Education in Emergencies Technical Lead

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 13 March 2019
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 17 March 2019

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The Opportunity

In this position as the Education in Emergencies Technical Lead you will be responsible for providing technical leadership across all EiE components of Plan’s emergency response including assessment, response analysis, design and implementation. You will co-ordinate with other Emergency Response Team members and Plan International staff to ensure a rapid, proportionate and effective response.

You will need to ensure response to immediate education issues with simultaneous consideration of longer term needs and possible scenarios. As the technical lead you will take a very active role in technical co-ordination, support and advocacy with the emergency education sector and other stakeholders and technical agencies relevant to the sector.

Skills and Experience

Education in Emergencies Technical Skills: Experience working in humanitarian emergencies leading on technical strategy for education programs. Familiarity with humanitarian architecture, and humanitarian sector coordinating bodies.

Proposal Writing Skills: Experience leading on education in emergencies technical proposal development for institutional donors; good donor liaison skills.

People Skills: Ability to work independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership and is able to support and train local and international staff and also able to work with disaster affected communities in a sensitive and participatory manner.

Communication Skills: Well developed written and oral communication skills. Able to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders as a representative of Plan. This includes effective negotiation and representation skills.

Integrity: Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to Plan's core values and humanitarian principles.

Resilience/Adaptability and Flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under extreme circumstances including stress, high security risks and harsh living conditions. Works and lives with a flexible, adaptable and resilient manner.

Awareness and Sensitivity of Self and Others: Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity. Have experience and the ability to live and work in diverse cultural contexts in a culturally appropriate manner. Has a capacity to make accurate self-assessment particularly in high stress and high security contexts.

Working Style: Is well planned and organized even within a fluid working environment and has a capacity for initiative and decision making with competent analytical and problem-solving skills.

Management Skills: ability to motivate and guide team to ensure deliverables to donors are met on time.

Knowledge of Plan policies and procedures, Sphere and the Red Cross/NGO Code of Conduct.

Requires general finance, administration, information management and telecommunication skills and proficiency in information technology/ computer skills.

3–5 years humanitarian aid experience.

Fluency in English.

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation 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 70 countries.

Application Information

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV. A copy of the full role profile can be found at:

Closing Date for Application: 17 March 2019

This vacancy is archived.

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