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Plan International USA Emergency Roster- Education In Emergencies Specialist in United States

Emergency Roster- Education In Emergencies Specialist

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Location: N/A, UK

Company: Plan International

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.

The Vision

Plan International’s global strategy applies a full spectrum approach where Disaster Risk Management (DRM) is an integral part of everything the organisation does with and for children and girls, especially in fragile settings.

Our ambition is to become a global leader and the NGO partner of choice for promoting gender equality and protecting girls’ rights in disaster and conflict settings, working at the nexus of development and humanitarian efforts.

While our emergency response work is driven by the humanitarian imperative and principles, as a global organisation Plan International has invested in three priority focus areas; Child Protection in Emergency (CPIE), Education in Emergency (EIE) and Youth Economic Empowerment in Emergency (YEEIE).

Plan International has developed a systematic approach to integrating Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation into our Country Strategies and promoting a resilience approach to our programmes. Our ambition is to continue to grow the DRM portfolio in this area.

As an organisation we place great importance on contributing to the work and collective learning, strengthened coordination and quality of work in the sector and increasingly take on inter-agency leadership roles within our areas of expertise at a country and global level.

In the last financial year Plan International responded to 171 emergencies of differing scales and significance across 55 countries with a focus on Child Protection and Education in Emergencies programming.

  • 61,258,951 girls, boys, women and men were reached through this work in FY20

  • Spending relating to disaster risk management totalled €175 million in FY20

  • Plan International partnered with 27,600 community organisations, over 3,400 NGO’s and 934 corporate and private sector institutions.

Plan International Roster

Plan International is looking to grow our pool of experienced Emergency Response Manager’s to lead Plan International’s humanitarian programming as part of our Emergency Roster. Members of our roster are specialists in their field and have the skills and expertise to be deployed to a humanitarian response anywhere in the world, generally up to a maximum period of four months.

Successful applicants will be added to our roster of Emergency Response Managers and contacted for deployment opportunities. Whilst being a member of the roster is not paid you will receive a salary as well as ‘per diem’, accommodation and travel costs whilst deployed.

We build a close relationship with Roster Members, with access to online humanitarian courses and regular engagement to ensure Roster Members receive benefits to being on the roster both when deployed and when not deployed. The Deployment Manager will regular reach out to Roster Members for updates on their availability and access to online courses and tools

About You

The Education in Emergencies Specialist provides technical support to Plan International’s education programming in a specific crisis. You will ensure all work is in line with Plan International’s Global Strategy, that gender equality is core to our response and that Plan International is seen as to the go to agency for girls in emergencies.

With technical expertise in education, including specifically in emergencies (EiE), you will strengthen the capacity of colleagues in Plan International’s offices and promote best practices in EiE. You will ensure alignment with global humanitarian standards, national education plans, as well as Plan International’s global EiE work and key cross cutting priorities including child protection, gender and inclusion. You will lead/support needs assessments, identify opportunities for local partnerships, and ensure effective planning, implementation, coordination and evaluation of integrated programming that support the development and wellbeing of children, adolescents and youth in all their diversity and their continuous access to safe, inclusive quality education in emergencies. Experienced in networking, you will support colleagues to represent plan at relevant EiE fora and meetings, and coordinate on the development of cluster-level advocacy strategies informed by contextually relevant evidence and analysis to influence national-level education plans, programmes and policies.

You will have significant experience of working in a variety of different humanitarian crises and contexts, and of implementing inclusive quality education programmes incorporating child-centred teaching and learning to build psychosocial wellbeing and support. Ideally you will be bilingual in English plus either French or Spanish. Any other languages are an advantage. You will have a proven track record securing funding from public and private funding streams and managing EiE portfolios. Strong team management experience resulting in high performing team work. You will be committed to ensuring safeguarding and Prevention of Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse is core to our ways of working. You are strong in problem solving and focused on achieving results to impact positively on girls and boys affected by crises.

It is expected that Roster Members would have done a HEAT security course in the past 3 years.

Closing Date: 8th July 2021

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International 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 ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan 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 risk.

A 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 theInter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. (https://www.schr.info/the-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 their understanding of these recruitment procedures.