Location: Nyabiheke, 01, RW
Company: Plan International
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.
The Child Project Coordinator is in charge of all child protection activities in the camp and will directly report to the ERM. S/he acts as Team Leader and works closely and in collaboration with the Child Protection Officer(s) and other casual workers and consultants as necessary. The Child Projection Coordinator will be responsible for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all child protection activities in refugee camp in Rwanda. In that line, he/she will provide strategic guidance for the child protection interventions and play a coordination role with other camp level actors and work in close collaboration with other Child Protection Coordinators in other camps.
Dimensions of the Role
The Child Project Coordinator reports directly to the emergency Response Manager with a dotted line to the Project Coordinator based in Kigali. She/he is a case manager together with the Child Protection Officer and s/he acts as Team Leader of all staff, casual workers and consultants based in the camp level and working on Child Protection Project. She/he is responsible for camp budget management and spending in line with Child Protection.
- Ensure project implementation in the camp is in conformity with UNHCR and Plan International’s standards and policies.
- Oversee the overall financial management of the project in the camp in collaboration with the grant accountant and Project Coordinator.
- Coordinate implementation of activities to ensure there is adequate sharing of information between different actors of the project.
- Develop narrative and financial project reports to make sure they are in accordance with the required reporting.
- Maintain relationships with local government, partner NGOs as well targeted schools/institutions to promote the efficiency in project implementation.
- Participate in the preparation of the project annual budget for efficiency purpose.
- Ensure that fixed assets are adequately maintained, inventoried and are only for the project official business to avoid mismanagement.
- Facilitate the capacity building of partners and youth to increase best practices in child protection and strengthen community based child protection structures.
- Compile information and relevant data to share them within and outside the country.
- Collect evidences and stories to make the project visible.
- Manage Child protection cases together with the Child Protection Officer(s).
- Manager Child protection referral pathways to other partners.
- Manage sensitization activities, campaigns and community mobilization initiatives.
- Monitor all activities in line with child protection; provide regular reports and updates to Emergency Response Manager and Project Coordinator and other actors/stakeholders.
- Coordinate effectively with field level UNHCR, stakeholders, MINEMA, district officials and other partners.
- Play a leadership role in camp level coordination processes.
- Manage Best Interest Assessment (BIA) processes and works closely with UNHCR for the Best Interest Determination (BID).
Reports to: Emergency Response Manager
Closing Date: 28 March 2019
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.
As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.
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. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation 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 will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.