LB project Manager

at Save the Children
Location Hawassa, SNNPR, Ethiopia
Date Posted July 19, 2021
Category Business Development
Education / Teaching
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB



General Responsibilities

Thoroughly familiarizes himself/herself with the vision, mission, values, principles and programs of SC and apply them in his/her day to day work

Ensures that LB project which is supported by SCI are planned, implemented and reported in line with the principles, procedures, guidelines and time frame set.

Maintains and develops SC’s working relationship with children, community, partner organizations- Regional, Zonal and Woreda Education officials.

Initiates horizontal learning and transfer of knowledge to enhance competence and to inject new and creative ideas in to the Education program specifically to LB approach.

Establish contacts and strengthens relationships with implementing and strategic partners to best position in SCI.

Provides advice, guidance, and facilitate trainings in collaboration with LB project coordinators with regard to activity achievement, fund raising, organizational and human development issues.

Develop strategies that would increase the organizational and institutional capacity of coordinators and partners to address more children and bring about significant changes on the lives of children.

Ensures that SCI has documented best practices to share experiences, to raise more funds and influence policies, laws and practices for the best interest of children.

Initiates and strengthens networks with partners, other relevant organizations to maximize impact on children.

Maximize the impact of the project as well as to achieve higher quality. Knowledge sharing will be done through the annual learning sessions / review meetings.


As Program manager at Save the Children Hawassa field office, he/she is responsible to:

Strengthening the integration of LB Approach into the curriculum and improve reading skills of children in primary schools (grade 1-4) in SNNPR and Sidama regions through building teachers’ capacity on LB approach based on SCI’s vision, mission, and values.

Prepare annual program/project budget together with coordinators and officers

Makes sure that annual plans, budget and reports of partner& donor managed projects are compiled and submitted on time.

Ensures links and integration of SC programs for efficient and effective program intervention

Ensuring that the target communities in the intervention schools have access to information about resources allocated to their schools and the planned activities.

Work with a three-level intervention (National, Regional and Project level) advocacy and campaigns strategy proposed,

Implements, monitors and evaluate the LB project in Sidama and SNNPR regional states.

Conduct monitoring and evaluation of project activities.

Participates in annual Regional state education Bureau Joint Review Meetings;

Exchanges information and communication within and outside the organization;

Ensures the application and promotion of child participation in the project activities;

Documents best practices of project activities and shares with strategic partners and government;

Organizes and facilitates training workshops for partners like WEO experts, PTSA, cluster supervisors, school principals, teachers and builds their capacity;

Provides technical and professional supports to partners and ensures that their capacities are built to implement project in education.

Compiles and writes periodic both financial and activities reports of the program.

Advocacy for quality LB approach and scale up by strengthen partnership with the SNNPR regional education bureau and focus on project’s sustainability strategy for ensuring continue primary school children.

Ensures implementation of remaining activities of LB project’s evaluation, reporting, member/donor relation and also smooth closeout.

Performs other related tasks as required by immediate supervisor.

Job Requirements


Master’s degree in Educational Leadership or related education field.

Experiences as an expert on primary education level is a plus;

8 years of relevant experience preferable in INGO context working on ECCE and Basic education; with at least 4 years in managerial roles.

Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.

Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures

Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets

Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in

Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner

Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies

Fluency in Amharic and English language required


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