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Plan International is a rights-based development and humanitarian organization working for better lives for all children. We are independent of government and have no political or religious affiliation. Our purpose is to strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
Our global strategy has a specific focus on girls, as they are often the most marginalized and most often left behind. We have committed ourselves to the ambitious target of reaching 100 million girls over 5 years, to ensure they can learn, lead, decide and thrive. This is our contribution to reaching the sustainable development goals, and in particular the goals on gender equality. Our organization is transforming itself to meet this enormous challenge everywhere we work. We need bold, forward-thinking and innovative individuals to lead our country operations, driving change and delivering results that will allow us to reach our target of 100 million girls.
Plan International has been operating in Mozambique since 2006 and is one of the leading organizations in the advancement of children’s rights and equality for girls and young women. Plan International in Mozambique has a permanent office in Maputo and maintains a presence in Nampula, Inhambane, Sofala and Cabo Delgado provinces with strong presence at district levels, implementing both long term development and humanitarian initiatives.
Our goal is to make significant contributions so that Girls are protected from early and forced marriage and pregnancy. Plan International Mozambique is focused on four integrated and mutually supportive programme axes: Education, Adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights, Skills and Opportunities for Youth Employment and Protection.


The CPiE Officer will be expected to support on child protection sectoral assessment, project planning and coordination with other actors. In most circumstances, the post holder will be expected to mentor and/or build capacity of community-based organizations, governmental institutions and other relevant stakeholders to address the protection needs of the Internally Displaced girls and boys in Ancuabe or Chiure District.


The Child Protection Officer will be accountable for the formulation, design, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of the Project, with a focus on Child Protection. This work will be undertaken within the context of Plan International’s response to the Internally Displaced People. The Child Protection Officer will also support the coordination of the Project’s collaboration with the local authorities and relevant stakeholders, including children.
Key relationships

To maximize overall project impact and optimize contribution of others, the post holder will be required to initiate, develop and maintain a range of working relationships externally with government counterparts, local relevant clusters, implementing partners and other development organizations and internally with Program Area Manager, Child Protection and Safeguarding Senior Manager, Gender and Influencing Specialist and MERL Specialist.

Physical Environment

The position is typical field environment.

Level of contact with children

High interaction with adolescent children

Accountabilities (BUT NOT LIMITED TO)

  • Support the District Directorate of Gender and Social Welfare to conduct child protection and assessments using Plan International’s assessment processes and tools;
  •  Supervise the activities of the Case Management Supervisors related to individual case management (CM) for children in the intervention location in accordance with all CM steps and related tools and procedures;
  • In collaboration with the Case Management Supervisors, work closely with the other organizations in order to ensure smooth referral and monitoring of required follow-up actions.
  • Coordinate with other Plan International thematic areas, the national/district Child Protection Working Group and/or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific, disaggregated data analysis of the IDPs needs.
  • Compiling and analysing data, and related information on overall IDP in the District, with a specific focus on child protection/GBV, and prepare written inputs accordingly to inform effective program planning, development and management
  • Undertakes regular protection service delivery for vulnerable women, girls and children to recover from the traumatized experiences caused by conflict and forced displacement, in close collaboration with the District CP Reference Group
  • Facilitate training for various community groups on relevant topics of child protection and gender-based violence sector in partnership with civil society and government actors
  • Monitor, analyses and evaluate project results to ensure achievement of objectives and take corrective action when necessary
  • Ensure application of standards, guidelines and good practices for children and women protection in emergency related activities
  • Take lead in Prevention and response to sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) and gender-based violence (GBV) in IDPs host communities
  • Prevention and response to all forms of exploitation including harmful child labour and child trafficking
  • Support the integration of GBV cases into other CP case managements process, as per the Plan International protocols and National Legislation
  • Work with the M&E Officer and CO MERL Specialist to ensure links to reporting requirements where possible, refer the M&E framework to build an evidence-base for Child Protection programming interventions including GBV issues
  • With support from the CO Senior Child Protection Manager and the District Reference Group, put in place accountability activities for the project, ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in Project Planning and Delivery
  • Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings and the Sphere standard
  • Ensure survivors of gender-based violence are timely identified and provided counselling and other appropriate response services by relevant District Government institutions
  • Support establishment of Child Protection and GBV child friendly and culturally appropriate referral and complains mechanisms
  • Coordinate monthly meetings with District CP Reference Group
  • Coordinate with district authorities to ensure provision of essential psychosocial support to children, adolescent girls and boys victims of violence and abuse;

  • 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


  • University degree or equivalent in Social work, Social Science, development studies or equivalent combination of relevant training and experience
  • Minimum 3 years work experience in Child Protection work, Case Management, Family Tracing and Reunification, supervision, community mobilisation and distributions and solid understanding of the actual Cabo Delgado conflict context.
  • Proven ability to implement CP and GBV activities with holistic approach and integrated to child protection right
  • Computer literate


  • High level of personal integrity, commitment and professional responsibility with CP and GBV exigencies.
  • Excellent communication skills,
  • Team player with strong leadership skills
  • Mature personality with life experience is an advantage
  • Able to be a self-started and work in challenging contexts and fragile environment.

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.


Number of positions: 3

Location: Cabo Delgado

Advert closing date: 31st March 2023

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 Child Protection Policy. 

As an international child-centered 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. 

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.


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