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12 May 2019

Project Officer (Education )

Job Description


Job Title: Project Officer (Education ) Department: Program
Reporting to: Project Manager Liaising with: All DBG Mogadishu Staff /beneficiaries/ Community
Essential job functions:
Under the direct guidance and supervision of the DBG project Manager, the Project officer (Education) will be responsible to ensure timely implementation of various planned project activities.
Job Description
Role and Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities

 Emergency Education Support for Vulnerable Children (ESVC) in Banadir area.

·         Responsible for managing closely the Program field staff and following up the progress of their work-plan and achievement against the master plan to ensure timely completion of planned project activities.

·         Provide inputs and spend time in the field for different project activities in targeted schools and key stakeholders meetings under ESVC.

·         Assist and coordinate with Project manager for effective implementation of the project activities as per the work-plan and project objectives.

·         Support the Project manager in planning for, facilitate and participate fully in preparing quarterly work plans and prepare monthly work plan based on quarterly work plans.

·         Ensure under the supervision of the Education Program manager, work with schools and MoE’s on the selection and verification of teachers for teacher training activities.

·         Work closely with other stakeholders and CECs on the identification, selection and verification of targeted beneficiaries, as defined under ESVC criteria for selection.

·         Facilitate training process in close coordination with Education program manager on inter-sectoral linkages with child protection, SGBV, gender on roles and responsibilities by Education providers.

·         Develop and implement education programmes in line with Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) standards and child protection systems approach.-

·         Support and capacitate CECs to develop Schools Development Plans (SDPs) that have activities which systematically promote ESVC in target area to enhance education delivery.

·         Coordinate with partners and other actors in education to adapt the Education Support for Vulnerable Children and ensure ownership.

·         Provide technical advice and guidance on education issues to persons of concern; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance and recognition of education relevant documentation.

·         Ensure that Programme Analysis and Support instructions relating to education programming and reporting are understood and followed.

·         Under the guidance of Education Program Manager Implement a results-based advocacy strategy through a consultative process with sectoral and cluster partners.

·         Advocate with other stakeholders for respect of the right of persons of concern to an education and for their access to education services.


·         In close coordination with Ministry of Education in Banadir and schools head teachers, and Community Education Committees (CECs), roll out the project activities.

·         Develop, maintain and improve mutual and beneficial relationships with all key stakeholders and provide capacity building through a results-based advocacy strategy including government officials, school teachers and community leaders to ensure successful implementation of the project.

·         Undertake initiatives to build the capacity of communities targeted by the program to assert the right to education for their children and access to quality education.


·         Contribute to a communications strategy that generates support for coordination with Ministry of Education officers, organize awareness raising campaigns to initiate community dialogues and convey key messages to promote ESVC using local media.

·         Coordinator with all stakeholders and community members to come up and implement plans for conducive learning environment for learners in schools.

·         Ensure that gender sensitization and awareness have been incorporated in various kinds of services, trainings and activities provided to target communities for the education project.

·         Provide regular follow up and support to teachers, children and CECs on other activities through meeting.


·         Ensure close coordination with M&E Officers for feedback to enhance the quality aspects.

·         Ensure that best practices are identified, documented and widely disseminated.

·         Maintain proper documentation of the project activities and timely upload Means of Verification for each activity carried out, including signed distribution lists.

·         Provide accurate M&E and Grants supporting documents to the donor.


·         Prepare and share timely and accurate progressive reports periodically against the work plan to project manager.

               Child Protection

·         Coordinate with authorities, schools and CECs to ensure that child protection cases in targeted schools are reported, referred and followed up


·         Ensure implementation of project activities conforms to donor requirements and procedures.

             Working with others

·         Ensure effective and streamlined communication between education programme and logistics and other support staff.

·         Other job duties and responsibilities, as assigned by the project manager.

            Minimum qualifications and professional experience required.

·         University degree in Education, social work and or other relevant disciple.

·         Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience.

·         Excellent knowledge of English written and spoken.

·         Advanced skills including the ability to develop and maintain productive, effective working relationships with stakeholders.

·         Experience in staff management will be an added advantage.

·         Understanding of project cycle management (PCM) is an added advantage

How To Apply

·         Please send your C.V along with cover letter indicated in the subject line “Education officer”, directly to

·         DBG is an equal opportunity employer

·         Only shortlisted candidates will be called for test and interview.


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