, willingness to travel to remote and conflict-affected areas, 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 and details of at least 2 referees via E-mail only to:  Copies of certificates need not be sent.


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


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