Education Program Manager (AF) – Mogadisho

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    Posted On May 11 ,2020
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Experience : 5 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.

Role Purpose:

The GPE project manager will lead the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) funded Accelerated Funding programs. Under the guidance of the GPE Program Director, the post holder will oversee the day to day delivery, implementation and reporting of the GPE funded Accelerated Funding programs. The post holder will be embedded within the GPE Program Management Unit (PMU) reporting to the GPE Program Director. The post holder is expected to have in-depth professional knowledge and experience in education planning and management. S/he will be responsible for planning and execution of all project activities. He/she is expected to ensure that the project is timely, efficiently and effectively implemented. H/she ensures the involvement and participation of stakeholders including children, teachers, parents, and government authorities. He or she will ensure the use of appropriate, cost effective and innovative approaches. He or she will ensure synergy through collaboration and networking with other actors and promote partnership with relevant partners. The job would demand frequent interaction with and provision of technical support to project staff and government line Ministries. The post holder is also expected to effectively manage education project officers reporting to him or her.

Contract Duration: 1 Year with the possibility of extension

Location: Mogadishu But Frequently travel to project sites- Somalia

Staff directly reporting to this post: GPE accelerated funding project engineer, GPE accelerated funding project coordinator, GPE accelerated COVID-19 project coordinator.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor degree in education or a related field with additional training in education planning and management and project planning and management techniques
  • Substantial experience (at least five years) in planning and management of primary, education programmes in INGOs and LNGOs in Somalia
  • Relevant trainings in the area of education project management, and monitoring
  • Experience of working with local/national governments and capacity building of systems, partners and staff
  • Ability to extensively travel for project monitoring and provide on-site technical support to field teams
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Experience in planning/undertaking assessments and surveys in the area of education
  • Strong knowledge and experience in implementing/applying M&E frameworks (systems and tools) for (primary education.
  • Good experience in working at grass root level including teachers, CECs, children, REOs, DEOs, and local implementing partners
  • Conversant with girls’ education issues, teacher training, learner- centered/friendly teaching methodologies, lesson planning, school pedagogical activities, school co-curricular activities, school EMIS and management etc
  • Good understanding and experience in child rights programming approaches
  • Conversant with National Education Policies and strategies relevant to education
  • Good skills and experience in writing monitoring and project progress reports
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and knowledge of local context
  • Proficiency in using computer applications
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

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

Applications will be closed on 18th May 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

s in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate andlasting change in their lives.

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

Following a major transition, our internationalprogrammes 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 betterpartner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant forthe 21st century.

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