Intercommunity Development, Social Organization, formally Integrated Development Services (IDS) is a voluntary, not-for-profit and non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in 2004 by Peace-loving and law-abiding women and youth and incorporated with the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC/IT/No.60576) and was granted Special Consultative Status by the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in 2013.
Under the supervision of the ECW Project Manager, the Education Project Officer(s) provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for education programs/projects within the three areas of the Program from development planning to delivery of results, preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative program tasks to facilitate program development, implementation, program progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting.
To be based either in Biu, Hawul or Damboa LGA of Borno State with a regular visit to Maiduguri.
The responsibilities of the Education Project Officer(s) include but are not limited to the following:
Conduct an initial assessment of the protection risks and concerns in his/her area of responsibility with an aim of defining contextually relevant community mobilization strategy.
Under the supervision of the line manager and based on the assessment’s findings, design an array of age and gender appropriate social events, educational programmes, awareness-raising sessions.
Ensure close supervision of daily community outreach activities, support the staff in prioritizing interventions if needed, overcoming challenges and seeking synergies with other actors.
Provide daily guidance and support to the staff, suggest changes, updates and improvements of relevant awareness-raising, psychosocial, educational activities when needed.
Promote and ensure project activities are in line with child protection and humanitarian principles.
Ensure the project activities are well-integrated into the North-eastern Nigeria child protection system and humanitarian coordination practices and guidelines.
Ensure IDS Child Safeguarding Policy and Child Protection Minimum Standards are mainstreamed through all the programmatic activities.
Report serious cases of abuse committed against children to the ECW Project Manager with respect to confidentiality.
Education in Emergencies:
Liaise with humanitarian actors and government authorities for coordinated and harmonized education programming in the project areas.
Supervise and provide technical support to the project team members for the quality implementation of the educational activities.
Manage and update the monitoring tools used for the project on a regular and timely basis.
Coordination & Representation:
Work in close collaboration with IDS partners and other key actors.
Coordinates with other IDS sectors to ensure implementation of standardized activities and with other departments (programme and support) of IDS.
Participate in meetings held at site level in her/his field of expertise, when relevant and necessary.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:
Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) or University Degree (BSc or Higher) in Education or Economics, Psychology, Sociology or other Social Science field required
A minimum of 4 years of relevant professional work experience in programme planning, management, and/or research in Education at the national and international level, some of which in a developing country and in an emergency, context is required.
Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of Local language (Kanuri, Babur and Hausa) is an asset.
The functional competencies required for this post are:
Relating and networking
Applying technical expertise
Formulating strategies and concepts
Planning and organizing
Leading and Supervising.
For every Child, you demonstrate:
IDS values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.