Giz education officer

Plan International

Job Summary

The purpose of this role is to support the Implementation of GIZ education project.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization 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 its 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.

Dimensions of Role

  • Communicates with Project coordinator in-charge of GIZ project.
  • Supports the strengthening and training of the school based management committees, training of teachers working with local partners and the distribution of materials as well as follow ups and monitoring of project activities.

Key Roles/Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the direct implementation of the project activities in the selected local government areas(LGAs)
  • Facilitation SBMC training and support for the strengthening of the SBMCs.
  • Support and facilitate the training of teachers in pedagogy and in service.
  • Work closely with the local partners to mobilize the communities in which the project will be implemented.
  • Provide weekly and monthly project reports to the project coordinator.
  • Raise purchase requests for the project and make follow ups with the logistics team to ensure timely procurement of the project materials.
  • In the absence of the project coordinator, act on behalf of the project coordinator.
  • Contribute to resource mobilization through updating Plan International through the project coordinator by providing updates on the needs in the communities, participate in needs assessment and provide lessons learnt and feedback to improve project quality and implementation.
  • Perform any other project related duties as specified by the Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge


  • University degree or equivalent in Education, Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, or related fields
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant working experience Education in Emergencies
  • Experience working in emergency settings
  • Good knowledge and understanding of DO NO HARM principles and established international child protection standards (especially UNCRC)
  • Experience with participatory approaches to education, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, or other related area.
  • Experience working with IDPs, refugees and other vulnerable populations (ideal)
  • Previous experience directly providing services to children at risk and victims of abuse, exploitation and violence
  • Strong ability to work independently, organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
  • Community mobilizations skills.
  • Facilitation and training skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility
  • Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
  • Languages: Excellent command of English language and Hausa.


  • Plan International Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender or disabilities.
  • Plan International Nigeria is fully committed to child protection to prevent children from all forms of abuse. Women are strongly encouraged to apply

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