Early Childhood Care & Development In Emergency Officer (ECCDiE) NGO Jobs – 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 (ECCDiE) will conduct the
day to day implementation of Integrated Early Childhood Development in Refugee
host Communities project interventions in Adjumani. He/she will work closely
with other members of the project team and other project stakeholders (local
government, NGO partners, and communities). He/she will ensure that the project
activities are implemented in a timely and efficient manner in a bid to
contribute to improved ECCD outcomes among the refugee and host community girls
and boys.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
·        
Mobilize target communities , families and key
stakeholders at Settlement, sub county and district level to participate in
ECCDiE activities
·        
Facilitate planning, review and feedback
sessions with management structures, lead ECCD Caregivers and other frontline
volunteers supporting ECCD in the operational areas.
·        
Organize and directly facilitate trainings, on
job mentoring sessions and other capacity building initiatives for Lead
caregivers, ECCD caregivers and other Stakeholders targeted in the programme
·        
Prepare and submit monthly and quarterly
narrative progress reports
·        
Regularly collect and analyse data to identify,
document and disseminate key learning /best practices from ECCDiE and share
project information to relevant stakeholders.
·        
Identify learning opportunities for ECCDiE and
conduct activities to enhance learning for project volunteers across the
communities.
·        
Actively participate in ECCDiE programme
/project research, assessments or evaluations undertaken in the operation areas
as may be deemed necessary.
·        
Develop strong and sustainable relationships
with local and international NGOs, Government departments and UN bodies
involved in Education/ECCDiE work.
·        
Ensure ECCDiE project interventions and
activities are closely aligned and contributing to the Plan Uganda country
programmes, including promoting and supporting integration.
·        
Promote children and women’s rights and
consistently pursue a rights-based approach to the project.
·        
Ensure child protection measures are in place
and functional in all ECCDiE related activities.
·        
Ensure strong internal programme integration and
external programme coordination with relevant stakeholders.
·        
Keep abreast of developments within the ECCDiE
field and to share best practice within and outside Plan Uganda.
·        
Offer support to Plan teams and communities to
identify and access resources that will enable them to meet the needs of ECCDiE
children.
·        
Support the ECCDiE Specialist and Emergency
Response Manager in developing Concept papers/ proposals for funding
opportunities.
·        
Performs additional duties as per the request of
the ECCDiE Specialist and  Emergency
Response Manager.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The applicant for the Plan International Early
Childhood Care & Development In Emergency Officer (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 in
managing ECCDiE or similar projects.
·        
A minimum of three years of professional
experience in project /programme facilitation in the development field.
·        
Demonstrated skills and experience in promoting
child cantered pedagogy and child friendly school environment  
·        
Solid understanding of best practices in
community Led approaches in the delivery of ECCD programmes
·        
Experience and skills in the use of
participatory approaches and rights-based programming.
·        
Excellent communication, organizational and
interpersonal skills.
·        
Demonstrated experience in networking with other
development partners in the field.
·        
Good oral and written communication in English
and local language where assigned  
·        
Good knowledge of ICT.
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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