Job Opportunity : Education in Emergencies (EiE) Officers

Job Opportunity : Education in Emergencies (EiE) Officers

Job Opportunity : Education in Emergencies (EiE) Officers


Date: 30-Jan-2020

Location: Bamenda, NW, CM

Company: Plan International

Plan International is an independent non-profit development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. 

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected. 

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. 

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Role Purpose
Plan International is one of the largest international actors responding to the Anglophone crisis in the North-West, South-West, Littoral, and West regions in Cameroon; implementing projects across a variety of sectors. Plan International is looking to continue supporting vulnerable children – particularly girls – and assess how Plan can further expand the way these girls and boys are supported through education. Therefore, to help Plan International explore the possibilities of supporting girls and boys through education, Plan is seeking an Education in Emergencies (EiE) Officer to help Plan’s response in the education sector.

The EiE Officer will work under the supervision of the EiE Project Manager. He will ensure a good collaboration with communities and different implementing partners in the field. He will also entertain functional relationships with other staffs of the project. The EiE Officer will ensure access to formal and non-formal, inclusive and quality basic education in a protective environment for girls and boys at primary school level.

Dimensions of Role
Active in 50 developing countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas, Plan International strives to reach as many children as possible, especially those who are excluded or marginalized, through high quality interventions with long-term benefits, increased revenues, partnerships with other organizations and effective operations.

The EiE Office will be under the supervision of the project Manager. He will work closely with the project Manager to ensure the good collaboration with the communities and the various partners of implementation in the field. He will maintain functional relationships with other members of the project staff.

Key Results and Typical Responsibilities 
  • Ensure education continuity and the protection of children in the areas of intervention ;
  • Contribute to develop actions that strengthen the resilience of communities in projects ;
  • Ensure effective community mobilization during the project implementation cycle ;
  • Contribute to develop innovative education alternatives adapted to the living environment of childrens and to the establishment of a preventive mechanism against early primary school abandonment ;
  • Ensure the capacity building of local partners involved in the implementation of the project ;
  • Ensure the implementation of activities on time and in accordance with the implementation action plan ;
  • Perform any task related to the activities of the position at the request of the project Manager ;
  • Contribute to the achievement of expected results ;
  • Support the development of project-specific reporting templates for each level of implementation and each actor ;
  • Contribute to the periodic reporting of progress by ensuring the documentation of budget results and estimates ;
  • Assist the project manager in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of operational partnership agreements or agreements ;
  • Support efforts to learn from and benefit from processes or good practices ;
  • Contribute to the documentation of results (photos and texts), case studies and good practices ;
  • Ensure the sharing and dissemination of good practices and results of the project with all the actors of the implementation, on the one hand and within Plan-International ;
  • Support the project in the planning process and produce the necessary documents for the project ;
  • Ensure the capitalization of good experiences and practices and allow their wide dissemination ;
  • Production of periodic reports on the implementation of project activities.
Dealing with problems :
  • This position will require on the incumbent to be constantly in a critical and creative reflection on the appropriate mechanisms for implementing projects. He must be able to provide alternatives to colleagues in charge of project in the field facing problems :
  • Ability to take responsibility for analyzing and providing responses to Education for children in general and girls in particular ;
  • Perfect integration of Education in Plan International programs and projects ;
  • Accountability for meeting donor requirements ;
  • Accountability for self-ownership and ownership of programs by communities.
Communication et working relations :
Internally :
The communication is primarily directed to the line manager (project manager and project team members with the help of the EiE Specialist) to collect revisions/validations of technical documents, to inform on the progress of activities, to sollicit support, etc.

At the external level :
  • For planning, follow-up of institutional analysis and capacity building plans :
  • Communities, Mayors ;
  • Local Administrative Autorities ;
  • Deconcentrated technical partners.
Qualifications and Expériences
  • Be a holder of a University degree (Bac+4) in a discipline in social sciences (education, sociology, anthropology) or equivalent ;
  • Good understanding of the Cameroonian education system (problems, strategies and actors, public and private providers, partners and NGOs) ;
  • In-depth knowledge of barriers to girl’s access to education and strategies to overcome them ;
  • Work experience in conflict areas is an asset ;
  • Have a good experience working with communities and local partners ;
  • Demonstrate an experience of at least 3 years in the field of education projects and emergency community mobilization ;
  • Ability to work under pressure as a member of a team or indepently and to meet deadlines consistently ;
  • Capacity for communication, coordination and cooperation within multidisciplinary teams ;
  • Planning, monitoring, work organization, quality judgement, problem solving and decision-making skills ;
  • Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English.
Behaviours
  • Be honest, patient, flexible, rigorous ;
  • Be proactive ;
  • Have a team spirit.
Frequency of contact with children

Very high : The job holder has a very high level of contact with the children he is brought to visit during trips in the field.

Plan International Cameroon operates in an equal opportunity environment and actively encourages diversity. Only applications received in French or English will be treated and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Plan international has a child protection and gender equality policies that are integral part of the recruitment process.

NEXT STEP:

To apply for this job, kindly click on "Apply". Your application should include:
A cover letter
A comprehensive CV including details of two referees, one of whom should be your current of most recent supervisor
Location: Yaoundé – CAMEROON

Closing date: February 6th, 2020| 


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