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New Job Vacancy at Plan International, Education in Emergency Officer – LEGO | Deadline: 27th September, 2020

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Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Job Opportunities at Plan International, 2020

Education in Emergency Officer – LEGO
Location: Kibondo, 08, TZ
Company: Plan International
The Organisation
International is an independent development and humanitarian
organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

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.

International is an independent child rights and humanitarian
organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty,
violence and injustice.
We actively unite children, communities and
other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in
children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the
skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a
fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on
girls and women, who are most often left behind. We have been building
powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now
active in more than 70 countries.

Plan International Tanzania is
looking for an Education in Emergencies Officer to lead day-to-day
implementation of PlayMatters – Learning Through Play Project activities
in Nduta/Mtendeli refugees camps. The project is aimed at supporting
play-based learning for children aged 3-12 years in the 2 refugee camps
and host communities in the Kigoma region. The project will focus on
reaching out to nearly 1 million pre-primary and primary school aged
refugee and host community children impacted by the humanitarian crises
in East Africa and living in Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania. This project
aims to build children’s social, emotional, cognitive, physical and
creative skills through play in their homes, schools, and communities
and will be implemented in partnership with War Child, International
Rescue Committee, Ubongo, Behavioural Insights Team and Innovations for
Poverty Action.

The EiE Officer will be fully responsible for
timely, efficient, and gender-responsive day-to-day implementation of
all project interventions in a bid to achieve the project outcomes aimed
at ensuring that:
1) Principal caregivers and community play
leaders apply Learning Through Play at home and in the community 2)
Educators integrate high-quality, Learning Through Play in their
3) System Influencers, Humanitarian Actors & Policy Makers integrate Learning Through Play into their services and policies.

Dimensions of the Role
Education in Emergencies Officer will be responsible and ultimately
accountable for day-to-day implementation of project activities, quality
delivery of results, coordination and collaboration and relations with
project consortium members, teachers, PTAs, caregivers and community and
religious leaders, and other stakeholders at camp level. The post
holder will also be responsible to ensure that project activities are
implemented in a timely and quality manner and in compliance with donor
requirements. The EiE Officer will ensure timely data collection and
analysis is used in periodic reporting and to inform project activities.
S/he will be responsible for representing Plan International EiE team
in relevant stakeholders’ meetings such as Education Working Group
meetings on camp level and camp coordination meetings.

S/He will
demonstrate ability to execute project activities, flexibility,
organization and communication skills, while ensuring Plan
International’s systems and policies and donor requirements are adhered
to; especially Child Protection and Safeguarding, gender and Disability

Program delivery

  • Lead
    and supervise the implementation of all project activities as per the
    workplan and budget; and programmatic reporting on weekly and monthly
  • Input in the donor quarterly and annuals reports.
  • Work closely with operations to ensure timely implementation of planned activities.
  • Ensure
    the implementation of project activities adhere to Plan International’s
    policies, INEE minimum Standards, ECCD Standard guidelines and SOPs; as
    well as Core Humanitarian Standards.
  • Assess project progress
    and identify technical quality issues or other implementation issues,
    provide solutions and implement modifications as required.
  • Provide and coordinate capacity building trainings for incentive workers.
  • Work with MEAL Coordinator and Officers to undertake assessments in coordination with partners.
  • Support PlayMatters budget development and activity plans for coming years.

Communication, Advocacy, Representation and partnerships

  • Representing Plan International in sector coordination meetings and inter-agency activities at field level.
  • Support the implementation of inter-agency assessments.
  • Support
    the documentation of best practices and lesson leant from project
    implementation to inform the design of future programs.
  • Maintain
    active and cooperative relationships with all key stakeholders,
    including government officials, UN agencies, project partners, other
    implementing agencies, and related institutions. Support advocacy
    initiatives through developing briefs, documentation of evidence and
    impact stories.
  • Promote community understanding on the importance on Learning-through-Play.
  • Represent
    Plan International at district level and work closely with education
    focal point to ensure relevant stakeholders are aware of Plan
    International Programming. 

PEOPLE Management

  • Directly
    supervise Incentive Teachers and making sure they adhere to Plan
    International’s Policies, Code of Conduct and Procedures.
  • Report any violations of Plan International’s Code of Conduct and Policies as per Plan International-Tanzania.

Key relationships
External –
Close collaboration and strong working relationship with project
consortium partners and members of the Education Working Group (IRC,
Caritas, Save the Children, UNHCR, UNICEF, MHA, District Councils) etc.
The EiE Officer will also maintain a relationship with local
authorities, relevant Government institutions, and UN agencies to ensure
Plan’s work is well linked to other initiatives.


The EiE Officer will report to the Program Manager, and S/he will
coordinate with EiE MEAL Coordinator for the implementation of project
activities at camp level. S/he will also work closely with finance
officer, Procurement team, Communications and advocacy team and Human
resources team. S/He will also work closely with the Child Protection
team and ensure that protection is integrated in all Education

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Technical expertise, skills and knowledge

  • Hold
    a Bachelor’s degree in an interdisciplinary area such as Education,
    Development Studies, International Development, Strategic Planning,
    Program Management, etc. or equivalent.
  • At least 2 years of
    demonstrated experience in managing the implementation Early Childhood
    Development and Primary Education programs in Emergency and Development
  • Experience with Learning through Play approaches and content development will be considered a strong asset
  • Proven leadership, inter-personal and cross-cultural skills, and ability to build and motivate multi-disciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with consortium partners.
  • Strong
    understanding of Child Protection, Disability and Inclusive Education,
    gender responsive programming and meaningful child participation in
  • Conversant with refugee and national education service delivery systems.
  • Knowledge of effective participatory Monitoring, Evaluation and Research systems and processes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work in a matrix environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation and public speaking
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent
    organizational skills and the ability to multitask while working on
    projects with varying activities, objectives, and deliverables
  • Good negotiation and influencing skills
  • Creates a strong sense of purpose within the portfolio and with stakeholders
  • Sound judgment and decision-making in complex situations

Plan International’s Values in Practice
We are open and accountable

  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact

  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

Physical Environment
The job holder requires 40 % field work in 2 camps and 60 % office-based environments.
Level of contact with children
High interaction with children

Reports to: Programme Manager
Grade: C2
Closing Date: 27th September, 2020

application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the
advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
International believes that in a world where children face so many
threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation,
do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have
particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with
and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at



range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with
Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan
International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.
In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants
previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual
abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under
investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an
application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these
recruitment procedures.

Equality, diversity and
inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International
stands for. Our organisation is based on a culture of inclusivity and we
strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in
every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and

We will provide equality of opportunity and will not
tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational
culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality,
girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good
practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and

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