AN Education Officer is needed in Mafa, Maiduguri, Nigeria

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Requisition ID: req48082

Job Title: Education Officer -Mafa

Sector: Education

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria

Work Arrangement: In-person

Job Description

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.


The IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state. In February 2014 the IRC moved into Adamawa State in NE Nigeria to provide humanitarian interventions through a multi-sectoral, integrated approach for conflict affected populations. IRC Nigeria now operates a country office in Abuja and field offices in Mubi and Yola of Adamawa State, Maiduguri and Monguno of Borno state and Damaturu of Yobe State. Currently, IRC Nigeria implements programs primary health care, nutrition, environmental health, women’s protection and empowerment, protection, child protection, education, food security & livelihoods


Role Purpose

 The purpose of this role is to support daily implementation of OTL USAID funded Education project, Plan international Nigeria.

Dimensions of the Role

 The post holder will directly implement the project and also document lessons learnt, support assessments and monitoring and evaluation of the Education in Emergencies components of Plan International’s emergency response.
 He/she is responsible for assessment, response analysis, design, capacity building. The post holder will also contribute towards the capacity building of Plan Internationals implementing partners.
Accountabilities In collaboration with the Project Manager:

 Support in documenting lessons learnt and best practices of the pilot project
 Support the project Manager, Institutional Capacity Strengthening Manager, Access to Education Lead in designing of the Project Implementation Plans.
 Ensure the execution of the Project Implementation Plan and work closely with the National implementing partners on the project
 Will work closely with the National partners in the execution of the Formal, non-formal (ABEP & IQE) education component of the project
 With support from M&E team design a Monitoring plan and simple data collection tools to ensure monitoring and data collection of key project indicators.
 Will be responsible for the formation, strengthening and training of the Community structures (SBMCs, PMCs, CBCPCs) etc.
 Will play a key role in the mobilization and engagement of the community and stakeholders in the implementation and monitoring of the project
 Will be responsible for school supervision, and data collection
 Will support in organizing and facilitating teacher trainings and assessments
 Support assessment of Education sector in the state of implementation
 Review, assess and update the education situation in areas affected by emergency
 Highlight education issues requiring a response – both immediate (less than 2 months) and medium term and make recommendations on specific PLAN actions required. Ensure core commitments to children are taken into consideration.
 Ensure key data from assessments could be used as a baseline for program evaluation. If additional baseline data is required to evaluate children’s learning outcomes, then work with appropriate colleagues to collect this additional information.
 In collaboration with national and international Education actors, map current institutional response capacities – including conducting an education specific 5Ws.
 Support in designing appropriate education interventions based on the outcomes of assessments and the context. Inclusion of quality issues in education and learning outcomes is really important.
 Ensure that issues of early gender, protection, DRR, and conflict sensitivity are factored into the program design.
 Ensure Plan international guidelines, Education cluster standards and INEE Minimum Standards, are considered in implementation and documented.
 Provide regular updates to Education in Emergencies Specialist, on progress, priorities and constraints – verbally and in writing on an agreed frequency. 
 Support the implementation of, and represent Plan International in, emergency education coordination mechanisms including any relevant cluster.
 Brief updates and reports on sectoral activities/strategies to donors and other stakeholders.


Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge 


 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.

 Strong ability to work independently, organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail
 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.
 Ability to read and write in both English and other languages appropriately in Northeast Nigeria.

 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 behavior
 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.
Standard of Professional Conduct : IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – our Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Commitment to Gender, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion : IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. The IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of IRC Persons in any work setting.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Employment Gaps : We welcome applicants with varied career paths and recognize that a gap in employment does not define a candidate’s potential. We value transferrable skills and are committed to investing in the growth and development of our team members. We encourage applicants to highlight any relevant skills or experiences they have acquired, even if they were not gained in a traditional work setting.

Compensation and Benefits : IRC strives to provide externally competitive and internally equitable Compensation and Benefits programs that attracts, motivates, and retains employees that deliver strong performance while demonstrating the IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct.

Equal Opportunity Employer : IRC is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, nationality, ethnicity or tribe, gender, age, religion, caste, sexual orientation, differently abled, geographic origin, marital status, veteran status and cultural background ( or any other characteristic protected by law). We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation

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