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 job holder provides effective support in ECCDiE and standards to effectively respond to the needs of 0-8 year-old children and their families affected by emergencies and disasters in close coordination and integration with health/nutrition, child protection and education projects and sectors. The main objective is to ensure the implementation of ECCD projects in emergency/refugee and recovery by actively engaging in planning, monitoring, evaluation and documentation processes. He/she participates in designing/developing, coordinating and managing all ECCDiE projects in the refugee. His/her work enables Plan Ethiopia to reach, assist and protect many vulnerable children facing rapid and slow on-set emergencies and disasters across the country and this is directly linked with Plan’s mandate of promoting and ensuring the wellbeing of children in Ethiopia.
Technical Experience, skills and knowledge
- University degree in Psychology, Education, ECCD or related field
- Three years of practical experience in ECCD (majority in the field)
- Two successful assignments in a complex refugee emergency situation (at least one of these must be field level post );
Experience with the following technical areas:
- Establishing and implementing ECCD/pre-school activities
- Mobilizing and training of pre-school teachers
- Developing ECCD curriculum and training manuals (in English)
- Knowledge and experience of using and providing training on the INEE Minimum Standards for ECCD in Emergencies
- Designing and implementing Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) interventions – not only pre-school interventions, but multi-sectoral support for young children 0-8 years
- Participation and/or coordination with the ECCD -Education Cluster
- Formal and non-formal education
- Experience with participatory approaches to ECCD, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, or other related area.
- Experience in refugee experience preferable.
Knowledge & Skills Specific to the Post
- Secretarial skills, excellent computer operation skills
- Easily understanddifferent software intended for Education Information Management System (EIMS)
Competencies and values
- Interest and love to work with children
- Good command of the English language (both spoken & written)
- Knowing Nuer and Anywa language is an asset
- Computer Skills
Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI)
- Understands and puts into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
- Ensures that all staff signed safeguarding policies;
- Implement Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in day to day work.
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Type of Role: Definite
Reports to: EiE Coordintor
Closing Date:November 24, 2023
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