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EiE Project Coordinator PCA4  


Plan Cameroon





Job Advert: EiE Project Coordinator PCA4 (18464)

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.

We are looking for an Education in Emergency Project Coordinator.

Dimensions of Role:

  • Area of Responsibility – CAR Refugee Emergency Response Bertoua PU
  • Line manages all PCA project staff

Typical Responsibilities - Key End Results of Position:

  • Provide expertise in the assessment.
  • Conduct initial rapid assessment of current situation in collaboration with local specialists and affected population; determine priorities and immediate activities and resources
  • Review, assess and update the education situation in areas affected by emergency
  • Represent Plan to in education clusters, stakeholders and Governmental and non-Governmental agencies (and military where present) for the purposes of the education aspects of the assessment at regional level.
  • Identify potential partnerships to implement recommendations, assess potential partners where available or make recommendations on how to fill gaps.
  • Evaluate the implementation of Plan education activities and draft recommendations for improved program design
  • Prepare education interventions reports to serve as standalone deliverables or to be included in larger emergency response reports for both donor and internal purposes

Dealing with Problems:

  • Work closely with the relevant implementation manager(s) to ensure that the implementation of relevant activities are planned and implemented in a phased and prioritised manner in full consultation and co-ordination with all relevant agencies both governmental and non-governmental.
  • Provide technical guidance and direction to plan for effective planning, implementation and monitoring of agreed education plans with special emphasis on the most vulnerable children and their families.
  • Make frequent field visits to all affected areas to monitor implementation of activities, identify opportunities and constraints and any adjustments needed including additional staffing or staff training or other.
  • Design and develop appropriate surveillance, monitoring and evaluation systems for education interventions.
  • In coordination with Child Protection staff, support the Monitoring and reporting of child protection concerns and violations of child rights commitments embodied in the UNCRC, resolution 1612 and other legal instruments.
  • Ensure early and rigorous implementation of quality and accountability mechanisms.

Communications and Working Relationships:

  • Provide regular updates to PUM and emergency team on progress, priorities and constraints – verbally and in writing on an agreed frequency.
  • Engage and follow up with relevant implementation manager(s)
  • Represent Plan to governmental and non-governmental groups as needed and agreed with the Team Leader.
  • Support the implementation of, and represent Plan in, emergency education coordination mechanisms including any relevant cluster at regional level
  • Brief updates and reports on sectoral activities/strategies to donors and other stakeholders.

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

  • University degree in Education or related field with good knowledge of Education Principles and Emergency Response
  • Proven professional experience in education, child protection, psychosocial support, humanitarian affairs, human rights, and related fields.
  • Minimum of one successful assignment in an emergency situation/context;
  • Have a good knowledge and understanding of DO NO HARM principles and established international child protection standards (especially UNCRC)
  • Experience with participatory approaches to education, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, needs assessments or other related area. Experience in the country of potential assignment is an asset.

Physical Environment and Demands:

  • People Skills: Ability to work independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership and is able to support and train local and international staff and also able to work with disaster affected communities in a sensitive and participatory manner.
  • 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. This includes effective negotiation and representation skills.
  • Integrity: 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.
  • Work style: Is well planned and organized even within a fluid working environment and has a capacity for initiative and decision making with competent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge and skills: Knowledge of INEE, Sphere and the Red Cross/ NGO Code of Conduct. Requires general finance, administration, information management and telecommunication skills and proficiency in information technology/ computer skills. Knowledge of Plan policies and procedures a plus.
  • Humanitarian aid experience.
  • Fluency in English. French is an asset.
  • Multiple language skills desirable.

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 or most recent supervisor

Location: Maroua.

Closing date: March 20th, 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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