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 prioritized woredas in Ethiopia.
The MYRP, through Seed Funding from ECW, will initially focus interventions on addressing the critical educational needs of 60,487 out of school displaced children (30,717 boys, 29,770 girls) in 81 schools, 17 woredas and 3 regions (Amhara, Oromiya, and Somali).
A ‘whole of school’ approach will be pursued in targeted areas through interventions that will expand access, improve quality and relevance of education, promote retention and transition of learners, and resilience of school communities. School-based interventions will be supported by system-strengthening efforts at all levels of the sector. Relevant capacities of key stakeholders (education sector officials, school management, teachers, community members, learners) will be developed to strengthen conflict and disaster risk sensitivity of education. Key aspects of the education sector (data management, planning, teaching-learning classroom practices, parental-community engagement, school-based early warning systems) will be supported to promote resilience of the sector, institutions, and communities through education.
The Programme Coordinator will work with a number of partners mainly The Federal Ministry of Education, UNICEF, SCI, other local and international NGOs and UN agencies that will be involved in program implementation.
The Programme Coordinator will lead the MYRP Coordination Unit, which will be responsible for: (i) overall coordination of MYRP, (ii) resource mobilization and advocacy; (iii) coordination of steering committee meetings; (iv) overall monitoring, review and reporting processes of the program, and (v) ensuring a harmonized approach across the entire program.
The Program Coordinator will technically guide and advise program implementation ensuring that it is of high quality and aligned with national education standards and programs. The role-holder will also be responsible for aligning the program to the Education Clusters emergency response especially in establishing and maintaining inter-agency coordination mechanisms and guiding research and evaluations.
Given the emergency nature of the program and areas of intervention, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
- Minimum level, Masters degree in a relevant field (Education, social work, social science, etc.)
- Training in Humanitarian programming is an added advantage.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- A minimum of 10 years of relevant progressive experience, out of which 5 years in managerial positions. considerable experience in contributing to the development of organizational strategies, policies, guidelines, and work processes
- Excellent knowledge of education in emergency programming and links to long-term programming, including standards, policies, frameworks, and relevant networks and stakeholders.
- Experience designing and conducting training and capacity building activities
- Strong experience working in a partnership model and establishing and maintaining coordination and communication systems at the inter-agency level and with the Education Cluster, and other clusters (mainly child protection and WASH).
- Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation, coaching, and capacity building as well as the ability to work with culturally diverse teams.
- Excellent skills in results-based management. as well as strong communication and data visualization skills are considered an asset.
- Experience with data sources, data assessment, and data analysis, particularly related to data on children and women are considered an asset
- Experience working with donors.
- Cultural awareness and ability to work well in both international and local environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
- Fluency in English, both verbal and written.
- Commitment to Save the Children and UNICEF values.
- Willingness and availability to travel, including to remote and emergency locations and often at short notice
- Background in child safeguarding and protection in education environments
Additional job responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.