Plan Regional Violence Against Children Project Coordinator Job in Kenya

Regional Violence Against Children Project Coordinator

REF: RESA006/2012

Working in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, Plan International aims to reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalised with high quality programs that deliver long lasting benefits by increasing its income, working in partnership with others and operating effectively. 
In fulfilling its mandate of promoting and protecting the rights of children, Plan International in the Region of Eastern and Southern Africa (RESA) is implementing a three year advocacy project on the Elimination of Violence Against Children. 
The purpose of the project is to contribute to the implementation of the UN-VAC recommendation on harmful practices, giving special attention to the protection of children from Child Labor, trafficking and marriage.

Through this project Plan RESA aims to contribute to the strengthening and empowerment of Government Institutions to understand and respond to Child rights and protection issues; CSOs and media to support in raising awareness, reporting, rehabilitation and reintegration of victims of child abuse.

The Regional VAC Project Coordinator will manage and coordinate the implementation of the Regional project activities and link these with all other VAC initiatives in the RESA countries.

Key result areas
  • Strengthen the capacity of law enforcement and Human Rights institutions; and civil society organization (CSO) to effectively contribute to the elimination of harmful practices
  • Promote knowledge, information and good practices on the elimination of harmful practices.
  • To influence policy and legislation dialogue and discussions on harmful practices at international, regional and national level.
Competencies/Qualifications and Experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Global, Regional and National trends on Children Rights and understanding of the United Nation’s Study on Violence against Children
  • Demonstrated experience in working with Government law enforcement and Human Rights Institutions
  • Not less than 7 years work experience, three of which should be in child protection programming and advocacy,
  • Good understanding of child protection systems within government and community settings
  • Good understanding of programme, financial and operational management processes
  • Practical experience in project research, monitoring and Evaluation systems
  • Graduate qualification in Human/ Children Rights, Law, Social Sciences or in any relevant disciplines. Post graduate qualifications in the same field will be an added advantage.
Desirable skills and competencies
  • Project management, organizational, coordination and facilitation skills
  • High level advocacy, Communication, Negotiation and Diplomacy skills
  • High level of integrity and accountability, self motivation and initiative
  • Open to new and Innovative ideas, commitment to excellence and achievement of results
  • Sensitivity to working in a culturally diverse organization
Please submit a full CV and two names of referees to plan.resajob@plan-international.org 
Closing date will be Friday July 6th 2012. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Reference and background checks will be carried out in conformity with Plan’s Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity.


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