Chief of Party - Education Programme

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 12 June 2020

Job Description

The Opportunity

In December 2020 Plan International will commence a basic education programme in the region of Faranah & Mamou northern Guinea. The project seeks to contribute to MDG 2 – to ensure that by 2015, Guinean children, both boys and girls, will have fully completed the primary education cycle. Project activities will include construction of schools, equipment of schools, capacity building and awareness rising with local communities and the provision of teacher training. The funding for the project will be provided by the KfW Bankengruppe (German Development Bank). The scheduled completion of the project is within 3 years.

The Programmes key objectives over the next three years are;

  • To overall contribute to SDG 4 to ensure that by 2030, Guinean children, boys and girls alike will complete a full course of primary education.

  • To increase enrolment rates by children aged 6-11 years in the project area by 2020 through improved access to quality primary education.

  • To increase completion rates at the end of primary education through increased quality of education

  • To ensure that partners (local, public and private) assume their roles and responsibilities in promoting the right to quality primary education for all school-age children.

If all four objectives are achieved over the next three years, Plan hopes that Guinea will see improved access to school facilities through the construction and equipping of 79 schools.

Secondly, increased access to education and learning outcomes through access to clean drinking water, ameliorated sanitary installation and hygiene facilities in schools

.We should also see improved quality of education as classes are taught by trained and motivated teachers, allowing students to develop their skills according to their individual strengths/weaknesses.

In addition school management structures (CDE, APEAE, gouvernement d’enfants) in the project area exist and are functional. Finally that the local population are aware and value the need for universal primary education for boys and girls and actively participates in the design, construction and maintenance of buildings.

Do you have what it takes?

Experience and Technical expertise in conducting of mega projects of school infrastructure and drilling:

  • Technical competence in construction of school infrastructure
  • Experience managing KfW-funded projects
  • Experience managing projects with a budget of more than 10 Million Euros
  • Expertise in monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in management & adaptation in emergencies at the community level

2. Experience in the implementation of community-based projects / community effect:

  • Experience in influencing, advocacy and behavioural change management

  • Experience in capacity building and strategic partnership management and implementation.

  • Experience in design and development of gender and inclusion projects.

  • Project management experience in the field of education (from infrastructure to learning including community mobilization).

3. Experience in Team Management

  • Experience in managing a multidisciplinary team of at least 20 people

  • Experience in self-directed, high performance team leadership

Expertise in performance evaluation and staff development

For more information regarding the role and person specification, please click on the below link:

Location: Conakry, Guinea,

Type of Role: 3 Year Fixed term contract

Reports to: Country Director

Salary: Salary and Package CompetitiveAccompanied duty station

Closing Date: 2nd July 2020

Anticipated 1st round interview: 9th July 2020

* When applying please upload your CV in English and Cover letter in French*

*Proficient Spoken and Written French is a mandatory requirement, working English is desirable*

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.

About the Organization

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.

More information

JD COP Guinea June 2020.DOCX

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