Business Analyst, Psychosocial worker, Safeguarding and Child Protection Program Lead, Analyste d’affaires, travailleur psychosocial, responsable du programme de sauvegarde et de protection de l’enfance, Yaoundé, Ngong / Lagdo, Yaoundé, Plan International

Business Analyst, Psychosocial worker, Safeguarding and Child Protection Program Lead, Analyste d’affaires, travailleur psychosocial, responsable du programme de sauvegarde et de protection de l’enfance, Yaoundé, Ngong / Lagdo, Yaoundé, Plan International

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Business Analyst

Date: 20-Aug-2021

Location: Yaounde, Cameroon

Company: Plan International

Plan International is an independent non-profit development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. However, these are often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. In addition, it is girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. Moreover, we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

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

ROLE PROFILE

Title:                      Business Analyst

Functional Area:   Finance, Programs, and Grants

Reports to:            Country Finance Manger

Location   :           Cameroon, Yaounde

Travel required:    15%

Effective Date:     May 2021

Grade:                 D1

role PURPOSE

The Business Analyst supports the Country Leadership Team in achieving the country business targets, and in managing knowledge related to the funding portfolio and Plan International’s business systems.

This will be achieved by analyzing and reporting on finance and grants key performance indicators for the country, maintaining a dashboard of information for Plan Country Office (CO) and National Organizations (NOs) to ensure accuracy and timeliness of grants financial reporting and to provide country management with timely advice on risks and opportunities.

To support the Country Finance Manager (CFM) to implement global and countrywide financial strategies.

Dimensions of the Role

[This section provides a summary of the size and authority of the post. It covers the size of the budget held, the numbers of direct reports, other key stakeholders who may depend on it, the type of communication required, the external representation involved and the reach of the role.]

Area of Responsibility – Country Office

Indirect Report; Grants Accountants.

Co leads the development and review of CO annual budgets

Co leads on monthly and quarterly business analysis (NO Quarterly feedback, quarterly KPIs and dashboards, SAP financial data)

Responsible for interpreting data, reporting on CO and PU performance, and flagging with CMT key trends, risks, and opportunities

People management

Accountabilities

Business planning processes:

Facilitate and coordinate business planning processes in terms of Budgeting; quarterly forecasting (Funding Budget modification)

Support the CFM in communicating instructions and milestones within the country for business planning.

Support the CFM in reviewing and consolidating planning inputs for the country.

Reviews budget entries in SAP and keeps records of budget modifications on file.

Reviews and consolidates monthly budget Vs Actual analysis from all Plan International Cameroon entities.

Support field planning processes and actively participates in partners and field-based community organizations training and empowerment.

Keeps and maintains the Funding Budget approvals and operational plans variations in coordination with PO point person, Grants staff and field staff.

Reviews project budgets and amendments to ensure that budgets are accurate matching with the one approved by Plan and donors, also apportioned costs and shared direct outputs are available with accurate budgets.

Ensure the cost recovery process is performed before closing each period and aligned to the global cost recovery policy

Accounting and treasury:

Ensures compliance with local regulatory and tax legislation in respect of financial matters

Test the accrual system to ensure they are being normally and consistently captured.

Support to Program Units and Country Office for the use of corporate SAP financial systems

Work with grant, procurement and program to point out all irregularities in SAP system and perform data cleansing every month before the migration to the new ERP.

The consolidation of bi-weekly cash forecast requests and following up cash balances for all accounts using agreed tools such as monthly target bank balance report.

Financial reporting and analysis:

Reviews periodic financial reports (Quarterly Report…) including monthly grants and year-end reports and raise issues to be addressed before closing the next period

Review financial reports from partners and staff expense report and make recommendations to CFM.

Prepares monthly BVA report on running costs and ensures variations are corrected on time.

Work closely with grant department to ensure that grant financial reports are prepared and sent on time to donors with data matching with SAP.

Internal financial controls:

Ensure appropriate financial controls processes, procedures and systems are in place and adhered to countrywide.

The review of purchase orders in line with existing procedures and comment any irregularities.

Follow up audit actions list and report progress on financial risks.

Ensure in every office location that petty cash count is performed at least once a quarter and cash count form is on file.

