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Education in Emergency Specialist Far North

Posté : 13-09-2018 Nom de l’employeur : Plan Cameroon
Lieu : Maroua Vues : 547
Type d'emploi : CDD Postulants : 0

JOB ADVERT: Education in Emergency Specialist Far North

Location: Maroua, EN, 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.
Plan International Cameroon is currently advertising for the position of 01 Education in Emergency Specialist – Maroua.
Please note that this is an international position.

Dimensions of Role:
Programme implementation: Provide technical support for the implementation of Education in Emergency/Early Childhood Education response programmes in the Far North.  This will include providing capacity building to, Plan International Cameroon staff, partners organizations, community based organizations, governmental officials; develop EIE programmes monitoring tools in collaboration with M&E teams and programme’s team; design and/or review Plan International Cameroon Education in Emergency response plan; work in close collaboration with the Child Protection Specialist and the child protection team  to ensure EIE/CPIE integrated programming; contribute to the design of education in emergency  proposals;   Work with M&E staff to coordinate EiE data collection and reporting.
The EiE Specialist/Project Manager will particularly need to ensure the implementation of the Irish Aid Project activities in an integrated manner with other program components and other on-going interventions in the response.
Representation, advocacy and Networking: Represent Plan International Cameroon in the Education working group and Inter agency coordination meetings; Liaise regularly  with relevant Government, UN Agencies, NGOs working in the field of education; contribute to ongoing efforts to develop context specific guidance notes and policy making efforts. Play a leading role in national EiE Cluster activities on behalf of Plan International Cameroon.
Reporting. Provide technical input into reports for donors, Government and partners. Collaborate with M&E team and programme staff on producing SitReps and EiE indicators monitoring and sharing with Regional Office.
On-going strategy and proposal preparation: contribute to the development/review of education programme strategies, concepts and proposals, to strengthen Plan International Cameroon’s contribution to Education in Emergency response within the country and in programmes.

