Education Officer at Plan International

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-profit organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood, and enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We believe in the power and potential of every child, but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination.

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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Education Officer

Location: Yola, Adamawa

Role Purpose

  • The purpose of this role is to support the implementation of the Beiersdorf education /Protection project activities in Adamawa state in North Eastern Nigeria.

Dimensions of the Role

  • Communicates with the Project Coordinator in-charge of Beiersdorf project. Supports the strengthening and training of the school-based management committees, the training of teachers working with local partners and the distribution of materials as well as follow ups and monitoring of project activities.

Programme development & Quality Management:

  • Responsible for the direct implementation of the project activities in the selected local government areas (LGAs).
  • Facilitation SBMC training and support for the strengthening of the SBMCs.
  • Support and facilitate the training of teachers in pedagogy and in service.
  • Work closely with the local partners to mobilize the communities in which the project will be implemented.
  • Provide weekly and monthly project reports to the project coordinator.
  • Raise purchase requests for the project and make follow ups with the logistics team to ensure timely procurement of the project materials.
  • Contribute to resource mobilization through updating Plan International through the Project Coordinator by providing updates on the needs in the communities, participate in needs assessment and provide lessons learnt and feedback to improve project quality and implementation.
  • Support the preparation of reports for domestic consumption.
  • Provide timely responses concerning queries linked with relevant projects or programmes.
  • Report to the Beiersdorf project coordinator.
  • Provide support to Plan International Nigeria’s programme delivery and resource mobilization.
  • Work with other members of the programme units to ensure effective and efficient programme delivery.
  • Perform any other project related duties as specified by the supervisor.
  • 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.

Human Resource Development:

  • Supports the orientation, on-going development/training and builds capacity of colleagues and local partner staff when required.

Learning and knowledge management:

  • Share relevant information within the Beiersdorf project team establishing and supporting the proper documentation of activities
  • Participates in global/regional projects/networks as requested.

Dealing with Problems:

  • Ability to manage competing priorities and expectations from internal and external stakeholders and remain calm and resilient in the face of pressure.
  • Manage multiple priorities and work with distant colleagues to form a virtual efficient administration team;
  • Use Plan procedures to settle conflicts among colleagues/stakeholders;
  • Resolve problems that are not covered by established process.
  • Analyze possible causes of problems and suggest solutions to get them resolved.
  • Refer, whenever necessary, the case to supervisor for consideration

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
Qualifications and Experience:

  • University degree or equivalent in Education, Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, or related fields
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant working experience Education in Emergencies
  • Experience working in emergency settings
  • Good knowledge and understanding of DO NO HARM principles and established international child protection standards (especially UNCRC)
  • Experience with participatory approaches to education, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, or other related area.
  • Experience working with IDPs, refugees and other vulnerable populations (ideal)
  • Previous experience directly providing services to children at risk and victims of abuse, exploitation and violence

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Strong ability to work independently, organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
  • Community mobilizations skills.
  • Facilitation and training skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility
  • Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
  • Languages: Excellent command of English language and Hausa


  • Creates strong sense of purpose and commitment within own part of operations and with stakeholders
  • Holds self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and standards of behaviour
  • Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism/integrity
  • Provides good and adequate administrative and logistical support to enable programmes to meet meets it’s agreed financial and program outcomes.
  • Actively seeks for support in addressing difficulties in execution of duties.
  • Strategic thinking and effective contribution to own work and Organizational development.
  • Sound judgement and decision-making in complex situations
  • Strong emotional intelligence including self-awareness.
  • Leads by example to motivate high performance of others
  • Very strong commitment to continuous learning

Physical Environment:

  • Typical office environment with extensive travels to coordinate and lead programme activities

Level of contact with children:

  • High contact- the job responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have very frequent contact with children. It is expected that children shall be protected at all times.

Application Closing Date
23rd March, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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