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Teacher Education Officer –Mogadishu – Somali-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.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

ROLE PURPOSE: Teacher Education Officer – under the guidance of training specialist, is responsible for the planning, implementing, monitoring and reporting of teacher education interventions day to day progress including in line with and agreed plan of action and budget, donor, SC and government policies, requirements and procedures. The Teacher Education Officer will be responsible for implementation of all teacher education programmes at district level. He/she will ensure efficient utilization of project resources for the intended purpose through effective planning and monitoring. He or she will ensure the use of appropriate, cost effective and innovative approaches especially in improving quality, equity, inclusiveness and performance of supported teachers especially those who are untrained and are working in the selected schools. He or she will ensure synergy through collaboration and networking with other stakeholders implementing teacher education programmes in his/her area of operation. Teacher Education Officer will ensure partnership with relevant partners including ministry of education including district education officers (DEOs), regional education officers (REO), and with Community Education Committees at community level, teachers and children. Teacher Education Officer shall ensure linkage among education and other thematic areas at field level. He or she will play key role in representing SCI in relevant networks and forums and engage in advocacy and dialogue with relevant education stakeholders at region and district level.

SCOPEE OF ROLE:

Direct Reports to: Training specialist

Dimensions: Save the Children has been working in Somalia for more than 60 years. The Country Office has over 500 staff across 14 field offices (Boroma, Burao and Hargeisa in Somaliland; Bosasso, Garowe, Galkayo and Gardo in Puntland; Beletweyne, Adaado, Abudwak, Baidoa, Kismayo, Dhobley and Mogadishu in Central South Somalia). Our Country Office coordination and administration base is in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2017, as a result of significant scale up for the countrywide drought response, our annual spend FY2017 was US$117 million and we reached more than 2 million people through our humanitarian and longer term development work in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Child Protection and Child Rights Governance. The Country Office manages 61 active awards totalling US$165 million from a range of governmental/institutional donors, including DFID, ECHO, EU, FFP, OFDA, and DANIDA being some of our largest

Staff directly reporting to this post: Nil

Job Title: Teacher Education Officer.
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Education LOCATION: Mogadishu
GRADE: 4 CONTRACT Length: one year
Child Safeguarding:

Level 5:  the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

ROLE PURPOSE: Teacher Education Officer – under the guidance of training specialist, is responsible for the planning, implementing, monitoring and reporting of teacher education interventions day to day progress including in line with and agreed plan of action and budget, donor, SC and government policies, requirements and procedures. The Teacher Education Officer will be responsible for implementation of all teacher education programmes at district level. He/she will ensure efficient utilization of project resources for the intended purpose through effective planning and monitoring. He or she will ensure the use of appropriate, cost effective and innovative approaches especially in improving quality, equity, inclusiveness and performance of supported teachers especially those who are untrained and are working in the selected schools. He or she will ensure synergy through collaboration and networking with other stakeholders implementing teacher education programmes in his/her area of operation. Teacher Education Officer will ensure partnership with relevant partners including ministry of education including district education officers (DEOs), regional education officers (REO), and with Community Education Committees at community level, teachers and children. Teacher Education Officer shall ensure linkage among education and other thematic areas at field level. He or she will play key role in representing SCI in relevant networks and forums and engage in advocacy and dialogue with relevant education stakeholders at region and district level.
SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: [ Training specialist]

Dimensions: Save the Children works in 4 regions in Somalia/Somaliland with a current staff complement of approximately 350 staff and current expenditure of approximately GBP 30 million each year

Staff directly reporting to this post: Nil

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY: 

Programme Development

·       Under the guidance training specialist involves in the development of new project proposals, concept notes and data collection with particular inputs for teacher development.

·       Explore, document and disseminate new ideas, lessons and experiences from the day to day project management that will improve the planning and management of education projects

·       Involve in the process of baseline assessments and establishment of project base line, for effective planning, monitoring and reporting purposes

·       Under the guidance of the training specialist, plan and implement training for expert teacher in the districts in which the program works

·       Play proactive role in addressing key educational challenges such as poor capacity of teachers,

·       Ensure that he or she has adequate knowledge and understanding on key government education policies and strategies on teacher development, renumeration and recruitment, SCI Global Education strategy, international standards such as EiE minimum standards, SDG goals, Education for All goals and other working documents  

·       Assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of AEP Teachers Training

·       Work with teachers’ trainers and teacher training institutions, to develop relevant, locally resourced teacher training materials and resources

·       Develop and implement screening tests to be used by teachers to place AEP students at appropriate levels

·       Work with teacher trainers to adapt and contextualize training materials

·       Work with trainers to assess teachers’ skills and training needs/ gaps

·       In consultation with the Teacher Training Specialist and other stakeholders, develop basic training package

·       Implement in-service training package in collaboration with federal ministry of education (NFE department)

·       Provide regular updates to management on the progress of teachers training program

·       Support in the Implementation of procedures and systems for teacher supervision, coaching, and monitoring

·       Work with the Teacher training Specialist, to Establish teacher learning circles

·       Work with teacher training Specialist to establish Teacher Professional Development Plan

