Education Program Coordinator – Mogadisho

  • Full time
  • 7 months ago
  • / Monthly

Job Information

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    Posted On Jan 11 ,2021
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Level :
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    Job Experience : 2 years

Job Description

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.


The project coordinator will ensure the effective planning, implementation, monitoring, supervision and evaluation of the USAID funded Bar ama Baro project implemented in consortium with Creative International. The BAB project coordinator will be responsible for the program component to be implemented in Hamarweyne and Shibis districts of Banadir region. in addition to planning the action implementation, the position holder will assume overall responsibility towards programme budget management, reporting and meeting programme deliverables as per proposal documents and in line with donor contracts.


Reports to:

Staff directly reporting to this post:  3 staff (2 community mobilization officers and teacher education officer) will be directly reporting to this post

 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



  • Diploma or degree in education, social science with teacher training background
  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in working with international NGO’s preferably on experience in working on accelerated learning programme (ALP) is preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with ALP centers, local authorities and communities
  • Proven knowledge in tracking learning outcome for children benefiting ALP interventions
  • Proven Knowledge of the minimum standards of Education and Child protection is an added advantage
  • Proven ability to manage a programme including management of human and material resourcesProven experience to help facilitate a smooth audit process and work efficiently with external auditors
  • Ability to produce analytical and well-presented project reports and proposals.
  • Ability to communicate and maintain tactful relations with relevant local authorities in politically and culturally sensitive environments.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, considering cultural and language difficulties.
  • Flexible, adaptable, able to improvise and work in stressful, volatile environment.
  • Experience of supervising and motivating field staff.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Representational and advocacy skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Somali.
  • Sensitive to issues affecting children and committed to Save the Children’s Education policy.


  • Strong commitment to children and their right to and need for education and protection.
  • Strong training capacity for duty-bearers and right-holders
  • Knowledge of technical report writing and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Child Friendly education and/or Learner Centred Teaching
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of psychosocial approaches and disaster risk interventions.

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

Application will be close on 22nd Jan 2021.

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