Project Officer at Plan International

Role Purpose

  • The purpose of this role is to support daily implementation of AECID/SPNO funded Education project, Plan international Nigeria

Dimensions of the Role

  • The post holder will directly implement the project and also document lessons learnt, support assessments and monitoring and evaluation of the Education in Emergencies components of Plan International’s emergency response.
  • He/she is responsible for assessment, response analysis, design, capacity building.
  • The post holder will also contribute towards the capacity building of Plan Internationals implementing partners.

Accountabilities
In collaboration with the Project Coordinator:

  • Support in documenting lessons learnt and best practices of the project
  • With support from M&E team design a Monitoring plan and simple data collection tools to ensure monitoring and data collection of key project indicators.
  • Facilitation of youth economic empowerment through skill acquisition in vocational training centres and Master Trainers on basic Income Generation Activities.
  • Support Cash and Voucher assistance to vulnerable beneficiaries and supervise distribution process following humanitarian principles.
  • Facilitation the organization of women into an advocacy group that can voice out their concerns to gatekeepers.
  • Application of United Nations resolution on peace and security in guiding women forum.
  • Work with women groups and partners on gender-based violence awareness creation and follow up survivors for appropriate referral.
  •  Ensure inclusion gender transformative in project programing.
  • Support in designing appropriate education interventions based on the outcomes of assessments and the context.  Inclusion of quality issues in education and learning outcomes is really important.
  • Will work closely with the National partners in the execution of the Formal, non-formal (ABEP) education component of the project and ensure enrolment of out of school children.
  • Will be responsible for the formation, strengthening and training of the Community structures (SBMCs, PMCs, CBCPCs) etc.
  • Ensure success of inclusive educational approach with children and young people living with disabilities enrol in education centres.
  • Facilitate training for teachers, community mobilizers on pedagogical practice including classroom management and accelerated basic education curriculum.
  • In collaboration with national and international Education actors, map current institutional response capacities – including conducting an education specific 5Ws.
  • Ensure Plan international guidelines, UN education cluster standards and INEE Minimum Standards, are considered and any departures documented.
  • Represent Plan International to clusters, governmental and non-governmental groups as needed and agreed with the Team Leader.
  • Support the implementation of, and represent Plan International in, emergency education coordination mechanisms including any relevant cluster.
  • Brief updates and reports on sectoral activities/strategies to donors and other stakeholders.
  • Perform any other project related duties as specified by the Project Coordinator

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
Essential:

  • University Degree or equivalent in Education, Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, or related fields
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant working experience Education in Emergencies with mainstreaming of livelihood and GBV.
  • Experience working in emergency settings
  • 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, or other related area.
  • Experience working with IDPs, refugees and other vulnerable populations (ideal)
  • Previous experience directly providing services to children at risk and victims of abuse, exploitation and violence

Desirable:

  • Strong ability to work independently, organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility
  • Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
  • Ability to read and write in both English and others languages appropriately in Northeast Nigeria.

Behaviours:

  • Creates strong sense of purpose and commitment within own part of operations and with stakeholders
  • Holds self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and standards of behaviour
  • Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism/integrity
  • Provides good and adequate administrative and logistical support to enable programmes to meet meets it’s agreed financial and program outcomes.
  • Actively seeks for support in addressing difficulties in execution of duties.
  • Strategic thinking and effective contribution to own work and Organizational development.
  • Sound judgement and decision-making in complex situations
  • Strong emotional intelligence including self-awareness.
  • Leads by example to motivate high performance of others
  • Very strong commitment to continuous learning

Application Closing Date
10th December, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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