Deployable Education in Emergencies Specialist

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 13 December 2018

Job Description

The Opportunity

As The Deployable Education in Emergencies (EiE) Specialist , you will provide technical support to Plan International’s country offices responding to medium and large-scale emergencies to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate quality EiE programs.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Providing technical support and leadership on Education programmes during humanitarian crises.
  • Working with the key emergency and development staff focused on: education, ECD (Early Childhood Development), child protection and others, to support integrated programming that meets the multi-sectoral needs of affected girls and boys.
  • Ensuring that EiE interventions are aligned with the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies Minimum Standards (INEE MS) and other existing global guidelines and tools for EiE.
  • Ensuring all work has a strong gender focus in line with Plan International’s Global Strategy
  • Representing Plan International at relevant clusters, working groups, and other events related to Education in Emergencies. Where required, take a co-leadership role in the Education Cluster or the Education Sector Working Group.
  • Working closely with the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) team to develop an EiE M&E framework.
  • Building capacity of EiE and M&E staff to collect quantitative and qualitative data, ensuring all data is disaggregated by sex, age and disability.
  • Building and maintain relationships with relevant government departments, UN agencies and NGOs.
  • Providing training, coaching and mentorship to program staff, partners and other key stakeholders on EiE and related issues such as psychosocial support, gender equality and inclusion.
  • Contributing to relevant global advocacy and policy objectives with documented learning and evidence.

Do you have what it takes?

In order to succeed in this challenging and varied role, you will have significant field experience of managing education in emergencies programs together with demonstrated experience of using key standards (such as INEE) for education in emergencies.

You will possess significant knowledge of humanitarian response, child protection and disaster risk reduction and you will be conversant with the international humanitarian architecture, particularly related to coordination and funding of education work in emergencies. You will have demonstrated prior experience of engaging with the education cluster system and other humanitarian fora at local, regional and global levels.

An experienced project manager, you will network effectively, advocating and influencing to gain commitment from a wide range of people and collaborating effectively internally and externally.

Excellent communication skills in English are essential and the ability to work in at least one other international language - French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic - would be beneficial.

Location: Plan International Global Hub in Woking, Surrey. Other locations will also be considered where Plan International has a legal entity and candidates have the pre-existing right to live and work without restrictions. The expectation is that this role will be deployed for approximately 65% of the time.

Salary: Competitive

Reports to: Global lead for Education in Emergencies

Closing Date: Sunday 6th January 2019

About the Organization

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.

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