Job Opportunity : Education in Emergencies Specialist

Job Opportunity : Education in Emergencies Specialist

Education in Emergencies Specialist- Maroua Cameroon

Date: 16-Sep-2020

Location: Maroua, EN, CM

Company: Plan International

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation 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’s 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 80 years and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity
As the Education in Emergencies (EiE) Specialist, you will assist vulnerable children affected by conflict to receive quality basic education in child-friendly and safe environments. This will involve being responsible for the assessment, response analysis, design/revision and implementation of the Education component of Plan’s emergency response in the Far North of Cameroon. You will ensure that the technical support to all education projects is implemented in an integrated manner with other program components and other on-going interventions in the response.

You will represent Plan International Cameroon in the Education working group and liaise regularly with relevant government bodies, UN agencies and NGOs whilst also playing a leading role in national EiE Cluster activities on behalf of Plan International Cameroon. You will also provide technical input reports for donors, government and partners.

The Individual
We are looking to recruit an individual with demonstrable experience in Education in Emergencies, preferably in conflict affected areas and fragile situations. You will be able to learn quickly and adapt to other emergency settings in Far North Cameroon. You will have strong experience in education project management, monitoring and supervision and you will have the ability to work in a multi-cultural environment. You will also show a commitment and adherence to the humanitarian Principles and standards.

To be successful in this role, you will have an excellent capacity in facilitating, training and preparing friendly manuals and toolkits. You will be able to work with flexibility to improvise and remain responsive under pressure whilst also having the ability to operate effectively under extreme circumstances. You will have strong networking and partnership-building skills and have a proven commitment to Plan International’s efforts for gender equality and the inclusion of children with disabilities.

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Location: Maroua, Cameroon

Type of Role: 13-month Fixed Term Contract

Reports to: Emergency Response Manager

Salary: Competitive salary and package available

Closing Date: 11th October 2020

Anticipated Interview Date: 19th & 20th October 2020


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