Call: +252 906 790 024

Education Officer – GPE Project – Somali Regional State Of Ethiopia 32 views

Job Expired


                                      Internal/External vacancy for Education Officer

LOCATION: Filtu, Mubarak and Qadaduma Woreda’s Liban & Dawa Zone.                         


POST TYPE: National

Child Safeguarding:

Level 3 – The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.


Under the guidance of the Program Manager, The education officer is responsible for the planning, implementing, monitoring and reporting of GPE II project in line with and agreed plan of action and budget, donor, SC and government policies, requirements and procedures. S/he is also responsible for stakeholder management, documentation, monitoring and reporting of progresses of the project activities in the assigned districts. S/he will also serve as the technical person concerning GPE II project at the field-district location, providing technical guidance and supports as necessary including integrating the education project activities with other sectors such as WaSH, child protection and school feeding activities. S/he will be responsible to document implementation lessons, best practices and innovations to inform the successful implementation of GPE project activities.


Reports to:  Program Manager

Staff directly reporting to this post: None

Key Accountabilities

Planning and Reporting:

  • Prepare annual and quarter plan in line with the project design document and in collaboration with woreda/zone education office and ensure timely submission of the project plan.
  • Carry out close follow-up and monitoring, collect data, prepare and submit project reports timely
  • Ensure that project reports incorporated the impacts of school feeding on children’s enrolment, retention and overall academic performance
  • Make sure that monitoring data is disaggregated by gender, IDPs, CWDs and host community children who participated in pre and primary education and benefitted from school feeding

Coordination and Management of Projects Implementation

  • Work in close collaboration and coordination with woreda and zone education offices, school teachers, PTAs in matter related to safe return to school, student enrolment, school feeding, baseline assessment, project monitoring and evaluation
  • Ensure that target child both boys and girls, CWDs and IDPs equally participate in education services and school feeding program
  • Strengthen inter-sectoral integration that education, Wash and school feeding activities are well integrated and implemented accordingly
  • Responsible that the GPE project is implemented in ways responsive to children, teachers and the community
  • Ensure project implementation is in accordance with Save the Children strategies, values and donor compliance
  • Work with teachers, school principals and WEO office to make target schools are child friendly and are free from abuse and violence
  • In close collaboration with the Project Manager and other support units (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 project manager and government stakeholders, maintain strong supervision and monitoring system to measure achievement and progress toward the project objectives and expected outcomes and impacts
  • Conduct joint monitoring and supervision with relevant stakeholders such as WEO to identify project progress, gaps and challenges and to take immediate and appropriate actions towards improving project implementation quality.
  • Strengthen participatory and collaborative supervision and monitoring system including active participation of children

Capacity Building

  • Responsible to arrange and coordinate capacity building for relevant stakeholders such as teachers, WEO, PTAs and other community members on issues related to safe learning environment, gender-sensitive approach, disability inclusion, child protection
  • Arrange experience-sharing among schools and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure that teachers have the required skills to deliver play-based interactive teaching, gender-sensitive and inclusive teaching and positive disciplining through training and coaching
  • Work with relevant stakeholders to ensure that WOE and parents are supported on distance/remote learning such as radio/TV and literacy and numeracy at home during COVID-19
  • Perform any other activities based on line manager’s assignment

Any other duties as assigned by the line manager and/or the SCI management SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, and achieving and role-modelling Save the Children values.
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future-orientated, thinks strategically


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members, and external partners and supporters.
  • Values diversity, and sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency


  • Bachelor’s or Degree in an area of public health, social science or equivalent.
  • Recommended a minimum of 4 years’ experience in an NGO environment, preferably with experience in coordination and integration with stakeholders like government, community-based child wellbeing/SRH project coordination experience and experience of participating in coordination meetings
  • Knowledge and understanding of national Child wellbeing systems, and technical knowledge on child wellbeing monitoring and evaluation
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Good knowledge of the regional context of the assignment and prior experience in working with pastoralist communities
  • Strong results orientation and ability to work under pressure
  • Experience of successfully implementing changes to processes to improve and monitor quality standards and impact achieved.
  • Experience of facilitating and shaping programs to deliver greater efficiency and effectiveness, s
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, the definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in.
  • Fluency in local regional and Amharic language required,
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required
  • Commitment to Save the Children values
  • Proven teamwork and team management experience.


  • Degree  in Education and other social sciences
  • Minimum of 4 years of working experience preferably with NGOs, especially in development and emergency education projects.
  • Experience on school feeding programs is an advantage
  • Team working and ability to work under pressure.
  • Computer skills (Microsoft word and excel).
  • Good communication skills – in English and the local language is an added advantage
  • Good organization and attention to detail.
  • Strong report-writing skills.

How to Apply

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.

Use the below link to apply: 

  • 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.


The Organization
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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also 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 reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

  • This job has expired!
Share this job

Contact Us

Jobs Without Limits