Communication Engagement Officer at Plan International

Plan International is an independent child-centered international development organization committed to advancing the rights of children and fight against poverty. Plan has no religious, political and government affiliation. For over 78 years, we have supported girls and boys and their communities around the world to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights, free themselves from poverty and live positive fulfilling lives. Plan currently works in 70 countries including Nigeria.Plan International officially started operations in Nigeria in 2014 and works to strengthen and promote the rights of children. Our programme is currently focused on basic education; improve community health services, youth and citizens’ participation in governance and creating economic opportunities and livelihoods for the poor, building resilient communities through our emergency and humanitarian response in the Northeast. Plan Nigeria works with communities, civil society organizations, development partners, government at all levels and the private sector.Our Humanitarian Response Program is looking for people who are experienced, dedicated, have passion and want to make a difference in the lives of peopleWe are recruiting to fill the poition of:Job Title: Communication Engagement OfficerLocation:  Mubi, AdamawaDepartment: ProgramReports to: Field Coordinator/ Child Protection SpecialistDuration: 6 Months with possibility of extensionPurposeThe purpose of this role is to coordinate and lead community engagement and mobilization activities for the response programmes in line with International minimum standards in Northeast Adamawa and Southern Borno states.The post holder will be supervised technically by the Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist and expected to work very closely with other members of the programme team.Duties and ResponsibilitiesSupport the strengthening of child protection community-based systems inclusive of developing trainings, supervision/coaching tools, monitoring and tracking tools and improve referral systems Provide support in the development of alternative care systems in accordance with international policies and national procedures/norms;Conduct and supervise training with men and boys, women and girls on social norms change and CP prevention and response using agreed methodology;Support the establishment and strengthening of self-help groups for informal foster careers, male and female youth, GBV survivors and women’s groups to work on CP and GBV issues;Support community advocates and children to develop participatory media and other IEC materials to use in the community to raise awareness;Conduct training and follow-up with teachers, government and partner staff and other stakeholders in community based protectionDesign and facilitate community mobilization/sensitization campaigns in collaboration with Community Engagement Workers, Community Based Protection Mechanisms, and children/adolescentsSupervise the CFS staff members/volunteers on location to ensure quality implementation of activities;Provide ongoing support and ensure child participation and safeguarding practices are strictly adhered to;Identify, report and provide on-the-job training to staff members related to child participation and child protection;Report general protection issues present in the CFS locations to the Child Protection OfficersEnsure the UASC Database is set up, regularly updated and efficiently managed in collaboration with partner organizationsProduce monthly data and regular narrative reports for different stakeholders as well as donor narrative reports of high quality (in collaboration with line manager and the Program Quality Assurance Officer)Build the capacity of partners, project team in case management, and strengthen child protection case management activitiesEnsure project staff safety and security, and ensure all Plan International policies and principles are upheld as well as International Minimum Standards for Child Protection, Case Management, and UNHCR’s guidelines. 

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