Perform expenditures analyses with cost effectiveness of operations orientation.

Sharing and dissemination of best practices countrywide.

Review the actual weekly cash count form at all levels

People management:

Develop, coach and motivate a high performing finance team in the Country Office.

Conduct regular meeting with staff.

Ensure that Plan’s gender policy and related procedures are adhered to in all aspects of work

Other

Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion 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

Country Finance staff

Grant support team

Field staff

Partners

Country office program support team and admin Team

External stakeholders

Regional Finance staff

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge

Qualification and Experience

A University Degree –Bachelors Finance, Accounting or related fields recognized institution with CPAII or CPAK/ ACCA or equivalent working experience in the field of accounting and finance of at least 5 years preferably with INGO.

Experience with financial information systems and MS office especially Excel and Word.

Strong management accounting and networking skills, experience in managing teams

Relevant post qualification experience

In depth knowledge of financial systems, financial management, grants analysis and reporting

Demonstrated behaviours needed by the post-holder to successfully perform the role:

Leadership Behaviour’s

Develops, motivates, coaches and manages finance team under his/her supervision in the CO.

Promotes high performance by all staff

Promotes innovation and learning

Communicates clearly and effectively

Empathy and conceptual flexibility

Gains, develops and retains credibility about his/her performance

Skills Specific to the post needed to put knowledge into practice.

Strong analytical thinking

Communication skills, appropriate to the audience

Collaborative and problem-solving mindset

Problem solving

Strong team-building and motivational skills

Strong negotiating, facilitating and influencing skills

Proficient in computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications, e.g. word processing, spreadsheet, database, web-based system

Working knowledge of written and spoken English and French.

Open to partners/stakeholder’s queries

Precision in numbers

Dealing with Problems:

Coaching of staff under his/her supervision on implementation of finance functions

Exhibit a good sense of judgment and responsibility in performance of duties

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

We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential

We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our programs and our workplace

We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives.

Physical Environment

This position requires 15% of travel within Plan program units and outside the country, 85% office related activities in CO.

Level of contact with children

Low contact- the job responsibilities of this position does not require the post holder to have any one-to-one contact with children on a daily basis. There would be occasional contact with children and it is expected that children shall be protected at all times.

NEXT STEP:

To apply for this job, kindly click on “Apply”. Your application should include:

A cover letter

A comprehensive CV including details of two referees, one of whom should be your current of most recent supervisor

Location: Yaoundé – CAMEROON

Closing date: May 02nd, 2021

Plan International Cameroon operates in an equal opportunity environment and actively encourages diversity.  Only applications received in French or English, will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Plan international has a child protection and gender equality policies that are integral part of the recruitment process.

Psychosocial worker

Date: 27-Aug-2021

Location: Ngong / Lagdo, Cameroon

Company: Plan International

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Post title:             Psychosocial worker –                        Number of positions: 04

Department:        Program    Start date

Contract Type:    Service Work Contract

Duration:             12 months

Duty Station:       Ngong / Lagdo, in the North Region

Reports to:           Gender Advisor

Purpose:      The Child Protection/Gender Based Violence (CP/GBV) Social/Case worker will be responsible for providing GBV psychosocial assistance services in line with child protection assistance guidelines for best interests of the child, confidentiality, do no harm and child participation. The case worker will work closely with women /girls and children including Unaccompanied and Separated Children and other vulnerable children at risk of and survivors of violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect, providing case management services in line with Plan’s Standard Operating procedures, and Global minimum standards of child protection case management and GBV case management.

Social /Case Worker (Service Provider or Staff): Responsible for supervising the activities of Community Focal Points, provide training on Child Protection and GBV Community Based Mechanisms (CP/GBVCBM), support women of CP/GBVCBM to counsel girls on sexuality related issues, follow-up identified cases needing psychosocial support and supervise the radio programs. Liaison between the Community Focal Point and Gender Specialist.

The Social Worker will provide regular reports on program activities in his/her zone of intervention on a weekly/monthly basis to the Gender Advisor. He/she will be responsible for consolidating monitoring data from the zone allocated to him/her. The Social Worker will also provide support to Community Focal Point in making referrals to local protection agencies.