Accountabilities

·       Prepare detailed action plans and for all education subsectors of education (primary and teacher training) implemented upon approval by the line manager

·       Ensure that teacher component is implemented in accordance with the work plans and the involvement of partners and concerned stakeholders at all levels

·       Ensure that SCI implements teacher training activities in a most efficient, effective and sustainable manner

·       Work closely and in harmony with colleagues in developing clear plans, workable monitoring system, baseline data and reporting systems

·       Organize, Participate and play proactive role in periodic monitoring and implementation of teacher training, and recommendations and sharing reports, lessons learnt and best practices among education authorities

·       Ensure the participation of children/target groups in M&E based on CRP principles and approaches

·       Prepare annual and quarterly budget plans, forecasts and implement after approval

·       Monitor and follow up training budge expenditure and

  • Ensure that quality monthly, quarterly and interim reports are produced and submitted on timely manner in accordance with SCI and donor formats and schedules
  • Ensure that monitoring reports are prepared and submitted on time to the teacher training specialist

Representation and Advocacy

·       Represent education team in relevant regional forums such as teacher training and other teacher working groups and other meetings as appropriate

·       Work closely with other project staffs to develop and implement advocacy plans in education in line with the Country Strategic Plan and global strategy of Save the Children

·       Play proactive role in national and global campaigns to advocate for increased children’s education in collaboration and networking with other actors in Somali

·       Work with consortium members wherever applicable to further Save the Children’s mission for children

·       Ensure linkage, synergy and harmonization of approaches and strategies with other sectors.

Team work and Self Development

·       With the guidance of the training specialist the teacher education officer understands and is able to adapt his/her roles and responsibilities in both emergency and development contexts

·       Under the guidance of training specialist explores opportunities for self professional development

·       Ensure and contribute for effective and supportive team work and culture among team members

Knowledge Management

·       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

COMPETENCIES AND BEHAVIOURS

DELIVERING RESULTS (SKILLED).

•       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

PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING(SKILLED)

•       Gathers the right information and uses critical thinking to make effective and timely decisions

•       Stays with a problem or challenge until a solution is reached or no longer reasonably attainable

•       Knows when to involve others in a decision

•       Demonstrates awareness of the wider external influence that impact on decision making

•       Simplifies processes and procedures wherever possible

INNOVATING AND ADAPTING(SKILLED):

•       Suggests creative improvement and better ways of working

•       Seeks out and applies successful ideas from others to overcome challenges

•       Shifts tasks, roles and priorities to perform effectively under changing or unclear conditions

•       Applies lessons learned to enhance future ways of working

WORKING EFFECTIVELY WITH OTHERS(Accomplished):

•       Enables people from a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives to contribute to positive outcomes

•       Breaks down silo working and challenges behaviours that are not collaborative

•       Knows when to follow and when to lend leadership to strengthen other leaders

•       Recognises when trust is broken and seeks to resolve conflict and re-establish trust

   APPLYING TECHNICAL & PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE(SKILLED)

•       Delivers work that reflects a good knowledge and application of technical and professional standards

•       Keeps up to date with trends in their work area

•       Maintains ethical and professional behaviour in accordance with relevant codes of conduct

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Diploma or Bachelor degree in education or a related field with additional training in education planning and management and project planning and management techniques
  • Knowledge of current national international strategies on access, equity, and quality education policies and models
  • Recommended a minimum of 2-3 years of relevant experience in similar position
  • Experience of working with local/national governments and capacity building of systems, partners and staff
  • Ability to write quality narrative donor report
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets

·       Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Somali

  • Sensitive to issues affecting children and committed to Save the Children’s Education policy.
CHILD SAFEGUARING POLICY:

Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance Form] and comply with the SCI’s Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact. 

This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staffs are responsible for.  SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to

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

Declaration of commitment:

I …………… understand and agree to undertake my responsibility in accordance with the above listed accountabilities/activities and also abide the terms and conditions of the contract

Signature: ……………….                                        Date: ………………

Application procedures: 

All interested candidate are encouraged to forward a CVs and a mandatory application letter to

https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/in/jobdetail.ftl?job=200000A1&tz=GMT%2B03%3A00&tzname=Africa%2FMogadishu

Save the Children is committed to supporting performance-based career progression for female employees. The following are additional benefits which applies to successful female candidates

•       14 weeks of maternity leave subject to certain length of service conditions

•       Increased health and dependence allowance

•       30 days of annual leave excluding weekends [Fridays]

    Closing Date: 21st Jan 2020 Author: Education Programme Manager

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Diploma or Bachelor degree in education or a related field with additional training in education planning and management and project planning and management techniques
  • Knowledge of current national international strategies on access, equity, and quality education policies and models
  • Recommended a minimum of 2-3 years of relevant experience in similar position      
  • Experience of working with local/national governments and capacity building of systems, partners and staff
  • Ability to write quality narrative donor report
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Somali
  • Sensitive to issues affecting children and committed to Save the Children’s Education policy
  • Sensitive to issues affecting children and committed to Save the Children’s Education policy

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=200006X7&lang=en

Application will be close on 3rd Dec 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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