Community Engagement Officer at Plan International

Plan International Nigeria is part is the global federation of Plan International and was registered as a National Organization in 2014 in Nigeria. Plan International works in 52 developing Countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas. Plan’s Global Strategic Goals (2017-2022) is to advance Children’s Rights and Equality for Girls ad our Ambition is, “together, we take action so that 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive”. We reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalised through the delivery of high-quality programmes that deliver long-lasting benefits to children and their communities.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Community Engagement Officer Location: BornoSlot: 2Grade: C2Reports to: UNICEF Project Manager Job PurposeThe 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 directly by the Project Manager and technically by the Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist and expected to work very closely with other members of the programme team.Dimensions of RoleCommunicates within Plan International Nigeria and with partners and related government institutions.The post holder will coordinate the psychosocial support and community based protection programming interfacing with other programme team members.The post holder will also contribute towards the capacity building of Plan Internationals implementing partners.Key End Results and typical ResponsibilitiesProgramme development & Quality Management  In collaboration with the Field Team, Project Manager and CPiE Specialist, the Community Engagement Officer will be:Support 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 community based mechanisms and  groups including adolescent peer groups, child protection committees, children’s clubs, parent grouos and informal foster caregivers,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;Provide support to parent groups and caregivers by organizing and leading sessions with parents on positive parenting practives.Supervise all CFS Animators, community volunteers and Community Engagement WorkersEnsure all Plan International CFS in assigned locations are in line with the quality standards for Child Friendly Spaces.Identify, report and provide on-the-job training to partner staff, volunteers and CFS Animators related to child participation and child protection;Report general protection issues present in the CFS locations to the Child Protection OfficersProduce weekly and monthly data and regular narrative reports for Project Msnager to feed into overall program and donor reportEnsure 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 guidelinesPerform any other project related duties as specified by the Child Protection in Emergencies SpecislistEnsure beneficiaries are informed and regularly reminded about their entitlements from the project, and the confidential complaints mechanisms;Human Resource Development:Supports the orientation, on-going development/training and builds capacity of local partner staff when required.Learning and knowledge management:Shares relevant information within the team establishing and supporting the proper documentation of activitiesParticipates in national/regional projects/networks as requested.Resource Mobilization:Support resource mobilization efforts by participating in rapid assessments, project reviews and related tasks that will ensure adequate information for proposal developmentDealing with Problems:Ability to manage competing priorities and expectations from internal and external stakeholders and remain calm and resilient in the face of pressure.Manage multiple and work with distant colleagues to form a virtual efficient administration team;Use Plan procedures to settle conflicts among colleagues;Resolve problems that are not covered by established process.Analyse possible causes of problems and suggest solutions to get them resolved.vRefer, whenever necessary, the case to the Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist for consideration.Communications and Working Relationships:Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contactSupport the preparation of reports for domestic and international consumption.Provide timely responses concerning queries linked with relevant projects or programmes.Report to the Child Protection in Emergencies specialist;Provide support to Plan International Nigeria’s programme delivery and resource mobilization.Work with other members of the programme units to ensure effective and efficient programme delivery.

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