Major Responsibilities:

  • The Social/Case worker will assume full responsibility to assess the level of risk that children are exposed to, and the risk factors to GBV and immediately report any cases that could evolve into high risk cases to the direct line Supervisor (Case Management Officer/Gender Advisor).
  • Identify, prioritize, assess and provide psychosocial support to children at risk of violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect and GBV survivors
  • Monitor and report child protection and GBV issues and violations in assigned communities or zone.
  • Provide case management services in line with the National Standard Operating Procedures for GBV case management in line with GBV IMS & Global Child Protection Case Management Guidelines.
  • Take at least 25 identified CP cases of vulnerable children from Initial Assessment to Case Closure using the Inter-Agency Case Management forms during the project performance period.
  • Provide psychosocial support and adequate referrals to consentful GBV survivors
  • Ensure that children are followed up and receiving proper case management and that cases are prepared for case discussions/case management meetings
  • Ensure regular case management meetings and conferences are conducted to reflect on progress and to accommodate the lessons learned and improve case management system accordingly; [participate in Best Interest Determination as appropriate.
  • Be proactive in identifying opportunities to better support children through facilitating processes, systems etc.
  • Ensure adequate alternative care services: Seek to understand traditional care strategies for Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC) including potential protection risks linked to these. Assess the capacity of the community to absorb children that need care and the complementary support that is potentially required.
  • Mobilize community leaders and community-based organizations (such as foster parents’ groups) to support alternative care.
  • Provide psychosocial support for children in care, parents and caregivers
  • Provide parents and caregivers with information on child psychosocial distress, and on how they can support their children to recover, as well as access services.
  • Establish regular structured recreational activities led by community volunteers/Community focal points and coordinate these with other activities. This may include child friendly spaces, ensuring that age and gender-sensitive activities are developed and implemented for children and adolescents.
  • Work with other sectors and partners to ensure that they consider the protection and wellbeing of children and assist them to make their services child-friendly and accessible.
  • Ensure full responsibility & accountability –for maintaining, drafting and updating reports which include case management reports and field activities report.
  • Promotes and ensures the principles of child protection, GBV support and child participation are respected within the Plan International projects and with identified child protection resources at field level.
  • Support training and orientation of CPC members, Community Focal Points and Foster families on child protection, SGBV and positive parenting.
  • Collaborate with the D.O to conduct referral pathway/ GBV Platforms quarterly meetings at the Divisional level with protection actors (MINPROFF, MINAS, Police, Gendarmerie, District hospitals, Justice, partner NGOs etc…)
  • Organize referral pathway quarterly meetings at the community level with community-based organizations, the gender/protection committee and Plan International Cameroon
  • In collaboration with community leaders, and institutional partners, the Social Worker (Social and Community Assistance Officer) will identify GBV-affected survivors and other vulnerable girls and boys who respectively match a clearly defined eligibility criterion for social assistance
  • Facilitate the provision of startup kits will be given to survivors of GBV.
  • Periodically monitor the use of the support provided to target beneficiaries in collaboration with partners (MINPROFF, MINJEC, MINAS etc.).
  • Train target beneficiaries on gender equality, safeguarding, entrepreneurship and leadership.
  • In collaboration with MINAS and MINPROF, conduct a close supervision and animation of women centers and the mobile units in their respective duty stations.
  • In collaboration with MINPROFF and MINAS, create where appropriate gender clubs and monitor activities of the different clubs monthly
  • Provide psychosocial support to GBV survivors and Child Protection issues
  • Contribute to the organization of special event
  • Contribute to all gender activities conducted in their duty station
  • Collect GBV/CP data of gender/child protection activities conducted

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning

  • Ensure CP/GBV risk assessment is done for assigned zone
  • Ensure all child protection concerns are addressed and also participate in case management meetings.
  • Ensure the action plans of Girl/Boys clubs, is adequately followed and implemented
  • Report on opportunities and constraints and any adjustments needed in the project.
  • Ensure assessment, documentation, good follow up of all referred cases and report accordingly;
  • Follow-up survivors from GBV/child abuses, identification and evaluations of their needs
  • Give feedback on the project during community meetings with beneficiaries and Community leaders a month.
  • Ensure Children and Young People Safe Guarding Policy of Plan International Cameroon and Gender and inclusion are respected by all and applied in all interventions
  • Always comply with Plan International’s Fraud Policy to safeguard and protect Plan’s assets and reputation.
  • Supervise and keep good ongoing mentorship and life skills activities in their CEFIFE (Women Centers) and Mobile units in communities

Information and Co-ordination

  • Provide regular weekly updates with inputs from all Community Animators
  • Submit monthly reports to Gender advisor on activities implemented.
  • With the permission from the Gender Specialist/CPTO can represent Plan in CP/GBV stake holder meetings.

