Education Project Officer – Adado / Dhusomareb – Somali-National only
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The Project officer- under the guidance of GPE accelerated fund project manager is responsible for the planning, implementing, monitoring and reporting of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) funded Accelerated program on a day to day basis in line with the agreed plan of action and budget, donor, SC and government policies, requirements and procedures. The project officer will provide technical support to partners implementing the GPE funded Accelerated program interventions in project target locations focusing on effective planning, reporting and implementation. He/she will ensure efficient utilization of project resources for the intended purpose through effective planning and monitoring. He or she will ensure the use of appropriate, cost effective and innovative approaches especially in i mproving quality, equity, inclusiveness and performance of students. He or she will ensure synergy through collaboration and networking with other stakeholders implementing education programs. The project officer will ensure partnership with relevant partners including REOs and DEOs, CBOs, CECs, teachers and children. The project officer shall ensure linkage among education and other thematic areas at field level. He or she will play key role in representing SCI in relevant networks and forums and engage in advocacy and dialogue with relevant education stakeholders at state level.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: GPE project manager
Staff directly reporting to this post: NONE
Qualifications and Experience
* Diploma or Bachelor degree in education or a related field with additional training in education planning and management and project planning and management techniques
* Knowledge of current national international strategies on access, equity, and quality education policies and models
* Recommended a minimum of 3 three years of relevant experience in similar position in implementing developmental education project.
* Experience of working with local/national governments and capacity building of systems, partners and staff
* Ability to write quality narrative donor reports
* Good interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
* Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Somali.
* Sensitive to issues affecting children and committed to Save the Children’s Education and child safeguarding policies.
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Application will be close on 17th May2020.
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