Education in Emergency Officer

Education, Social Sciences and Community
Asossa, Benishangul Gumuz 
Career Level:
Mid Level ( 2+ – 5 years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time

Job Description

Plan International is an independent non-profit organization that advances children’s well-being and equality for girls. Working in building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years and present in 70 countries, Plan International strives for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children while working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners. Plan International Ethiopia is looking for Education in Emergency Officer for Asossa Emergency Response Project who will be reporting to the Education in Emergency Coordinator.

Dimensions of the Role

  • Management of the camp and oversee and any development  in the refugee camp
  • Ensure high quality camp management and maximize safety and wellbeing of all inhabitants especially children
  • Ensure effective collaboration and support of procurement, logistics, water, sanitation, health, security and education is ready duly
  • Supervise and coordinate community workers in the refugee camp area
  • Managing the education activities both in the camp and host community.


1.    Assessment

  • Provide sectoral leadership and expertise in the assessment.
  • Review, assess and update the child protection situation in areas affected by emergency (including, but not limited to –)
  • 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.
  • Represent PLAN to Education and other protection clusters, stakeholders and Governmental and non-Governmental agencies (and military where present) for the purposes of the protection aspects of the assessment.
  • Identify potential partnerships to implement recommendations, assess potential partners where available or make recommendations on how to fill gaps.

2.    Program Design

  • In collaboration with national and international Education and Child Protection Actors, map current institutional response capacities – including conducting an education specific 3Ws.
  • In collaboration with Education Actors, develop a realistic evidence?based, education program plan, including both programmatic and advocacy activities (results oriented).
  • Design most appropriate education interventions based on the outcomes of assessments and the context.
  • Ensure that issues of gender, protection, DRR, and conflict sensitivity are factored into the program design.
  • Ensure PLAN’s guidelines and UN education cluster standards are considered and any departures documented.
  • Work in close collaboration with other stakeholder’s to ensure that emergency interventions build upon each other and link in to longer term programming.

3.    Response Management and Implementation

  • Work closely with the relevant implementation manager(s) to ensure that the implementation of relevant activities are planned and implemented in a phased and prioritised manner in full consultation and co-ordination with all relevant agencies both governmental and non-governmental.
  • Design and develop appropriate surveillance, monitoring and evaluation systems for education interventions.
  • In coordination with Child Protection staff, support the Monitoring and reporting of child protection concerns and violations of child rights commitments embodied in the UNCRC, resolution 1612 and other legal instruments.
  • Ensure early and rigorous implementation of quality and accountability mechanisms.

4.    Response Reporting & Evaluation

  • Evaluate the implementation of PLAN Education activities and draft recommendations for improved program design
  • Draft education interventions reports to serve as standalone deliverables or to be included in larger emergency response reports for both donor and internal purposes.
  • Submitting reports to EiE Coordinator as per the agreed time line. 

5.    Information and Co-ordination

  • Provide regular updates to Education in Emergency Program coordinator, priorities and constraints – verbally and in writing on an agreed frequency.
  • Engage and follow up with relevant EiE Program Coordinators)
  • Represent PLAN to governmental and non-governmental groups as needed and agreed with the Team Leader.
  • Support the implementation of, and represent PLAN in, emergency education coordination mechanisms including any relevant cluster.
  • Brief updates and reports on sectoral activities/strategies to donors and other stakeholders.

6.    Human Resources and Administration

  • Coordinate and/or implement training and briefing of PLAN staff, partners, and other key stakeholders on Education and/or related issues.
  • Coach and lead all staffs working under her/his to fully takeover each other’s responsibility on one’s absence.
  • Participate in team building process as a Program Unit management Team (PUMT). 

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.

Job Requirements

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge

Educational Qualification and Experience

  • B.A. degree in Education, Community Development,  social science
  •  Two to three years of managing education in emergency program in the refugee context.


  • Knowledge of humanitarian activities at refugee camps and understanding of international NGOs is preferred.
  • Awareness of child protection issues
  • Sensitivity to gender and child protection.

 Skills Specific to the Post

  •  Competent in use of word and excel
  •  Commendable writing and communication skill

How to Apply

The closing date for the application is September 13,  2020 Qualified candidates should submit the application form found with this link through

This position is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia.

Please note that:

–       Applications and CVs written in English will be accepted and

–       Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

More information about Plan International can be found on http://

References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.

  As an international child centered community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

  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. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.  Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply .  

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