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Education in Emergencies Coordinator

Date: 16-Mar-2023

Location: Beirut, Lebanon

Company: Plan International

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 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 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.


The Education in Emergencies Coordinator will be responsible to ensure the quality of education in emergencies projects implemented by partners and promote integration with other sector interventions including Child Protection in Emergencies, WASH, Shelter and NFIs. 


Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the Education in Emergencies Coordinator is in charge of Plan International’s Education in Emergencies response. He/She works closely with the Finance, MERL, Grants, Operations and PDQ Departments as well as other technical coordinators (e.g. CPiE) and partner staff to ensure that all emergency response projects are designed and managed in an efficient and quality manner. 


Programme Design:
•    Lead rapid and detailed Education in Emergencies assessments; determine priorities and immediate and longer-term activities and approaches as well as the required resources.
•    In close collaboration with the emergency response team and partners, define objectives and key outcomes of Plan International’s overall education in emergencies response in line with relevant cluster/ sub-cluster and international standards.
•    Develop an evidence-based education in emergencies programme plan including programmatic, research and advocacy priorities, closely linked to and integrated with other sector programmes.
•    Ensure education in emergencies programmes are in line with INEE Minimum Standards as well as Plan International technical EiE guidance and are gender, age and conflict sensitive.
•    Support in drafting, reviewing and submitting concept notes, proposals and reports in close coordination with partners and relevant National Offices (fundraising offices in the Plan International Federation)
•    Support in developing and adapting relevant curricula and materials.


Quality Management and Implementation:
•    Work closely with Plan International Lebanon’s emergency response team, project manager and implementing partners to ensure that activities are implemented in a coordinated and phased manner, in accordance with Plan International’s Education in Emergencies approach, best practices and policy.
•    Provide technical guidance and direction including ongoing training, coaching and mentoring to Plan International Lebanon’s and partners’ staff members to ensure quality programming in compliance with Plan International’s Education in Emergencies standards and policies.
•    Coordinate closely with partner organizations’ teams to improve the quality of Education in Emergencies projects and activities; 
•    Ensure that ethical and sound data collection and information management systems are in place for appropriate Education analysis, planning, monitoring & evaluation, and advocacy;
•    Ensure regular communication with the PDQ Manager & Education Specialist to integrate appropriate technical input and priorities in program design implementation;
•    Maintain coordination and communication between other coordinators and partner staff for ensuring the quality and implementation of processes and integrated multi-sectoral approaches, when relevant.
•    Oversee implementation of Education in Emergencies programs, management of budgets, and reporting in accordance with Plan and donor regulations;
•    Follow up on financial liquidation/settlement/ reports according to Plan’s procedures and submit financial reports for review and approvals.
•    Undertake regular field monitoring visits to assess progress and identify technical quality issues and/or other implementation issues, provide solutions and implement modifications as required.
•    Develop and implement a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation framework for EiE projects in coordination with the MERL officer, ERM and partners with support of Global Hub EiE staff as needed.  
•    Ensure the use and application of the key project management tools (risk matrix, ITT, procurement plan, etc.)

Capacity Strengthening 
    Coordinate and/or implement training and briefing of Plan International staff, partners, and other key stakeholders on education in emergencies and/or related issues.
    Identify the staffing needs for the EiE response and support the recruitment process for these staff.

Communication & Representation
    Provide updates and reports on EiE activities and strategies to Plan International’s regional team, Head Office, relevant National Offices and donors;
    Build and maintain relationships with relevant stakeholders including UN organizations (UNICEF, UNHCR, ILO, etc.), INGOs and national NGOs;
    Attend regular calls, meetings, etc. as required by Plan International.
    Keep informed of the relevant SOPs and technical standards developed by the relevant Education Working Group, and other relevant coordination entities. 

1.    Ensures 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.




•    Global Education in Emergencies Network
•    Plan Lebanon PDQA and programme team
•    National Organisations (NO)


•    UN and donor representatives
•    Partners including national and international NGOs, 
•    Civil society and community-based organizations




Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of:
    The context in the middle-east region, particularly on issues affecting the rights and well-being of children and young people, especially girls and young women;
    Working with local and international partners; principles of partnership;
    Humanitarian principles, “do no harm” approach and INEE Minimum Standards for Education.

Qualifications and Experience
    A Master’s Degree in Education, International Relations, Humanitarian or similar 
    At least five years of demonstrated experience in EiE with at least 3 years’ experience in a humanitarian/refugee setting; 
    Strong programmatic background with proven experience in understanding Education in Emergencies and child & youth participation required
    Experience in programming related to non-formal education, formal education and school rehabilitation as well as integrated approaches. 
    Strong experience in project management & project design
    Requires general finance, administration, information management and telecommunication skills and proficiency in information technology/ computer skills.


    Excellent understanding of child rights, gender equality and development issues.
    Strong organizational abilities; able to prioritise and manage short-term and continuing projects across diverse themes despite competing deadlines.
    Strong commitment to child safeguarding policies both inside and outside the workplace, and experience working with children in a development environment.
    Ability and experience in adapting to systems & processes
    Strong character traits, including team work, striving for high performance, emotional stability, resilience, adaptability, and ability to handle stress, strong initiative and self-motivation, cultural and gender sensitivity, honesty and physical fitness to travel are essential.
    Excellent written and oral communication skills, with excellent command of spoken and written English and Arabic. 



We are open and accountable
1.    Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
2.    Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
3.    Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
4.    Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
5.    Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact
1.    Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
2.    Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
3.    Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
4.    Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together
1.    Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
2.    Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
3.    Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
4.    Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.


We are inclusive and empowering

1.    We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential
2.    We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our programs and our workplace
3.    We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives. 


Mid contact: Occasional interaction with children 



•    Travel is estimated at 30%.
•    Regular international travel may be required.

Location: Beirut

Type of Role: Education / Emergency Response

Reports to: Project Manager

Grade: D1

Closing Date: 26 March 2023


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.

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