PROGRAMME COORDINATOR CHILD PROTECTION & PARTICIPATION – EASTERN CHIPATA


Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental 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 have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Child protection is key in all that we do.
Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has programme units in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located.
We are looking for an experienced, innovative, motivated, self-starter individuals to fill the following vacancy:
1 Programme Coordinator Child Protection & Participation – Eastern Chipata (1)
Position Description
Reporting to the Programme  Manager Child Protection and Participation with a dotted reporting line to  the Programme Unit Manager, s/he will coordinates child protection and participation activities in the Programme Unit (PU) in order to ensure a high level of interaction between Plan International Zambia, communities, and other stakeholders in child protection issues in line with the Child Centered Community Development approach. Key responsibilities include;
  • Participating in the planning, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of child protection programmes in the PU.
  • Identifying  and applying  effective measures with and for communities to realise their rights and manage their own development
  • Promoting  advocacy and Plan’s work on child protection, child rights, child participation  and gender in the community
  • Identifying  and applying  effective measures for children  to realise their rights and their full potential
  • Identifying  and drawing on other sources of expertise and support to maximize the impact of Plans work on child protection, child participation, child rights and gender
  • Designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of child centered community development projects
  • Providing  technical advice, backstopping and capacity building to field staff,   partners, community members, community based organisations and community volunteers in child rights, child protection, gender and community empowerment
  • Facilitating and support implementation of child protection policies and practices at the community level including promotion of  child participation in child protection related activities  to ensure proper awareness is raised on child protection issues and that children participate at all levels.
Individual Specifications:
  • University Degree in Social Sciences/Development Studies
  • 2-4 years’ experience in the NGO sector; working with children and communities; managing child-related protection issues.
  • Experience in writing project proposals and grants reporting
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft packages
  • Good communications skills
  • Time management, administrative, and organizational skills
For full details on the job profile please send an email, clearly stating the job title of interest to jobszambia@plan-international.org.  Kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply enclosing their CVs, and photocopies of their academic qualifications. Day time telephone and/or mobile contacts should be clearly indicated. Applications should reach the undersigned not later than Friday 12th August 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The Country Human Resource Manager
Plan International Zambia
Private Bag 518X
Plot 87 A  Kabulonga road
Kabulonga
LUSAKA
Plan International provides equal employment opportunities to qualified and experienced women and men
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