Education in Emergencies Officer

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Description

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-profit organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood, and enable children to prepare for - and respond to - crises and adversity. We believe in the power and potential of every child, but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination.

We are recruiting to fill the position below

Job Title: Education in Emergencies Officer

Locations: Damaturu, Maiduguri
Slot: 5 Openings

Role Purpose

  • The purpose of this role is to support the implementation of Integrated Education for Adolescent Girls’ project in Northeast, Nigeria.

Dimension of Role

  • The post holder will directly implement the project and also document lessons learnt, support assessments and monitoring and evaluation of the Education in Emergencies components of Plan International's emergency response.
  • He/she is responsible for assessment, response analysis, design, capacity building. The post holder will also contribute towards the capacity building of Plan Internationals implementing partners.

Key Roles/Responsibilities
In collaboration with the Project Coordinator:

  • Support in documenting lessons learnt and best practices of the pilot project
  • With support from M&E team design a Monitoring plan and simple data collection tools to ensure monitoring and data collection of key project indicators.
  • Support assessment of Education sector in the state of implementation
  • Review, assess and update the education situation in areas affected by emergency
  • Highlight education issues requiring a response – both immediate (less than 2 months) and medium-term and make recommendations on specific PLAN actions required. Ensure core commitments to children are taken into consideration.
  • Ensure key data from assessments could be used as a baseline for program evaluation.  If additional baseline data is required to evaluate children’s learning outcomes, then work with appropriate colleagues to collect this additional information.
  • In collaboration with national and international Education actors, map current institutional response capacities – including conducting an education-specific 3Ws.
  • Support in designing appropriate education interventions based on the outcomes of assessments and the context.  Inclusion of quality issues in education and learning outcomes is really important.
  • Ensure that issues of early childhood, gender, protection, DRR, and conflict sensitivity are factored into the program design.
  • Ensure Plan international guidelines, UN education cluster standards and INEE Minimum Standards, are considered and any departures documented.
  • Provide regular updates to Project Coordinator and Education in Emergencies Specialist, on progress, priorities and constraints – verbally and in writing on an agreed frequency.
  • Represent Plan International to clusters, governmental and non-governmental groups as needed and agreed with the Team Leader.
  • Support the implementation of, and represent Plan International in, emergency education coordination mechanisms including any relevant cluster.
  • Brief updates and reports on sectoral activities/strategies to donors and other stakeholders.
  • Perform any other project related duties as specified by the Project Coordinator.

 

    Requirements
    Minimum years of experience

    3

    Qualifications
    FSLC /SSCE /JSCE /NABTEB /ADN /OND /ND /NCE /B.Sc /B.Ed /B.Tech
    Other Requirements

    Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
    Essential

    • University degree or equivalent in Education, Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, or related fields
    • Minimum of 3 years relevant working experience Education in Emergencies
    • Experience working in emergency settings
    • Good knowledge and understanding of DO NO HARM principles and established international child protection standards (especially UNCRC)
    • Experience with participatory approaches to education, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, or other related areas.
    • Experience working with IDPs, refugees and other vulnerable populations (ideal)
    • Experience in TaRL methodology EiE programme desirable but not essential
    • Previous experience directly providing services to children at risk and victims of abuse, exploitation and violence.

    Desirable:

    • Strong ability to work independently, organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail
    • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility
    • Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
    • Ability to read and write in both English and Hausa languages appropriately
    • Behaviours:
    • Creates strong sense of purpose and commitment within own part of operations and with stakeholders
    • Holds self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and standards of behaviour
    • Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism/integrity
    • Provides good and adequate administrative and logistical support to enable programmes to meet meets it’s agreed financial and program outcomes.
    • Actively seeks for support in addressing difficulties in execution of duties.
    • Strategic thinking and effective contribution to own work and Organisational development.
    • Sound judgement and decision-making in complex situations
    • Strong emotional intelligence including self-awareness.
    • Leads by example to motivate high performance of others
    • Very strong commitment to continuous learning.

    Application Closing Date
    4th February, 2020.

    How to Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates should:
    Click here to apply online

    Note:

    • Kindly indicate the location to which you are applying for. 5 Persons will be required, 3 in Maiduguri & 2 in Yobe.
    • Plan International Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender or disabilities. Plan International Nigeria is fully committed to child protection to prevent children from all forms of abuse. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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    About Plan International
    Plan International is an international organisation or development which works in 51 countries across Africa, the Americas, and Asia to promote the safeguarding of children. It is a nonprofit organisation and is one of the world's largest organisations based on children, it works in 58,000 communities with the help of volunteers to improve how 56 million children live. The charity also has 21 national organisations who have been given the responsibility to oversee the raising of funds and a...
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    Job Summary
    Published
    January 24, 2020
    Offer Type
    Full time
    Experience
    Minimum of 3years
    Location
    Borno /Yobe
    Deadline
    February 4, 2020
    Specialization
    Teaching / Education Services
    Industries
    NGO / International Agencies
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