Programme Coordination Lead –Multi-Year Resilience Programme (National /International )


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.


The  Program Coordinator will be accountable for the following areas of work, reporting to the MYRP Steering Committee, and in conjunction with two team members: (Information and Communications Coordinator and M&E Specialist)

Program Quality, Monitoring, and Evaluation:

  • Liaise with all relevant stakeholders, including the Education Cluster, local government offices and the various committees and units established within the MoE to support MoE’s overall leadership of the MYRP.
  • Ensure that the education program is implemented by partners to a high technical quality and standard, aligned to and utilizing inter-agency, national and global education standards with particular focus on Education in Emergencies.
  • Consolidate progress updates on implementation of the MYRP for the Steering Committee, including achievements and gaps, and prepare related reports and periodic updates for dissemination to relevant stakeholders
  • Prepare recommendations on updates /revision of the MYRP on an annual basis in consultation with concerned stakeholders (including the ECW Seed funding Grantees and Education Cluster) for review and approval by the Steering Committee
  • Ensure that MYRP planning is based on the experience of implementation as well as changes in the country context.
  •  Set up a Monitoring and Evaluation framework and system for the MYRP, building on existing systems within the MoE, Education Management Information System (EMIS) and inputs from the Education Cluster and ECW Seed funding Grantees. In addition, manage the delivery of the MYRP Baseline and Endline for the overall plan.
  • Conduct monitoring visits of program implementation and identify areas in need of support and follow-up; support partners to implement corrective actions.
  • Work with the M&E specialist to ensure that the monitoring and evaluation system is supportive of quality implementation and recommendations are implemented in line with quality standards.
  • Develop and oversee Quality Benchmarks for the Education Cannot Wait for the program.
  • Ensure that program implementation is gender-sensitive and gender-responsive (considering the needs and conditions of girls, boys, women, and men).
  • Ensure that that sex-disaggregated data relevant to country program are provided as integral part of programming.
  • Ensure the program reaches and reports on the most marginalized groups especially children with disabilities
  • Program monitoring and evaluations effectively conducted to improve program performance, and program status reports are prepared on time.

Advocacy, resource mobilization and representation

  • Undertake key advocacy with a range of donors in order to mobilize further investment in the $165m MYRP plan
  • Deliver advocacy briefs and other documents as needed, in support of MYRP resource mobilization and delivery
  • Represent the MYRP Steering Committee within the education and wider humanitarian and development sectors, in consultation with the MYRP Steering Committee, MoE and the Education Cluster.

Support to the MYRP Steering Committee:

  • Support the Steering Committee in its coordination and oversight role to the whole MYRP, including:
  • Providing secretarial support to the Steering Committee (with the Information and Communications Coordinator), including organizing Steering Committee meetings, sending invitations for meetings, preparing meeting minutes and other required documentation, ensuring that Steering Committee members are furnished with all pertinent information in a timely manner, maintaining updated lists of contacts, maintain records and archive information pertinent to the Steering Committee, and providing other related administrative support for the Steering Committee to implement its roles;
  • Ensure that decisions made by the Steering Committee are communicated through appropriate channels to other relevant stakeholders including MoE, ECW Seed funding Grantees, and Education Cluster

Training & Capacity Development:

  • Oversee the development of  technical training packages for the field and program staff with a focus on education in emergencies
  • Coordinate the field testing, monitoring, and redesign of technical training packages accordingly
  • Facilitate training and capacity development for partner staff and field-level government partners and beneficiaries.
  • Strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Education and the Education Cluster to respond to emergencies. This includes supporting coordination mechanisms, data collection, and advocacy.

Coordination, information, and learning

  • Support coordination in order to ensure the  MYRP is aligned with and informed by the education sector and its stakeholders  – specifically supporting the linkages between the following stakeholders in relation to the delivery of the MYRP: the Steering Committee, concerned government agencies, local government offices, relevant committees and units within MoE, relevant humanitarian and development actors, existing coordination systems at national, district, and refugee settlement.
  • Undertake the collection, processing, and analysis of relevant data on the education in crisis contexts in Ethiopia, and produce standardized information products in collaboration with other key sectors and stakeholders
  • Document and disseminate learning, best practice, ways of working, innovations and technical approaches that relate to the MYRP and the EiE response, in conjunction with the Education Cluster, ECW Seed funding Grantees, other Grantees (if applicable), MoE and other education sector stakeholders
  • Ensure that the Mult-Year Resilience Programming and the Education Cannot Wait are supporting and strengthening existing EiE coordination mechanisms and the Education Cluster.
  • Identify opportunities and materials that will support the communication and advocacy work of Education in Emergency.
Behaviors (Values in Practice)


  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modeling values of the Grantees- Save the Children and UNICEF
  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

Occasional Duties :

  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Grantees or the MYRP Steering Committee.

Job Requirements


  • Minimum level, Masters degree in a relevant field (Education, social work, social science, etc.)
  • Training in Humanitarian programming is an added advantage.



  • 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.

Equal Opportunities

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.

Child Safeguarding:

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.

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