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Training & Education officer/ ICD – FH Ethiopia

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Category:  Education
Location:  Sasiga, Oromia
Career Level:  Mid Level ( 2+ – 5 years experience)
Employment Type:  Full time
Salary:  As per the salary scale of the organization

Job Description

FH Ethiopia is a non-governmental organization engaged in relief and development activities. At FH, we operate under a set of guiding principles we call the “The Heartbeat”. This includes our Values, Vision and Purpose, which serve as the explanation of who we are and how we work as organization. Together we follow God’s call responding to human suffering and graduating communities from extreme poverty. FH Ethiopia would like to invite potential internal and external candidates to apply for the following position:

Position:                                              Training & Education officer/ ICD

Duty Station:                                      Sasiga (East Wollega – Oromia)

Duration of Contract:                       One year contract (Renewable with 60 days probation period)

Salary:                                                 As per the salary scale of the organization

Closing date:                                      October 29, 2021

Job Summary

 

Responsible for the implementation of Training and Education activities planned to be performed according to the document signed between Food for the Hungry Ethiopia (FHE hereinafter) and the regional government based on the donor requirements. The position supervises social workers.

Principal Responsibilities

Key Result # 1 – Technical Responsibilities  

1.       Make sure that children’s Intellectual, Physical, Spiritual and Social development well addressed for holistic development;

2.       Manages all the component activities in line with the donors’ requirements;

3.       Initiates, encourages and advises all social workers towards having meaningful relationships with sponsored children, churches, families and community leaders.

Key Result # 2 – Increasing children access to School and performance 

1.       Follows up the progress over time, the accomplishment of home visits, tutorial classes and Sunday school programs against the project plan;

2.       Prepares rewards for the best performing sponsored children on Academic, Sunday school, Sports and Arts contests on the basis of the report from a team leader.

Key Result # 3 – Psychosocial Support and Capacity building 

1.       Organizes the CDP day and Christmas celebrations to meet the need of the sponsored children,

2.       Helps the project manager in building the capacity of the project staff to internalize Corporate Identity, Sponsorship manual related to Early Child Development, heartbeat and other relevant materials;

3.       Organizes and invites qualified trainers for all trainings on leaders, families and churches under ICDP,

4.       Prepares training plan, curricula and organizes training manuals for all the trainings related to leaders, families and churches,

Key Result # 4 – Staff Management

1.       Initiates, encourages and advises all social workers towards having meaningful relationships with children, churches, families and community leaders.

2.       Encourages all workers under the supervision for better achievement in managing and handling the activities to be performed with families, leaders and local churches according to the program plan,

3.       Conduct monthly review meetings with all ICDP social workers so as to discuss accomplishments, problems encountered and seek possible solutions together.

4.       Ensure that each staff under the ICDP program is performing his/her duties and is working to the best of his/her abilities.

5.       Ensure that performance evaluation is conducted periodically for all staff under supervision, and that the form is completed and submitted to the project manager as per personnel rules and regulation.

Key Result # 5 – Planning and Reporting

1.       Prepares annual plan of action and budget with other staff in the project;

2.       Prepares monthly, quarterly, bi-annually and annual reports (for Head Office, BoFED, DPPC and NOs) including impacts, problems encountered and solutions proposed and submits to the project manager on time.

3.       Prepares beneficiary profiles and other success stories and submits to the project manager on time;

4.       Prepares plan of action and budget for the component;

Key Result # 6 – Monitoring and Evaluation

1.       Ensures that the component activities are being implemented in accordance with the project annual operational plan.

2.       Observes any changes within the project for impacts (both positive/negative) in the community and records them for self-monitoring and evaluation.

3.       Monitors progress of children in the program Intellectually, Spiritually, Socially and Physically and communicate with project manager;

4.       Conduct monthly review meetings with center supervisors and social workers so as to discuss accomplishments, problems encountered and seek possible solutions together.

 

5.       Encourages all workers under the component for better achievement in managing and handling the activities to be performed with families, leaders and local churches according to the project action plan;

Safeguarding Policy

Food for the Hungry is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for all beneficiaries it serves. It is FH’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that prevents and deters any actions and omissions that put any beneficiaries, including children and the most vulnerable at risk. All personnel are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy could result in termination.

Gender Responsibility

⮚       Provide adequate time to staff to participate in gender sensitivity workshops and related events.

⮚       Through observation, interviews, and spot-checks, ensure that the staff planning process is gender sensitive.

⮚       Build a better gender balance in staffing through affirmative action.

⮚       Observe if women staff are as involved as men in high-profile activities such as interaction with visitors and chairing meetings, and take corrective action if warranted.

⮚       Encourage female staff to participate in external networks (local and regional), as well as seminars and cross visits.

⮚       Facilitate open and regular discussions with staff on about the work environment, policies, and values convenient to gender issues.

Safety & Security Responsibility

⮚       Encourages compliance of Safety and Security principles and policies of the organization by all staffs;

⮚       Visiting project Offices and operational areas periodically to meet staff and making sure that all staff members are aware of the safety and security procedures;

⮚       Explains to staffs the reasoning behind the organization’s safety and security policies and procedures

⮚       Organizing local training sessions, such as First Aid, Fire Safety, and Defensive Driving for staff members.  If possible, he/she should conduct briefing and training sessions himself/herself;

⮚       Ensures that safety and security objectives are added to performance reviews and evaluations of all staff members;

 

⮚       Encourages staffs to adopt safe and secure practices. Ensuring that updated personnel information related to safety (Record of Emergency Data) and security management are kept in Human resources.

Job Requirements

 

Job Level Specifications

⮚       Full agreement with FH’s Christian foundation and beliefs as expressed in The Heartbeat: our Values, Vision, and Purpose.

⮚       Strong Interpersonal skills,

⮚       Emotional maturity,

⮚       Cross-cultural Sensitivity,

⮚       Ability to work effectively under pressure 

Experience

⮚       3 years related experience in a relevant position Preferably in INGO Setting

Education/Certifications

⮚       BA / BSc in Education or related field of study.

Distinguishing Competencies

⮚       Strong computer skill and knowledge in the area of MS word, MS Excel, MS Access, PowerPoint and email communication.

⮚       High level of initiative taking.

Language

 

⮚       Proficiency in both spoken and written English. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Knowledge of local language of the intervention area is preferred.

How to Apply

Women Candidates are highly encouraged to apply

Competent candidates can submit ONLY their application and CV to: recruitment_fhe@fh.org

 

Candidates MUST refer the position title “Training & Education officer/ ICD” on the subject line of their email and applications.

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