Job Opportunities at Save The Children

Job Opportunities at Save the Children

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Digital Education Project Coordinator

CHILD SAFEGUARDING:

Level 3: √ the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

ROLE PURPOSE:

Work closely with local implementing partners, SC Child protection staff, and members of the Education sector working Group, UNHCR and other UN agencies, to ensure that the programme goals are achieved. Local coordinator is in charge of supporting Principals and Teachers during the project implementation. Coordinator will have to train teachers and will be responsible for the technological equipment and Must give daily support in the schools. Therefore, coordinator needs to be linked to the educational community. Profuturo will give a training to coordinators about technology, tools, methodology and own contents, work process etc. He/she is responsible for contributing to proposal development in line with SC goals and strategic directions. He/she is responsible for providing managerial, technical, and administrative support to partner staff during the implementation of an integrated program. For purposes of ensuring healthy collaboration between SC’s response and other actors in refugee education/protection, the Coordinator will actively participate in education-related activities and meetings.

SCOPE OF ROLE

Reports to: Refugee Response Field Manager

Staff directly reporting to this post: Digital Education Officer

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Under the direct supervision of the Refugee Response Field Manager:

Programme Development and Implementation

  • With the support and guidance of Refugee Response Field Manager and working closely with the Digital Education Officer, lead the implementation of Save the Children’s education project activities within the refugee camps through provision of non-formal education programs for out of school children.
  • Identify critical program gaps and vulnerabilities, and clarify roles, responsibilities and accountabilities to effectively address those gaps.
  • Organize and conduct a mapping/assessment of capacity development needs of Save the Children and partner staff and roll out capacity development activities in line with Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergency (INEE) and Save the Children best practices.
  • Coordinate and ensure quality in the programme by building capacity of the Education Officer and volunteer teachers through trainings, on content such as pedagogical skills, psychosocial support & life skills.
  • Input into new proposals and support the Refugee Response Field Manager in the finalization of EiE budgets, Log-frames and implementation plans
  • Provide guidance to the Education Officer and partner staff on thematic standards and approaches which reflect good practice in emergency education responses to address SC Commitments for Children in Emergencies.

Human Resources

Line management of the Education OfficersPrepare performance objectives together with education program staffs and give the necessary feedback, follow up and support to improve staff performance.

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Facilitate the use of appropriate and effective program monitoring systems to enable assessment of both the emergency response process and impact and to ensure delivery of results for children.
  • In coordinator with the MEAL team, the Project Coordinator will participate in the review and development of contextually relevant Quality Learning Environment (QLE) benchmarks for AEP and formal education for the Burundi refugee response.
  • Participate in internal & external education assessments/survey and tracer studies to identify needs of beneficiaries and program impact on beneficiaries, conduct analysis and lessons learnt with the view of strengthening future programming.
  • Liaise with Project Officer to prepare weekly, monthly or other periodical activity reports for SCI and share with the education sector leads and other funding partners.
  • Reporting on progress and documentation of best practices
  • Support in development of communication materials, case studies and advocacy initiatives.

Coordination and Networking

  • Working closely with the Refugee Response Field Manager and Project officer, develop partnerships to leverage resources, ensure adequate coverage in the emergency response and participate in joint assessments.
  • Advocate for, and support, the development of sustainable, child-friendly and hazard-resistant standards and designs for learning centres, the integration of life skills into both formal and non-formal education, with a particular focus on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
  • Represent SCI education programme in coordination forums including Education Sector Working Group meetings, working closely to address issues related to strategic planning, responsibilities of sector partners, and joint advocacy.

BEHAVIOURS (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 development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved;

Ambition:

  • sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same;
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale;

Collaboration:

  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their 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;
  • willing to take disciplined risks;

Integrity:

  • honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity;

QUALIFICATIONS

  • University Degree in Education, Social Sciences or related technical field.
  • Four (4) years progressive experience in implementation of Education programmes, refugee education, non-formal education, Life skills or related field.
  • Previous experience in working with teacher training programs, vocational training programs, Early Childhood Care and Development -ECCD or Accelerated Education Programs (AEP) in emergency contexts is desirable.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of INEE Minimum Standards, SPHERE and Do No Harm practices in emergency humanitarian response.
  • Previous work experience in Kigoma region and the Burundi refugee response is an added advantage.
  • Good command of the English and Kiswahili/Kirundi languages is an asset
  • Excellent Computing and data management skills.
  • Pedagogical knowledge: learning and teaching methodologies, education system, etc.
  • Technic knowledge: use of devices (laptop, projector, tablets). Use of email, Microsoft programs (Word and Excel) and social media.
  • Project management: elaboration of work schedules and follow-up reports.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • Experience with teachers.
  • Experience providing training.
  • Previous work in education area or in education projects.
  • Teamwork, commitment with the organization, stress tolerance, high level of written and oral
  • communication, empathy and influence capacity, initiative, adaptability to change / flexibility and human resources management.