Human Resources and Administration

  • Participate in the training and briefing of animators and partners and Community Focal Points and other key stakeholders on CP and/or related issues when required

Dealing with Problems

  • Maintain neutrality while doing resolving conflicts.
  • The job requires intense interventions on the field, in areas partially at risk. This requires prudence, vigilance and compliance with security instructions on the part of the animator.
  • Excellent and creative leadership skills will be utilized to properly implement the activities, in accordance with the standards, principles and with possible resistance from colleagues as is often the case in emergency response work
  • S/he should work under pressure and accept travels and lives in the area (i.e Ngong or Lagdo)

Key relationships

  • Keeps and maintain high contact with children, their families and communities
  • Maintains a high contact with other partners at the Divisional Delegation of Health, Social Affairs, Ministry of Women Empowerment and the Family, Basic Education, networks and other organizations.
  • Maintains high contact with local partners.
  • Gender Advisor (P4G)

Qualification and Experience

  • A university degree in social sciences, sociology, anthropology, psychology or Law, with at least 2 years of experience in Social Work
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in French and English. Ability to speak the local language (fofulde) of the assigned zone will be an added advantage.
  • Has experience in working with children (boys and girls)
  • Will be a Resident in the assigned communities.
  • Should be able to ride on bike and own a category “A” driving license.

Skills

  • Timely and effective delivery of project activities and other outputs (reports, etc.)
  • Commitment to child protection, gender equality and participation
  • Skills in participatory assessment, recreational activities, informal education, life skills training and sensitization on child and adolescent protection and prevention of GBV.
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Words, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer)
  • Ability to network with grassroots structures.
  • Competence in working with survivors of GBV/CP abuses, case management

Behaviors

  • Commitment and adherence to humanitarian values and standards,
  • Not been involved in any child protection issues
  • Demonstrates neutrality in the current socio-political crisis.
  • Works with trustworthiness and integrity
  • Resilience/Adaptability and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under extreme circumstances including stress, high security risks, diverse cultural contexts and harsh living conditions. Works and lives with a flexible, adaptable and resilient manner.
  • Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity.
  • Patient, adaptable, flexible, able to improvise and remain responsive under pressure.

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.

Closing Date:  09th september 2021

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

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. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Safeguarding and Child Protection Program Lead

Date: 27-Aug-2021

Location: Yaounde, Cameroon

Company: Plan International

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

ROLE PROFILE

Title    Safeguarding and Child Protection Programme Lead

Functional Area    Programme

Reports to    Head of Programmes , Plan International Cameroon

Location    Country Office    Travel required    Frequent

Effective Date    January 2021    Grade    D2

ROLE PURPOSE

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child.

We recognize that the abuse and exploitation of children and young people occurs throughout the world and in all societies and includes physical, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect. Furthermore, children and young people may be vulnerable and at risk due to, for example, reasons of gender, sexual orientation, disability and age, or illness.   All children and young people have equal rights to protection.

Value Position

The purpose of this position is:

  1. to ensure Plan Cameroon is fully committed to providing a safe, protective, and supportive environment for all children and young people and intend that their welfare will at all times be the paramount consideration. Furthermore, to seriously promote safe and protective practices for children and young people and, to protect them from all forms of harm.
  1. The incumbent will lead Plan’s country programs on CP in development and shall oversee all portfolios handled by project managers on child rights and CP. Ensuring that all projects are aligned to the Country Strategy according to Government policies and strategies. S/He will be expected to develop tools and guidance proactively to have a consistent way of implementing Plan’s approaches and strategies in the country. This position serves as focal point for child and youth safeguarding. The post holder is member of Extended CLT.

