Early Childhood Care & Development In Emergency Officer – District Coordination (ECCDiE) NGO Careers – Plan International

Organization: Plan
International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: ECCDiE
Specialist/Emergency Response Manager
About US:
Plan International was founded over 75 years ago and is one of the
oldest and largest children’s development organizations (non-profit / INGOs) in
the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the
Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty.
Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential
in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is independent,
with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.
Job Summary: The Early
Childhood Care & Development In Emergency Officer – District Coordination
(ECCDiE) will primarily play a key role in strengthening district and
settlement structures to collaborate, network and implement national standards
of IECD program in the three targeted districts of Arua, Adjumani and Yumbe.
He/she will also provide on the spot support to the district IECD technical
working committee and monitoring the implementation of IECD policy
interventions.  The incumbent will support
the establishment or strengthening of ECCD networks with government line
departments and other providers at district level. The jobholder will also facilitate
strategic linkages and collaborations with other departments in and outside
Plan, local authorities and other service providers to foster integration and
ensure collated effort for ECCD.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
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Ensure high quality collaboration and coordination
is maintained for effective and efficient implementation of NIECD interventions
by all stakeholders at the three districts supported by Plan International
Uganda.
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The incumbent will also support NIECD Technical
Working Committees in the three districts in the development of work plans,
budgets and monitoring tools for all ECD interventions supported by Plan
International Uganda. He /she will work with the respective district NIECD
Technical working Committees to produce quality reports, data and timely
documentation of all IECD activities.
·        
Support districts to conduct mapping exercise
for the IECD services gap analysis and devise ways of addressing the gaps.
H/she will work with the respective departments of each of the three districts
to review and analyse data and generate a report. There after conduct a
strategy planning meeting in each of the three districts to come up with ways
of addressing the gaps. This will be done in a consultative way.
·        
Conduct capacity building of district NIECD
technical working Committee members based on identified capacity gaps and
strategies
·        
Organize and conduct district reflection and
review meetings that bring on board different stakeholders.
·        
Conduct quarterly district and sub-county
monitoring and support supervision visits and meetings.
·        
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.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
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The applicant for the Plan International Early
Childhood Care & Development In Emergency Officer – District Coordination
(ECCDiE) job vacancy must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Education,
Development Studies, Social Sciences or any relevant field with wide
demonstrated relevant experience working with government structures and
systems.
·        
At least five years of professional experience
working with Local government departments implementing education and Early
Childhood Care and Development interventions.
·        
Previous experience of Education Sector
coordination in emergencies context and experience in community development
with INGO.
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Demonstrated skills, experience, and knowledge
of Education in Emergencies, with  
particular attention to gender responsive learning and capacity
building.
·        
Experience of managing projects, including
project design, monitoring and evaluation (i.e. preparation of documents and
reports for external dissemination).
·        
Experience of and demonstrated ability to
effectively network with a diverse range of organizations and relevant
government departments at the district level
·        
Excellent writing, facilitation, and
organizational skills.
·        
Demonstrated empathy and positive attitude
towards children affected by crisis, their caregivers, and other stakeholders;
·        
Politically and culturally sensitive with
qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
·        
Excellent communication skills and command of
the English language including ability to facilitate groups meetings.
·        
Strong drive for results and ensuring timely
delivery of quality products.
·        
Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural
environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationship
·        
Conceptual understanding of and commitment to
development work in emergency and development context, especially Education in
Emergency interventions, child rights/ protection in Emergency, Gender issues
in Education, community-based development concepts, approaches and processes;
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.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their letters of
application, together with updated CVs, contact telephone numbers, copies of
relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references plus
salary history and send to:
The Country Human Resources and Organizational Development Manager,
Plan Uganda
Email to:
uganda.recruitment@plan-international.org.
NB: Only short-listed
applicants will be contacted. Please consider your application unsuccessful in
case you do not hear from us by 31st December 2017
Deadline: 20th October
2017
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