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Job Description:

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.


Reporting directly to the Education & Protection Thematic Program Manager, the jobholder is responsible and accountable for the management and implementation of education projects going under Jigjiga field office. He/she fully responsible for the project budget management, developing project plans, implementation, human resources management and other responsibilities designated to the project.


Reports to: Education & Protection Program Manager

Dimensions: Communication and relationship management with a wide range of stakeholders, including the Woreda Education Office, Consortium members, and stakeholders. 

Staff reporting to this post: 1


Projects Coordination & Management:

  • Oversee the coordination and implementation of the projects in Jigjiga field office in line with the design of the project and donor requirements.
  • Establish, maintain and strengthen linkages in the management and implementation of Education Projects.
  • Create and sustain positive working relationships with the partners and other stakeholders.
  • Plan and coordinate the education project and State level engagements with partners and key stakeholders.
  • Monitor and ensure timely and quality reports are submitted as per the reporting requirements.
  • Working closely with Education & Protection Thematic Programme Manager & MEAL to ensure quality program delivery, documentation and reporting of progress.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and final narrative report and share to Education& Protection Thematic Program Manager.
  • Work with Education & Protection Thematic Program Manager in the aspects of the development of detailed implementation plan (DIP), implementation and monitoring the projects.
  • Actively participate in the process of developing project annual plan, monitoring and tracking tools.
  • Ensure that effective engagement is maintained with communities and local government partners, to ensure responsive and sustainable programming, in line with SCI policies and principles, following SCI compliance procedures.
  • Ensure that the project education officers understood SCI policies and procedures, followed, and adhered.
  • Help create coherent and efficient project staffing/reporting structure, assess continuously, and propose necessary revision.
  • In close coordination with Education& Protection Thematic Programme Manager, provide ensure planning, development of detailed implementation plans, phased budgets, implementation, monitoring, documentation and reporting for education projects is done.

Staff Supervision and Management

  • Ensure that Education officers are fully familiar with the projects related guidelines, tools, outcomes, activities and other relevant documents, and provide orientation as necessary.
  • Assist in identifying training needs for Education officers and coordinate the training necessary for the delivery of a high quality education projects, in particular, build the capacity of staff under your supervision through consulting Education & Protection Thematic program Manager.
  • Identify knowledge gaps/training needs and ensure that Education officers receive appropriate orientation/training.

Monitoring Evaluation and Quality Assurance

  • Effectively manage projects design and study processes which include assessments, baseline and evaluation studies, putting in place a functional Activity Tracking Table
  • Ensure that the projects quality bench marks are followed.
  • Collecting and managing complaints and feedback in close coordination with MEAL team and Projects Officers.
  • Ensure regular monitoring of projects results, documentation of projects case studies, lessons learnt, significant changes and best practices and coordinating learning  and  reflection meetings/sessions.
  • Ensure an effective programs/ projects monitoring, and evaluation systems is in place.
  • Monitor projects activities to ensure quality, timeliness and adherence to both Country Office and international Save the Children policies and procedures.

Finance and Budget Management:

  • Sub-managing for project budget in coordination with Education & Protection Thematic Programme Manager and Field Finance Coordinator.
  • Overseeing the budget performance to ensure that projects implementation is on course as per the detailed implementation plans and phased budgets.
  • Ensure that the budget monitoring reports are responded to in time and with accurate information.
  • Working closely with Education & Protection Thematic Programme Manager to ensure that partners are well guided, supported and their capacity built in sound financial management procedures.

Human Resources Management and Development:

  • Working together with the Education & Protection Thematic Program Manager and Project Team to identify learning and development needs of the project teams and develop specific plans to address the learning needs.
  • Support implementation of the Save the Children performance management system, by supporting, supervising and reviewing performance of the Education Officers.
  • Coaching and mentoring the Education Officers on the provision of technical support and implementation of quality programmes.
  • Capacity building of Education officers through trainings, coaching, performance management, implementation as well as in learning and reflection events
  • Setting and managing staffing targets, performance and priorities for Education Officers
  • Participate in monthly/ project management & quarter review meetings to enable adequate staff support.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our 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 capacity to improve performance and applying appropriate measures when results are not achieved.


•       Sets ambitious and challenging goals for himself/herself (and their team).

•       Takes responsibility for his/her own personal actions and encourages others to do the same.

•       Widely shares his/her personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

•       Future-orientated, thinks strategically


•       Builds and maintains effective relationships, his/her 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 risk


•       Honest, encourages openness and transparency.

Job Requirements:


·        Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in education or in Development, Management or Economics fields.

·       At least 10 years of accrued working experience in  Education project implementation with a minimum of  8 years in a managerial level position in the government office (preferably Regional Education Bureau or Woreda Education office) or an international NGO or local Organization that had good reputation within the region.

  • Experience in managing integrated projects across different thematic areas such as education, child protection, child rights governance or disaster risk reduction is desirable.

·       Experience in strategic thinking and planning skills, be able to set priorities, prepare manageable plans and to evaluate progress.

·       Have profound skills and knowledge about the humanitarian and developmental projects including building Education resilience and climate induced context crisis projects.

·       Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.

·       Good understanding and knowledgeable about the SCI Common approaches-preferably silver and gold level in literacy & Numeracy boost.

·       Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.

·       Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.

·       Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.

·       Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.

·       Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

·       Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.

·       Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.

·       Excellent time management and planning capacity.

Job Category:
Development and Project ManagementEducation
Development and Project Management, Education
Full time
Full time
Jigjiga, Somali
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