Educate A Child(EAC) project officer for districts

at Save The Children
Location Godere district /Meti- Gambella, Gambela, Ethiopia
Date Posted July 31, 2020
Category Education / Teaching
Social Sciences
Job Type Contract
Currency ETB



Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In Ethiopia and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.ROLE

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 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 progresses 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 project 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.


EAC Project Manager directly and Education technical specialist in dotted line.


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 in line 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 on time implementation of the project activities based on the action plan and ensure implementation quality
  • Ensure 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 team work
  • 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 on line manager’s assignment

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


  • 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 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

Job Requirements


  • 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 organisation and attention to detail
  • Strong report writing skills


Applying Instructions

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 realise 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 a 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.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at


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.


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