Protection Coordinator-1 Position
Plan International Nepal

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We have been working in Nepal since 1978 to help marginalised girls and boys, their families and communities for accessing their rights to survival, development, protection, and participation. We are implementing programmes through local development partners in 24 districts in cooperation with Nepal government, civil society organisations and schools. Plan International Nepal is fully committed to the gender responsive safeguarding of all children and young people from all forms of violence.

Protection Coordinator-1 Position

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Purpose: The position holder ensures the quality of program delivery and the achievement of agreed outcomes in accordance with program design. S/he is responsible to achieve a rights-based, gender transformative and inclusive program. The position holder will also lead on influence work approach in program implementation, ensuring efficient technical support to partner NGOs.  S/he is accountable for leading the innovation and ensuring lessons learnt are constantly integrated in program interventions, thus continuously improving efficiency and effectiveness. 

Term and Location: Fixed term employment till 31 July 2021 based in Nepalgunj Field Office.

Required Qualifications & Experiences:

  • Master’s Degree in social science, Social Work, Gender, Women Studies, Development Studies preferred or relevant field.  preferably with specialization on child Protection
  • At least four years of demonstrated experience working in a mid-level leading and managing child protection program/Projects
  • Advanced knowledge and experience of International and National child rights and protection program, project and policies
  • Experience of development and humanitarian issues affecting children, women and families 
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully using key influencing strategies such as advocacy, lobbying and movement building
  • Strong knowledge of child and women’s rights and gender justice
  • Good understanding of the development and NGO sector.   
  • Essential experience of working with coalitions and networks.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute in the process of drafting and finalising program sector proposals working with program team at Field Office along with partner staff aligning with country strategy
  • Ensure that the project you are responsible is gender transformative and inclusive
  • Ensure that the Child Marriage Project builds on and generates evidence to inform Plan’s influencing agenda
  • Ensure effective program partnerships in Child Marriage Project including meaningful participation and efficient use of resources to meet the project objectives and outcomes set out in the Country Strategy
  • Provide technical support in design and development of Child Protection strategy/mechanism to Municipality/Rural Municipalities focusing to reduce child marriage. 
  • Provide direct supervision to partner NGO on  management of  Child Marriage Project with regards to  different technical/practical challenges 
  • Ensure that Plan’s contractual obligations on project targets and deliverables are met by responsible staff and implementation partners 
  • Make regular program reviews and provide feedback to the project team and partners with report to Supervisor and Areas Manager
  • Ensure that relevant policies and procedures of Plan International Nepal and government of Nepal have been respected and complied with
  • Ensure high degree of technical expertise while designing and implementing projects relevant to technical specifications/standards
  • Contribute as a Cluster lead in cluster meetings and contribute to Emergency response Team for project design, developing response plan and delivery. Oversight and guide Emergency response projects when necessary as technical heads
  • Develop concept notes in coordination with Business Development Team meeting the quality and standard of the donors/NO
  • Support partner organizations to ensure full compliance with grant conditions  
  • Donor reports and progress are shared and monitored for continual improvement
  • Ensure that timely and quality implementation is guaranteed at partner level, this might include regular meeting, coaching, mentoring, follow up and coordination
  • Liaise with different teams within plan/outside plan for the implementation of integrated programmes (e.g. education, WASH, Health and ECD) 
  • Ensure that all partners and staff are equipped with the required capacity to implement program by conducting an annual capacity assessment 
  • Knowledge management through, sharing good practice, lessons learned ensuring that Child Protection is mainstreamed in all other sectors
  • Conduct regular reviews of budgets and work plans to ensure compliance with donor specific requirements and address any changes to the original plan in time. 
  • Ensure effective project monitoring by taking necessary corrective actions that are being followed up and reviewed periodically 
  • Regularly monitor and visit field program, identify gaps and needs, suggest practical ways and means to further improve and maintain quality programming. 
  • Review project documents and progress report to ensure activities carried out are of quality and implemented punctually.
  • Assess the partner’s capacity in terms of technical skills for project delivery, design a training plan to enhance their capacity and monitor it regularly in coordination with Supervisor, Area Manager and Head of Child Protection Program
  • Identify partners capacity gaps and ensure the necessary coaching, mentoring and training activities to for quality project implementation
  • Identify learning and training opportunities for project and partners’ staff and work as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff by guiding them properly. 
  • Lead sectoral networking and representation and build relationships and alliances with relevant networks, government bodies, federations and other agencies at RM/M, district and provincial levels
  • Represent Plan in relevant committees, professional networks and sectoral clusters to maintain organisation’s professional image on the sector

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