Project Officer – Plan International – Borno & Yobe

Job Description

Role Purpose

  • The purpose of this role is to support daily implementation of FCDO PLANE II 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 Manager:

  • Support in documenting lessons learnt and best practices of the pilot project
  • Support the project Manager in designing of the Project Implementation Plans.
  • Ensure the execution of the Project Implementation Plan is accurately carried out under the project Manager’s supervision
  • Will work closely with the Consortium partners in the execution of the Formal, non-formal (ABEP & IQE) education component of the project
  • With support from M&E team, will support to design a Monitoring plan and simple data collection tools to ensure monitoring and data collection of key project indicators (including data of learners, SBMCs, School personnel and others types of beneficiaries.
  • Will be responsible for the formation, strengthening and training of the Community structures (SBMCs, PMCs, CBCPCs) etc.
  • Will play a key role in the mobilization and engagement of the community and stakeholders in the implementation and monitoring of the project
  • Will be responsible for school supervision, and data collection in and out of schools (in non-formal context)
  • Will support in organizing and facilitating teacher trainings and assessments
  • Support assessment of Education sector in the state of implementation
  • Review, assess and update the education situation in areas affected by emergency
  • Highlight education issues requiring a response – both immediate (less than 2 months) and medium term and make recommendations on specific PLAN actions required.
  • Ensure core commitments to children are taken into consideration.
  • Ensure key data from assessments could be used as a baseline for program evaluation.  If additional baseline data is required to evaluate children’s learning outcomes, then work with appropriate colleagues to collect this additional information.
  • In collaboration with national and international Education actors, map current institutional response capacities – including conducting an education specific 5Ws.
  • 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.
  • Ensure that issues of early gender, protection, DRR, and conflict sensitivity are factored into the program design.
  • Ensure Plan international guidelines, Education cluster standards and INEE Minimum Standards, are considered in implementation and documented.
  • Provide regular updates to FCDO Project Manager, on progress, priorities and constraints – verbally and in writing on an agreed frequency.
  • 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.

Qualifications and Experience
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
  • Experience working in Northeast Humanitarian 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
  • Good experience of both Formal and Non-Formal Education in Nigeria context.

Desired:

  • 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.
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