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Contract Type: Nine Months (with possible extension)

Africa Educational Trust (AET), part of Street Child UK, is seeking an experienced Programme Manager to lead our exciting new programmes in Somalia. Knowledgeable about education programming in conflict settings, enthusiastic and a self-starter, you will drive our programme implementation and growth with a rigorous approach that continuously improves our delivery to maintain best practice and excellence in education provision.

AET became part of Street Child UK in 2020 and has worked in education development in Somalia since 1996 and is acknowledged as a leading education expert in the region. We have recently moved into the humanitarian and protection space, and these will also be areas under the domain of the Programme Manager.

Part 1: Role Purpose

The main responsibility of the Programme Manager will be managing the project staff and the local partners, to implement high quality projects. The programme manager should have a strong background in implementing mainly education-based activities, preferable in emergency and/or conflict settings.

Part 2: Key Responsibilities

  • Working alongside the Somalia country representative to ensure the implementation of AET’s Somalia programmes.
  • Daily program management throughout project life cycles
  • Responsible for planning, organizing and managing all project activities, including activities undertaken by partners.
  • Preparing both narrative and financial reports monthly, quarterly and annually, with continuing evaluation on the effectiveness of ongoing projects and making recommendations for improvement.
  • Assist with the development of funding proposals and fundraising activities
  • Co-ordinate collection of media content and liaise with UK communications and fundraising teams
  • Lead the project team to effectively manage and support implementing partners, in collaboration with the Country Representative.
  • Provide technical support to partners where needed
  • Providing refresher training to partners on education pedagogy which is equitable and inclusive
  • Foster and maintain relationships with community to develop and implement projects.
  • Developing and implementing monitoring and impact evaluation frameworks and ensuring data is collected regularly to respond to agreed indicators.
  • Participate and actively engage in coordination meetings relevant to the project
  • Promote strong team courage and provide oversight and mentorship to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  • Any other program duties as identified by the Country Representative or Executive Director

Part 3: Person Specification


Master’s Degree in education or relevant area such Project Management or related fields.


  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience on education project management and implementation with working INGO or related background
  • Experience (minimum 2 years) developing and implementing complex education activities, preferable in an emergency, humanitarian or conflict setting.
  • Knowledge and experience of safeguarding and protection in programme design and implementation.
  • Proven experience of successful proposal development both independently and as part of a team.
  • Capacity to function both independently and as an engaged team member.
  • Experience in designing monitoring and evaluation frameworks in education programming and data collection and analysis.
  • Strong analytical, reporting, strategic thinking and planning skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong monitoring and evaluation skills/experience
  • Experience living and working in dynamic, insecure environments and with local communities.
  • Demonstrated budget and expense management skills.
  • Computer proficiency – familiarity with Microsoft Office is required
  • Ability to manage sensitive and confidential information with integrity


  • Understanding of the political and cultural context in Somalia.
  • Experience of Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) programming

Language Requirements

  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Somali is added value

Condition of Employment

  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Vaccine verification will be required.

Further Information

  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

About Street Child

Street Child is a UK-based non-governmental organisation with a sustained, high-impact presence in twenty-one countries. We aim to ensure that every child can go to school, get a quality education, and be safe. For over a decade, Street Child has been working in some of the world’s most challenging places in Africa and Asia to ensure that every child has the right to a recognised education. To date we have significantly transformed the lives of more than 860,400 children, and we are committed to supporting one million more by 2025.

Our key areas of expertise include education and child protection, children in emergencies, family empowerment and local leadership (localisation). As much as we support governments to provide free, quality education and a secure future for all children, including and prioritising the most vulnerable including those street-connected, minority groups, etc., we also help communities to take ownership of these goals for a truly sustainable impact.

AET’s commitment to Safeguarding

As part of Street Child, AET is committed to the safeguarding and protection of the communities we serve, our partners, our volunteers, and our staff.

As part of this commitment to safeguarding, all offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate background checks. Street Child also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.

How to apply

Please submit your CV and a covering note explaining why you think you could make an extraordinary impact in this role to by 9am on Monday 27th February 2023. We will be reviewing applications as they are submitted so interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.

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