Education in Emergencies (EiE) Specialist - SAFCER, Mozambique

14499-15N07045
Southern Africa, Mozambique
Beira
25-Sep-19
International Role - Yes
Less Than 1 Year

BACKGROUND:

On 14 March 2019, Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall near Mozambique Beira City, leaving devastating loss of life and large-scale destruction of assets and infrastructure in its wake. In the following days, some entire villages including schools were destroyed and submerged as flood waters rose across the central region of the country in the provinces of Sofala, Zambezia, and Manica. The cyclone and the subsequent floods within the three provinces have affected an estimated 1.85 million people.

World Vision has established an Emergency Management Structure based in Beira (Sofala Province) for the Mozambique response in order to coordinate efforts effectively across multiple levels of the organization and through the UN Cluster system. The Mozambique Response Plan aims to reach 150,000 affected people through the provision of support in the following sectors: WASH, Child Protection, Health and Nutrition, Food and NFIs, Livelihoods, Protection and Education.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Provide technical support to all education projects and at the same time leadership and management support to the UNICEF Education in Emergency project that is implemented according to the education in emergency minimum standards.

The position holder will be the focal point for both internal and external engagements related to UNICEF project on behalf of Southern Africa Food and Cyclone Emergency Response (SAFCER) program.

The person will spearhead working with Ministry of Education at provincial and district levels, partners and community partners to implement some of the programs and ensure that the partners progressively have the requisite capacity to meet donor standards.

The incumbent will provide technical support to field-based teams; promote team spirit, a culture of information sharing and excellence in internal/external coordination. Champion sector growth, through active engagement with donors and Support Offices. Promote a culture of information-sharing and collaboration with cluster mechanisms and strategic partners.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership:

  • Provide strategic oversight and leadership of the Southern Africa EiE & Cyclone Emergency Response (SAFCER) operational areas (Sofala, Manica) education per Disaster Management Team (DMT) and donor standards and agreements.

  • Lead interagency roll out of INEE CSE pack to inform regional CS analysis and promote integration with WVI CS tools (ICAPS/GECARR/MSTC).

  • Lead the design and implementation of EiE strategies in line with global and state-of-art trends.

  • Use Secondary data to develop WVI EiE strategy based on INEE MS.

  • Coordinate with and where appropriate, develop integrated program interventions with other sector program (in particular – livelihoods, shelter, EiE, health and CP) in the same operational area to ensure a coordinated response .

  • Define work plans, timelines and budget to implement EiE programs and projects in accordance with EiE programs strategy and project design.

  • Manage EiE programs and project budgets including regular budget reviews to ensure available funding is being maximized to achieve programs objectives and expenditure complies with WV and donor requirements.

  • Develop and contextualize quality standards.

  • Provide quality oversight, monitoring and ongoing support for program delivery.

  • Review, write and submit high quality EiE management and program monitoring reports that meet the needs of internal and external stakeholders.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Harmonize processes of data collection with partners and adapt WVI tools to standard of education cluster using INEE MS.

  • Design Needs Assessment.

  • Analysis of Assessment data Ensure M&E systems used by WVI generate relevant and meaningful data to report against WVI global commitment (including use of cash based transfer modalities).

Grants Acquisition:

  • Coordinate development of new project proposals and concept notes in response to education funding opportunities.

  • Facilitate the signing of MOUs, Field Level Agreements with partners and support offices with WV Mozambique before any implementation.

Coordination:

  • Liaise and coordinate with MoE and facilitate MoE active engagement with Cluster system.

  • Participate actively in cluster (or sector) meeting to contribute to design the EiE sector strategy based on INEE MS and on best practices and lessons learnt shared at global level by the Global Education Cluster.

  • Maintain high level of coordination with partners from other sectors (especially child protection, health and nutrition) in all phases of project cycle to deliver advocacy messages and integrate functional competency in staffing programs.

Budgetary Control:

  • Manage all UNICEF education resources and budgets in conjunction with Finance Department and ensure spending and expenditures are within budget and adhere to donor requirements. Ensure no over/under spending on projects.

Participation and Design:

  • Use data generated by community parent’s engagement to elaborate advocacy messages in global forum .

  • Lead the design and implementation of EiE strategies in line with global and state-of-art trends.

  • Use Secondary data to develop WVI EiE strategy based on INEE MS.

  • Promote the piloting of WVI Education core project models in emergency or fragile contexts program designs.

  • Contribute to the development of new education Project Models tailored for emergency/fragile contexts.

Networking and Collaboration:

  • Attend key humanitarian meeting including UNICEF and working with the HEA Team Leader, ensure relevant Cluster Meetings (EiE) are attended.

Capacity Building:

  • Ensure WVI competency framework is in line with global.

  • competency framework for the sector.

  • Design specific capacity building initiative aimed at securing WVI EiE niche.

  • Implement capacity development strategy aimed at increasing quality programming and organizational capacity in line with INEE MS.

  • Engage with external partners to coordinate sector professionalization pathways to align WVI staff capacity development and retention.

  • Identify and support engagement with external training opportunities for staff.

  • Work with National MoE (and other key cluster partners) to identify capacity gaps and plan to be developed.

  • Support the design of a national capacity building strategy and plan.

  • Implement capacity development strategy aimed at increasing quality programming and organizational capacity in line with INEE MS.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Minimum a Bachelor’s degree with minimum of five years’ experience in Education management and programing in emergencies. A Master’s degree in Humanitarian Assistance or related field from a recognized University will be an advantage.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience designing, planning, implementing, supervising and reporting on Education in Emergencies Programming and at least 3 years’ experience in EiE management.

  • Preferred: International experience, managing staff from multiple backgrounds and contexts.

  • Excellent proposal development skills and familiar with UNICEF grant regulations.

  • Must have proven networking and donor engagement skills.

  • They must have both an extensive conceptual understanding of and demonstrated practical command for implementing program design, management and evaluation principles.

  • The holder of this position must be a results orientated leader who can manage and satisfy multiple and at times competing organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands.

  • Must also have solid public relations skills and be a strong team player.

  • Must be analytical, innovative and self-managed leader.

  • Strong design, monitoring and evaluation skills preferred.

  • Strong experience in collaborating and partnering with the UNICEF EiE at lead negotiator level.

  • Flucency in English.

  • Portuguese an added advantage.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum a Bachelor’s degree and minimum five years experience in EIE programming. A Master’s degree in Humanitarian Assistance or related field from a recognized University will be an advantage.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience designing, planning, implementing, supervising and reporting on EiE and at least 3 years’ experience in EiE management.

  • International experience, managing staff from multiple backgrounds and contexts.

  • Excellent proposal development skills and familiar with UNICEF grant regulations.

  • Must have proven networking and donor engagement skills.

  • They must have both an extensive conceptual understanding of and demonstrated practical command for implementing program design, management and evaluation principles.

  • The holder of this position must be a results orientated leader who can manage and satisfy multiple and at times competing organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • 30% travel involved.