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Education in Emergencies Specialist

Date: 17-Jun-2022

Location: Maasin, Philippines

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 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.





Plan International will implement a six-month emergency response to the communities affected by Typhoon Odette in Southern Leyte and in Cebu. The project aims to meet the most urgent needs of typhoon-affected populations in forty (40) barangays in eight (8) municipalities by providing multi-sectoral life-saving assistance.


In line with this project, Plan International invites competent, experienced, and committed professionals to fill the following position.


The Education in Emergencies Specialist will support the implementation of Education in Emergencies (EiE) activities in the project areas; and, coordinate with relevant education partners and work across areas of education including education program development, training, and documentation. 


Further, as the Education in Emergencies (EiE) Specialist:


  • You will review and analyze relevant qualitative/quantitative data/evidence on Education, with a focus on EiE trends and development to inform the education program approach of the emergency response.
  • You will translate EiE ideas, concepts & insights into workable knowledge, proposals, and recommendations to support the project operations.
  • You will identify, document, and disseminate EiE best practices to promote quality within the emergency response.
  • You will assist in developing tools for quality assurance, monitoring, and tracking of results.
  • You will represent Plan international Philippines in different events including but not limited to, education cluster meeting/s, technical working groups, and coordination with the national education agencies, community learning facilitators, and other actors/stakeholders as necessary.




To be successful in the role you will need among other things:


  • Graduate of Education or other related courses; Post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline is an advantage.  Experience in Education in Emergencies is a must.
  • Minimum of at least five (5) years solid experience in education programming in Philippine setting, preferably with a strong and broad grasp of education in emergencies, early childhood education, alternative delivery modes of education/alternative learning system/technical and vocational education.
  • Training in gender equality and inclusion in the Education sector is an advantage. 
  • Very good verbal communication skills and the ability to relate to people from all backgrounds.
  • Applicants must be based in the Philippines and a Filipino national.


*Disclaimer: This advertisement is for applicant pooling purposes. The project is still subject to donor approval.



Location: Maasin, Southern Leyte or Cebu Province

Type of Role: Project-based (6 months)

Reports to: Project Manager

Competitive compensation package (local T&C)


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.