People in Need is a non-governmental, non-profit organization founded on the ideals of humanism, freedom, equality and solidarity. We consider human dignity and freedom to be fundamental values. We believe that people anywhere in the world should have the right to make decisions about their lives and to share the rights expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The People in Need organization was established in 1992 by a group of Czech war correspondents who were no longer satisfied with merely relaying information about ongoing conflicts and began sending out aid. It gradually became established as a professional humanitarian organization striving to provide aid in troubled regions and support adherence to human rights around the world.
Throughout our over 25 years of its existence, People in Need has become one of the biggest non-profit organizations in Central Europe. In addition to humanitarian aid and human rights, it now also targets education and helps people living in social exclusion.
We are part of Alliance2015, a strategic network of seven European non-governmental organizations engaged in humanitarian aid and development projects. This collaboration increases effectiveness, both in working in the target countries and in campaigns aimed at influencing the attitudes of politicians and the general public in Europe.
In our over 16 years operation in Ethiopia, has focused on projects in five main areas of interest: Education and Social protection, Environment, Livelihood and Agriculture, Water, sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Emergency programs
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PIN currently invites applicants for the position of: Field Officer (FO) is responsible on field level activities of the project entitled “CHANGE: Improving Access to education for most marginalized girls in Ethiopia (November 2018-October 2023)”funded by DFID.
To implement CHANGE Improving Access to education for most marginalized girls in Ethiopia, specifically in SNNPR Gedeo Zone. The project focus on out of schoolgirls. The overall objective is contributing to improve the learning outcome and transition to education, training and employment for most marginalized girls.
The field officer will be responsible for the facilitation and taking a leadership role of all the project activities training and materials development, Inclusion, Child safeguarding, Community engagement, awareness components of the project, and maintaining effective communication between members of the project team.
· Participate in community assessment and household and individual surveys
· Conduct continuous community based awareness raising campaigns, meetings and events
· Conduct community mapping of out of school girls and identify the major reasons
· Involve in PTA and other meetings in schools and sensitize them on significance of Girls education
· Facilitate and conduct a regular follow up for tutorial and alternative literacy and numeracy programs
· Conduct community outreach and mobilize community/CAG for various forms of campaigns
· Facilitate experience sharing between schools and community members
· Coordinate the establishment and strengthening of Girls Clubs in or outside of school
· Coordinate and facilitate the establishment of Self-Help Groups (SHGs)
· Co-facilitate in conducting outreach and home visits through community steering groups
· Organize regular meetings between stakeholders through community forums
· Conduct girls and family counselling, parent support groups and promote girls friendly spaces
· Regular update of individual beneficiaries’ profile
· Identify, share and communicate good practices and challenges
· Prepare regular work plan and report in to field coordinator
· Ensure all important and relevant project and the related documents are organized and documented systematically in both electronic and hard copies
· Adhering to all PIN and donor guidelines and policies
· Performs related works as assigned by field coordinator and CHANGE project manager
· BA degree in Education, Pedagogy, special needs education and related fields
· Minimum of two years’ experience in the position
· Knowledgeable and experienced on minimum standards of child safeguarding
· Sound experience on gender equality, Social Inclusion, and Child safeguarding
· Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project cycle management
· Computer friendly (Word, excel, power point)
· knowledge of spoken & written Amharic and English (fluent in local language of Gediofa is advantageous)
· Experience working in international development is advantageous.
· 3 strong references (will be crosschecked/contacted)
- Job City Kochere woreda, Gedeo Zone, SNNPR