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.
The Education Programme Manager will be responsible to ensure quality design and management of Education programmes implemented by Plan and its partners in Lebanon, and promote integration with other sector interventions including Child Protection, GBV, SRHR and Economic Empowerment.
DIMENSIONS OF THE ROLE
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Director of Programmes, the Education Programme Manager will ensure quality management of Plan International’s education programme in Lebanon, working closely with M&E, Finance, Operations, HR and other
Programmes colleagues. The Education Programme Manager will also line manage an Education coordinator and other team members as needed, and work closely with partner organisations to provide them with appropriate technical assistance and guidance.
Lead rapid and detailed Education assessments in new target areas; determine priorities, immediate activities and required resources.
In close collaboration with the Regional and Country Technical Specialists, define objectives and key outcomes of Plan International’s Education response in Lebanon in line with national strategies.
Develop an evidence-based Education programme plan including programmatic, research and advocacy priorities, closely linked to other sector program.
Draft, review and submit concept notes, proposals and reports in close coordination with other Program Managers 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 programme managers and implementing partners to ensure that activities are implemented in a coordinated and phased manner, in accordance with Plan International’s approach to Education and in line with local policies and guidelines.
Provide technical guidance and direction including ongoing training, coaching and mentoring to Plan International Lebanon’s and partners’ staff members on Education to assure the quality delivery of strategic projects and programs.
Coordinate closely with partner organisations’ teams to improve the quality of Education programmes and activities;
Ensure regular communication with Technical Advisors to integrate appropriate technical input and priorities in program design implementation;
Oversee implementation of Education programs, management of budgets, M&E and reporting in accordance with Plan and donor regulations;
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;
Work closely with the Child Protection, GBV/SRHR and Livelihoods Programs to ensure an integrated approach, particularly for programs focusing on child labour and child marriage.
Coordination and Communication
Provide updates and reports on Education activities and strategies to Plan International’s regional team, Head Office, relevant National Offices and donors;
Build and maintain relationships with relevant ministries (incl. MEHE etc.), UN organizations (UNICEF, UNESCO, UNHCR, etc.), INGOs and national NGOs;
Participate in Working Group meeting and other relevant coordination entities;
Attend regular calls, meetings, etc. as required by Plan International.
Line manage and provide guidance to the Education Coordinator and other team members as the portfolio grows.
Identify staffing needs for Education activities and support the recruitment process for these staff.
Commitment to Plan’s position on promoting girls’ rights and gender equality; and integrating this into all aspects of work.
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.
• Education in Emergencies Network
• National Organisations (NO)
• PII Leadership Team
• UN and donor representatives
• Partners including national and international NGOs,
• Civil society and community-based organizations
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND BEHAVIOURS
Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of:
The context relating to the rights of children and young people, especially girls and young women, in Lebanon;
INEE minimum standards.
Qualifications and Experience
Minimum 5 years of professional experience in managing and/or providing technical advice to Education programs in humanitarian settings
Master’s degree in education, psychological education or another related field
Strong experience in Project Management, both on a programmatic and financial level
Experience managing teams
Experience working in programming related to adolescents, particularly child marriage and child labour
Experience working on projects in partnership with international, national and local NGOs is preferred
Excellent knowledge of Arabic and English is mandatory
Excellent ability to write reports, briefing papers and research in English
Excellent skills in project design, time management, and problem solving
Good facilitation skills and ability to deliver briefings and trainings
Demonstrated ability to network and liaise with UN, coordination mechanisms and donors
Demonstrated ability to liaise and coordinate with teams from different sectors to address issues affecting children and youth in a multi-sectoral approach
Flexible work attitude and ability to work independently within a small tea
Ability to effectively communicate with a diverse and cross-cultural audience
PLAN INTERNATIONAL’S VALUES IN PRACTICE
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.
LEVEL OF CONTACT WITH CHILDREN:
• In-country travel is estimated at 50%.
• Occasional international travel may be required.
Location: Lebanon, Beirut
Type of Role: Programmes
Reports to: Director of Programmes
Closing Date: 20 May 2022
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.