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures;

Child Safeguarding:

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.

Safeguarding our Staff:

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Date advertised: 17 Feb 2021

Closing date: 2 Mar 2021 – 23:59 EAT

Location: Kigoma, Tanzania, United Republic of

Department: Programme, Development and Quality

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time


Digital Education Project Officer  

CHILD SAFEGUARDING:

Level 3: √ the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff

SCOPE OF ROLE: The Education Project Officer will support the implementation of Formal Education and catch up program activities in Save the Children (SC) supported schools in Nyarugusu and Nduta refugee camps. She/he will work closely with the Digital Education Project Coordinator and Refugee Incentive Workers under the overall umbrella of the Field Programme Manager to ensure that planned education activities are implemented timely and in line with Save the Children best practices to ensure the attainment of set outcomes and objectives.

Reports to: Digital Education Project Coordinator

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Program Implementation

  • With support from the Project Coordinator, develop, implement and monitor quarterly, monthly and weekly education and recreational activity plans to achieve expected results,
  • Oversee the supervision of supported schools and ensure that classes in supported schools are regularly monitored using appropriate tools including class registers, teacher attendance records books are used consistently and accurately on daily.
  • Effectively maintain computers, tablets and other information technological systems provided by Save the Children. This includes preparing and installing appropriate software applications,
  • Examining faulty data processing equipment to identify faults and report to IT Team,
  • Ensure adherence to IT related policies, procedures and best practices regarding computer and tablet use, data storage and handling; and recommend to Project Coordinator on changes or improvements needed.
  • Liaise with IT to carry out routine checks and care on tablets in order to prevent them from damage due to improper connections and operations or adverse acts of computer virus
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation of project activities, ensuring the participation of children and their communities
  • Provide orientation/training to teachers on how to use and operate IT equipment’s/tablets effectively.
  • Ensure the tablets are working effectively both online and offline.
  • Provide support in updating records and inventories of IT equipment.
  • Organize and chair the weekly meetings with head teachers and deputies and bi-weekly meetings with teachers. She/he will ensure the minutes of meetings are documented and shared with the relevant staff. The incumbent will also ensure school meetings give clear feedback on findings of weekly supervisions in supported schools.
  • Support in the administering of both formative and summative assessment test/ examinations for learners by supporting teachers during the whole process and analyze the results.

Staff supervision and mentorship

Fosters collaborative, transparent and accountable relationships through partners and refugee workers ensuring functional Parental Teacher Associations (PTAs) are in place.

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Ensure that all program data is properly and regularly collected by field staff, check data and ensure that it is logically presented to the Education Coordinator
  • Work closely with Refugee Incentive Volunteers, collect and compile project data as appropriate based on the standard formats and submit weekly and monthly reports capturing achievements, case studies and best practices to the Education Coordinator
  • Contribute to the preparation of internal and external reports
  • Participate in team’s reviews of results and program progress and/or project evaluation when and as requested

Collaboration and Representation

  • Represent Save the Children in relevant forums at camp level in a professional manner.
  • Liaise with other stakeholders, including head teachers, school teachers, local leaders and partners and participate actively in coordination meetings.
  • Collaboration with other team members across to ensure synergies and consistency in our programming approaches.
  • Represent programming with local government, NGOs, communities and within SC as appropriate.

General:

Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

BEHAVIOURS (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 development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved;

Ambition:

sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same;

widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale;

Collaboration:

builds and maintains effective relationships, with their 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;

willing to take disciplined risks;

Integrity:

honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity;

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

Essential:

  • University or College qualification and minimum of three years’ professional experience with education work.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of in emergency/refugee context.
  • Knowledge of INEE Minimum Standards in emergency preparedness, response and application of the standards in response.
  • Demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of children in the school and community.
  • Strong understanding of the contextual situation related to education.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Proven technical knowledge and skills in the field of participatory development, child participation, education.
  • Ability to travel independently, including to rural communities and work long hours.
  • Strong verbal and written English skills and French and Kirundi will be an added advantage. Strong interpersonal skills the ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Strong reporting skills
  • Due diligence in resource management, filing and retrieval
  • Sensitive to issues affecting children and committed to Save the Children’s Child Protection policy.
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s values
  • Good computer skills (MS Office, including Outlook for email)
  • Experience with android platforms / operating tablets
  • Ability and experience of training end users that include teachers and learners
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches

Desired:

Background in Emergency/ Refugee programming is an asset.

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures;

Child Safeguarding:

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.

Safeguarding our Staff:

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Date advertised: 17 Feb 2021

Closing date: 2 Mar 2021 – 23:59 EAT

Location: Kigoma, Tanzania, United Republic of

Department: Programme, Development and Quality

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

The deadline for submitting the application is 02 March 2021

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