Plan International Bangladesh invites qualified and committed individuals to fill the following position:

Technical Officer
Competitive salary and benefits package will be offered to the deserving candidate

The role:

Based in Ukhiya, the Technical Officer will oversee a number of programme support functions in the Ukhiya Office. S/he will be responsible for the implementation of the education component targeting children aged 3-24. She/he will ensure the delivery and achievement of programme outputs in particular establishment of Shared Learning Centre (SLC), Out-reach Tutoring (OT), Big Brother-Big Sister (BB-BS)/,SBK support for the identification and mobilization of teachers/facilitators in displaced and host communities, support for teachers training, delivery of education activities for targeted children including psychosocial support and referral, delivery of learning and teaching materials. S/he will communicate frequently with Coordinator-EiE (Alternative Learning for children and youth aged 3-24 from the Forcibly Displaced Myanmar National (FDMN) delivered through community level approaches and interventions) for expenditure, reporting and donor compliance. He/she will take proactive stance in identifying and mitigating child protection related risk in the implementation of the project interventions and will represent Plan at sub district level (Ukhiya).

The major responsibilities of this position holder will probe around:


  • Support education needs assessment as needed in intervention target areas;
  • Review, assess and update the education situation in areas affected by emergency (camps sites and host communities) (including, but not limited to depending on the context, access and barriers for vulnerable groups including girls and children with disabilities, barriers for teachers/facilitators, safe learning environment for children and teachers/facilitators, quality of learning and teaching, conflict sensitivity, community participation, etc.);
  • Highlight education related issues requiring an immediate or medium term response and inform the Coordinator-EiE and Project Manager;
  • Assist in capacity building of field level/camp level staff or volunteers.

Response Management and Implementation

  • Track the progress of education activities and provide regular update to the Coordinator-EiE & Project Manager. Visit programme/project sites on regular basis to supervise and monitor basic education and learning related activities in the affected communities;
  • Participate in basic education programme review meeting at sub-district level;
  • Gather and provide information for progress reports to ensure timely implementation of basic education, ECCD and learning activities;
  • Facilitate in identifying children out of school with plan to return to schools or the non-formal education system;
  • Document best practices and success stories for sharing the learnings;
  • Assist the Coordinator-EIE in data collection and storage;
  • Support the monitoring and reporting of major concerns on education and as well as child protection concerns inside and around the learning centres/spaces and
  • Ensure early and rigorous implementation of quality and accountability mechanisms.

Response Reporting & Evaluation

Support reporting and evaluation of EIE programmes output and outcome results achievement

Information and Co-ordination

  • Provide regular updates to Coordinator-EiE on progress, priorities and constraints – verbally and in writing on an agreed frequency.
  • Engage and follow up with relevant implementation manager(s)


  • University degree in a field relevant to Social Sciences or related field.
  • Proven project management skills, including in monitoring and evaluation for education projects.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of DO NOT HARM principles and established education in emergencies standards.
  • 1 years of experience in education sector & also experience in humanitarian settings is an asset.

  • Training Skills: Experience as an ECD/Basic Education Officer is highlight desirable. Ability to monitor and support communities in their delivery of education.
  • Facilitation Skills: Ability to work independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership and is able to support and work with disaster affected communities in a sensitive and participatory manner.
  • Communication Skills: Well developed communication skills. Able to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders as a representative of Plan.
  • Integrity: Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to Plan's core values and humanitarian principles.
  • Resilience/Adaptability and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under extreme circumstances including stress, high security risks and harsh living conditions. Works and lives with a flexible, adaptable and resilient manner.
  • Knowledge and skills: Requires general finance, administration, information management and telecommunication skills and proficiency in information technology/ computer skills.
  • Maximum 1 years of experience in education sector. Experience in humanitarian settings is an asset
  • Fluency in Chittagonian is required.  Good knowledge of English is highly desirable
  • Multiple language skills desirable.

Duration of the position is 11 Months.

To Apply:

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply online by 17th September 2019 at: Plan International Bangladesh: Career. Please click on Job Description for details regarding the job. 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.

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