Friday, 8 September 2017

Job Opportunity at Save The Children, Education Officer

Job Opportunity at Save The Children, Education Officer
Education Officer


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


Reports to: Education Programme Coordinator

Staff reporting to this post: Camp based Education team (Incentive volunteers)

Budget Responsibilities: N/A
The Education Project Officer will support the implementation of Formal Education and catch up program activities in Save the Children supported schools in Nyarugusu and Nduta refugee camps. She/he will work closely with the Education Programme Coordinator and refugee incentive workers under the overall umbrella of the Field Programme Manager to ensure that planned education activities are implemented timely and in line with Save the Children best practices to ensure the attainment of set outcomes and objectives.


Program Implementation
With support from the Education Coordinator, develop, implement and monitor quarterly, monthly and weekly education and recreational activity plans to achieve expected results.
Oversee the supervision of supported schools and ensure that classes in supported schools are regularly monitored using appropriate tools including class registers, teacher attendance records books are used consistently and accurately on daily. The Education Officer will also ensure that teachers prepare relevant lesson plans, schemes of work and lesson notes with the objective of attaining quality outcomes.
Organize and chair the weekly meetings with head teachers and deputies and bi-weekly meetings with teachers. She/he will ensure the minutes of meetings are documented and shared with the relevant staff. The incumbent will also ensure school meetings give clear feedback on findings of weekly supervisions in supported schools.
Establishes clear objectives with refugee education teams and individuals to support and monitor progress and performance.
Contribute in the preparation of budgets, raising procurement requests and supporting the refugee education team in planning of activities with clear objectives.
Work closely with the Education Coordinator in assessing and analysing key issues in the response for formulation of appropriate actions. This includes procurement and administrative documents required for program implementation.
Work with Refugee teachers and community to increase education service provision e.g. additional teaching spaces and catch up classes and disseminate information about education issues and available services.
Lead on planning and capacity building training workshops for teachers and other Refugee incentive workers
Coordinate and hold meetings with stakeholders including Education partners, schools – (PTAs and SCM) and other organizations serving children and community to understand their education priorities, familiarize them with the projects and its objectives and engage them in the process.
Ensure that the Education program is implemented in ways that are responsive to communities and children, in line with SC’s principles, values and strategic plan and compliant with SC’s procedures.
Support in the administering of both formative and summative assessment test/ examinations for learners by supporting teachers during the whole process and analyze the results.
Staff supervision and mentorship

Supervise and mentor the Refugee Education staff including Assistant Education officers, refugee teachers ensuring that they are empowered to achieve their performance objectives and program results.
Fosters collaborative, transparent and accountable relationships through partners and refugee workers ensuring functional PTA and SMC are in place.
Gain technical knowledge on education in emergency EIE and other relevant areas so as to provide support and trainings to the Refugee Education/ Facilitators and volunteers to maintain the standards and improve the quality of project activities.
Identify any staffing issues and coordinate closely with the Education Coordinator to resolve them.
Monitoring and Reporting

Ensure that all program data is properly and regularly collected by field staff, check data and ensure that it is logically presented to the Education Coordinator
Work closely with refugee incentive volunteers, collect and compile project data as appropriate  based on the standard formats and submit weekly  and monthly reports capturing achievements, case studies and best practices to the Education Coordinator
Contribute to the preparation of internal and external reports
Participate in team reviews of results and program progress and/or project evaluation when and as requested
Collaboration and Representation

Represent Save the Children in relevant forums at camp level in a professional manner.
Liaise with other stakeholders, including head teachers, school teachers, local leaders and partners and participate actively in coordination meetings.
Collaboration with other team members across to ensure synergies and consistency in our programming approaches.
Represent programming with local government, NGOs, communities and within SC as appropriate.

Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves, 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

Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues and with relevant external partners.
Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity


  • University or College qualification and minimum of three years professional experience with education work.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of in emergency/refugee context. 
  • Knowledge of INEE Minimum Standards in emergency preparedness, response and application of the standards in response.
  •  Demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of children in the school and community.
  •  Strong understanding of the contextual situation related to education.
  •  Strong organizational skills.
  •  Proven technical knowledge and skills in the field of participatory development, child participation, education.
  •  Ability to travel independently, including to rural communities and work long hours.
  •  Commitment  to  and  understanding  of  Save  the  Children’s  aims,  values  and principles  including rights-based approaches
  • Strong verbal and written English skills and other local languages.
  • Strong interpersonal skills the ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Strong reporting skills
  • Good computer skills (MS Office, including Outlook for email)


Background in Emergency/ Refugee programming is an asset

Location: Kigoma Region, Tanzania
Contract - Full-Time
Closing date: Tuesday 12 September 2017
All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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