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 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
We are currently recruiting for four Global Child and Youth Safeguarding Technical Advisors.
Plan International’s Child Protection Policy Unit at Plan International’s Headquarters provides the strategic direction for keeping children and young people safe in Plan International in line with the overall organisational strategy. This includes the implementation of the Child Protection Policy, all activities throughout Plan International associated with keeping children and young people safe, and ensuring that where they are engaged in our decision making process it is done in a way that is legitimate safe and meaningful for them. In addition the activities of the Unit includes the management of reported policy breaches and incidents where there is concern about a child or young person’s welfare.
The role of the Child Protection Policy Technical Advisor is to design and develop tools, guidance and procedures and provide expert advice and support which ensures child and young people who engage with the organisation do so in a manner that is safe them. In addition you will ensure Plan International attains and maintains its standards on the safeguarding of children and young people, ensuring they are meaningfully engaged with us and that no child or young person comes to harm through their association with the organisation.
You will also provide expert case management review, support and advice on child and youth safeguarding concerns and incidents which may arise from policy breaches, ensuring that such incidents and concerns are reported and responding to in line with our Child Protection Policy and associated procedures and identifying learning and implications for management.
You will have substantial demonstrable experience in safeguarding and child rights in an international development setting and excellent knowledge of Child Protection Policy standards. With strong technical knowledge and skills in safe and meaningful participation and engagement of children and young people, responding to and investigating issues and breaches you will also be adept at providing advice and developing and delivering training. Experience of child protection programming or child protection in emergency interventions would be advantageous.
Strong communication skills, the ability to inspire and influence and excellent training and facilitation skills are imperative. You will be self-motivated with excellent prioritisation skills and a flexible, resilient approach.
Please follow this link for a full job description and person specification; https://www.dropbox.com/s/5pga6shcdxcswk0/Global%20Safeguarding%20Technical%20Advisors%20%28CPP%29%20role%20profile.docx?dl=0
Location: International Headquarters in Woking, Surrey. Other locations where Plan currently runs programmes may also be considered as this role will principally cover the Region of the Americas
Type of Role: Permanent
Reports to: Global Head of Child Protection Policy
Grade: 4. If based in a Country/Regional office, local terms and conditions will apply.
Closing Date: Friday 5th January
Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy.
As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan 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 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.