Key End Results and typical Responsibilities:
Programme Design
Revise/update aims, objectives and strategies of the overall emergency EiE program taking into account the context of the IDPs
In collaboration with education actors, develop a realistic evidence‐based education in emergency program plan for the Far-North including both programmatic and advocacy activities (results oriented)
In collaboration with national and international Education and Child Protection Actors, map current institutional response capacities in the area – including conducting an education specific 4Ws (What, When, Where and Who).
Design most appropriate education interventions based on the outcomes of assessments and the context.
Ensure that issues of gender, protection, DRR, and conflict sensitivity are factored into the EiE program design.
Ensure Plan’s guidelines and Education in emergency standards are considered and any departures documented.
Lead the development of new programs for humanitarian assistance and early recovery
Ensure the development of concept papers and proposals on education in respect of the above.
Programme Management and Implementation
Oversee all the Irish Aid Project implementation, monitoring and evaluation
Ensure the implementation of all project activities in an integrated manner and in terms of child protection and education as a matter of emergency.
Ensure compliance with donor requirements (rules, procedures) :
Project budget monitoring and management, including for procurement and distribution of resources, time management, work-plans and records
Ensure compliance with donor requirements (rules, procedures) :
Project budget monitoring and management, including for procurement and distribution of resources, time management, work-plans and records
Timely and accurate monitoring and financial and narrative reporting
Ensure Education in Emergencies Minimum Standards (INEE) and Plan’s guidelines are adhered to in the project implementation
Work closely with the relevant implementation manager to ensure that the implementation of relevant EiE activities are planned and implemented in a phased and prioritized manner in full consultation and co-ordination with all relevant agencies both governmental and non-governmental.
Make frequent field visits to all affected areas to monitor implementation of EiE activities with a focus on Irish Aid funded Project activities, identify opportunities and constraints and any adjustments needed including additional staffing or staff training or other.
Contribute to all aspects of the project design and implementation, especially to ensure that EiE is well integrated into Plan International Cameroon Programming processes.
Ensure regular updates on existing education needs assessments and other relevant EiE issues in the country and in the Far-North Region
Work in close collaboration with the Emergency Response Manager and other Program Managers, coordinators and Monitoring and Evaluation staff in the response team
Visit and provide ad hoc support where needed to Plan’s field activities on a regular basis and share reports with management for any critical actions.
Weekly planning of EiE activities in the actual places of intervention and with proposition of further integration and improvement
Facilitation of training for stakeholders and other partners on Education in Emergencies,
Provide strategic and technical support in other EiE projects implementation in the context of Plan International Cameroon Emergency Response Plan implementation in the Far North Region.
Representation, advocacy and Networking
Comply with and work according to local policies and regulations
Work in close relationship with the government, education authorities at national and regional levels, Ministry of Education, the UN agencies, other international as well as local organisations, Ministry of Youth local professionals, universities, schools, teachers and other agencies
Identify or work with suitable local partner organizations and institutions within the education network.
Contribute to strengthening the capacity of local organisations in compliance with Plan International policies and strategies
If needed, represent Plan International Cameroon at key coordination meetings most especially in the Education sectorial group and keep management informed as needed.
Liaison between Plan International Cameroon and any relevant stakeholders, partners or authorities, at local, regional, national and international levels.
Participate in Field Coordination Meetings/bilateral meetings, etc.
Initiate or strengthen interagency coordination mechanisms for education where appropriate
Documentation and M&E
Design and develop appropriate surveillance, monitoring, evaluation and learning systems for Irish Aid Project implementation.
Prepare education interventions reports to serve as standalone deliverables or to be included in larger emergency response reports for both donor and internal purposes.
Ensure early and rigorous implementation of quality assurance and accountability mechanisms in the Irish Aid Project implementation.
Contribute to documenting Plan International Cameroon’s experience in EiE.
Coordinate timely report writing and business development on EiE.
Conduct regular assessments, analysis and thus advise programme design and modifications to meet the existing and emerging needs and ground realities.
Provide input to the development or revision of a monitoring and evaluation system.
Monitoring the quality of project’s activities and reporting of the relevant partners.
Capacity Building
Identify training needs, develop and roll out a capacity building Plan
Build capacity of Plan International Cameroon and partner staff on education in emergency including early childhood education
Provide hands on/mentoring support to field staff involved in EiE activities
Provide input to the development of training materials and modules for teachers as needed.
Dealing with Problems:
Application of knowledge required for the role, complexity of problems handled & the degree of investigation, analysis, & creative thinking required to solve them.
The role requires an ability to identify and analyse education in emergency needs, trends and opportunities, then turn the analysis into practical plans and drive implementation.
Communications and Working Relationships:
Internal – who what and why
Reports to Emergency Response Manager,
Works in close collaboration with CPiE Specialist, GBV Specialist, WASH Specialist and Livelihood, Specialist, program manager and coordinators and other members of the Emergency Response team,
Collaboration with Emergency Response Management Team and the Country Management Team.
External– who what and why
Regular participation in education sector group meetings,
Regular interaction with regional and local level government partners,
Regular interaction with other INGOs and UN bodies.

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:
Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field
Experience in the field of education in emergency is required, preferably in conflict affected and fragile situations. Previous work experience in early childhood education is an asset. Ability to learn quickly and adapt the experience/lessons learnt   in other emergency settings to the Far North Cameroon emergency response context. Knowledge of Education in Emergencies Minimum Standards (INEE),  
Strong Experience in education project management, monitoring and supervision.
Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organizations, under stressful situations.
Excellent capacity in facilitating training and preparing user friendly manuals and toolkits.
Has strong networking, team spirit, and partnership-building skills,
Willing to adapt with new working environment, new challenges, colleagues and work
Fluent spoken and written French and English,
Proven commitment to Plan’s International efforts for gender equality and inclusion of children with disability,
Proven commitment to participatory, child centered approaches,
Demonstrated assertiveness and able to remains calm and positive under pressure and in difficult situations.

Physical Environment and Demands:
The role requires extensive travel to project sites and to donor and sector meetings which may account for up to 50% or above of working time.
Must be prepared to travel and work in difficult conditions, and stay in simple accommodation,  at the rural project sites
May be required to work during night time, weekends and holidays in order to ensure timely delivery and keep with the pace and availability of beneficiary groups (Refugees, IDPs and vulnerable host communities).

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

  • A Covering letter
  • A Comprehensive CV including details of three referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent supervisor

Location: Maroua
Closing date: 25/09/2018

NB: The shortlisting and the interview will be done progressively as the applications are received.

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 safeguarding children and young Policies and gender equality policies that are integral part of the recruitment process.

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