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Position: Education and CP Program Coordinator
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Hawassa - Ethiopia
Posted date: 1 month ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

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

ROLE PURPOSE:

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organization for children. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in how the world treats children and achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, ambition, collaboration, creativity, and integrity, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves. We work with other organizations, governments, non-profits, and a variety of local partners while maintaining our independence without political agenda or religious orientation.

The Education & Child Protection Coordinator will be under the direct supervision of the FO Education and CP program manager and is responsible for the overall delivery and management of the Education & CP project to address the education and protection needs of children in South Omo, Sidama, and SNNPR regional State. He/she will closely work with the district education office and other Child protection actors including other sector responses to save the children like Humanitarian, health and nutrition, and WASH. The position holder will create a conducive working environment with line offices and support target schools through the provision of learning materials. Technical training, and establishment of lifesaving spaces for learning. He/she will prepare weekly, and monthly updates, identify challenges and propose solutions, fill beneficiary lists, produce reports, and collect required data from the target schools. A coordinator will represent SCs in cluster coordination and sector meetings including joint assessments.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Hawassa FO Education &CP Program Manager

Dimensions: Building upon the previous initiatives supported by Save the Children Italy. It seeks to integrate child protection and education interventions in these areas to ensure the well-being and development of boys and girls.

Job Responsibility 1: Project Management

  • Lead child protection assessments using SC and the Inter-agency tools. Coordinate with other SC thematic areas, Child Protection sub-cluster, MCYA, and/or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific, disaggregated analysis of children’s needs.
  • With support from the lead Child Protection Adviser and/or other senior program staff, develop project plans and budgets, contributing towards an overall thematic program plan and master budget. From the strategy initiate programming in the following areas as appropriate:
  • Support the psychosocial (physical, social, emotional) well-being of children and their families.
  • Emergency family tracing interventions and alternatives are options for unaccompanied and separated children, utilizing tools within the Inter-Agency Child Protection Information Management System
  • Prevention and response to sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and gender-based violence (GBV)
  • Prevention and response to the main risks of children’s exposure to harm
  • Prevention and response to all forms of exploitation including harmful child labour and child trafficking due to the conflict.
  • Integration of child protection into other core sectors.
  • Support fundraising for child protection, including contributing to the development of high-quality concept notes and proposals.
  • Prepare and oversee project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, and individual performance management work plans).
  • With support from the lead Education/Child Protection Adviser and/or other senior program staff, prepare timely program and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
  • With support from the lead Education/Child Protection Adviser and/or other senior program staff, with the HR team, identify technical staffing needs for the emergency program, and support rapid recruitment, induction, and training of new staff.
  • With support from the lead Child Protection Adviser and/or other senior program staff, identify program supplies needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
  • With support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team put in place an M & E plan for the child protection project, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build child protection field staff in carrying out the work. Where possible, use the M&E framework to build an evidence base for child protection programming interventions.
  • With support from the Accountability lead put in place accountability activities for your project, ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in project design.
  • Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained per the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings, the Sphere Charter, and the Red Cross Code of Conduct.
  • Ensure the integration and harmonization of the program team with other field office programs and support staff.
  • Conduct regular project team staff meetings
  • Working with CP officers and CPiE specialists to prepare monthly budget forecasts, payment schedules, procurement plans, and work terms of reference in line with SCI working documents.
  • Carry out additional tasks as required
  • With the support and guidance of the PM and Education Advisor, lead the implementation of Save the Children’s education project activities within the Hudet district through the provision of EiE services to the target children.
  • Identify critical program gaps and vulnerabilities, and clarify roles, responsibilities, and accountabilities to effectively address those gaps.
  • Ensure quality in the program by building the capacity of the education officers through training, and providing training in pedagogy, psychosocial support, life skills, etc. to teachers.
  • Guide to field-based education team on common standards, innovative strategies, and approaches that ensure a capacity to address SC Commitments for Children in Emergencies and reflect good practice in emergency education responses.
  • With the support and guidance of the PM and Education Advisor, lead the implementation of Save the Children’s education project activities within the targeted district through the provision of education and CP services to the target children.
  • Identify critical program gaps and vulnerabilities, and clarify roles, responsibilities, and accountabilities to effectively address those gaps.
  • Ensure quality in the program by building the capacity of the education officers through training, and providing training in pedagogy, psychosocial support, life skills, etc. to teachers.
  • Guide to field-based education team on common standards, innovative strategies, and approaches which ensure a capacity to address SC Commitments for Children in Emergencies, and reflect good practice in emergency education responses.

