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EDUCATION MANAGER - SOS Children’s Villages

Date Posted: May 14, 2024
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Job Detail

  • Location:
    Baidoa
  • Company:
  • Type:
    Full Time
  • Category:
    Education
  • Positions:
  • Experience:
    10 Year
  • Gender:
    No Preference
  • Degree:
    Masters
  • Apply Before:
    May 25, 2024

Job Description

Position Title: EDUCATION MANAGER

Reporting To: Programme Director ( Functionally) 

Location: Baidoa, South West State    

 

Position Summary 

Education Manager will manage and lead Education can’t Wait -First Emergency Response (ECW-FER) project in South west state of Somalia and will closely work with other partners implementing the project and the relevant line ministries. The role holder will be responsible for program management including budgetary responsibilities; and will closely work with the Program Director on the Education themes. 

The candidate is expected to lead project staff based in the different field location and provided oversight in the in the project management and provide strategic direction. The role holder will closely be working with the Area Managers for the field level program operations and will represent the organization in different state and national coordination fora. 

Qualification and Job competencies:

The candidate must have progressive academic qualification and must have a minimum of Master in Educations, Educational planning and strategic management from accredited university. 

The candidate must have at minimum 12 years of working experience in Education in emergency in a humanitarian/recovery context and working with education projects. 

Proven expertise in the development of education portfolio and possession of high capacity in the development new education proposals and concept notes. 

 Result and action-oriented educationist with proven expertise in different educational approaches including Education in Emergency programming. 

Working experience in Somalia in the education sectors 

Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities. 

Fluency in English, both written and verbal.

We are particularly looking for a positive individual with strong communication skills, who can build trust and confidently navigate both internally and externally at different levels.

In this position, you will join highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most vulnerable people.

Excellent interpersonal, networking and communication skills with the ability to represent SOS CV in donor forums, develop partnerships with other NGOs.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Line management of Education project field staff

Adherence to SOS CVS policies, guidance, and procedures

Contribute to Education strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps 

Manage and implement delegated portfolio of Education projects (activities, budget and project documentation) as delegated from PM in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality

Provide regular progress reports to National Programme Director 

Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities

Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist

Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills 

Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders

Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

Specific responsibilities 

Overall responsible for the management of ECW_FER Project in South west State of Somalia 

Prepare/develop narrative and budgets for proposals in conjunction with the national Programme Director and location management team.

Support in strengthening education sectors, assessment, capacity building of frontline staff and partners staff in South west program locations. 

Actively promote the rights of IDPs/returnees and be protection and advocacy oriented. 

Document technical issues and questions, and channel to the PD.

Ensure a constructive co-operation with SOS CVS’s other programmes in the Area.

Communicate regularly with the project staff by offering support and advice as relevant and taking note of their experiences and suggestions.

Conduct all project targeted site visits and support the initiation of taking corrective actions to address gaps and other relevant matters. 

Ensure a constructive co-operation with local authorities and line ministries 

Ensure a constructive co-operation with other international and local NGOs as well as the UN family, particularly in the education sector.

Ensure a constructive co-operation with SOS CVS Education teams in other field offices.

Participate in relevant coordination for a including sub-national education coordination forms and other humanitarian fora as deemed relevant to the sector. 

Prepare project progress updates and participate quarterly monitoring workshops/meetings.

Any other assigned task relevant to the position as requested by the National Programme Director. 

Safeguarding Commitment

SOS Children’s Villages Somalia holds strict child safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace and other places where the organization’s activities are rendered. Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasize to assessing candidates value congruence and thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes. SOS Children’s Villages organization is committed to safeguarding the rights of the children and therefore, is expected that every individual who joins with SOS Children’s Villages Somalia understand his/her responsibility in protecting and keeping children always safe.

Experiences and Qualifications

Qualification and Job competencies:

The candidate must have progressive academic qualification and must have a minimum of Master in Educations, Educational planning and strategic management from accredited university. 

The candidate must have at minimum 12 years of working experience in Education in emergency in a humanitarian/recovery context and working with education projects. 

Proven expertise in the development of education portfolio and possession of high capacity in the development new education proposals and concept notes. 

 Result and action-oriented educationist with proven expertise in different educational approaches including Education in Emergency programming. 

Working experience in Somalia in the education sectors 

Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities. 

Fluency in English, both written and verbal.

We are particularly looking for a positive individual with strong communication skills, who can build trust and confidently navigate both internally and externally at different levels.

In this position, you will join highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most vulnerable people.

Excellent interpersonal, networking and communication skills with the ability to represent SOS CV in donor forums, develop partnerships with other NGOs.

How To Apply

Interested applicants should send their applications with a CV, clear subject line and scanned copies of your academic and professional certificates indicating telephone numbers and three referees to: this email hr.so@sossomalia.org
 

 

Closing date is 25th May,2024.

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