CHILD SFP Project – Education officer

at Save The Children
Location Ayseita and Aba’la,, Afar, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 31, 2020
Category Education / Teaching
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB

Description

ROLE PURPOSE:  The Role of the Comprehensive Home-grown, Inclusive, Learning and Development School Feeding Project (CHILD SFP) Education officer will be leading the day to day implementation of the school feeding intervention in the target schools. This post will undertake supervision of  Schools, coordinate delivery of programme goods, collect, analyse and forward programme information to the Project manager, organise and implement trainings for school personnel and volunteers, provide a conduit for information flow from the field to the head office, resolve programme related issues and liaise with appropriate stakeholders on community mobilization and participation in RSFP activities

Program/Project Management

  • Provides leadership to school feeding staff and ensure compliance with school feeding standard operating procedures, organisational guidelines and policies.
  • Providing capacity building, performance management, and direction on tasks
  • Ensures compliance, including financial tracking and administration and reporting.
  • Coordinates relationships with key stakeholders for the smooth and efficient implementation of project activities and to create a culture of learning and cooperation among partners and project staff.
  • Ensures community participation and local authorities in project processes, including safeguarding of beneficiaries at all stages of the implementation of the project.
  • Conducts monitoring and supervision visits to the schools to ascertain programme quality and compliance with set standards.
  • Produces and share periodic, monthly, end of term and annual reports to inform programme direction.
  • Advises the Project manager of issues arising which affect the proper operation of the programme.
  • Resolves issues based on advice provided.
  • Liaises with schools, local government, local community leaders and other organisations to ensure the efficient implementation of the programme.
  • Provides feedback on the lessons learned from the implementation of field activities and make recommendations for improvements as required.
  • Assists in the processing of advance requests and follow on the retirement of such advances.
  • Develops activity expenditure plan and communicate the same to the Project Director.
  • Participate in the development of annual programme budget.
  • Manages the performance of School Feeding staff.
  • Organizes logistics components to ensure programme supplies are in adequate measures in schools at all times.
  • Ensures that organization assets and equipment are taken care of and that staff are practising due diligence.
  • Monitoring, evaluation and quality assurance
Program/Project Management

  • Provides leadership to school feeding staff and ensure compliance with school feeding standard operating procedures, organisational guidelines and policies.
  • Providing capacity building, performance management, and direction on tasks
  • Ensures compliance, including financial tracking and administration and reporting.
  • Coordinates relationships with key stakeholders for the smooth and efficient implementation of project activities and to create a culture of learning and cooperation among partners and project staff.
  • Ensures community participation and local authorities in project processes, including safeguarding of beneficiaries at all stages of the implementation of the project.
  • Conducts monitoring and supervision visits to the schools to ascertain programme quality and compliance with set standards.
  • Produces and share periodic, monthly, end of term and annual reports to inform programme direction.
  • Advises the Project manager of issues arising which affect the proper operation of the programme.
  • Resolves issues based on advice provided.
  • Liaises with schools, local government, local community leaders and other organisations to ensure the efficient implementation of the programme.
  • Provides feedback on the lessons learned from the implementation of field activities and make recommendations for improvements as required.
  • Assists in the processing of advance requests and follow on the retirement of such advances.
  • Develops activity expenditure plan and communicate the same to the Project Director.
  • Participate in the development of annual programme budget.
  • Manages the performance of School Feeding staff.
  • Organizes logistics components to ensure programme supplies are in adequate measures in schools at all times.
  • Ensures that organization assets and equipment are taken care of and that staff are practising due diligence.
  • Monitoring, evaluation and quality assurance
  • In coordination with MEAL coordinators, support the field office to design results-based monitoring and evaluation process for the programme.
  • Supports that the MEAL plan is implemented.
  • Leads the planning and regular review of project implementation.
  • Manages knowledge and experiences from the learning process and replicate good practices.
  • Ensures the proper utilization and use of monitoring and evaluation systems are put in place.
  • Partner management and Capacity Building and Representation
  • Ensures that partnerships are maintained and functioning properly as per signed contract agreement.
  • Maintains regular communication and interaction with partners to facilitate and promote learning and information sharing.
  • Provide technical support to partners in the course of project implementation.
  • Documentation and Learning
  • Oversees the proper documentation of experiences and lessons (including pictures and video documentation) learned in the course of programme implementation.
  • Support the MEAL unit to organize and properly maintain database and information related to the programme.
  • Facilitates and participate in studies and reviews related to the programme.
  • Facilitates and ensure dissemination of information and study/reviews.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • 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 capacity to improve performance and applying appropriate measures when results are not achieved.

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for himself/herself (and their team).
  • Takes responsibility for his/her own personal actions 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

Collaboration:

  • 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.

Creativity:

  •  Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • At least a first Degree in Development studies, BSc in Nursing, Public Health, Nutrition, Education, Community Development.
  • Experience in school feeding program at least three years and above preferably in NGO environment
  • Experience in project management (at least 3 years), including project cycle management, proposal writing, budget management and donor reporting
  • Good team leadership and conflict resolution skills, consensus team building, and adaptability
  • Experience of delivering programs in tight deadlines
  • Ability and willingness to work in remote and isolated location with ever-changing security Scenarios
  • Experience in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Visio), web conferencing applications, and information and budget management systems.
  • Experience of coordinating activities across locations and with roving position
  • Knowledge of child safeguarding and protection
  • Experience, preferably in SF/CP programs, with vulnerable children and youth
  • Knowledge of the local language and Context of the duty station is required.

 

Applying Instructions

Qualified Candidates, please send your CVs and applications to the following link

https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl

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