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Education in Emergency Officer

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Category:  Education
Location:  Babile, Somali

Job Description

ROLE PURPOSE:

Save the children is the world’s leading independent organization for children.  Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, ambition, collaboration, creativity and integrity, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves. We work with other organizations, governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners while maintaining our own independence without political agenda or religious orientation.

The EiE officer, under the direct supervision of field office manager, is responsible for the overall delivery and management of UNOCHA funded integrated multi sector lifesaving response in an IDP site identified as high risk, located in Hudet,and Babille woredas of Somali regional state. He/she will closely work with district education office and other humanitarian actors including other sector responses of save the children like Child protection, health and nutrition and WaSH. The position holder will create conducive working environment with line offices and support target IDPs schools through provision of learning materials. Technical training, establishment of lifesaving spaces for learning. He/she will prepare weekly, monthly updates, identify challenges and propose solutions, fill beneficiary list, feeding report, collect required data from the target schools (4Ws).  The officer will represent SC’s in cluster coordination and sector meeting including joint assessments.

Job Responsibility 1: Project Management

  • With the support and guidance of PM and education Advisor, lead the implementation of Save the Children’s education project activities within the Hudet district through provision of EiE services to the target children.
  • Identify critical program gaps and vulnerabilities, and clarify roles, responsibilities and accountabilities to effectively address those gaps.
  • Ensure quality in the programme by building capacity of the education officers through trainings, and providing trainings in pedagogy, psychosocial support, life skills etc. to teachers.
  • Provide guidance to field-based education team on common standards, innovative strategies and approaches which ensure a capacity to address SC Commitments for Children in Emergencies, and reflect good practice in emergency education responses.

Job Responsibility 2: Human Resource Management

  • Line management of the education project staff.
  • Prepare performance objectives together with program staffs and give the necessary feedback, follow up and support to improve staff performance.

·         Ensure the integration and harmonization of EiE team with other field office program and support staff.

Job Responsibility 3: Financial Management

  • Ensure that project resources are efficiently utilized through continuous update on the DIP.
  • Working with the PM prepare monthly budget forecasts, field payment schedules, procurement plan and work terms of references in line with SCI working documents.
  • In close collaboration with PM review and analyse monthly budget versus actual reports and share feedbacks as required.
  • Contribute Award Implementation Review (AIR) and align with budget lines

Job Responsibility 4: Coordination and networking

 

  • Working closely with the PM and EiE Education Advisor, develop partnerships to leverage resources, ensure adequate coverage in the emergency response and early recovery phases, and ensure adequate funding consistent with SC resource mobilization strategy and emergency response plans
  • Advocate for, and support, the development of sustainable, child-friendly and hazard-resistant standards and designs for learning centers, the integration of life skills into both formal and non-formal education, with a particular focus on Disaster Risk Reduction( DRR)
  • Represent SC programme in the coordination at zonal and district levels; represent SC through Education cluster members as well as other thematic sector partners so as to ensure integrated responses.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Job Responsibility 1: Project Management

  • With the support and guidance of PM and education Advisor, lead the implementation of Save the Children’s education project activities within the Hudet district through provision of EiE services to the target children.
  • Identify critical program gaps and vulnerabilities, and clarify roles, responsibilities and accountabilities to effectively address those gaps.
  • Ensure quality in the programme by building capacity of the education officers through trainings, and providing trainings in pedagogy, psychosocial support, life skills etc. to teachers.
  • Provide guidance to field-based education team on common standards, innovative strategies and approaches which ensure a capacity to address SC Commitments for Children in Emergencies, and reflect good practice in emergency education responses.

Job Responsibility 2: Human Resource Management

  • Line management of the education project staff.
  • Prepare performance objectives together with program staffs and give the necessary feedback, follow up and support to improve staff performance.

·         Ensure the integration and harmonization of EiE team with other field office program and support staff.

Job Responsibility 3: Financial Management

  • Ensure that project resources are efficiently utilized through continuous update on the DIP.
  • Working with the PM prepare monthly budget forecasts, field payment schedules, procurement plan and work terms of references in line with SCI working documents.
  • In close collaboration with PM review and analyse monthly budget versus actual reports and share feedbacks as required.
  • Contribute Award Implementation Review (AIR) and align with budget lines

 

Job Responsibility 4: Coordination and networking

  • Working closely with the PM and EiE Education Advisor, develop partnerships to leverage resources, ensure adequate coverage in the emergency response and early recovery phases, and ensure adequate funding consistent with SC resource mobilization strategy and emergency response plans
  • Advocate for, and support, the development of sustainable, child-friendly and hazard-resistant standards and designs for learning centers, the integration of life skills into both formal and non-formal education, with a particular focus on Disaster Risk Reduction( DRR)
  • Represent SC programme in the coordination at zonal and district levels; represent SC through Education cluster members as well as other thematic sector partners so as to ensure integrated responses.

 

Job Responsibility 6: Monitoring and Supervision  

 

  • Contribute to the development of appropriate and effective program monitoring systems to enable assessment of both the emergency response process and impact and to ensure delivery of results for children.
  • Prepare implementation reports, weekly, monthly or other periodical reports for SCI and funding partners.
  • Reporting on progress and documentation of best practices.
  • Support in development of communication materials, case studies and blogs.
  • Ensure that all EiE officers adhere with project milestones and periodically update DIP and other essential working documents.

Job Responsibility 7: Problem solving/conflict management

·         Regularly scan environment and plan and  address issues in timely manner

·         Ensure effective communication and facilitate discussion among  team members

·         Timely communicate issues that need the attention of Satellite office managers, PM, HR and POM.

Job Responsibility #8:  Perform other duties as assigned.

 

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

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

·         Holds suppliers accountable to deliver on their responsibilities

Ambition:

·         Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and takes responsibility for their own personal development

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

·         Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale

Collaboration:

·         Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters

·         Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.

Creativity:

·         Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

·         Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach

Integrity:

·         Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence

·         Displays consistent excellent judgement

 

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of BA degree in Educational planning & Management or other field of education from a recognized university with five years’ experience preferably out of which three years working in international non-governmental organization.
  • Previous experience working in INGO education programmes implemented in pastoral communities.
  • Have basic training  and proven experience on project cycle management  including but not limited to skills in  program  and financial planning, M&E skills,  education/ teaching-learning process  technical skills, documentation and report writing,
  • Must have strong coordination skill, partnership building skill,  team building and conflict management skill, financial management (budget preparation and monitoring)
  • Experience to manage big team especially in hardship environment and preferably experience of managing more than one million USD is annually.
  • Dynamic,  Self-starter and able to deliver on organizational goals with good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent understanding and prior work experience with the pastoralist communities is advantageous
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint,  Outlook, and other relevant software;

Must have excellent strong writing with excellent spoken and written English; Knowledge of regional language is favourable. 

How to Apply

Qualified candidates, please send your applications to the below link

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

 

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