Protection from Violence & Child Protection Learning and Development Specialist

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Date:  19-Oct-2021

Location:   Flexible, Flexible

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.

Since adopting our global strategy, 100 Million Reasons, our global work to advance children’s rights and equality for girls has had unprecedented impact. We have been transforming our operations at the Global Hub to be the best possible partner for the 8,000+ staff who work in our country offices, and working to become a more agile, efficient and accountable organization.


We have improved our mechanisms for collaboration, transparency and data-gathering. The transformation has also increased the number of decisions to be taken close to the point of impact and distributed power more widely throughout the organisation.


To bring about lasting change, we have to live our values. We are committed not simply to telling the world we are the go to organisation on girls’ rights, but to embedding justice and equality in all that we do.



The Opportunity


Plan International’s global strategy: 100 Million Reasons (2017–22) prioritises protection from violence as one of its key thematic areas, reflecting the increased focus on youth. Protection from violence includes the area of child protection as well as Plan’s programming and influencing work with and for young people, with focus on young women up to the age of 24. Within our Protection from Violence work, Plan International promotes a system strengthening approach, with holistic interventions encompassing prevention and response in support of improved systems for protecting children, adolescents and youth. At global level, Plan will focus on developing good practice models for country level programming and influencing, tools and guidance, capacity-strengthening initiatives as well as generating research and evidence which supports Plan’s gender-transformative approach.


A comprehensive global training package has been developed over the past 2 years with participation of child protection practitioners from Plan and partners. It is now time to roll this training package out and to ensure that it is part of a wider capacity strengthening and learning agenda within the Protection from Violence area. You will lead this work.


Given current COVID-related restrictions, you will carry out most of these actions through online platforms, including the first phase of the roll out of the CP training package. In the future, travel will be required in order to support Training of Trainers (ToTs) and trainings at regional and country level.

The position will be placed in the Protection from Violence Hub within the Gender Transformative Policy and Practice department at Plan’s Global Hub. It will be part of the PfV Hub, taking part in ongoing work, including meetings and work planning. It will report to the PfV Hub Lead and work in close collaboration with the Child Protection in Emergencies Lead. Close collaboration is needed with Plan International Sweden for the 20% of time dedicated to technical support to countries in the SIDA Civsam framework.


You will support the design and implementation of a global capacity strengthening framework, including the piloting and roll-out of Plan International’s new comprehensive full spectrum Child Protection capacity strengthening package. You will design the capacity strengthening plan and M&E framework and coordinate and grow the Child Protection and Protection from Violence learning offer to meet professional and development needs.


In addition you will support selected Country Office’s in the full program cycle; including planning, implementation and evaluation of Child Protection related programs.

Please follow this link for a full role profile;

Location: Flexible where Plan International has a legal entity and the applicant has the pre-existing right to work and live. 

Type of Role: Fixed term contract until end of June 2024

Reports to: PfV Hub Lead

Salary: We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that this will vary according to the location of the appointed candidate and therefore it is not possible to include full details here. If based in the UK the salary for this level of role would be in the region of £45000

Closing Date: Sunday 7th November 2021


Applicable locations may include: Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, China, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe


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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