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UN Jobs: Education in Emergencies Specialist – Cameroon

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Cameroon

Education in Emergencies Specialist

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

Plan International Cameroon is implementing several projects that aim to minimize disruption to formal and non-formal education systems undermined by the armed insurgency, and to restore formal education services; strengthen the protective environment for children and their families, including age and gender-appropriate education services; create opportunities for young people affected by the armed conflict to generate income and to improve their life skills. The EiE Specialist role is designed to provide strategic and technical leadership, through a blend of effective external representation, networking, conceptualizing, and designing appropriate education intervention to the needs of the children affected by a dynamic context, as well as ensuring that the technical standards during project implementation are adhered to. The role also ensures synergy between Plan Cameroons EiE interventions and the Minimum Standards enshrined in the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE).

The Requirements

  • Demonstrable experience working in a broad range of humanitarian crises in a number of different contexts
  • Significant experience in planning, designing and implementing of integrated, conflict-sensitive, gender-aware (or better) education programmes in humanitarian settings
  • Demonstrable knowledge of key issues relevant to education, particularly in emergency contexts: resilience, Disaster Risk Reduction, the Sustainable Development Goals and related development frameworks, diversity, gender equality, and rights-based approaches.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of child protection principles, child safeguarding, and familiarity with referral systems.
  • Good knowledge of INEE Minimum Standards and related resources, and other humanitarian standards (including the Core Humanitarian Standard and Child Protection Minimum Standards)
  • Experience in conducting education needs assessments
  • Experience with advocacy, particularly influencing girls’ education, inclusion, and education continuity in crisis contexts.
  • Experience of capacity building and mentoring on education technical areas with a variety of audiences, and the ability to work comfortably with ethnically diverse colleagues in sensitive environments.
  • Ability to secure funding from public and private funding streams
  • Strong analytical, presentation and report-writing skills.
  • Fluency in English
  • Committed to actively upholding Plan International’s vision, values and behaviours and policies, including the Say Yes! To Keeping Children Safe Policy.

Please note that only applications made in English will be considered.

Location: We will be recruiting globally for this role, but the individual must be based in Yaounde, Cameroon, and therefore support with relocation is available.

Type of Role: 13months fixed-term contract

Reports to: Emergency Response Manager

Grade: E

Closing Date: 12th February 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.

How to apply

Education in Emergencies Coordination (plan-international.org)

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