Education in Emergencies Specialist

Port-au-Prince | Port-au-Prince

Following Hurricane Matthew’s destructive passage in Haiti, CARE is seeking applications from eligible and experienced applicants to fill the position of Education in Emergencies Specialist. CARE Haiti currently responds to humanitarian needs in CARE’s core emergency sectors Education, Economic Development, WASH, Shelter, and Food Security. The Specialist must have experience in Education in Emergencies and Child Protection.

Since 2013, CARE worked with 357 partner schools in Haiti and 82 in Grande Anse department to give access to quality education to Out of school children. The emergency response aims at supporting those partner schools and to restore access to education particularly in Grand’Anse after the hurricane. The current education activities are focusing on providing psychosocial support to students, parents and teachers, child friendly spaces are being set up in two communes to organize recreational and support activities. Rehabilitation and WASH in schools activities target long term partner schools. T as soon as the schools will start, the students will receive school and hygiene kits to encourage them to come back to school. Accelerated learning activities and teachers training will be considered to be integrated in the response.

The Education in Emergencies Specialist will be responsible for ensuring technical programming and for supervising the execution of emergency response activities in the education and protection sector. The specialist will be based in Jeremie, Haiti with frequent travel to Port au Prince.

II. Responsabilities

The Education in Emergencies Specialist will provide hands-on oversight, management, and technical support to the implementation of education in emergencies activities on the ground. S/he will manage the field-based Education staff, and will liaise with sub-national governmental and non-governmental partners (both international and national) to ensure that activities are in line with the programming model, meet targets, are within budget per donor requirements, and use data to critically analyze lessons learned in order to make essential programmatic course corrections.

#1 : Management/Coordination of Education Emergency Response


· Supervise and support emergency education and protection staff;

· Ensure that program initiatives adequately and cost-effectively address the needs of children;

· Support managers in preparing work-plans with clear objectives and achievement benchmarks, long-term and short-term priorities, implementation plans, implementation guides and evaluation tools;

· Develop the managers skills in managing the overall project by planning, monitoring, evaluating and reporting project implementation activities in accordance with grant agreements, donor regulations, and internationally recognized quality standards;

· Analyze BVAs and prepare financial projections and potential savings and best use of resources

· Oversee grants reporting period and coordinate with field education managers to prepare staff allocation per grant according to time and effort

· Ensure the best use of resources by preparing sound budgets, monitoring project expenses

· Develop situation reports, proposals and follow up reports as required on Education and protection

· Ensure adequate management of Human Resources, Logistics and Financial resources according to CARE policies and core values, and to meet donor regulations for Education in Emergencies projects in collaboration with the Emergency Team Leader and the Education Program Director.

· Ensure gender and child protection is integrated into all aspects of education emergency response in collaboration with the Gender Focal Point and Program Director

#2 External Representation and Partnerships


· Form strong relationships with relevant Ministry officials, developing and maintaining CARE as a key actor in child protection and education interventions and advocacy at the national level

· Develop, maintain and/or initiate partnerships with community based organizations, NGOs, UN agencies and government ministries to support Child Protection and Education programming

· Represent CARE at program-related coordination meetings, ensuring proper dissemination of information among relevant stakeholders

· Support key staff to establish and/or maintain coordination mechanisms at local level; support transfer of these responsibilities to relevant government bodies

#3 : Ensure quality of the interventions


· Provide technical support to all Education in Emergencies activities.

· Ensure INEE and IASC guidelines and principles are respected and applied.

  • Work closely with education and M&E team members to design M&E system and facilitate the achievement of targets and outcomes;
  • Work with education and M&E team members to generate practical information that can be used for ongoing program decision-making while also capturing results at the impact level;
  • Conduct frequent field visits to program sites.
  • Identify gaps in the current emergency project and ensure the emergency projects fill those gaps
  • Coordinate with the Gender Advisor to ensure the needs of men, women, girls and boys are considered and appropriately addressed during emergencies and protection measures are in place.
  • Provide training, ongoing mentorship, and coaching to CARE staff and partners on Education in Emergencies according to INEE standards.
  • Ensure the cohesiveness of CARE Education in Emergencies projects with ongoing development programming.

#4 Other


Other duties as required

III. Authority/Autonomy

The Education in Emergencies Specialist will provide technical support to the education and protection staff in the field. The specialist will report to the Education Program Director.

IV. Contacts/key Relationships

Government of Haiti and Humanitarian actors

Implementing partners and other allies

CARE HAITI Emergency Team leader

CARE HAITI emergency advisors

CARE HAITI Education Program Director

V. Working conditions

Port au Prince approximately 25%. Field : Grande Anse approximately 75%

VI. Qualifications

Essential Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • Five years management experience, particularly managing multigrant programs with different projects
  • Experience in managing education in emergencies and protection program, particularly in rapid onset emergency settings.
  • Extensive knowledge of INEE and IASC standards.
  • Masters degree in education, social sciences, international development, disaster management, or a related field;
  • Demonstrated strong budget and reporting skills;
  • Effective and persuasive writing and public speaking;
  • Effective communication skills;
  • Computer skills in MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook);
  • Fluency in French, ability to communicate in English and/or Haitian Creole is a plus;
  • Previous work experience in Haiti is preferred.
  • Familiar with logistics and administrative processes

VII. Competencies and skills

  • Technical skills in appropriate child protection and education in emergencies programming Understanding of how to support the transition from direct service delivery to working in partnership with local actors (government ministries, civil society organizations, etc.)
  • Ability to work well both within a team and independently in a challenging, fast-paced multicultural environment
  • Demonstrated leadership, autonomy and discretion
  • Proven ability to plan effectively and execute implementation on the ground in a systematic and timely fashion with proper and effective follow-up;
  • Proactive problem solving
  • Proven capacity development skills
  • Proven sound judgment and decision-making skills; CARE core values : Respect, Integrity, Engagement, Excellence

Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: CARE
  • Location: Port-au-Prince | Port-au-Prince
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education and Training
    • Education and Training
    • Education and Training
    • Emergency Aid
    • Emergency Aid
  • Closing Date: 2016-11-30

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