Education officer

at The Development Fund
Location Erer Woreda, Somali, Ethiopia
Date Posted January 8, 2020
Category Education / Teaching
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


The Education Officer is responsible for ensuring the intended objectives of the Home-Grown School Feeding project in Somali Region are achieved. The officer provides technical support to the implementation of the HGSF project by taking the lead on day to day management, implementation, monitoring and close follow up of the home-grown school feeding project. The officer will also make sure that the school management committee, government stakeholders and other stakeholders are fully involved in the project implementation.

Key Roles and Responsibility:

Lead school level related works to ensure that the project implementation of the Home-grown school feeding is achieved

  • Provide Education related technical support on different activities focusing on those implemented in-school
  • Supervise schools and school feeding activities
  • Mobilize communities to send their children to school
  • Ensure quality in the programme by building capacity and providing training to the WEO experts, FMCs, cookers, cluster supervisors and teachers, etc.
  • Work closely with the key stakeholders including the woreda education office, kebele administration, school management committees including FMC, PTAs, and school clubs
  • Establish system to validate student’s data and continuously monitor the attendance of the students
  • Continuously monitor and follow up of the implementation of the project assessing the effectiveness of the feeding
  • Support the FMCs, food cookers, clubs and other school management committees in undertaking project activities
  • Support the school directors on the documentation of the feeding (food utilization and attendance)
  • Continuously work on the food inventory and inform the gap to the education and livelihood advisor
  • Facilitate establishment of clear network between schools and different levels of the government education offices/bureaus to ensure sustainability and handing over of the project’s activities
  • Make sure Young Women Can Do It and other clubs are functional in schools
  • Prepare implementation reports, weekly, monthly or other periodical reports for DF and Woreda education officials
  • Perform other related duties as required

Communications and Networking

  • Crate good interaction and communication with partners and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Develop good working relationship with other stakeholders in the sectors where DF is working
  • Represent DF in relevant forums related to Education

Personal behavior

  • Respect and adhere to the DF code of conduct
  • Follow and promote the DF Vision, Mission and values in action and words
  • Have personal integrity and promote zero tolerance to corruption in all forms

Reports To:

  • Education and Livelihood Advisor

Duration of the contract:

  • Until December 31, 2020 with possibility of extension

Valid from:

  •  1st of March 2020

Job Requirements


The candidate should have a minimum of:

  • Degree in Education or other related fields
  • 3 years working experience on Education related programs (community and schools) of which at least half is related with project implementation/management
  • Experience on school feeding programs and working with Woreda Education offices is advantageous
  • Experience working in the pastoral areas of Ethiopia is advantageous
  • Fluency in English and Somali


The candidate must demonstrate the following skills:

  • ability to build personal relationships with various stakeholders
  • ability to provide technical advice and guidance on School feeding and Education related in school activities
  • team building skills
  • analytical and problem-solving skills
  • decision making skills
  • effective verbal, presentation and listening communications skills
  • effective negotiation and mediation skills
  • computer skills
  • stress management skills
  • time management skills

Personal Attributes

  • The incumbent must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:
  • possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • have a passion for development work
  • willing to learn
  • see the benefit in collaboration and working together
  •  be honest and trustworthy
  • accountable
  • be respectful
  • be flexible
  • demonstrate sound work ethics
  •  Be gender responsive

Applying Instructions

Interested applicants  are invited to send only  their CV and application letter  for the position by email address: -
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