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Project Assistant

Date: 20 Feb 2024

Location: Bertoua, Cameroon

Company: Plan International

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 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

 

The Project Assistant will contribute in the development and/or implementation and monitoring of the Global Refugee Education Strategy and its adaptation at national level. You will work with partners to advocate for refugee access to local state schools, and lobby for the inclusion of refugees as a specific group in government education policies and plans.

It will also be your responsibility to support and monitor refugee education projects and programmes implemented by Plan International, its project partners and other stakeholders. You will work closely with assistants, officers and community relays to identify priority education issues and key data required for programme planning and monitoring –  to ensure compliance with international and Plan International’s minimum standards.

 

ABOUT YOU

 

The Project Assistant should have a degree in Law, International Law, Political Science, Education Science, Social Science or a related fields with a good knowledge of international refugee and human rights law.

It will be vital you have either a minimum of two (02) years relevant experience with a postgraduate degree (Master’s equivalent) or three (03) years with an undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s equivalent).

 

Experience in refugee education programmes – including education in emergency situations – will be highly considered an advantage. Desirable knowledge of Plan International and UN refugee policies and procedures, field experience and a Commitment to helping the people concerned and willingness to cooperate with partners will also be enablers in meeting the obligation of this role.

Please, follow this link for a detail Job Description: JD Project Assistant – Bertoua

 

 

Location: Bertoua

Type of Role: Ten (10) Months, Fixed Term Service Contract

Reports to: Project Officer

Grade: Hay Level 10

Closing Date: February 26th, 2024

 

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

 

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

 

Plan International 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 foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

 

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. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

 

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates. 

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