CARE International is an international NGO working in Somalia. CARE and its partners work with vulnerable communities to address the underlying causes of poverty and promote peace and development, as well as mitigating immediate suffering caused by drought, conflict and displacement. We invite applications from experienced and talented individuals to fill the Education Program Officer for SOMGEP-T under Rural Women Program position. This position will be based in Garowe with substantive travel to the Project sites across in Puntland.
1. Position Summary
The overall responsibility of the PO- Education is to support education activities with the Somali Girls Education Promotion Project including planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects activities in Puntland under the guidance and leadership of SOMGEP T Initiative Manager, Area Manager and Senior Project Officers. He/she ensures that efficient and effective systems and processes are in place to enable CARE to implement program activities in line with donor requirements. He/she will have frequent interaction with program technical, government and implementing partners.
R1: Project Implementation
1.1 Lead all field work to conduct baseline, midline and end line studies, school assessments, and other studies that the project might undertake in the course of the project life.
1.2 Ensure that all the beneficiary communities participate fully in all the project work particularly in the prioritizing of community needs.
1.3 Working with the Program team and MOE ensure that project intervention target marginalized children with special emphasis on the girl child.
1.4 Train and coach teachers on ESL, Numeracy Boost and Alternative Learning Programs.
1.5 Train and Coach CECs and head teachers in the development of School Improvement Plans in collaboration with regional and district education officers.
1.6 Working closely with the Program engineer, ensure that all construction/rehabilitation works are in line with the designs and BOQs and are of high quality and meet the child friendly school criteria.
1.7 Ensure that project intervention give special attention to the needs of girls and for children with special needs.
1.8 Working with CECs, school heads and MOE to promote life skills, hygiene and nutrition awareness among young learners especially girls in upper classes
1.9 Collaborate with other education program activities for synergy in the implementation of project activities.
1.10 Design an overall operational plan for each region in consultation with the Regional Education Officers, CECs and other stakeholders.
1.11 Oversee the overall implementation of activities of SOMGEP project in accordance with requirements stipulated in the project documents.
1.12 Provide support to Program officers responsible for the implementation of SOMGEP in primary and secondary schools.
1.13 Assist Area Managers and Initiative Manager in producing project cash flow on monthly basis as per CARE minimum standards and donors’ requirements
1.14 Ensure that education program is implemented in close coordination with MOE and other actors of education projects
1.15 Establish good working relationship with MOE at regional and district levels, teachers and CECs and ensure that they take the leading role in planning, managing and monitoring of project activities.
1.16 Ensure that project procurement is properly planned and put into the Pamodzi system.
1.17 Work closely with the procurement officer to follow up the procurement process of the project goods and services.
R2. Partnership & Capacity Building
2.1 Train, support and coaching of education mentors, teachers and Community Education Committee (CECs) in order to ensure quality delivery of programs.
2.2 Ensure the implementation of SOMGEP project promotes capacity building to the maximum degree possible for local communities, MOE, CBOs and government staff and agencies.
2.3 Training and capacity building of CECs to oversee the management and administration of project schools.
2.4 To manage delegated budgets as require in liaison with the Area Managers to ensure that all project funds are spent in accordance with CARE and donor policies.
R3: Project Monitoring and review
3.1 Collaborate with the regional and district officials of the MOE to oversee project implementation.
3.2 Organize and participate in quarterly monitoring and evaluation of projects.
3.3 Ensure that project/program monitoring and evaluation system/tools are applied and project progress (activities and outputs), results and immediate objectives (outcomes) and impacts are systematically tracked, documented and shared as appropriate on the basis of CARE and donors’ requirements.
3.4 Travel to project sites of Education program and conduct regular monitoring of projects together with MOE and project team.
3.5 Ensure the participation of beneficiaries in M&E of project activities.
3.6 Provide technical assistance to REOs, DEOs, teachers and mentors through developing standards, monitoring/supervision tools, guidelines and trainings and other mechanisms to ensure quality of primary education.
R4. Reporting and representation
4.1 Ensure the timely production of quality monthly and quarterly reports by collating reports of different field locations into one report and submission to Area Managers or other Key management staff.
4.2 Document programme learning and disseminate lessons learned to key stakeholders in the field.
4.3 Prepare reports on each field visit conducted and submit to the report to Area Managers or other key management staff.
4.4 Prepare case studies and success stories in the course of your work with the project.
4.5 Represent CARE in all relevant forums, stakeholders such as local authorities, community leaders, representatives of NGOs, UN agencies and government issues related to education sector.
5.1 Undertake any other duties as assigned by the SPOs, Area Managers or other key management staff.
5.2 Perform other related tasks as requested by his/her immediate supervisor.
5.3 Account for CARE’s assets and interests and safeguard from loss arising from fraud, waste, weak administration and poor value for money
5.4 Carry out the responsibilities of the role in a way which reflects CARE’s commitment to delivering service to the needy beneficiaries.
5.5 To bring to the notice of the respective SPOs or Area Managers any discrepancies, serious incidents or any urgent information which may need serious consideration regarding day to day program activities
5.6 To fulfil any additional assignments as deemed necessary by the organization.
Based in tentatively in Garowe and requires substantive travel to project sites covering all the respective regions of Puntland.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS / PERSON SPECIFICATIONS
- University degree in Education or any other related field.
- At least 1 year working experience with education in not for profit public/private sector
- Good command of Ms Office applications
- Strong command of English
- Good interpersonal and communication skills
- Interest in IT innovations and use of media
- An individual with initiatives and strong team work skills
- Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups
- Establish courses of action for self and others to ensure work completed efficiently and effectively
How to Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications with the subject line clearly marked “Education Program Officer –SOMGEP-T Garowe”. An updated CV with a comprehensive summary of similar or comparable work should be attached. It should include three (3) referees and be no more than 4 pages. Complete applications should be sent to SOM.PuntlandRecruitment@care.org by 16th February 2020.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For more information about CARE and its programs, visit www.care.org
CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer, promoting gender, equity and diversity.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Our selection process reflects our Commitment to the protection