Plan International recruits 01 Senior Child Protection Specialist/ Technical Team Lead

Plan International recruits 01 Senior Child Protection Specialist/ Technical Team Lead

Date: 28-Jul-2019

Location: Amman, AM, JO

Company: Plan International

The Organization

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. 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.

Location:will be based in Amman; He/She will provide technical assistance to (partner) staff, assure quality of programming , monitoring and ensure adequate coordination and communication on education/ child protection/ ECCD/ and livelihood programs

Background: Now entering its sixth year, the conflict in Syria continues to have a drastic impact on Syrian refugee children as well as Jordanian children living in host communities. Children continue to experience different forms of violence, abuse and exploitation in their communities. Increasing levels of poverty and lack of access to quality education among refugee families have put an alarming number of Syrian girls and boys at risk of school drop outs, child labour and child marriage. Adolescents and youth have limited educational and economic opportunities and experience a sense of hopelessness and lack a future perspective. To address these risks and prevent the long-term harmful consequences on an entire generation of children, Plan International Jordan implements an integrated child protection, education and livelihoods programme aimed to empower children and young people, in particular girls..


Plan International Jordan is seeking an experienced Technical Team Lead/ Senior Child Protection Specialist with an ability an experience in managing/coordinating technical team within an organization including technical specialists and MERL, with a focus on protection and/or girls rights programming, in support to the Plan International’s development and Syria crisis programmes in Jordan. The Technical Team Lead/Senior CP Specialist will be responsible to ensure the quality of education, child protection, ECCD, education and livelihood programmes implemented by national and local partners and promote integration with other sector interventions including the linkages with the monitoring, evaluation, research and learning component.

Typical Responsibilities – Key End Results of Position: 

Programme Design:

  • Lead on proposal drafting and submission with relevant regional and NO staff including; identifying priority areas of intervention, identification of potential partnerships, and ensuring timely and quality submission to donors.
  • Lead rapid and detailed education/ child protection/ ECCD/ and livelihood assessments in new target areas; determine priorities and immediate activities and required resources.
  • In close collaboration with the regional specialists, define objectives and key outcomes of Plan International’s overall programmatic response in Jordan in line with national strategies.
  • Develop an evidence-based programms plan including programmatic, research and advocacy priorities, closely linked to other sector programmes.
  • Ensure that programmes are in line with global and international Minimum Standards; such as the MS for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, INEE, and gender- and conflict-sensitive.Quality Management and Implementation:
  • Ensure that a robust monitoring, evaluation, research and learning (MERL) system is in place, and that the country office engages in the collection and use of evidence and that this is shared across the global organization, and that reliable data is used for decision-making.
  • One key aspect of the department is ensuring continuous positive engagement of its technical specialists including (Education, CP GBV, Livelihoods, and ECCD specialists) with the project teams in a view to; support program quality in line with global standards and key performance indicators, informing the future project’s design and delivery, and set up joint action plans for common vision of success. 
  • Work closely with Plan International Jordan’s implementing partners to ensure that activities are implemented in a coordinated and phased manner, in accordance with Plan International’s approachs, best practices and policy.
  • Coordinate with the technical team to provide technical guidance and direction including ongoing training, coaching and mentoring to Plan International Jordan’s and partners’ staff members to ensure quality programming in compliance with Plan International’s quality standards and policies.
  • Ensure that quality data collection and information management systems are in place for appropriate programme analysis, planning, evaluation, and advocacy.
  • Ensure regular communication with programme managers and project coordinators to integrate appropriate technical input and priorities in program design implementation.
  • Coordinate with the technical team to undertake regular field monitoring visits to assess progress and identify technical quality issues and/or other implementation issues, provide solutions and implement modifications as required.Coordination and Communication:
  • Support strategic positioning with donors and partners and leads on project design to ensure that the country office strategy can be delivered in line with Plan International Quality Programming Principles.
  • Provide updates and reports on ongoing activities and strategies to Plan International’s regional team, Head Office, relevant National Offices and donors;
  • Build and maintain relationships with relevant ministries (incl. Ministry of Social Development, Ministry of Labour, etc.), UN organizations, INGOs and national NGOs;
  • Coordinate with the technical team to participate in relevant Working Groups, thematic task forces, and other relevant coordination entities;
  • Attend regular calls, meetings, etc. as required by Plan International.
  • Human Resources
  • Coordinate and/or implement training and briefing of Plan International staff, partners, and other key stakeholders on child protection, child safeguarding and/or related issues.
  • Identify the staffing needs for the child protection response and support the recruitment process for these staff.

Dealing with Problems:  

Application of knowledge required for the role, complexity of problems handled & the degree of investigation, analysis, & creative thinking required to solve them.

  • Demonstrated capacity to solve challenging issues/concerns with collaborating project partners.

Knowledge, Skills, Behaviors, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:  


  • A degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies or related discipline.
  • Prior experience of working on education and protection projects will be an asset.
  • Good knowledge of field based monitoring and relationship building.

Experience :

  • Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible professional experience in child protection work of which at least 2 in humanitarian or refugee settings;
  • Master’s degree in social work, social sciences or another related field;
  • Strong experience in child protection in humanitarian or refugee settings, community-based child protection and child and youth participation required;
  • Experience in programming related to child labour, girls’ rights, gender-based violence and child marriage are an asset;
  • Demonstrated ability to network and liaise with UN, coordination mechanisms and donors;
  • Flexible work attitude and ability to work independently within a small team;
  • Excellent knowledge of Arabic and English mandatory.


  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent skills in project design, time management, and problem solving;
  • Good facilitation skills and ability to deliver induction briefing/trainings;
  • Excellent English language writing and speaking skills (Reports writing skills)


  • Good communication, planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a diverse and cross-cultural audience;Behaviours (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 organization 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 maximize 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

Type of Role: One year fixed term contract

Location: Plan international country office in Jordan, based in Amman with regular travel in country
Reports to:   Head of Mission

Level of Contact with Children: High level of contact

Physical Environment and demands: Typically office environment with frequent travel to the program areas

Closing Date:  11th of August 2019


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