Community Based Officer

Plan International

This is a Full-time position in Tanzania posted 06/12/2017.

Description
ROLE PROFILE
Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice.
We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
The Field officer will be responsible for the establishment and strengthening of community based child system in the refugee camp. The position holder will work in close coordination with the case management, PSS and youth teams to ensure the prevention and response CP issue in the camp. He/she will also ensure to strengthen the linkages between the services providers and community mechanism for referral of cases to appropriate services and safe access to protection services

DIMENSIONS OF THE ROLE Reports to the CPiE Specialist – PSS
Works closely with the Service Centre Coordinator
Has no delegation of authority

ACCOUNTABILITIES
General

Responsible for mobilizing the refugee communities to play an effective role in protecting the rights of the children
Establish and strengthen community based Child Protection Committees, Child Clubs and Foster Support Groups and ensure they are functional as per agreed ToRs
Assist CPCs and child clubs in identifying the child protection risks and developing action plans to address those risks on self help basis or using the resources available in the community
Liaise with zone leaders and parents to introduce PLAN program activities and encourage community involvement in program implementation and monitoring
Actively contribute to the capacity building of child based CP structures on Community mobilization, PRA techniques, identification and responding to child protection issues, and administration and management of CPCs and child clubs etc.
Ensure Community based structures are supported to conduct community-based awareness raising activities on CP issues
Responsible to ensure that all community-based structures are coordinating with each other effectively for timely achievement of common objective and results for protection of children
Ensure that CBCPM promote linkages with the Service Centres, youth centers, case management services, peer educators and other Committees in the camp.
Support CBCPM members to promote the inclusion of marginalized and minority groups and ensure meaningful child participation in PSS and CBCPM activities
Support CPCs in planning, implementing and managing routine activities, i.e., conducting / attending meetings and recording minutes of the meetings and follow up on action plans
Responsible to monitor, identify and refer child protection issues as per the agreed interagency protocols and procedures
Compile weekly, monthly reports on describing activities, indicators, case studies and lesson learned and share with the team leader as per agreed timelines
Ensures adherence to the Child protection Policy and reporting procedures
Represent Plan in zone leader meetings and other coordination meeting in the camps
Undertakes any other task assigned by supervisor
Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
• Holder of a degree in social sciences (sociology, anthropology, social work), or equivalent
• Good understanding of child protection minimum standard and core humanitarian standards
• Minimum 3 years’ experience in related field

Desirable
Demonstrate good understanding of community based CP system in the country
Experience with refugees will be an added advantage
Interpersonal, problem solving and decision making skills
Patience and stress management
Good knowledge of computer applications
Good training abilities
Capacity to work under pressure

Key Behaviours:
Relates to people in a friendly, open and accepting manner
Ability to explore emotional issues with beneficiaries and sensitive approach to deal with
Cultural awareness and sensitivity
Timely and accurate in executing his/her duty
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and representation
Critical thinking and strategic planning
Has a positive impact on those around them
Demonstrate the ability to solve problems, be creative while providing support.

PLAN INTERNATIONAL’S VALUES IN PRACTICE
We are open and accountable
Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact
Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together
Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT
Based in the camp with limited stay in the office

LEVEL OF CONTACT WITH CHILDREN
High level: Frequent interaction with children
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