Education Officer – NGO Job Vacancy Ethiopia

Posted on: Monday Mar 4 , 4:14 PM , 2019
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Save the Children is an exciting and dynamic organization that follows a holistic approach to achieve more for children and use its resources in an efficient and sustainable way. In every programming we aim to achieve results at scale, build partnership to influence others and increase our impact; look for innovate solutions to the problems children faces, campaign for better practice and ensure that Children’s voices are heard.

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Save the Children offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development. If you are interested to work in an organization that is determined to achieve dramatic change for the most vulnerable children, we encourage you to look through the job profile below.

Job Title Education Officer
Code SCI/HFO/020/19
Place of Work South Omo Zone, Hammer, Dasenech and Gnangatom BenaTsemay Woreda
Program/Unit New
Monthly Salary in ETB As per the scale of the organization
No. of Positions 04
Length of Contract One Year



Be responsible for promoting  access and quality basic education to fulfil all children’s right to education based on SCI’s vision, mission, and values; providing technical support to the implementation of educational activities of Save the Children country strategy plan to achieve the objectives; be responsible to contribute for the development of project proposal and reference materials of different education thematic areas including Early Childhood Care and Education/ECCE/, Alternative Basic Education/ ABE/, WASH and Quality  Inclusive Education/QIE/; plan and implement project activities; follow up the suitable budget utilization of the program; make certain networking with strategic partners; act as a go-between  and establishes working in partnership with government organizations and work with head office education manager. 


Reports to: Reports to: Field Office Education Program Coordinator 

Dimensions: Save the Children works in [SNNPRS] regions in [Ethiopia] with a current staff complement of approximately [X] staff and current expenditure of approximately [X] million each year.

Staff directly reporting to this post: 30 school directors and two woreda education offices



Planning and Reporting:

·         In close collaboration with woreda education offices prepare annual and quarters action plan and ensures timely submission at the respective woreda level

·         Provide follow-up and technical support for schools and woreda education offices ensure preparation of timely and quality quarterly and annual project progress reports on the prepared formats

·         Compile school annual plan and reports at the respective woreda level  and ensures timely submission for Jinka Field Office.

·         Prepare compiled quarter and annual plan and report of the project for relevant government bodies at their respective woreda level and ensures timely submission

Coordination and Management of Projects Implementation

  • Ensure the project is implemented in ways responsive to teachers, the community, and children in line with Save the Children principles, values and strategic plan and following Save the Children compliance procedures and provide guidance and technical support to Woreda Education Offices.
  • Ensures integration of activities of government stakeholders and the Improvement of Quality Basic Education and Child wellbeing project and strengthen collaboration at woreda level
  • Identify gaps and provide technical and capacity building support for all stakeholders and WEO.
  • In close collaboration with the Programme Coordinator (at Field Office level) , WEO and other government stakeholders, facilitate on time implementation of the project activities based on the action plan and ensure implementation quality
  • Ensure active participation of children and other stakeholders in the project activities implementation

Supervision and Monitoring 

·         In collaboration with the Programme Coordinator and government stakeholders, maintain strong supervision and monitoring system to measure achievement and progress toward the project objectives and expected outcomes and impacts

·         Conduct monitoring and supervision of the planned project activities  implementation and provide technical support to WEO and intervention schools  to improve activities implementation quality

·         Strengthen participatory and collaborative supervision and monitoring system including active participation of children

Staff Management and Mentorship

·         Strengthen team spirit and team work

·         Ensure that WEO schools understand and are able to perform their role based on the project objectives and expected outcomes

·         In collaboration with the Programme Coordinator, facilitate recruitment and capacity building support of consultants as appropriate.

·         In close collaboration with the Programme Coordinator, provide leadership and manage the performance of intervention schools

Capacity Building

·         In collaboration with the Programme Coordinator and other SCI and government stakeholders staff, identify gaps and facilitate capacity building training and other support for supervisors, teachers, directors students and other stakeholders

·         Arrange experience sharing media among schools and other stakeholders

Ensure that the required appropriate technical support is provided for directors, teachers, supervisors and students on time and strengthen team spirit and collaborative work

 Job Requirement

  • BA degree in education.
  • A minimum of three years of experience in working in related project
  • Fluency in English/ verbal  and written
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

How to Apply

Deadline: March 11, 2019

Interested applicants who met the MINIMUM requirements should send the following through  before or on March 11, 2019.

 a.     A CV (not more than 3 pages)

b.     A cover letter (not more than one page)

c.     A one-page table summarizing your educational background, work experience, technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process. Refer the vacancy announcement while doing this.

Please DO NOT SUBMIT copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application. You should provide them upon request otherwise your application will reject. 

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