DIMENSIONS OF THE ROLE

Safeguarding

–    Provides technical and professional advice and support to Child and Youth Safeguarding Focal Points within Plan International Cameroon, empowering them to take full ownership of their role and strengthen the implementation of the policy and procedures within their departments and Programs.

–    Provides technical support, input and/or implementation of safeguarding for specific Country/ regional level tasks as delegated by the Regional Child and Youth Safeguarding Technical Advisor (Country/Regional level tasks may be Safeguarding in – Emergency Response, Engagement, Case Management, Programming, and Sponsorship for example).

–    Carries out investigations into concerns or reported incidents or provides distance or onsite support on case management and case review.

–    Proactively works with members of National and Local level Child and Youth Safeguarding networks to ensure the safe and meaningful engagement of children and young people.

–    Leads and promotes a culture commitment to attain the Plan International Standards on keeping children and young people safe, ensuring it remains alive, current and reflects emerging risks in the sector.

–    Assist in the preparation of grant proposals and reports and participate in the follow-up and evaluation of grant-funded projects.

–    Each month meet PO staff to discuss progress, identify and find solutions to problems and share program pattern, new directions and submit report to Head of Programmes.

–    Do at least 10 working days field visit per month in the POs and submit report to Head of Programmes and POM/PAM.

Child Protection Programming

–    Responsible for developing and implementing a detailed operational plan for Plan International in Cameroon which will support the delivery of the Country Strategy and reflects the Global Strategy as well as Areas of Global Distinctiveness.

–    To ensure that we have adequate programmes to address child rights & child protection issues that arise in communities where we work. S/He will work closely with Business Development team on proposal writing to increase Plan’s portfolio in Cameroon.

–    S/He works closely with head of influencing unit to address Plan’s advocacy and influencing initiatives as planned in the CS on one hand; documents Plan’s best practices and draw lessons on gender transformative program activities with communities (challenging norms, power dynamics and socio-cultural beliefs) and high level influencing at national level working on policies and legal frameworks.

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ACCOUNTABILITIES

Safeguarding in Programme development & Quality Management

–    Strengthen keeping children and young people safe and protected to contribute to the current global strategy and country strategy.

–    Ensure accountable and engaged leadership in keeping children, young people, girls and boys safe and protected.

–    In collaboration with the Field Team, Head of Programmes and Business Development, team leads and sector Specialists, the Child and Youth Safeguarding Technical Advisor will:

–    Strengthen the mainstreaming of and embedding protective measures of keeping children and young people safe across our programming and influencing activities and interventions.

–    Ensure our partnerships embed and embrace principles of keeping children and young people safe and protected.

–    Ensure that where children and young people, girls and boys participate in activities or engage with us this is done in a manner that is safe and meaningful for them and Plan International.

–    Design, develop, implement, and maintain advice on Child and Youth Safeguarding Policy implementation procedures and practices which ensures the strengthening of keeping children safe and protected and the attainment associated standards in Cameroon. This should give full consideration to the safeguarding implications of different individual identities (e.g. gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, ethnic origin, race, color and or any other aspect of their background or identity).

–    Support Child and Youth Safeguarding focal points to identify, manage and monitor risks to keeping children and young people safe and protected.

–    Provide technical support to Youth Engagement Focal Points on safe and meaningful engagements

–    Provide high quality technical support and advice on the implementation of the policy, implementation of associated procedures including those related to safe and meaningful engagement, attaining the CYSP implementation standards and dealing with concerns and policy breaches.

–    Initiate/support/contribute to the design, development and/or delivering of training on keeping children and Young People safe and protected for various modalities (self-directed, online, face to face) and for various audiences (staff, managers, partners, children) to ensure high levels of understanding and awareness on the organization’s commitment to and framework for keeping children and young people safe, including reporting and responding to concerns.

–    Ensure partners’ capacity building and support them to have their own CP policies.

–    Support/contribute to/ or initiate the design, develop and/or delivering CYSP briefing information to make sure staff and particularly CYSP focal points have quick access to clear information on keeping children safe.

–    Ensuring that the Country Director is made aware of potential and emerging risks/issues that could impact on the organizations commitment to keeping children and young people safe and protected and particularly as they pertain to focus areas outlined above.

