Plan International recruits 01 District Officer
Kono/Kailahun/Freetown, Sierra Leone
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement
District Officer – Kono
Location: Freetown, E, SL
Company: Plan International
The OrganisationPlan 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 this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.
Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
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.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
Plan International Sierra Leone is seeking to recruit top-notch professional to fulfil the position of District Officers (x2-Female Applicants) based at Kono and Kailahun to deliver the tasks outlined below:
The GATE-GEC project is a 4 year education project which started in April 2017 and ends in July 2021. The project supports marginalized girls and children with disabilities to overcome barriers to gaining a quality education with the aim to increase literacy and numeracy outcomes. The project acts as a second phase to the GEC 1 with a focus on learning, transition and sustainability. Plan International strives for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. The project works across 5 districts in some of the most remote areas of Sierra Leone.
Summary of the position:The Student Teachers component of GATE-GEC project is promoting girls’ education by supporting young women to train and qualify as primary school teachers in rural areas of Moyamba, Port Loko, Karene, Kenema, Kailahun and Kono Districts. The Student Teachers are young women who aspire to become primary school teachers and role models for girls in their communities
The District Officer will be responsible for the implementation and monitoring of activities under the student teachers component at field level.
DIMENSIONS OF ROLE
The role will contribute to the quality planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of project activities under the student teachers component in the project’s operational districts. The role will be supported by the Project Manager.
The District Officers represent Plan International Sierra Leone at meetings at District Level relating to the Student Teachers component of GATE-GEC Project.
AccountabilitiesTo conduct weekly field visits to the schools where the Student Teachers (STs) are conducting their school practical experience.
To conduct meeting with the Head Teachers of the schools where the Student Teachers are conducting their school practical experience to follow up on the STs’ performance.To conduct weekly monitoring visits to the classes conducted by the Practice Studies Mentors (PSMs) and to meet with the PSMs to follow up on the STs’ performance.To collect attendance record for STs in the schools and studies classes.To conduct meetings with the Student Teachers to follow up on their engagement in the programme as well as to discuss on any issues or concerns.To develop monthly progress reports and share them with the Project ManagerTo promptly report any safeguarding issues through the PISL protection focal point.To collect relevant project data by using the agreed monitoring tools.To provide weekly and monthly monitoring data to the M&E Officer and the Project Manager.To timely report any issue with monitoring data collection to the M&E Officer and the Project Manager.Support STs by aiding them in managing issues that may impact or impede their studiesTo monitor and to support STs and PSMs in the use of the tablets.To meet regularly with district authorities to update on the STs Component.To conduct regularly coordination meetings (biweekly/monthly) with GEC field staff working in the same district.
InternalConsortium partner staff in the operational districts to ensure quality implementation of the project.
Work closely under the supervision of the Student Teachers Project Manager.Work closely with the M&E Officer and the rest of the GEC field team in the district. External stakeholders
Engage closely with relevant stakeholders at school, community and district levels such as Head Teachers, TSC and MBSSE officials.
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
EssentialUniversity degree or its equivalent (from a recognized institution) in Social Sciences, Economics, Development, Statistics, Mathematics, Evaluation or other fields related to education.A minimum of 3 years working on Education projects in Sierra LeoneExperience working with education stakeholders such as Head Teachers, teachers, TSC/MBSSE officials.Strong interest and willingness to engage on safeguarding and gender equality related issues to challenge norms and behavioursPrevious experience in data collection within education projects. Desirable
Previous in data and analysis within education projects.
PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENTThe role will be required to travel to the schools/communities frequently (on a daily basis) to ensure timely support and supervision to the Student Teachers.
GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITYEnsures 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.
Ensure staff understand Plan International’s commitment to driving a feminist agenda within the organization, and the ambition for gender equality and gender transformative leadership is embedded in our value-based leadership framework.
Plan International’s Valueshttps://plan-international.org/about-us/careers-plan-international/our-values-work
APPLICATIONS:Last date for submission of Application (CV and cover letter) is: 15th October by 5:00 pm
To apply for this job, kindly click on « Apply » Your application should include: A cover letter
A comprehensive CV including details of two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent supervisor Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted. References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plan International Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy. Plan International follows an equal opportunity policy and actively encourages diversity welcoming applications from all especially women and people living with disability.
Location: Kono and Kailahun District
Type of Role: District Officer
Reports to: Project Manager
Closing Date: 15th October
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
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 his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.
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We will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.POSTULER