Child Protection in Emergency Coordinator | UNICEF

Child Protection in Emergency Coordinator | UNICEF

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Child Protection in Emergency Coordinator (For PCA)



Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice.


We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind.


We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.


This role will primarily lead the implementation of the Child Protection Policy and program at the PU level and ensure support and linkages to the HTP and the other Country Programs. The post holder is responsible for the deliveries of results in line with pre agreed program plans and objectives and oversees the implementation of the Child Protection Policy in the PU and contribute towards achieving the country program goal of improved protection mechanisms and community practices against harmful traditions and violence against children. Plan Ethiopia has put in place a CP policy that all of its staff must adhere to and sign.




Dimensions of the Role


The post holder will report to the lead, child protection at the country office.   The post holder will manage the protection budget at the program unit level.  The post holder will manage approximately of more than 15 million of annual budgets.




The post holder is responsible for project design, overseeing implementation and monitoring while ensuring quality program delivery of the overall child protection country program activities.  She/he ensures integration as well as smooth teamwork within and across other county programs at the program Unit level.  Key components of the position also include regional advocacy and networking, strategic thematic area planning, developing and strengthening partnerships and mainstreaming of child centred community development.




There are no listed direct or indirect reports under this role.








    Project planning, implementation and reporting


    Ensure the technical soundness, appropriateness and general quality in project design and planning

    Provide leadership into the project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; assess the  outputs, outcomes and impact of program interventions and activities in the Emergency Project.

    Oversee project implementation

    Prepare and develop in consultation with appropriate stakeholders project period work plans and project plans.

    Under the Country Lead leadership contribute to the development of concept notes and proposals.

    Ensure effective and efficient management of financial resources, including review and check project budgets, monitoring expenditures, and implementing cost control measures.

    Ensure M&E and learning in close collaboration with the M&E team.

    Ensure quality and timely reporting and documenting of  project  activities including preparation of project progress and project end reports;

    Ensure the mainstreaming of CP, Inclusion and DRR in your program area.

    Provide leadership in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the child protection in emergency policy implementation standards at the emergency project.




    Policy Engagement and networking


    Serve as a principal representative to regional child protection thematic networks and clusters to promote effective program implementation, to create collaborative and positive partnerships and alliances, and to influence policy that maximizes the impact of the country program.

    Establish links and good relationships with relevant government authorities, NGOs, academic and research institutions and the media, in the area of child protection in emergency to draw information and knowledge for program efficiency and effectiveness.

    Makes follow up and proper documentation of regional government policies, strategies and plans with respect to child protection in emergency.




    Partnership Development and Strengthening


    Collect information on information about other organisations working within the region to gain institution knowledge of the environment.


    In support of the project coordinator, manage the partnership in a holistic and reciprocal manner.

    Make it their business to know about the organisation in the region.

    Seeks opportunities for different kinds of partnership for enhanced quality program implementation.

    Provide support to partner staff, coaching for results and support to the child protection thematic area team as well as in their individual development and performance management.

    Facilitates communication and interaction between partners/collaborators and Program Unit finance team.


    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.


Technical expertise, skills and knowledge




    Bachelor’s Degree with at least 5 years relevant experience of which at least two years’ experience with NGOs.

    Demonstrated experience in the management of child protection in emergency projects.

    Demonstrated experience of project cycle management and child centred emergency  programming






    Knowledge of the Child Protection sector

    Knowledge of emergency issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community under emergency situation.

    Knowledge of effective participatory Monitoring, Evaluation and Research systems and processes

    Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships with colleagues.


    Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation

    Strong negotiation, influencing and problem solving skills.


    Numeracy and the ability to interpret financial data, in order to understand budgetary processes including planning, monitoring and reporting.

    Ability to analyse information and evaluate options including planning skills

    Proficient in computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications


The closing date for the application is February 01, 2019.




This position is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia.


Please note that:


    Applications and CVs written in English will be accepted and


    Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Please note that we are not accepting CVs that are not sent through the indicated link.


Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.


More information about Plan International can be found on http://


References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.


As an international child centered community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization 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. Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.


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