Early Childhood Development in Emergencies Specialist

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 13 March 2019
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 20 March 2019

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The ECDiE Specialist will deploy to assist Plan Myanmar to pilot a parenting program in central Rakhine State (Minbya). Following on from a literature review and concept development on parenting in emergencies/humanitarian contexts by ECD consultant, Deborah Llewellyn, the consultant was commissioned to produce a draft Parenting Under Pressure (PUP) Curriculum, with support from ANO and the ECD Area of Global Distinctiveness network, including the ECDiE Working Group. This PUP curriculum is an adapted version of Plan’s Community Led Action for Children (CLAC) parenting with the aim that it can be applied in conflict, camp and emergency settings through a 3 month curriculum. The curriculum draws heavily on Plan’s existing parenting program for development contexts that has been adapted and implemented in multiple countries, but includes sessions and content that are particularly related to needs in conflict/emergencies. Plan Myanmar have been implementing parenting programs in development settings since 2014, but need assistance to develop and implement a pilot for PUP.
Alongside this deployment, work is being undertaken to develop a curriculum/proposed course content of a training for the carers/educators of play-based early learning programmes in emergency settings, and the session guides/support materials for the training, ensuring alignment with CLAC. These pieces of work are complementary and are responding to identified gaps and demand from COs/NOs. Plan International is further developing a broader concept for ECDiE work that builds on these materials as well as existing and new partnerships, with a view to model development. Plan Myanmar will be the first CO to pilot PUP, and so a successful pilot with an action research component is important for the ongoing development of PUP and Plan’s ECDiE work more broadly. The ECDiE Specialist will deploy to assist Plan Myanmar to pilot a parenting program in central Rakhine State (Minbya). Following on from a literature review and concept development on parenting in emergencies/humanitarian contexts by ECD consultant, Deborah Llewellyn, the consultant was commissioned to produce a draft Parenting Under Pressure (PUP) Curriculum, with support from ANO and the ECD Area of Global Distinctiveness network, including the ECDiE Working Group. This PUP curriculum is an adapted version of Plan’s Community Led Action for Children (CLAC) parenting with the aim that it can be applied in conflict, camp and emergency settings through a 3 month curriculum. The curriculum draws heavily on Plan’s existing parenting program for development contexts that has been adapted and implemented in multiple countries, but includes sessions and content that are particularly related to needs in conflict/emergencies. Plan Myanmar have been implementing parenting programs in development settings since 2014, but need assistance to develop and implement a pilot for PUP.
Alongside this deployment, work is being undertaken to develop a curriculum/proposed course content of a training for the carers/educators of play-based early learning programmes in emergency settings, and the session guides/support materials for the training, ensuring alignment with CLAC. These pieces of work are complementary and are responding to identified gaps and demand from COs/NOs. Plan International is further developing a broader concept for ECDiE work that builds on these materials as well as existing and new partnerships, with a view to model development. Plan Myanmar will be the first CO to pilot PUP, and so a successful pilot with an action research component is important for the ongoing development of PUP and Plan’s ECDiE work more broadly.

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