UNICEF Plan International Project Careers – Early Childhood Care and Education in Emergency Specialist

Organisation: Plan
Duty Station: Adjumani,
Project Title: Early
Childhood Care and Education in Emergency (ECCE)
Reports to: Emergency
Response Manager
About Plan:
Founded 75 years ago, Plan International is one of the oldest and
largest child centered development organizations in the world. We work in 50
developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child
rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan’s vision is of a
world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that
respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is independent, with no religious,
political or governmental affiliations.
About UNICEF Project:
Plan Uganda has applied for funding from UNICEF to implement an Early
Childhood Care and Education in Emergency (ECCE) project among the South Sudan
refugees in Adjumani.
Job Summary: The jobholder
will primarily offer technical leadership and support in scaling up and
coordinating the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) emergency response
interventions to the South Sudan Refugee influx in Adjumani district in
Northern Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Scaling-up of ECCD Interventions and in particular the establishment
of the program team for ECCD Implementation:
  • Carry out participatory consultations and
    stocktaking of existing capacities with children, families and other care
    providers to establish needs of young children and inform the design and
    delivery of ECCD
  • Work closely with other relevant actors to
    establish, manage and oversee parenting, early learning, play and other
    ECCD initiatives
  • Develop a sound monitoring and evaluation
    framework with appropriate indicators for ECCD interventions to facilitate
    assessment of progress and impact
  • Conduct onsite visits, periodical
    reporting, on-going documentation and dissemination of experiences about
    Plan Uganda’s ECCD interventions
  • Create and manage a database with
    differentiated information on children, caregivers and other primary
    beneficiaries by age, gender and other aspects related to ECCD
  • Actively participate in identification,
    mobilization and sourcing of financial and other resources to
    expand/improve Plan’s ECCD interventions
2. Adequate knowledge, skills and capacity to deliver quality ECCD
interventions in an emergency context to key staff and volunteers:
  • Design and support the recruitment,
    training, re-training and coaching for ECCD staff and Volunteers and other
    related stakeholders as per ECCD standards, guidelines and regulations.
  • Mobilize and educate parents, community
    members and other stakeholders to get involved and support ECCD services.
  • Manage and offer technical guidance and
    regularly evaluate staff and volunteers as per ECCD standards, guidelines
    and regulations.
  • Promote regular and participatory peer to
    peer interaction, learning and progress sharing between ECCD staff and
    volunteers and other relevant actors
  • Organize periodical reviews and
    reflections with ECCD staff and volunteers to discuss progress and address
3. Strong network and links established with other key actors and
stakeholders involved in ECCD related interventions and overall emergency response:
  • Organize, contribute and/or participate in
    inter-sectoral work groups, forums, meetings or other initiatives within
    this emergency response
  • Orient and provide guidance for staff and
    volunteers to integrate ECCD initiatives with other sectors
  • Promote co-facilitation, joint reviews,
    co-implementation and sharing of resources with other sectors and actors
  • Ensure Plan Uganda’s ECCD interventions
    are well represented with all stakeholders, the Education Working Group
    and the overall emergency response
4. Monitoring and Evaluation of ECCD Intervention:
  • Carry out onsite visits, periodical
    reporting, on-going documentation and dissemination of experiences about
    Plan Uganda’s ECCD interventions
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The candidate should ideally hold a Degree
    in ECCD, Education, Social Sciences or related field. ECCD specialized
    training will be an added advantage
  • At least three years’ experience in
    managing or coordinating ECCD and Education related interventions in
    development or emergency contexts with NGOs, UN agencies.
  • Skills and experience in program
    development and management particularly designing, planning and
    implementing early learning, structured play and recreation activities in
    Child Friendly Spaces (CFS)
  • Past exposure and experience in
    mobilization communities and conducting participatory community based
  • Skills in fundraising including
    preparation of project concepts and proposal
  • Excellent writing, facilitation, and
    organizational skills.
  • Excellent command of the English language.
  • Proven track record and ability to work in
    a multi-cultural environment and effective working relationships with
    various actors at district and national level.
  • Computer literacy skills, including
    Internet navigation and various office applications (i.e. MS Office
    skills, specifically in MS Word and PowerPoint and excel) 
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their letters of
application, together with detailed and updated CVs, contact telephone numbers,
copies of relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references
plus salary history to: The Country Human Resources Manager, Plan Uganda.
Plan is an equal opportunity employer and qualified female candidates
are encouraged to apply.
NB: Only soft
copies of application will be considered and please indicate the position in
the Subject line. Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.
As a child centered development organization, Plan strives to ensure
that children are kept safe in all the areas we operate. The organization
further has a child protection policy that every staff is required to sign.
Potential candidates will be required to provide information confirming whether
or not they have ever been convicted of any child abuse crimes.
Deadline: 16th June,

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