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Education in Emergency (EiE) Field Animator  

27-01-2017

Plan Cameroon

Maroua

1217

CDD

0

Job Advert: Education in Emergency (EiE) Field Animator (16928)

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.

Plan International Cameroon is seeking to recruit interested candidates to fulfill the position of Education in Emergency Field Animator that will deliver the tasks outline below;

Please to note that this is a local contract.

Given the current humanitarian crisis in the Far-North Region of Cameroon Plan is engaged in providing life-saving humanitarian assistance, protection, education and psychosocial support. Its operations are implemented in key sectors of Child Protection, Education, WASH, NFIs, Livelihood and Food Assistance and in coordination with all other humanitarian institutions.

With a financial support of UNHCR, the NGO will implement in 2017 a project in the sectors of environment protection, child protection, livelihood and education. Under this project, this position is responsible for the directly implementation of education activities in the field.

DIMENSION OF THE ROLE:

The incumbents will among many other tasks perform the following:

Assessment

  • Contribute to the review, assess and update of the child protection situation in the Far North.
  • In collaboration with EiE Officer and CPiE coordinator, support to conduct issue specific or general needs assessments as necessary, and contribute to assessments in other sectors.
  • Organize and support the community partners involved in the recovery process.
  • Support potential partnerships identification to implement Education and child protection recommendations, assess potential partners where available or make recommendations on how to fill gaps.

Program Design

  • Participate in the data collect with Plan management for the writing of concept papers, proposals and budgets for education and child protection activities.
  • Contribute to ensure that issues of gender, education, DRR, conflict sensitivity and Plan’s guidelines and international Child protection standards are considered in the data collect for the program design.
  • Submit on weekly basis the situation report.

Response Management and Implementation

  • Ensure inventory and good use of ECCD materials and report regularly on need for additional items;
  • Ensure sensitization activities on education in the refugee and IDPs sites;
  • Conduct parenting session with groups of men and women on Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) in the refugee and IDPs sites;
  • Ensure and supervise school furniture and pedagogic kit distributions;
  • Collect and submit field information to EiE Officer and M&E Officer on a weekly basis;
  • Collect and submit to EiE Officer information on the functionality of ECCD centres on a weekly basis;
  • Facilitate in the field all capacities building activities of ECCD animators and communities ;
  • Given support in the implementation of all WASH in School activities in the refugee site and in the host community;
  • Ensure the functionality of children's clubs in the refugee sites and in the host communities;
  • Give all support to the school management committee involved to the projects;
  • Contribute to ensure strong collaboration with Education actors in the field.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning

  • Make daily visits in the ECCD centres to monitor ECCD activities in the various classroom, identify and report to EiE Officer opportunities and constraints and any adjustments needed;
  • Ensure child protection policy of Plan International Cameroon is respected and all concerns reported;
  • Ensure adequate reporting of Education activities as per donor and programme requirements.
  • Collect data and reports from the ECCD Animators and prepare and submit on weekly to EIE Officer the reports of activities.

Information and Co-ordination

  • Contribute in the reporting of Education activities as per donor and programme requirements, particularly in the UNHCR Project implementation. Provide regular updates to Project manager on activities implementation.
  • Represent Plan at the weekly Camp Management Meeting and other coordination meetings;

Human Resources and Administration

  • Supervise and ensure strong coordination of the ECCD animators and Community workers.
  • Participate in the training and briefing of ECCD animators and Community workers and other key stakeholders on Education and/or related issues.

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:

Knowledge

  • GCE Ordinary Level or GCE Advanced Level (BEPC, Probatoire or BAC). A degree in Education, social sciences or related field with good knowledge of Education Principles and INEE standards, can be an advantage;
  • Minimum of one successful assignment in an emergency situation/context;
  • Good knowledge and understanding of humanitarian principles and established international child protection standards is an asset;
  • Proven professional experience in education, child protection,  humanitarian affairs, human rights, and related fields;
  • Practical and relevant experience of operating in emergency;
  • Be able to speak one of the local languages mostly the Haoussa, Kanouri language;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Experience in the Far North of Cameroon is an asset.

Skills

  • Background in emergencies situation analysis, needs assessments and response planning and management;
  • Knowledge of international humanitarian standards (SPHERE, INEE,) and Red Cross Codes of Conduct;
  • Timely and effective delivery of project activities and other outputs (reports, etc.);
  • Proven capacity to facilitate community session with parents, coach staff;
  • Commitment to child protection, gender equality and participation;
  • Demonstrate ability to assess best practice, document and disseminate lessons learned;
  • Computer skills (Microsoft office including words, excel, power point, internet etc…);
  • Willingness to travel at short notice and be flexible to changing circumstances
  • Communication Skills: Well developed written and oral communication skills. Able to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders as a representative of PLAN.

Behaviours: 

  • Commitment and adherence to humanitarian values and standards,
  • Aware of own strengths, weaknesses and pro-active in using feedback and self-development
  • Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to PLAN's core values and humanitarian principles
  • Resilience/Adaptability and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under extreme circumstances including stress, high security risks and harsh living conditions. Works and lives with a flexible, adaptable and resilient manner.
  • Awareness and sensitivity of self and others: Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity. Have experience and the ability to live and work in diverse cultural contexts in a culturally appropriate manner. Has a capacity to make accurate self-assessment particularly in high stress and high security contexts.
  • Patient, adaptable, flexible, able to improvise and remain responsive under pressure.
  • Preparedness to live and work in uncertain security environments.

Physical Environment and Demands:

May be “typical office environment”; note if heavy lifting, climbing, excess travel, etc.

  • Work intensively in the field: The EiE Field Animator will spend at least 80% of his time on the field in the context of the implementation and monitoring of activities.
  • Periods of intense work at all times of day.
  • Working in multiple locations and on the move.

NEXT STEP:

To apply for this job, kindly click on "Apply". Your application should include:

  • A covering letter
  • A comprehensive CV including details of two referees, one of whom should be your current of most recent supervisor

Location: Maroua Program Unit – CAMEROON

Closing date: 31st, January 2017

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.





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