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Training Specialist – Mogadishu

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Title: Training Specialist -SomaliNational/International

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.

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.


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

TITLE:  Training Specialist
GRADE: TBC CONTRACT LENGTH: 1 year (renewable)

Level 3:  the post 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 country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


Save the Children seeks qualified Teacher Training Expert candidates for a five-year USAID-funded Responsive, Accelerated, Inclusive, and Safe Education (RAISE) Project, to be implemented in 3 regions of Somalia, with the aim of increasing access to quality education for children and youth affected by conflicts. The training Specialist will lead the training and Teacher Professional Development (TPD) of the Alternative Education Program (AEP) teachers, focusing on teachers’ quality and instructional delivery. The training Specialist will be based in Mogadishu/Garowe, and will provide high-quality technical training inputs to strengthen and support teacher preparation institutions, build critical skills for quality teaching, and improve the enabling environment for teacher practice


Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party

Staff reporting to this post:Teacher training Officer

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Budget Responsibilities:USAID Project Training Budgets


  • In conjunction with the Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party, create a vision for a comprehensive AEP teacher training program based on consultations with teacher training institutions, teachers, school principals and staff, and other relevant government stakeholders 
  • Design, develop, and manage activities related to: teacher training, professional development, and mentoring/coaching for teachers in areas such as effective pedagogical techniques; experiential/hands-on learning methods including practicums; curriculum design; content knowledge advancement; academic quality standards; educational material development 
  • Support Teacher training Officers to develop work plans, lead implementation of teacher training and professional development activities, and ensure the program adaptively responds to changes in the operating environment to meet the desired objectives 
  • Manage and supervise a team of teachers training staff 
  • Facilitate inclusive and gender-sensitive processes and approaches, engaging local organizations and institutions; experience developing and delivering educational programming and services to diverse constituencies with a particular focus on those with disabilities preferred  
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key government officials at the national and local level, higher education institutions, teacher training institutions, other donors and implementers, program beneficiaries, teacher networks, and other stakeholders 
  • Ensure that training and program activities are high quality, effective, and customized to the needs and realities of AEP and primary grade teachers 
  • Oversee technical activities of local partner organizations, provide coaching to ensure a focus on relevant activities and achieving outcomes 
  • Contribute to monitoring, evaluation, and learning; project communications; and project reporting 
  • Other duties, as assigned 
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


·         holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

·         holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


·         sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same

·         widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

·         future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


·         builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters

·         values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

·         approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


·         develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

·         willing to take disciplined risks.


·         honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity


  • Master’s degree in Education, Education Administration, Human Resource Management, Human Capital, Organizational Development, or a related field is preferred and minimum of eight (8) years of experience in integrated teacher training services, or a bachelor’s degree with at least ten (10) years of relevant experience;  
  • A deep understanding of the teacher training, Alternative Education Program (AEP) and primary education landscape in East Africa, including with local governments, higher education institutions, schools, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) providing teacher training services
  • Experience in implementing education in emergencies settings, including pastoralist education, conflict/crisis affected context  
  • Commitment to inclusive programming that encourages full participation of individual regardless of gender, disability status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or other marginalized status  


  • Demonstrated experience in managing teacher training programs, with the ability to demonstrate outcomes 
  • Prior experience providing technical assistance and/or coaching to local organizations/institutions on teacher training 
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills including conflict resolution abilities 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, including governments, private sector, higher educational institutions, schools, donors, etc. 
  • Strong representational and organizational skills 
  • A commitment to, and vision for how teaching training and professional development programs can be improved 
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.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and

assign the best qualified talent.

Interested and qualified applicants can view the profile and apply for this position through thebelow URLs:-


Closing Date will be 14th March 2020

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