Education in Emergencies Officer at Plan International

Plan International Nigeria is part is the global federation of Plan International and was registered as a National Organization in 2014 in Nigeria. Plan International works in 52 developing Countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas. Plan’s Global Strategic Goals (2017-2022) is to advance Children’s Rights and Equality for Girls ad our Ambition is, “together, we take action so that 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive”. We reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalised through the delivery of high-quality programmes that deliver long-lasting benefits to children and their communities.We are recruiting to fill the position of:Job Title: Education in Emergencies OfficerLocation: Maiduguri, BornoReports to (position): Field Coordinator with Education and Livelihoods Specialist as Technical LeadPurposeHow does this post support Plan’s strategy and mission?The purpose of this role is to support the pilot mobile Education in Emergency (EIE) projectDimensions of RoleCommunicates within Plan International Nigeria and with partners and related government institutions.The post holder will coordinate the mobile EiE pilot 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 End Results and typical ResponsibilitiesProgramme development & Quality Management  In collaboration with the Field Team and Education and Livelihoods Specialist, the EiE Officer:Coordinate the implementation of mobile EiE projectSupport the EIE Specialist in designing the plan for the mobile unitsWith support from Community Engagement Officer mobilize and sensitize community on the new projectSupport in documenting lessons learnt and best practices of the pilot projectWith 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 North EastReview, assess and update the education situation in areas affected by emergencyHighlight 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 Education and Livelihoods Specialist, Humanitarian Program Manager, humanitarian unit and the rest of the CO 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 Child Protection in Emergencies SpecialistHuman Resource Development:Supports the orientation, on-going development/training and builds capacity of local partner staff when required.Learning and knowledge management:Shares relevant information within the team establishing and supporting the proper documentation of activitiesParticipates in global/regional projects/networks as requested.Resource Mobilization:Support resource mobilization efforts by supporting proposal preparation and related engagement.Dealing with Problems:Ability to manage competing priorities and expectations from internal and external stakeholders and remain calm and resilient in the face of pressure.Manage multiple and work with distant colleagues to form a virtual efficient administration team;Use Plan procedures to settle conflicts among colleagues;Resolve problems that are not covered by established process.Analyze possible causes of problems and suggest solutions to get them resolved.Refer, whenever necessary, the case to the Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist for consideration.Communications and Working Relationships:Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contactSupport the preparation of reports for domestic and international consumption.Provide timely responses concerning queries linked with relevant projects or Programmes.Report to the Child Protection in Emergencies specialist;Provide support to Plan International Nigeria’s programme delivery and resource mobilization.Work with other members of the programme units to ensure effective and efficient programme delivery.

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