–    Responding to and providing high quality technical advice on and support for CYSP issues reported, supporting country management risk assessment and decision making on actions to address the issue and determining the level of escalation required and maintaining a high level of confidentiality and sensitivity.

–    Responding to CYSP cases may require post holder to carry out:

–    An administrative investigation

–    A case management review

–    A Country office or Partner review – a review of the safeguarding environment and policy implementation of the country office or partner organization, in all cases there would be a requirement to identify what went wrong, gaps to be addressed and implications for management.

Child Protection in Programming

Programmes Development and Design:

–    A clear and updated strategic paper is designed to detail how the CS’ program objective on Safeguarding children and youths, protecting girls well as community-based CP mechanisms will be implemented in development and emergency.

–    Support Project Managers in developing tools and guidance to harmonize the way we do program work and implement program quality procedures in a consistent way

–    Expand Plan’s gender transformative work on social norms & policies and CBCPN across Plan’s geographic areas and contribute to influence other stakeholders beyond.

–    Thorough understanding of global developments on children issues and girls’ vulnerability in particular and follows trends and updates from Ministry of Social Affairs, UNICEF and UNHCR; and ensure alignment of the project with both international and national instruments.

Monitoring and Evaluation of CP activities:

–    Support in monitoring project implementation milestones and reporting requirements in collaboration with MERKM units.

–    Oversees all outputs and budgets related to gender transformative CP in projects and monitors resource mobilization towards the annual and CS targets.

–    Budget management responsibility at country level according to annual plan; consolidating and analysing all protection related project budgets outputs and advise project managers of achievements and issues on quarterly basis.

–    Document lessons learnt, best practice and case studies to inform in-country strategies and program approaches, as well as contribute to broader sector learning.

–    Technical review of all project reports in the sectors

–    Prepares corporate reports (Monthly, Quarterly and Annual) that demonstrates clear picture/footprint of Plan’s work in the field.

–    Production of regular and high quality project narrative & financial reports as required by the donor and internally within Plan International network

Proposal Development and Resource Mobilization:

–    Develop high quality proposals in collaboration with BD, project managers and other heads of technical units according to sound child rights situation analysis, Plan’s CS objectives and Government of Cameroon priorities.

–    Monitors CS program objective achievements and provide guidance to CMT, BD and PU on programmatic gaps as well as RM strategies or funding opportunities to achieve the goal.

–   Networking, Advocacy and Influencing

–    Be proactive in identifying advocacy opportunities, case studies and research opportunities which link to wider organizational strategic objectives, and turn these into action.

–    Ensuring the specific needs of children are being addressed (disabilities, exclusion…etc) in core strategies and plans.

–    Position Plan CMR as lead organization for child rights and child protection programs This may involve taking on a co-chairing role where needs demand.

–    Collaborate with the Country influencing focal persons and gender specialist to design a Country advocacy strategy to influence policy and practice in the bid to promoting child rights and ending CM&FGM);

–     Enhance documenting, disseminating and ensuring that lessons learnt are included in the amelioration and  strengthening  of  Plan’s child centred program and projects;

–    Execute other tasks at the request of the Supervisor or the CD within the domain of his/her competence.

HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

–    Supports the recruitment, orientation, on-going development/training and builds capacity of staff, CYSP focal points and local partner staff to ensure a high level of expertise in line with organizational requirements.

–    Monitor the team’s performance against the agreed organizational standards and ensure that problems are identified and resolve

DEALING WITH PROBLEMS

–    Identifying or supporting the identification of Child and Youth Safeguarding opportunities and risks through knowledge of the organisation’s internal environment including its operations, capability of people and resources, the needs and expectations of key stake holders, its activities and interventions and the external developments in the sector and decides what CYSP processes, procedures or controls are needed and should be developed to ensure opportunities are exploited and risks mitigated.

–    Taking initiative on a range of often difficult and complex CYSP implementation issues and CYSP breaches reported at short notice often with support from the Country Management Team Ability to be resilient in the face of often traumatic reports.

–    Giving high quality technical advice often under pressure and in response to policy and procedure implementation, issues and breaches including when the impact of the advice may challenge the behaviour or management style of senior managers and may challenge the risk appetite or response of the organisation.

