Deployable Education in Emergencies Specialist Job Vacancy in Kenya - Plan International

Disasters and conflicts threaten children’s rights and damage the societies they live in. Last year alone, Plan International responded to 81 disasters globally to champion and uphold the rights of children, particularly girls, before, during and after emergencies.

To sustain its engagement with children affected by crises, our Humanitarian team is currently recruiting committed humanitarian experts to deploy 9 months of the year to various emergency contexts. This role is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth of our Core Surge team and to support children and their communities around the world in building resilience to increasing disaster risks.

The Opportunity

As a Deployable Education in Emergencies (EiE) Specialist, you will provide technical leadership and support to the Country Offices (COs) to ensure that Education in Emergencies (EiE) is mainstreamed in the preparedness, analysis, design, implementation, M&E and initiatives in our humanitarian responses. This includes supporting on capacity strengthening for Plan International staff and strengthening Plan’s representation in Education in Emergencies working groups and clusters. You will also support reporting and documentation processes as well as policy and influencing in relation to education in emergencies, aiming to address more specifically the needs of girls and the barriers they face.

The Requirements

  • Demonstrable experience working in a broad range of humanitarian crises in a number of different contexts
  • Significant experience in planning, design and implementation 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 of conducting education needs assessments
  • Experience with advocacy, particularly influencing around 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 and ideally French
  • Committed to actively upholding Plan International's vision, values and behaviours and policies, including the Say Yes! To Keeping Children Safe Policy.

Please follow this link for a full role profile; GH deployable specialist_EiE_final.docx

Location: This role will be deployed 75% of the time to Plan International’s country programmes and home-based when not deployed. This can be flexible where Plan International has an office* that can employ on behalf of the Global Hub and you have the pre-existing right to work and live.
Type of Role: Permanent or maximum fixed term contract available as per employing office’s standard terms and conditions.

Salary: We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that the salary and employment benefits will be set according to your location and therefore it is not possible to include full details here.
As an indication if this role was based in the UK the salary would be circa £45,000 per annum

Closing Date: Monday 8th May 2023

*Applicable locations include: Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, China, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

How to apply

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