Save The Children

Save The Children


Position: EAC Project Officer
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Gambela
Posted date: 1 week ago
Application Deadline: Aug, 5/2020 (0 days left)

The Opportunity

Under direct supervision of the Educate A Child project Manager and education technical specialist matrix supervision, the EAC Project field-based education project officer is responsible for the planning, implementing, monitoring and reporting of EAC education project in line with and agreed plan of action and budget, donor, SC, and government policies, requirements, and procedures. S/he is also responsible for stakeholder management, which includes development through capacity building and support, of partners working on the project under supervision, documentation, monitoring, and reporting of progress of the project activities in the assigned districts. S/he will also serve as the technical person concerning EAC project at the field- district location, providing technical guidance and supports as necessary, including guidance on appropriately integrating EAC projects into education regular education programs as relevant. S/he will be responsible to document implementation lessons, best practices, and innovations to inform the successful implementation of EAC project activities. 

Planning and Reporting:
  • In close collaboration with woreda education, offices prepare annual, quarter’s action plan, and ensures timely submission at the respective woreda level.
  • Provide follow-up and technical support for schools and woreda education offices ensure preparation of timely and quality quarterly and annual project progress reports on the prepared formats
  • Compile school annual plan, reports at the respective woreda level and ensures timely submission for Gambella Field Office.
  • Prepare compiled quarter and annual plan, report of the project for relevant government bodies at their respective woreda level, and ensures timely submission.

Coordination and Management of Projects Implementation

  • Ensure the EAC  project is implemented in ways responsive to teachers, the community, and children inline

with Save the Children principles, values and strategic plan and following Save the Children compliance

procedures and provide guidance and technical support to Woreda Education Offices.

  • Ensures integration of activities of government stakeholders and the Improvement of Quality Basic
  • Education and Child wellbeing project and strengthen collaboration at woreda level
  • Identify gaps and provide technical and capacity-building support for all stakeholders and WEO.
  • In close collaboration with the Project Manager and other support units (at Field Office level) , WEO and other government stakeholders, facilitate the on-time implementation of the project activities based on the action plan and ensure implementation quality
  • Ensure the active participation of children and other stakeholders in the project activities implementation
Supervision and Monitoring
  • In collaboration with the Programme Coordinator and government stakeholders, maintain strong

supervision and monitoring system to measure achievement and progress toward the project objectives

and expected outcomes and impacts

  • Conduct monitoring and supervision of the planned project activities implementation and provide

technical support to WEO and intervention schools to improve activities implementation quality

  • Strengthen participatory and collaborative supervision and monitoring system including active

participation of children

Staff Management and Mentorship
  • Strengthen team spirit and teamwork
  • Ensure that WEO schools understand and are able to perform their role based on the project objectives

and expected outcomes

  • In collaboration with the Programme Coordinator, facilitate recruitment and capacity building support of

consultants as appropriate.

  • In close collaboration with the Programme Coordinator, provide leadership and manage the performance of intervention schools
Capacity Building
  • In collaboration with the Programme Coordinator and other SCI and government stakeholders staff, identify gaps and facilitate capacity building training and other support for supervisors, teachers, directors students, and other stakeholders
  • Arrange experience-sharing media among schools and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure that the required appropriate technical support is provided for directors, teachers, supervisors, and students on time and strengthen team spirit and collaborative work.
Perform any other activities based online manager’s assignment

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modeling 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 to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for himself/herself (and their team), takes responsibility for his/her own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares his/her personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated thinks strategically
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, his/her 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


  • Degree  in Education and other social sciences 
  • Minimum of 4 years working experience preferable with NGOs especially in development and emergency education projects.
  • Willingness to live in a hardship area
  • Team working and ability to work under pressure.
  • Computer skills (Microsoft word and excel).
  • Good communication skills – in English, Amharic, and local language.
  • Good organization and attention to detail
  • Strong report writing skills
The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education, and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

How to apply

Follow the link to apply


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.


All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

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