Technical Specialist – ECD and Youth
(Based at Ukhiya Office, Cox's Bazar)

We believe in the power and potential of every child. Globally we have committed ourselves to the ambitious target of reaching 100 million girls to ensure that they can learn, lead, decide and thrive. Plan International Bangladesh (PIB) is transforming itself to meet the enormous challenge everywhere we work to successfully deliver on our global ambitions and significantly impact children’s rights and gender equality in Bangladesh.
Plan has been working in Cox Bazar to respond to the Rohingya refugee influx since 24 September 2017 implementing the following key objectives: 1. Ensure girls and boys affected by the crisis are protected from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation through appropriate prevention and response interventions in line with minimum standards. 2. Reduce the transmission of disease from fees to mouth through the promotion of good hygiene practice and the reduction of health risks related to poor sanitation 3. Restore and increase access to safe quality and inclusive educational opportunities for refugee children and adolescents (girls and boys) affected by the Rohingya crisis.

We are dedicated and responsible to act on our core values and advance our organisational purpose- Advancing Children’s Rights and Equality for Girls demonstrate our commitments to stand for what is right.

We value and embrace diversity of skills, backgrounds and perspectives. We recognize that our work is best achieved by reinforcing our capacity in partnership. We are seeking bold, forward-thinking and innovative individuals to join EiE team.

The role:

Technical Specialist-ECD & Youth will be responsible for the technical oversight and coordination of ECD working group activities along with the management of Adolescent and Youth Education activities of Plan’s EiE Programming as per requirement. S/he will support in planning and implementation of adolescent and youth lead activities and ensure capacity building initiatives for project & staff, partner staff and program volunteers in program areas. S/he will develop adolescent and youth education learning packages for facilitators and learners. Besides, S/he will be responsible for effective planning and implementation of ECD Working Group Coordination and Capacity Strengthening project in close collaboration with ECD Working Group and Education Sector. S/he will coordinate with ECD Working Group and Cox’s Bazar Education sector and provide technical expertise and support to ECD Working Group to design and adapt ECDiE packages, documents and support capacity building initiatives following plan and needs. S/he will contribute and support to generate evidence, best practices and advocacy initiatives as relevant and required.
S/he will communicate frequently with Education Lead and EiE adviser, ECD Working Group members, Education Sector, others technical specialists, education field team members and partner for technical support, coordination, capacity strengthening, reporting and donor compliance. He/she will take proactive stance in identifying and mitigating ECD, Youth and Adolescent related education and risk in the implementation of the project interventions and will represent Plan as needed at the district level. She/he will provide support for development/adaptation of ECD packages and tools, gender learning packages and tools for adolescents and youth and for capacity building of youth facilitators and community mobilizer/volunteers.

What we’re looking for:

Master degree in Education or masters in social science with diploma in ECD/Education. Minimum 3 years of experience of working in ECD/early grades of primary education and Adolescent and youth Education. Expertise on Gender & Inclusion. Participatory decision making, integrity, transparency, proactive stance, respect for gender equity and adherence to child rights. Strong understanding on emergency/humanitarian settings, and a practical understanding INEE MS, Core Humanitarian Standard commitments and the Do No Harm principles. Excellent coordination and collaboration skills to coordinate among the education sector and cross sectoral ECD partners. Experience with participatory approaches to education, and preferably emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, or other related area. Experience in program designing, training, budgeting and partner management.  Excellent presentation, facilitation, negotiation, representation, problem solving, decision making skills. Strong reporting and process documentation skills. Fluency in Bangla & English both written and oral communication.

About Plan International

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan International envisages a world in which all children and young people realise their full potential, a vision now shared by the 193 Heads of State and Government who adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. This is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. Its girls who are most affected.  Plan International’s new Global Strategy aims to transform the lives of 100 million girls by implementing an integrated programme and influence approach.

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How to apply:

To find out more details and apply visit: Career Opportunities: Technical Specialist – ECD and Youth

Plan International Bangladesh is committed to ending gender inequality, and achieving a gender balanced workforce. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

We promote competitive salary, female friendly workplace, outstanding co-workers (who are respectful, professional, unbiased and easy to work with); equal opportunity that mean equal access to promotion, leadership role or incentive programme.

Salary Package for this role is BDT. 104,246.00 to BDT. 117,276.00 fixed monthly Gross along with other benefits i.e., hospitalization benefit for spouse and children, Festival Bonus, leave, group insurance.                                                        
Closing Date: 13th March 2024.  Selected candidate will get initially contract for this position up to September 30, 2024 and highly possibility for extension based on performance. Early submission is strongly encouraged as application collection and selection process will go simultaneously. Only short-listed candidates will be communicated for interview. Any form of persuasion in the selection process will automatically disqualify the candidacy. Selected candidates must be willing to join within very short notice. Only Bangladeshi citizen are eligible for apply.

Plan follows an equal opportunity policy and actively encourages diversity welcoming applications from all especially women and people living with disability.


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