Promoting access to quality, safe, and relevant education for all persons affected by crisis

Job Posting with VSO

Education in Emergencies / Resilience Building Specialist (Volunteering Opportunity)
31 August 2018


The main purpose of this placement is to design and deliver programs which could enable the capacity of partner and primary actors respond to emergency situations. The project aimed at improving the resilience capacity of pastoralist community in the project location through different innovative interventions. 
The Project also deals with building the capacity of the education cluster to respond as per the Country Humanitarian and Disaster Resilience Plan (HDRP) so as to ensure the inclusion of Out of School Children (OOSC) in conflict and drought affected locations of the country. 
Besides, the project is expected to design and deliver short term teacher training in selected locations of the region on psychosocial skills and Child friendly methodology for teachers from crisis affected areas; empowering teachers and education officers so that they can provide better support to children under the conflict situation to stay in school and achieve better in their education.


The Project also deals with building the capacity of the education cluster as a response to the Country Humanitarian and Disaster Resilience Plan (HDRP) and ensuring the inclusion of Out of School Children (OOSC) in conflict and drought affected locations.


The volunteer will work with the country team in developing programs focused on education in emergencies, tailored trainings for education officers, planners and supervisors and school teachers. Develop strategies for inclusion of marginalized and out of school children. Coordinate overall project activities incl. assessment, monitoring and evaluation.

Specifically, the volunteer will:

Asses and identify needs in relation to EiE intervention within affected regions and other VSO project areas;
Lead assessments for the national education cluster and coordinate capacity building initiatives together with government and other partners;
Prepare training manuals and guidelines in line with partner needs and  INEiE standards
Support regional education bureau and the Ministry of Education in designing, implementing and monitoring of education projects targeting internally displaced and drought affected children;
Ensure the inclusion of marginalized community members in access to services;    
Together with partner organization supervise  projects and activities at grass root level
Plan and coordinate trainings on psychosocial care and support, back to school campaign, resilience and peace building and accountability for targets;   
Prepare/compile reports and case stories about the project ;
Conduct pre and post project assessment and evaluations;


Essential Requirements 
• A recognized Qualification in education in education in emergencies, educational planning and management, with grounded experience in project management, design, teacher training and materials development preferably masters level. 
• Demonstrated experience in education at primary level; 
• Proven experience in teacher training; 
• Proven knowledge and experience in projects related to DRR, child-centred and active learning methodologies, 
• Practical understanding of children and teachers’ needs in areas of basic education 
• Evidenced skills experiences and qualification in psychosocial skill and child friendly methods;


Please note that this advert is for a role we are expecting to become available in the near future once we have secured funding for the project. If you are interested in this, or similar positions, please express your interest by clicking on the link below: