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

Job Posting with VSO

Education in Emergencies / Resilience Building Specialist
31 May 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.


VSO is the world's leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It's a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world's poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty. 
The communities we work in need people like you - experienced professionals with the ideas, energy and courage to make a difference.


The responsibility of the volunteer is to work with the country team in developing programs focused on education in emergencies, design different tailored trainings for education officers, planners and supervisors and school teachers. Develop alternative strategies for inclusion of marginalized and out of school children in the education system. Coordinate the overall project activities, engage and lead assessment, monitoring and evaluation of the project.

Specifically, the volunteer

Asses and identify needs in relation to EiE intervention within affected regions and other VSO project areas;
Lead different assessments for the national education cluster and coordinate capacity building initiatives together with government and other partners;
Actively engage in developing  quality programing techniques;
Prepare training manuals and guidelines for trainings as per the needs of the partner and in line with the standards of INEiE
Support regional education bureau and the Ministry of Education in designing, implementing and monitoring of education projects targeted internally displaced and drought affected children;
Ensure the inclusion of marginalized and disadvantaged community members accessing basic 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 ‘make an application’ button below.