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Education in Emergencies Specialist - Nigeria

from Plan International
Closing date: 24 Mar 2019

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

The Education in Emergencies (EiE) Specialist provides technical and strategic leadership to the Emergency Team and the Country Office in Maiduguri on education response and recovery. You will be responsible for developing and disseminating the EiE strategy; developing, leading and managing quality program design; and developing and testing tools that can be used in the field.

You will be expected to engage in networking with other agencies (NGOs and INGOs), UN bodies such as OCHA, UNICEF, UNESCO, UNHCR, Donors, institutions and foundations, government and other major or critical stakeholders.

Do you have what it takes?

In order to succeed in this challenging role you will need demonstrable experience working in Education in Emergency or with children at risk in fragile and challenging environments.

Demonstrated experience in leading assessment activities and of designing, managing, monitoring and evaluating education programs in emergencies for international NGOs.

Experience in applying relevant interagency humanitarian frameworks and standards in education in emergencies (for example INEE Minimum Standards).

Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability.

Experience of representation, including Cluster coordination, and ability to represent Plan International Niger effectively in external forums.

Experience of representation and negotiation, as well as preparing successful funding proposals for donors and government, with a focus on gender issues.

Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports.

Experience in complex decision making and working in a multi-disciplinary, multi-national team under difficult circumstances.

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Type of Role: 1 Year Fixed Term Contract. This is an unaccompanied position.

Location: Maiduguri, Borno State

Salary: Circa $50,000.00 USD per annum plus benefits

Reports to: Emergency Response Manager

Closing Date: 24 March 2019