–    Effective management of large volumes of qualitative and quantitative data from Programme Offices to report on Child and Youth Safeguarding implementation, trend analysis of CYSP risks and recommendation on the same.

–    Discussing and training on a range of sensitive topics with the ability to manage and remain calm in the midst of strong emotional reactions from staff and managers.

–    Anticipates, forward plans and schedules work required for specific areas of responsibility and projects using professional judgement and experience to identify potential issues, timings and likely costs.

–    Develops cost effective and sustainable solutions and materials to enhance awareness, understanding and implementation of the organisations commitment to keep children safe and deliver on its current operational plan.

  1. Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion 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.

PLAN INTERNATIONAL’S VALUES IN PRACTICE

We are open and accountable

  1. Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  2. Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  3. Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  4. Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  5. Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact

  1. Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  2. Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  3. Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  4. Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  1. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  2. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  3. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  4. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

  1. We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential
  2. We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our programs and our workplace
  3. We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives.

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contact

–    Country Management Team (including PO Managers)

–    Other Plan Cameroon Technical Advisors

–    Project Coordinators/Managers

–    Maintains high contact with Child and Youth Safeguarding Focal Points and frontline staff

–    Maintains high contact with Child and Youth Safeguarding Advisors in other COs, RO and IH

–    Maintains medium contact with the Government Ministries in charge of Children and Youth welfare

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Qualifications and Experience

–    Bachelors’ degree and not less than 5 years of work experience in Human Rights or equivalent in a large multi-year development programs, with a robust Child and Youth Safeguarding component.

–    Significant experience working on Child Rights and Child Protection Programmes at field or influential levels.

–    Master’s degree is preferred.

Essential Skills & Knowledge

–    Expertise and substantial experience of safeguarding and child rights in an international development setting.

–    Knowledge & understanding of safe and meaningful participation and engagement of children & young people and a deep understanding of safeguarding and protection issues that may arise.

–    Expertise, technical knowledge and substantial experience in responding to issues, breaches, investigation and case management.

–    Experience at providing advice and developing and delivering training on keeping children and young people safe on a diverse range of issues and to a diverse audience.

–    Understanding of safeguarding standards within the sector (e.g. Keeping Children Safe Coalition standards).

–    Excellent conceptual understanding of the organizational risks associated with keeping children and young people safe and protected.

–    Knowledge of human rights, child rights, inclusion and gender equality.

–    Knowledge and/or experience of child and Youth Safeguarding programming and/or child protection in emergency interventions a significant bonus.

–    Knowledge and use of different learning modalities to design and deliver blended learning techniques.

–    Knowledge of risk assessment approaches.

–    Demonstrated knowledge of Programs and Project Management (PMP or PMD Pro preferred).

Desirable Skills & Knowledge

–    Excellent ability to influence, build strong relationships and inspire people at all levels.

–    Highly effective at using skills and or creativity to identify and develop procedural, briefing materials and training programs that are user friendly, fit for purpose, robust and cost effective.

–    Strong analytical and report writing skills with excellent attention to detail.

–    Training, facilitation and clear communication skills.

–    Ability to think and work under pressure.

–    Ability to challenge behavior/attitudes in a non-confrontational evidence based manner.

–    Self-motivated and efficient with the ability to prioritize tasks.

–    Advanced Excel and computer skills.

–    Please include those requirements that are desirable.

Behaviours:

–    Creates strong sense of purpose and commitment within own part of the team and with stakeholders.

–    Holds self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and standards of behaviour.

–    Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism/integrity.

–    Strategic thinking and effective contribution to own work and Organizational development.

–    Sound judgement and decision-making in complex situations.

–    Strong emotional intelligence including self-awareness.

–    Leads by example to motivate high performance of others.

–    Very strong commitment to continuous learning.

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

Typical office environment with 50% extensive travel in program areas and abroad.

LEVEL OF CONTACT WITH CHILDREN

High contact- the job responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have high contact with children. It is expected that children shall be protected at all times.

Location: Yaounde, Country Office

Type of Role: Safeguarding & Child protection Program Lead

Reports to: Head of Programs

Grade: D2

Closing Date:24/01/2021

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

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

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. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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