Job Responsibility 2: Human Resource Management

  • Line management of the education project staff.
  • Prepare performance objectives together with program staff and give the necessary feedback, follow-up, and support to improve staff performance.
  • Ensure the integration and harmonization of the EiE team with other field office programs and support staff.

Job Responsibility 3: Financial Management

  • Ensure that project resources are efficiently utilized through continuous updates on the DIP.
  • Working with the PM to prepare monthly budget forecasts, field payment schedules, procurement plans and work terms of reference in line with SCI working documents.
  • In close collaboration with PM review and analyze monthly budget versus actual reports and share feedback as required.
  • Contribute Award Implementation Review (AIR) and align with budget lines

Job Responsibility 4: Coordination and networking

  • Working closely with the PM and EiE Education Advisor, develop partnerships to leverage resources, ensure adequate coverage in the emergency response and early recovery phases, and ensure adequate funding consistent with SC resource mobilization strategy and emergency response plans.
  • Advocate for, and support, the development of sustainable, child-friendly, and hazard-resistant standards and designs for learning centers, the integration of life skills into both formal and non-formal education, with a particular focus on Disaster Risk Reduction ( DRR).
  • Represent SC program in the coordination at zonal and district levels; represent SC through Education cluster members as well as other thematic sector partners to ensure integrated responses.

Job Responsibility 6: Monitoring and Supervision

  • Contribute to the development of appropriate and effective program monitoring systems to enable assessment of both the emergency response process and impact and to ensure delivery of results for children.
  • Prepare implementation reports, weekly, monthly, or other periodical reports for SCI and funding partners.
  • Reporting on progress and documentation of best practices.
  • Support in the development of communication materials, case studies, and blogs.
  • Ensure that all EiE officers adhere to project milestones and periodically update DIP and other essential working documents.

Job Responsibility 7: Problem-solving/conflict management

  • Regularly scan the environment and plan and address issues on time.
  • Ensure effective communication and facilitate discussion among team members
  • Timely communication issues that need the attention of Satellite office managers, PM, HR, and POM.

Job Responsibility #8: Perform other duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, and achieving and role modeling Save the Children values.
  • Holds suppliers accountable for delivering on their responsibilities.

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and takes responsibility for their personal development.
  • Widely shares their vision for Save the Children, and engages and motivates others.
  • Future-orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

Collaboration:

  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners, and supporters
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
  • Displays consistent excellent judgment.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in any relevant field of study, particularly, Educational Planning and management, project management, Social sciences, Business administration, and a minimum of five years of relevant experience.
  • Practical experience in education and child protection programs.
  • Experience working within large and complex international organizations.
  • understanding the requirements and challenges of working with civil societies and local partners with substantial experience in partnership and partnership management is a requirement.
  • Must have strong coordination skills, partnership building skills, team building and conflict management skills, and financial management (budget preparation and monitoring)
  • Experience working in child-focused organizations.
  • Strong cultural sensitivity, with highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation, problem-solving, and coaching.
  • Experience in working with a high degree of autonomy on large projects working with significant levels of ambiguity around the process of basic training and proven experience in project cycle management including but not limited to skills in program and financial planning, M&E skills, education/ teaching-learning process technical skills, documentation and report writing.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and other relevant software.
  • Must have excellent spoken and written English language; Knowledge of the local language is favorable.