Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Education in Emergency Officer
Job ID: 2100076R Location: Adikpo, Benue
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Contract Lenght: 1 year
Team / Programme: BPRM
Reports to: Education Specialist
Staff directly reporting to this post: None
Budget responsibility: None
Child Safeguarding (select only one)
Level 3: The post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
The Education Officer will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation of BPRM Education activities in the respective LGA.
The Education Officer provides both operations and technical assistance relating to Education in Emergencies project.
The job holder provides coordination and engagement with relevant Education stakeholders including; SUBEBs, Local Government Education Authorities (LGEAs), Adult and Non-Formal Education (AANE), State Ministries of Education and other relevant State Ministries.
The job holder will also be working closely with community leaders, religious leaders as well as community member.
Under the guidance of the Education Specialist, he/she will ensure that Education Intervention is implemented in a coordinated, harmonized and aligned manner, in line with donor requirements and commitments.
The Project Officer Education will be responsible for sharing the progress reports and updates on timely manner from the field.
Key Areas of Accountability:
Implement delegated portfolio of BPRM Project in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality
Ensure that procurement and distribution of materials and equipment is timely and in line with SCI policies and procedures; ensure accuracy of portfolio inventory (assets, supplies, materials)
Contribute to assessments (baseline, needs, market)
Ensure accurate project documentation, including collection of monitoring data and tracking of progress on output indicators; utilize data to contribute to reports as requested by management
Facilitate relationships with communities and community leaders to ensure buy-in and Do No Harm
Supervise and manage the teachers, including facilitation of teacher training
Provide support on youth/adolescent programming, including, life skills, catch-up classes, basic literacy/numeracy, and alternative/accelerated education
Support identification of needs, and development and facilitation of training programmes for teachers, PTAs, SBMCs
Facilitate recruitment of volunteer teachers and learning facilitators in the project
Contribute to proposal and strategy development through input on needs/gaps
Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the line manager
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. Other ad hoc tasks as requested by Line Manager.
Effectively manage projects design and study processes which include assessments, baseline and evaluation studies, putting in place a functional Activity Tracking Table. Ensure that the projects quality bench marks are followed. Collecting and managing complaints and feedback in close coordination with MEAL team and Projects Officers. Ensure regular monitoring of projects results, documentation of projects case studies, lessons learnt, significant changes and best practices and coordinating learning and reflection meetings/sessions Ensure an effective programs/ projects monitoring and evaluation systems is in place. Monitor programs/ projects activities to ensure quality, timeliness and adherence to both Country Office and international Save the Children policies and procedures.
Internal and external engagements:
Ensuring that the program experience is represented and given recognition at stakeholder meetings, workshops, donor, networks and any other engagements. Develop and maintain regular channels of communication with partners and key stakeholders at all levels (Community, LGEA and State).
Program and Financial Reporting:
Contribute in the preparation of timely and high-quality progress and end of projects narrative and financial reports which are in accordance to the donor reporting schedule and formats. participate quarterly follow-ups and progress review meetings to address key performance issues from the reports.
Operational Planning and implementation:
Work closely with Project Education Specialist, to ensure planning of day-to-day implementation, implementation, monitoring, documentation and reporting for BPRM Education activities.
Ensure timely implementation and budget performance in line with the projects plans and budgets. Effectively support the teachers and partners in proper service delivery are in line with BPRM Project design and Save the Children International planning guidelines and ensure compliance with the agreed work plans and that programme objectives and targets are being realized in line with the funding proposals.
Ensure that BPRM Project implementation are to the desired standards and on time.
Maintain high standard of transparency and accountability in the course of programme implementation while ensuring integrity and timeliness of activities implementation in meeting programme objectives, compliance with donors & Save the Children policies.
Provision of regular operations and implementation updates on project progress and challenges to allow for timely interventions and corrective actions by management.
Behaviours(Values in Practice)
Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, 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.
Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
Values diversity, 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; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
Minimum First Degree qualification - BSc/BA/HND level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience
Experience in implementation of integrated programmes across different thematic areas such as education, child protection, child rights governance or disaster risk reduction is a must.
Experience and Skills
At least 3 years of accrued working experience in program implementation with a minimum of 1 years in a management level position in an international NGO and those applying partnership approaches is desirable.
Experience of working with local partners and Local Government and State Authorities in Education, Child Rights Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education, or Child Protection is an added advantage.
Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
Excellent time management and planning capacity.
Fluent English language skills (written and verbal)
Prior work experience in community mobilization and advocacy in Northeast Nigeria.
Additional Job Responsibilities:
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
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.
Health and Safety:
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.