- Region: Sud-Ouest
- Ville: Buea
- Nom entreprise ou personne: Plan International Cameroon
- Type de contrat: CDD
Offre d’emploi à ONG Plan International Cameroon : Education in Emergencies Project Manager
Location: Buea, SW, CM
Company: Plan International
Plan International Cameroon is a Child Centered Community Development Organization with no religious, political or governmental affiliation working in Cameroon since 1996. Plan International is a children’s organization with primary concerns on children’s rights, safety and well-being and has in its interest to create safe environments for children with more attention paid to child protection. All employees are therefore expected to comply with our Child Protection Policy. Plan International also promotes equal opportunity employment and pays special consideration to female candidates.
Plan International Cameroon is currently advertising for the position of 01 Education in Emergencies Project Manager based in Buea
This is a local position.
Plan International is one of the largest international actors responding to the Anglophone crisis in the North-West, South-West, Littoral, and West regions in Cameroon; implementing projects across a variety of sectors. Plan International is looking to continue supporting vulnerable children – particularly girls – and assess how Plan can further expand the way these girls and boys are supported through education. Therefore, to help Plan International explore the possibilities of supporting girls and boys through education, Plan is seeking an Education in Emergencies (EiE) Project Manager to help lead Plan’s role and response in the education sector.
This role is in mind of potentially going on to act as an EiE project manager. This is dependent upon future funding.
Dimensions of the Role
The role will involve the following responsibilities:
• To support the development, and lead the conduction, of education assessments across the North-West, South-West, Littoral, and West regions of Cameroon;
• To help set up Plan International’s education projects in the North-West, South-West, Littoral, and West regions of Cameroon;
• To support with the coordination of the education response. This will include representing Plan International in external meetings on, or related to, education;
• To have and provide valuable knowledge and analysis for Plan International’s EiE Specialist to help with the strategic direction of Plan International’s EiE response;
• To collaborate closely with Plan International’s Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) team to ensure CPiE is fully integrated into the EiE response; and
• To support with EiE project proposal design, including support with developing project narratives, logframes, and budgets.
The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with the EiE Specifliast and other future EiE staff. They will also work closely with CPiE colleagues to ensure that child protection is a fully integrated part of Plan International’s EiE activities. Finally, the successful candidate will also be expected to form positive, productive, and friendly working relationships with all other colleagues to ensure that Plan’s EiE activities are well coordinated as part of Plan’s overall humanitarian response.
The successful candidate will report to the EiE Specialsit; who will provide leadership for the work carried out through this position. While the candidate will be largely responsible for outlining and carrying out their own workplan, they will be accountable to the EiE Specialist.
This role will have the following expectations in terms of deliverables:
· Help design and lead in the implementation of a soundly-designed education rapid needs assessment across the NW and SW of Cameroon;
· Help develop an assessment report on the educational needs of children in the NW and SW of Cameroon;
· Lead in the development of an education risk assessment for the NW and SW of Cameroon;
· Support the development of a Plan International EiE strategy for the NW and SW of Cameroon;
· Support the development of a Plan International EiE strategy for the Littoral and West of Cameroon;
· Support the development of education project proposals to key donors
The candidate will also:
Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
The successful candidate will ensure that strong and positive relationships are developed throughout the organisation. They will work closely with CPiE colleagues, as well as support staff in HR, logistics, and finance. Furthermore, they will act as an EiE focal point for senior management such as Deputy Emergency Response Managers and to the overall Emergency Response Manager. They may also require to work with colleagues in the Country Office and develop strong relationships remotely over mediums such as Skype and WhatsApp.
The post will also involve acting as an ambassador for Plan International – representing Plan at external meetings on, or linked to, education. This will involve interacting with donors, UN agencies, and other NGOs. The candidate will act professionally at all times both in and out of work with the realisation that as they represent Plan, this reflects on Plan’s overall reputation within the humanitarian community.
Finally, the successful candidate will importantly form extremely positive, professional, and friendly relationships with the communities Plan works for and supports. Recognising that trust and collaboration with local communities is the basis of successful programming. Relationships with schools, school staff, parents, and children will be essential for this role and the candidate will follow, at all times, Plan International procedures when visiting schools and the wider community.
Technical expertise, skills and knowledge
· A university degree
· Experience of working with children directly;
· Experience of working in the education sector. Preferably as a qualified teacher;
· An understanding of child safeguarding;
· Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word;
· Extremely confident with written English and experience of producing long pieces of writing in English;
· A positive and friendly personality who collaborates well with others;
· Well-developed organisational and planning skills; and
· Punctuality is essential.
· Knowledge of writing project proposals, including narratives and budgets;
· Knowledge of the humanitarian sector;
· Understanding of child rights and equality for girls – particularly in education;
· Knowledge of the child protection sector; and
· Experience in managing humanitarian projects in EiE or CPiE.
Plan International’s Values in Practice
We are open and accountable
1. Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
2. Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
3. Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
4. Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
5. Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people
We strive for lasting impact
1. Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
2. Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
3. Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
4. Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness
We work well together
1. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
2. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
3. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
4. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
We are inclusive and empowering
5. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
6. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
7. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
8. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
The successful candidate must be willing to work in flexible working environments and understand that Plan International is in the process of setting up and expanding its operations. They therefore may be asked to work in non-office settings.
The role will also include frequent travel to different regions and to the commuinities which Plan International supports. Therefore, the candidate must be willing to be flexible on travel and understand that their role is for the best interests of the girls and boys which Plan International support.
Level of contact with children
High level: Frequent interaction with children. This role will involve working in schools and communities on a regular basis. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate exemplifies that they are completely aware of safeguarding procedures and that they understand that the safety of children is the most essential part of this role.
To apply for this job, kindly click on “Apply “. Your application should include:
A Covering letter
A Comprehensive CV including details of three referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent supervisor
Location: Buea, SW
Contract Duration: 6 months
Closing date: 15/02/2019
Please note that if a suitable candidate is found earlier than the closing date, we reserve the right to hire the candidate before the vacancy has completed the advertising period. Early submissions are therefore recommended.
Plan international operates in an equal opportunity environment and actively encourage diversity. Only applications received in French or English will be treated and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Plan International has a Child Protection and a gender equality policies that are integral part of the recruitment process.