Project Officer- Education at Plan International

Plan International is an independent child-centered international development organization committed to advancing the rights of children and fight against poverty. Plan has no religious, political and government affiliation. For over 78 years, we have supported girls and boys and their communities around the world to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights, free themselves from poverty and live positive fulfilling lives. Plan currently works in 70 countries including Nigeria.Plan International officially started operations in Nigeria in 2014 and works to strengthen and promote the rights of children. Our programme is currently focused on basic education; improve community health services, youth and citizens’ participation in governance and creating economic opportunities and livelihoods for the poor, building resilient communities through our emergency and humanitarian response in the Northeast. Plan Nigeria works with communities, civil society organizations, development partners, government at all levels and the private sector. We are looking for people who are experienced, dedicated, have passion and want to make a difference in the lives of people Role Purpose: The purpose of this role is to support an Education in Emergencies project funded by DFID in line with international best practices and relevant guidelines.The post holder supports the Project Coordinator to implement the DFID funded EiE project and also document lessons learnt, support assessments and monitoring and evaluation. The post holder will also contribute towards the capacity building of Plan Internationals implementing partners. Job Title: Project Officer – EducationReq ID: 22023Locations: Maiduguri, Borno and Damaturu, YobeContract Duration: 20 MonthsSlot: 5 Positions in Maiduguri and 1 Position in Damaturu Key End Results and typical Responsibilities      In collaboration with the Field Team and Education and Livelihoods Specialist, the EiE Officer will:Coordinate the implementation of the EiE projectSupport the Project Coordinator, Project Manager and the EIE Specialist in designing project and implementation plansMobilize and sensitize community on the new projectSupport in documenting lessons learnt and best practices of the projectWith support from M&E team design a Monitoring plan and simple data collection tools to ensure monitoring and data collection of key project indicatorsSupport 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 for new projects where necessary and 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 as required to Project Coordinator, Project Manager and Education and Livelihoods Specialist, Emergency Response 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. 

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