Education in Emergency Project Officer Job Vacancy – Plan International

Organization: Plan International
Duty Station: Uganda
About Plan:
Founded 75 years ago, Plan International
is one of the oldest and largest children’s 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.
Job Summary:  The Education in Emergency Project Officer
will be responsible for response planning, analysis and implementation of the
education components of Plan’s emergency response in Adjumani Refugee
settlement and host communities. The incumbent will work closely with the
Emergency Response Manager, and other Plan staff, especially Education, ECCD
and child protection with technical support from the National Education
Specialist to ensure a rapid, proportionate and effective response. S/he will also
take active role in needs assessments and analysis, planning, implementation,
monitoring and supervision, timely reporting, representation in Education in
emergency fora and follow up of the action plans, while suggesting improvements
to project interventions. The Education in Emergency Project Officer will steer
Plan’s efforts in networking, coordination and linkage of the Education in
Emergency project interventions with the local government, education Cluster or
working group and other stakeholders and technical agencies relevant to the
sectors in the district.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
out initial rapid and ongoing assessments of current situation in liaison with
the Emergency Manager and Education Specialist and in collaboration with other
Response Actor and affected population; align project priorities and immediate
activities and resources
review, assess and update the education situation in the refugee settlement and
host communities affected by emergency
closely with the Emergency Response Manager and other relevant staff, identify
and assess potential partners and build partnerships to implement
recommendations, where available or make recommendations on how to fill gaps.
in liaison with the Emergency Response Manager and other support teams, take
leadership in planning and quality implementation of the education project
interventions in the refugee settlements and host community in the district
Project Officer will take leadership in the mobilization, organizing and
facilitating project participants to actively participate in project activities
for increased support, ownership and sustainability of interventions
and submit quality monthly, quarterly, annual work plan, including timely
procurement plans and requests to the line manager, and ensure compliance to
their implementation
monitor and evaluate the progress of the implementation of Plan education
activities and draft recommendations for improved project delivery.
quality regular and timely education progress reports to serve as standalone
deliverables or to be included in the general emergency response reports for
both donor and internal purposes.
Plan’s continuous visibility in the camp and host communities and entire district,
adequately represented in education clusters, stakeholders and Governmental and
non-Governmental agencies meetings for the purposes of improved coordination,
harmonisation and complementarity of interventions at the camp level.
Donor and Plan International Country initiated visits to the refugee
settlements and host community.
closely with the entire Plan international Uganda education team and other
thematic area staff in implementing and developing all aspects of the education
project while integrating with other thematic areas and clarifying to the
community the role and responsibilities of the different stakeholders including
collaboratively with other support functions to ensure timely and effective
delivery and distribution of the education response materials (Kits) to the
build and maintain a good working relationship with the district Local
Government Authorities, Community Local leaders, target schools, other
humanitarian Actors and Plan staff for effective delivery of education project
timely data collection, documentation and dissemination of the project
interventions outcomes to the relevant stakeholders and ensure appropriate
feedback mechanisms established and used to inform planning
any other duties as assigned by the Emergency Response Manager
Qualifications, Skills and
ideal candidate for the Plan International Education in Emergency Project
Officer should preferably hold a University degree in Education or related
field with good knowledge of Education Principles and Emergency Response.
minimum of four years’ experience preferably in an (I)NGO, with at least a
minimum of 2 years successful assignment in an emergency situation/context
experience in education, child protection, psychosocial support, humanitarian
affairs, human rights, and related fields.
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, needs assessments or other related area.
Experience in the Region of potential assignment is an asset.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should
send their electronic copies (of not more than 2MB) including application
letters together with updated CVs, contact telephone numbers, copies of
relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references plus salary
history should be included and sent to the undersigned; The Country Human
Resources Manager, Plan Uganda.
Email to:
Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only Short-listed
candidates will be contacted. Please consider your application unsuccessful in
case you do not hear from us by 16th September, 2015
Deadline: 16th July, 2015
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