Education Manager

at Save The Children
Location Bale, Oromia, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 12, 2020
Category Administration
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Roles and Responsibilities

Program/Project Management

·       Provides leadership to school feeding staff and ensure compliance with school feeding standard operating procedures, organisational guidelines and policies.

·       Line manage project staff (WASH and Education Officers) including providing capacity building, performance management, and direction on tasks

·       Ensures compliance, including financial tracking and oversight of budgets, finance, 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 Director 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.

·       Leads in the development of annual programme budget.

·       Manages Human Resource related emerging issues including discipline of staff.

·       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.


Budget management

·       Leads the periodic programme and budget revisions as required for area of implementation

·       Ensures effective and efficient utilization of programme budget and other resources for the intended purpose.

·       Ensures that plans are implemented as per agreed and approved budget.


Monitoring, evaluation and quality assurance

·       In coordination with MEAL Coordinator leads 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.

·       Leads 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.


Staff Management

  • Motivate staff under his/her supervision and build team spirit for effective working relationships
  • Ensure that staff under supervision properly plan and organize their tasks (e.g. through monthly, quarterly and annual work plans).
  • Ensure that job objectives are set and performances are evaluated timely and with the required quality for supervisees, hold one-to-one meeting and produce team report.
  • Accountable for quality deliverables of the team through the provision of appropriate support
  • Hold periodic meeting for regular update and addressing of issues.

·       Facilitate and support the staff development under his/her supervision, including nurturing and coaching on specific issues.

Job Requirements

·       A minimum of first Degree in Development studies, Public Health, Nutrition, Education, Community Development. Master’s degree is preferred.

·       Experience in project management (at least 8 years), including project cycle management, proposal writing, budget management and donor reporting

·       Knowledge of finance monitoring and follow up tools

·       HR management in challenging environments

·       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

Applying Instructions

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