Education Programme Officer

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The Opportunity- Education Programme Officer, Sarajevo based -NATIONAL POST ONLY

As a member of the project implementation team Education Program Officer in his/her respective thematic area is expected to organize and follow up timely and quality implementation of the Education programming, ensuring achievement of the CO strategic intent in the thematic area as per the 2022-2024 Country Strategic Plan.

Key areas of work: As a member of the project implementation team and as a member of the thematic area within the Education Programme Department, the Education Programme Officer (EPO), in his/her capacity, is responsible for project planning and budgeting with partner organizations/institutions, coordination of and monitoring of project activities implementation, preparation of high-quality reports as per SC and donor requirements. EPO is responsible for direct implementation, his/her responsibilities also include preparation and follow up on detailed implementation plans, coordination and collaboration with other non-programmatic departments (Program Development and Quality, Finances and HR department), timely implementation of project activities in cooperation with different stakeholders, planning and initiation of project-related procurement, and timely and quality reporting.
Participates in emergency preparedness plan development and updates.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:
* University degree in relevant field
* 1 to 3 years of project cycle management experience (planning, implementation, financial management, reporting) in an NGO or INGO environment with a proven history of delivering results, preferably in running both emergency and development programs;
* A good understanding of Education Thematic Area and a working knowledge of the Country Office’s program priorities, current reform processes in areas of relevance to children’s issues;
* A good understanding of the relevant institutional settings and systems and key stakeholders in the region;
* Experience in managing partnerships and/or individual/institutional contractors is required;
* Understanding of program development and implementation, including budgeting, monitoring, review and reporting, partner management and sub-granting;
* Ability to research, review and synthesize information from a range of sources and produce plans and reports;
* Facilitating and problem-solving skills;
* Ability to work under pressure, to manage and prioritize competing demands and to meet strict deadlines with quality outputs;
* Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;
* Fluency in written and spoken English;
* Strong computer skills;

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.

The Organisation
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
* No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
* All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
* Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Application Information:
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

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.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.
While we thank all the applicants for the expressed interest, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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