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Title: Education Project Assistant-National Only

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:

SCI will undertake third phase of the UNHCR funded project “Provision of Education Assistance to Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Bossaso, Gardo, Garowe, Galkaio”. The implementation cycle will endure from 1st January -31st December, 2020 with intension to address the educational needs of 2,850 refugees and asylum seekers children, thus, SCI intends to recruit an Education Project Assistant. The post holder will support the planning process, implementation and monitoring of SCI education projects to promote safe and quality learning environment, supportive schools and communities that increase vulnerable and marginalized children’s participation in education, their retention and transition into formal education.

Contract Duration: 12 Months

Location: Bosaso

JOB TITLE:  Education Project Assistant
TEAM/PROGRAMME:  Education LOCATION:  Bosaso
GRADE:  5                          TYPE OF CONTRACT:  National
CHILD SAFEGUARDING: Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people
 ROLE PURPOSE:

SCI will undertake third phase of the UNHCR funded project “Provision of Education Assistance to Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Bossaso, Gardo, Garowe, Galkaio”. the implementation cycle will endure from 1st January -31st December, 2020 with intension to address the educational needs of 2,850 refugees and asylum seekers children, thus, SCI intends to recruit an Education Project Assistant. The post holder will support the planning process, implementation and monitoring of SCI education projects to promote safe and quality learning environment, supportive schools and communities that increase vulnerable and marginalized children’s participation in education, their retention and transition into formal education.

He/she will be responsible to implement at the community level in education in emergency in Karkar & Bari and Nugal regions of Puntland.

The project assistant will report to the project officer and will be based in Bossaso to assist project SOM UNHCR 20202 implementation in Puntland

SCOPE OF ROLE: A

Reports to:  Project Officer /Project Manager

Dimensions: Save the Children works in 4 regions in Puntland with over 150 staff.

Staff directly reporting to this post:  None.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

§  Daily Monitoring

Daily Monitoring of partnered schools to assess enrolled situation and receive a full view of the issues facing an individual student, group or entire community at school surrounding. Social workers should use 75% of their time in schools while remaining 25% can use in the office for drafting their reports and taking part daily project team meetings and during their stay in schools’ social workers should make sure checking the following areas:

ü  Students daily attendance registers in partnered schools

ü  Teaching methodologies in partnered schools

ü  Education inclusiveness in partnered schools

ü  hygiene and sanitation in schools in partnered schools

§  Tracking and Follow ups

The holder of this position should track pending case and reporting updated information on children being tracked that might have been absent from school with receiving additional information from RASCC, schools head teachers.

§  Controlling effective learning in the school

The holder of this position is expected to sure refugees & asylum seekers children receive effective learning and receive necessary scholastic materials.

§  Controlling school adherence to SCI Child safeguarding

The holder of this position should observe and report how school management is adhering and implementing of Save the Children’s safeguarding principles.

§  Supporting school based child clubs

The holder of this position is tasked to work closely with school based child clubs and support in their action planning and implementation of their school based plans

§  Identification and reporting all forms of child rights violations

The holder of this position should report all acts of intimidation or harassment or violations to SCI in appropriate manner.

§  Community and awareness and sensitization

The holder of this position should undertake community awareness and sanitization at registration and refugees and asylum seekers centres and settlements at beginning of new academic year and The holder of this position should give all necessary information to refugees’ families about free education assistance that SCI provides.

§  Registration and distribution Activities

 The holder of this position should undertake necessary verification of refugees and asylum seekers children to eligible scholastic materials scholastic materials through cash.

§  Coordination with Refugees & Asylum Seekers Community committee (RASCC)

The holder of this position is expected to have daily and weekly coordination and communication with RASCC on all matters related children education and arrangement of children transportation in particular to/from schools and assign children pick up stations and controlling drivers, and transporting buses working hours.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor degree in Education or related field with minimum 2 years of relevant field experiences
  • Experience of working with Refugees and Asylum seekers community’s communities at grass-root level
  • Ability to read and write in English as well as the national language
  • Computer skills, with focus on word processing and excel
  • Strong morals viz. honesty, open and transparency, generosity, altruism and respect
  • Experience in working in harsh environment require for additional time as per supervise guideline
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in diverse teams

Code of Conduct

Because Save the Children’s work is based on deeply held values and principles, it is essential that our commitment to children’s rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

COMPETENCIES AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Delivering Results:

  • Delivers timely and appropriate results using available resources.
  • Takes responsibility for their work and its impact on others.
  • Plans, prioritises and performs tasks well without needing direct supervision.
  • Understands the link between their work and the organisation’s objectives.

Working Effectively with Others:

·         Actively listens to new and different perspectives and experience of those they work with.

·         Demonstrates understanding of their skills and how they complement those of others within diverse teams and groups.

·         Clarifies their role and responsibilities within the team to maximise impact.

Applying Technical and Professional expertise:

·         Delivers work that reflects a good knowledge and application of technical and professional standard.

·         Keeps up to date with trends in work environment.

·         Maintains ethical and professional behaviour in accordance with relevant code of conducts.

Developing Self & Others:

·         Shows awareness of their strengths and limitations and actively takes responsibility for their development.

·         Seeks out feedback to understand their areas for improvement.

·         Actively shares knowledge and experience with others.

Date of issue: January,2020                  Author: SCI   

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor degree in Education or related field with minimum 2 years of relevant field experiences
  • Experience of working with Refugees and Asylum seekers community’s communities at grass-root level
  • Ability to read and write in English as well as the national language
  • Computer skills, with focus on word processing and excel
  • Strong morals viz. honesty, open and transparency, generosity, altruism and respect
  • Experience in working in harsh environment require for additional time as per supervise guideline
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in diverse teams

The Application will close 20th January,2020

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

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