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  • Posted: Dec 8, 2021
    Deadline: Dec 14, 2021
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  • Terre des hommes (Tdh) is the leading Swiss child relief agency. The Foundation has been helping children in need for over 50 years, defending their rights regardless of their race, creed or political affiliation. In over 30 countries, Tdh protects children against exploitation and violence, improves children’s and their mother’s health and provi...
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    Education Officer

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno

    General Objective

    • Reporting to the Child Protection and Education in Emergencies Team Leader, with close support from the Child Protection and Education in Emergencies Project Manager, the Education Officer is responsible to support the development and implementation of the Education activities in the project locations.
    • This position will take responsibility for planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of TdHs education programme to improve children’s learning outcomes (literacy, Numeracy, and life skills) in Bolori2 through both formal and non-formal education activities.

    Responsibilities & Tasks

    • Provide technical support in the areas of education in emergencies to teachers, facilitators, volunteers, and community members engaged in the project.
    • Closely collaborate with all the concerned stakeholders to ensure that programme goals are achieved and sustained.
    • Actively participate in education-related activities and meetings, and seek active collaboration with other players working in the education sector.
    • Adhere to the work plan and ensure the activities are fully implemented as per the national/international and northeast Nigeria Education Sector guidelines.
    • Ensure close supervision and support to field-based education activities
    • Support in the establishment of CPiE component within the Education activities
    • Support set up of clear referral pathways between Education and CP teams in close collaboration with PSS and Case Work Officers
    • Identify and communicate project gaps, challenges, and vulnerabilities to the line manager on a timely basis and suggest possible solutions to the problems.
    • Actively participate in setting up of clear monitoring and evaluation plan (including development and implementation of tools)
    • Feed the project monitoring tools with the highest level of accuracy in close coordination with the project monitoring team.
    • Establish and strengthen School-Based Management Committees including training and community engagements.

    Coordination & Representation:

    • Liaise with relevant government authorities, State Universal Basic Education Board, Camp Coordination and Camp Management, and relevant humanitarian actors for the proper coordination and implementation of the project.
    • Participate in the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and final reports based on project targets and results.

    Child Protection:

    • Promote inclusion and equal access to education for every child, paying particular attention to the most vulnerable and at-risk children;
    • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding information and data of beneficiaries at all times;
    • Ensure Tdh Child Safeguarding Policy and Child Protection Minimum Standards are mainstreamed through all the programmatic activities;
    • Report serious cases of abuse committed against children to the Child Protection Project Manager. Strict confidentiality must be respected.

    Other:

    • Fully comply with Tdh Code of Conduct and ensure Child Safeguarding Policy is upheld at all times.
    • Ensure adherence to Tdh standards and quality requirements in all the project activities.
    • Adhere to and ensure the team under her/his responsibility follows Tdh administrative and logistical regulations and procedures.

    Requirements

    • Education Degree: University Degree in Education and Post Graduate Diploma in Education.
    • Work experience: Minimum 3 years of experience in the field of Child Protection / Education / SGBV/ Social work / Case management.
    • Language Skills: Fluent in local languages and in English (speaking/reading/writing).
    • Knowledge & skills: Good analytical and writing skills.
    • Computer skills: Good knowledge of MS office software.
    • Other: Knowledge of protection systems in Northeastern Nigeria/Good capacity building and supervisory skills/ Excellent knowledge of protection and education in emergencies / Previous experience in child protection and education in emergencies is highly desirable.
    • The position is open to volunteers currently working with Tdh in Bolori2 and Stadium IDP camp.

    Assets:

    • Acquaintance with NGO's rules, procedures, and regulations; Acquaintance with the Child Protection Minimum Standards, good knowledge of the Inter-agency Guidelines for Case Management and Child Protection. Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies Minimum Standards (INEE MS) and other existing global guidelines and tools for EiE.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) on docs.google.com to apply

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