Education Project Officer

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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 know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges girls and vulnerable children face. 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.

For over 85 years, we have rallied other determined optimists to transform the lives of all children in more than 80 countries.

We won’t stop until we are all equal.

The opportunity

  • Provide updates on the education situation in areas affected by the emergency, highlighting education and protection related issues;
  • Prepare distribution plans and organise distributions (considering distribution points, timing, monitoring and supervision, community involvement, feedback mechanisms, PSEA and child safeguarding), in coordination with the Education Officer and school authorities;
  • Undertake regular field visits to project schools/communities to support monitoring activities (including education and learning related activities) against log frames and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) frameworks
  • In collaboration with district officials and school councils, support identification of out of school children, participate in school monitoring and evaluation and ensure teachers adhere to the teacher code of conduct, PSEA policies and child safeguarding
  • Mobilise communities and organise inclusive community education campaigns in project communities to ensure children affected by conflict return to/stay in school;
  • Ensure implementation of quality and accountability mechanisms, as well as the monitoring and reporting of major concerns on education, and child protection concerns inside and around the schools/learning centres
  • Where required, support appropriate representation in education coordination mechanisms at district level, including any relevant cluster meetings, prepare and share notes from meetings and undertake follow-up of agreed action points;
  • Provide regular updates to ECHO Project Manager on activity progress, priorities and constraints, including activities implemented by partners – verbally and in writing on agreed frequency (including 5Ws reporting)
  • Support with the organisation of relevant trainings/workshops for education staff, partners, key stakeholders and teaching staff (beneficiaries), which support inclusive and gender transformative education (including PSS, DRR, Inclusive Education, child-centred learning/instructional approaches, continuous learning assessment, etc);

About You

  • University degree in education, social sciences or related field with good knowledge of the Mozambique education system;
  • Minimum 2 years of in-field experience in project implementation, community mobilisation, humanitarian affairs, and related fields;
  • Knowledge of INEE Minimum Standards, Do No Harm principles and the Core Humanitarian Standards;
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills and ability to communicate clearly and sensitively. This includes effective negotiation and representation skills and the ability to work comfortably with a wide range of stakeholders with different interests;
  • Able to mobilise communities, confidence in talking to people both in groups and on a one-to-one basis and excellent listening skills;
  • Has an understanding of child safeguarding and equality for girls, and demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity;
  • Willingness and availability to travel, including to remote locations and often at short-notice;
  • Good knowledge of the context of Cabo Delgado province in general;
  • Good command of Portuguese, both verbal and written, as well as local languages spoken Cabo Delgado.

Click here to access the full Job Description: Education Project Officer

Location: Cabo Delgado – Palma

Type of Role: Fixed Term

Reports to: ECHO Project Manager

Grade: 13, (Pay range 1.085.793,96MT a 1.221.516,00MT annual gross) Plan reserves the right to pay according to internal procedures.

Closing Date: 25 April, 2024

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 the Inter Agency 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.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.


Cabo Delgado, Mozambique
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