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 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. 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 more than 75 years and are now active in more than 70 countries.
Purpose of the assessment
To better understand the specific needs of pregnant adolescent girls and adolescent mothers and identify potential interventions that will allow them to go back to education.
The assessment aims to:
- Profile (level of education, living environment, …) pregnant school aged children and young mothers
- Assess their needs focusing on education and protection and health
- Identify the educational service delivery gaps for school aged pregnant children and young mothers (including access to Sexual Reproductive Health, livelihoods and hygiene, Nutrition and protection services)
- Identify existing and potential educational pathways that pregnant school aged children and young mothers can facilitate learning potential
- Inform a vertical and or horizontal integration matrix for response strategy
To be successful in this role, you will meet the following required qualifications and skills:
- Postgraduate qualification (Masters or above) in Education, International development or in a discipline relevant to this assignment.
- At least 5 years’ experience, of progressive responsibility, in the education or Child protection in Emergencies, Gender or development sector, with extensive experience in needs assessments and integrated program design
- Proven ability to remotely provide technical oversight and guidance to needs assessment
- Excellent planning and implementation skills in needs assessment.
- Demonstrated ability to develop needs assessment tools and questionnaire, analyse data and to write assessment report.
- Excellent and proven quantitative and qualitative research skills, including the development and application of online techniques and tools including use of the ODK platform. Experience in participatory methods involving children and youth is considered essential.
- Proven ability to interpret and analyze complex qualitative and quantitative data, and to present findings and recommendations in a clear and concise way.
- Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team with diverse backgrounds
- Excellent English writing skills
- Knowledge and sensitivity to political and social contexts of North West and South West communities; Familiarity with the COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control measures is desirable.
For the full Terms of Reference, please follow the link.
Location: Remote – supporting Cameroon
Duration: 30 days
Reports to: Emergency Response Manager
Closing Date: 12th August 2020
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Child Protection Policy.
As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.
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. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.
Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.
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