Education Program Assistant – Borama, Somaliland
- Job category: Education
- Post date:25 Nov 2020
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For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children’s lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world’s largest independent child rights organization. From emergency relief to long-term development, Save the Children secures a child’s right to health, education and protection.
Save the Children is an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. We are looking to recruit for this position to be based in Borama
Position: Education Program Assistant
Duration: 12 Months
Duty Station: Borama
Please refer the below Job Description for the position description and the key selection criteria.
Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory cover letter quoting the Job Title on the subject line. The file name of the CV and attachments must be the applicants name and sent
Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Applications close on Wednesday 9th December 2020 @ 11:59pm.
We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required.
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Education Program Assistant
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Education Programme Somaliland
POST TYPE: National
Duration: One Year
The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people
ROLE PURPOSE: The Education under the guidance of the Education Program Officer is responsible for the planning, implementing, monitoring and reporting of the education Program (including primary, secondary and teacher training and CECs)) in line with and agreed plan of action and budget, donor, SC and government policies, requirements and procedures. He/she will ensure efficient utilization of Program resources for the intended purpose through effective planning and monitoring. The Education Intern shall ensure linkage among education and other thematic areas at field level.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Borama Field Manager and Education Program Officer will be a technical line manager
Dimensions: Save the Children works in all regions in Somaliland] with a current staff complement of approximately 120 staff and current expenditure of approximately [US$10 million each year.
Staff directly reporting to this post: Nill
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Prepare detailed action plans and for all education subsectors including (primary, secondary and teacher training) implemented in Somaliland upon approval by the line manager
Ensure that Program is implemented in accordance with the work plans and the involvement of partners and concerned stakeholders at all levels
Work closely and in harmony with colleagues in developing clear plans, reporting systems
Play proactive role in joint Program planning and monitoring activities.
Organize, Participate and play proactive role in periodic Program monitoring and implementation of actions, and recommendations and sharing reports, to education team and education authorities
Ensure active involvement and participation of beneficiaries and relevant stakeholders including children in the process of Program monitoring
Ensure the participation of children/target groups in M&E based on CRP principles and approaches
Ensure that quality activity, field and monthly reports are produced and submitted on timely manner in accordance with SCI formats and schedules
Ensure that monitoring reports are prepared and submitted on time to the Program manager
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Representation and Advocacy
Work closely with other relevant field teams to develop and implement advocacy plans in education in line with the Program Plan and global strategy of Save the Children
Play proactive role in regional level education advocacy
Work with the education team members wherever applicable to further Save the Children’s mission for children
Team work and Self Development
With the guidance of the Program officer the Education assistant understands and is able to adapt his/her roles and responsibilities in both emergency and development contexts
Under the guidance of the Field Manager and Education Program assistant explores opportunities for self professional development
Ensure and contribute for effective and supportive team work and culture among team members
Familiarize with education policies and strategies, SC global strategies, EiE minimum standards, Etc.
Play proactive role in sharing good practices, experiences with team members and SC staff
Takes personal responsibility and holds others to account to deliver our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own performance or that of the team.
Delivers timely and appropriate results using available resources
Plans, prioritises and performs tasks well without needing direct supervision
Understands the link between their work and the organisation’s objectives and Adapting
Problem Solving And Decision Making
Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organisation and making appropriate judgements.
Gathers the right information and uses critical thinking to make effective and timely decisions
Knows when to involve others in a decision
Simplifies processes and procedures wherever possible
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Working Effectively with Others
Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives. Knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross-boundary working.
Actively listens to new and different perspectives and experiences of those they work with
Proactively supports team members and trusts their capabilities
Demonstrates understanding of their skills and how they complement those of others within diverse teams and groups
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Diploma in Education (Bachelor degree in education is preferable), social development, economics or other related fields with additional training in education management and administration, EiE, planning monitoring and evaluation M&E and Program planning and management techniques
Knowledge of current national international strategies on access, equity, and quality education policies and models
Recommended a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in education administration and management
Relevant trainings in the area of education, Program management and monitoring
Experience of working with local/national governments and capacity building of systems, partners and staff
Ability to extensively travel for Program monitoring and provide on-site technical support to field teams
Good interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required
Commitment to Save the Children values
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
The post holder must have similar experience to the above position with minimum experience of 2 years in Education sector.
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.
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer. Women are strongly encouraged to apply
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Closing Date will be 9th December 2020
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