Child Protection in Emergency (CPiE) Programme Manager at Plan International

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Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-profit organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood, and enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We believe in the power and potential of every child, but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination.

Working together with children, young people, supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges girls and vulnerable children face. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years and are now active in more than 70 countries, driving changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. Plan International is registered in Nigeria with the Corporate Affairs Commission.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Child Protection in Emergency (CPiE) Programme Manager

Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Role Purpose

  • We are seeking an experienced Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) Programme Manager to ensure quality and effective delivery of PLAN’s child protection and child survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) portfolio through building the capacity of staff, partners and volunteers as part of Plan International Nigeria’s Response to the Crisis in North-East Nigeria.
  • CPiE is one of the main pillars of Plan International Nigeria’s responses to the humanitarian crisis in North-East Nigeria and a crucial component of the Regional Lake Chad Programme Strategy of Plan International in West and Central Africa.

Dimension of Role

  • The position will ensure quality child protection programming across the states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.
  • S/he will lead the capacity building and technical support of CPiE and child survivors of SGBV programs and interventions through the development of a CPiE capacity building plan and mentoring of staff, partners and volunteers.
  • S/he will lead the development of programming tools and the contextualization of global standards and guidance. They will work closely with the Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist and the project team.

Key Roles / Responsibilities:
In collaboration with the Field Teams and the CPiE Specialist the Manager will be responsible for:


  • Assess Plan International’s child protection capacity by conducting a capacity assessment of staff, partners and volunteers.
  • Develop a capacity building plan based on the assessment results, together with relevant partners and the CPiE Specialist.
  • Carry out continuous review; assess and update the capacity assessment results

Provide Technical Support and Capacity Building:

  • Develop and deliver training and capacity building activities for programs such as Case Management, Community-level Child Protection, Family Strengthening (e.g. parenting), Psychosocial Support (individual and group), and additional interventions, standards and guiding principles.
  • Provide ongoing coaching/individual technical supervision to team members in order to strengthen their capacity to implement protection interventions safely and effectively, particularly in complex cases.
  • Adapt capacity building programs and ensure that effective technical supervision is at the core of the CPiE and child survivors of SGBV programming.
  • Provide on-the-job coaching and support to staff and those external to PLAN as part of inter-agency capacity building efforts.
  • Provide targeted training to develop specific skills related to the context (e.g.: communicating with distressed children, confidentiality and foster parent skills building among others)

Response Management and Implementation:

  • Work closely with the relevant implementation manager(s) to ensure that the implementation of relevant activities are planned and carried out in a phased manner based on agreed upon priorities, in consultation and coordination with relevant stakeholders, both governmental and non-governmental.
  • Provide technical guidance and direction to PLAN for effective planning, implementation and monitoring of agreed child protection plans.
  • Make frequent field visits to all affected areas to monitor the implementation of activities, identify opportunities and constraints and any adjustments needed.
  • Provide ongoing capacity building to field teams, assessing their capacity building needs and developing individualized plans which include both training and on-the-ground coaching.
  • Link with related sectors to ensure child protection mainstreaming and integration and identify opportunities for Child Protection Systems Strengthening
  • Share data analysis (e.g. from the CP Information Management System) through dashboards, mapping, trends analysis, etc.
  • Contribute actively to advocacy actions, funding appeals and documents.
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