***Education Project Officer GPE-MCA, Kismayo**- Somali-National only**
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ROLE PURPOSE: ROLE PURPOSE: The Project officer- under the guidance of GPE- MCA project manager is responsible for the planning, implementing, monitoring and reporting of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) under the MCA program grants 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 implementing partners such including Ministry of education for Southwest state . under the guidance of the MCA-program Manager the project officer will be supporting 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 improving 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. The project officer will closely work with Ministry of education of Jubaland state of Somalia for effective program implementation
SCOPE OF ROLE: :
Reports to: [ Kismayo Field Manager] Technically reports to GPE-MCA program Manager
Staff reporting to this post: None
Dimensions: Save the Children has been working in Somalia for more than 60 years. The Country Office has over 550 staff across 14 field offices (Boroma, Burao and Hargeisa in Somaliland; Bosasso, Gnarowe, Galkayo and Gardo in Puntland; Beletweyne, Adaado, Abudwak, Baidoa, Kismayo, Dhobley and Mogadishu in Central South Somalia). Our Country Office coordination and administration base is in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2018, we reached more than 2.5 million people through our humanitarian and longer term development work in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Child Protection and Child Rights Governance. The Country Office manages 65 active awards totalling US$165 million from a range of governmental/institutional donors, including DFID, ECHO, EU, FFP, OFDA, and DANIDA being some of our largest.
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 close on 10th March, 2021.
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