Education Officers ( Four positions)

Category:
Education
Location:
Two for Moyalle and two for Jijiga, Somali 
Salary:

Job Description

ROLE PURPOSE:

Ethiopia’s Multi-Year Resilience Programme (MYRP 2020-2023) aims to improve learning through equitable access, crisis-sensitive and quality relevant education for 745,997 emergency-affected children (380,418 boys, 365,579 girls (including children living with disabilities) in 44 prioritised woredas in Ethiopia. The MYRP is an ambitious plan created by the Ministry of Education together with Education sector stakeholders.  The proposed MYRP includes immediate actions to address critical educational needs of IDP, returnee, and relocated children and medium to long-term interventions to build resilience of the education system to support the (re)integration of returnee and relocated children and their host communities.

In line with identified priorities in the education section of the HRP 2019 and ECW strategic priorities, initial MYRP interventions will utilise ECW seed funding in prioritised woredas and focus on getting out of school internally displaced and returnee/relocated children back into education with a special focus on girls and children with disabilities. Education Cannot Wait (ECW) has so far committed $27m in seed funding to the overall MYRP. This seed funding will be managed by UNICEF and SC as Grantees, and implemented by a range of organisations. It will target 60,487 (30,717 boys, 29,770 girls, including 6,049 CWDs) from 17 woredas. Somali region Eight woredas and 32,000 children will be targeted. Interventions will be scaled up to target all emergency-affected regions and children in 44-prioritised emergency-affected woredas with a system strengthening approach as more additional resources are mobilized and anchor the MYRP into national programmes such as GEQIP-E. The provision of seed funding within a broader investment framework that encourages resource mobilisation is another aspect of the MYRP that adds distinct value to the sector, the work of the Cluster, and the overall education in emergency response in Ethiopia.

Under the direct supervision of the ECW Seed Fund Education Program Manager, the Education Program coordinators will be responsible for the overall management and successful implementation of the Education Program in Jigjiga & Dolo-ado Field offices. The Education Programme Coordinators are responsible for effective and efficient management and implementation of education activities under Jigjiga and Dolo-ado field offices. This position will work and closely supervise education officers and reports to ECW Seed Funding education program manager for day to day project management and implementation. He/she will directly supervise ECW Seed Funding Education officers, supporting them with all aspects of project implementation and monitoring, ensuring completion of activities to a high quality and on a timely basis (defined in the project documents and per developed detailed implementation plan). Particular experience in the project management and good understanding the implementation of education in emergency (EiE) particularly in the context of conflict and drought induced IDPs settings.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

Planning and Reporting:

  • Prepare annual and quarters action plan and implement it as planned with close consultation with the Program Coordinator and Manager. 
  • Provide follow-up and technical support for schools and woreda education offices
  • Support schools to prepare annual plan and reports  
  • Produce and compile quality regular periodic reports and share to SCI.

Coordination and Management of Projects Implementation

  • Ensure the ECW Education program is implemented in ways responsive to teachers, the community, and children in line with Save the Children principles, values and strategic plan
  • Ensure that the project is implemented in line with Save the Children and donor compliance procedures.
  • Identify gaps and provide technical and capacity building support and training for teachers, PTA members, cluster supervisors, and WEO.
  • In close collaboration with the Programme Coordinator (at Field Office level) , WEO and other government stakeholders, facilitate on time implementation of the project activities based on the action plan and ensure implementation quality
  • Ensure active participation of children and other stakeholders in the project activities implementation
  • Attend woreda level education and coordination meetings representing the organization.
  • Strengthen team spirit and team work within and outside of Save SCI staff

Supervision and Monitoring 

  • In collaboration with the Program Coordinator and Program Manager, maintain strong supervision and monitoring system to measure achievement and progress toward the project objectives and expected outcomes and impacts
  • Conduct monitoring and supervision of the planned project activities implementation and provide technical support to WEO and intervention schools to improve activities implementation quality
  • Strengthen participatory and collaborative supervision and monitoring system including active participation of children
  • Ensure that the required appropriate technical support is provided for directors, teachers, supervisors and students on time and strengthen team spirit and collaborative work.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice )

Accountability:

·         holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

·         holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

Ambition:

·         sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same

·         widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

·         future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

Collaboration:

·         builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters

·         values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

·         approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

Creativity:

·         develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

·         willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

·         honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

 

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • BA degree in Education or Social science
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in working in related project
  • Fluency in English/ verbal and written
  • Have skills on report writing and facilitating trainings.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

Desirable

  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of the Ethiopian Education Policy, Policy frameworks and strategies, as well as the education sector development program and the challenges.
  • Experience of working with the Ministry of Education at national or regional, Woreda or school levels.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Very good skill in in evaluation methods and report writing.
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required.
  • Familiarity with the target area.
  • Local language is advantageous

Scope & complexity of decision making

  • Able to solve problems by selecting the most suitable procedure or method within guidelines and precedents; seeks direction when solutions not within established guidelines or precedents

How to Apply

Qualified candidate can send their CV to the below link 

https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en

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