Program Implementation and Quality
The geographical scope of the role
Somalia / Somaliland
Female Candidates Are Strongly Encouraged to Apply
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization 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 80 years, and are now active in more than 77 countries.
Plan international has opened an office in Somaliland and started programs that focus on child protection, education, and youth economic empowerment programming in both humanitarian and development settings, working with/through partners and providing technical support to INGOs, Somaliland NGOs, and the Government of Somaliland in Plan’s areas of expertise.
The Education Coordinator is a member of Plan International Somaliland and is accountable for maintaining overall leadership, coordination, and oversight of the education thematic Country Program in both development and humanitarian context. He/She is responsible for overseeing the ongoing development and implementation of a high-quality, innovative program, and ensuring the quality of its implementation, ensuring the quality and inclusive education work carried out is assured throughout the entire project cycle and that field program implementation is undertaken efficiently and effectively. She is responsible for ensuring integration and synergies between the education Country Program and other
thematic Country Programs and supporting the program teams to ensure proactive external engagement, including networking and collaboration for policy engagement, and learning and knowledge management within the broader organization and with other partner organizations.
management scope, reporting lines, key relationships
The Education Coordinator will be based at the Country Office and S/he will uphold Plan's Core Values, promote the mission and vision, program principles (transparency, gender equality, and diversity) to enhance the education program, and be committed to the child protection and respect for human rights.
Reports to: Programme Manager
Internal: Plan International staff including; Head of Mission, PMs, TS, Finance, HR, and Regional MERL /Global Hub staff as appropriate
External: Project partners, government line ministries, target beneficiaries, and other agencies and groups working in the child protection sector in Somaliland
Level of Contact with Children:
The position will be based in the Country Office and frequent travel to the Field Sites and the incumbent will give strategic direction on the program level of contact with children will be occasional.
This position is based in Hargeisa with frequent travel to field sites and partners’ offices in the country.