Education in Emergency Officer at Save the Children Nigeria

Full Time
Cross River
Posted 1 month ago

Education in Emergency Officer at Save the Children Nigeria

Save the Children Nigeria is a non-profit organisation in over 120 countries, with the aim to care for children. Save the Children Nigeria is currently seeking out to work with more brilliant minds like you.

Job Title: Education in Emergency Officer

Job ref.: 190003CE
Location: Ogoja
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Reports to: Education Program Manager

Role Scope

  • The Job Holder will support the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting on the Education project. In addition, support the Education project team to ensure commitment and involvement of local authorities and community members in the project; and support community mobilization to ensure participation, sustainability of the project as well as that the voices of community members, including women and children are heard.

Key Areas of Accountability
Programme Implementation:

  • With support from the Education Manager, develop, implement and monitor quarterly, monthly and weekly activity plans to achieve expected results. This includes planning of activities, budgets and procurement.
  • Ensure that all planned activities are implemented on time, to quality measures and within budget as per the monthly plan. Where challenges arise, ensure that these are flagged early, communicated to the Education Manager and addressed in a timely manner way.
  • Lead the preparation of all procurement and administrative documents required for programme implementation.
  • Work with teachers and community to increase education service provision e.g. initiating second shifts in existing formal primary schools.
  • Lead on planning and capacity building training workshops for teachers and other education actors.
  • Work with the community mobilization team and communities (leaders, parents, etc.) and disseminate information about education issues and available services.
  • Support the establishment of temporary classrooms or the rehabilitation of formal schools in collaboration with the senior construction coordinator.
  • Hold meetings with stakeholders including schools, local councils and other organizations serving children and community to understand their education priorities, familiarize them with the projects and its objectives and engage them in the process.
  • Keep proper records of field expenditures when appropriate and report on these to the Program Manager.
  • Ensure that the Education programme is implemented in ways that are responsive to communities and children, in line with SC’s principles, values and strategic plan and compliant with SC’s procedures.

Teacher Supervision and Mentorship:

  • Support, encourage and monitor the teachers supported by the programme to ensure children learn in a safe and protective environment.
  • Gain technical knowledge on education and other relevant areas so as to provide support and trainings to the supported teachers, SBMC members and other relevant stakeholders to maintain the standards and improve the quality of project activities.
  • Identify any staffing issues and coordinate closely with the Education Manager to resolve them.

Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Work with the MEAL team to ensure that all programme data is properly and regularly collected, check data and ensure that it is logically presented to the Project Manager
  • Collect and compile project data from the schools, teachers and SBMC members based on the standard formats and submit regular reports capturing achievements, case studies and lessons learned to the Project Manager
  • Contribute to the preparation of internal and external reports
  • Participate in team reviews of results and programme progress and/or project evaluation when and as requested

Collaboration and Representation:

  • Represent Save the Children in a professional manner.
  • Liaise with other stakeholders, including schools, local leaders, partners and participates in relevant 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.

Qualification and Experience
Essential:

  • Minimum first degree qualification – BSc/BA/HND level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience
  • Minimum of 2 years post NYSC progressive professional experience as a Teacher or Education/Curriculum work in an NGO/INGO
  • 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 in the local language
  • Strong interpersonal skills the ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Strong reporting skills
  • Good computer skills (MS Office, including Outlook for email)
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches

Desired:

  • Background in Emergency programing is an asset.

Skills and Behaviours (SCI Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues and with relevant external partners.
  • 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

Core Behaviours
Understanding humanitarian contexts and application of humanitarian principles:

  • Able to assess and analyse key issues in the humanitarian situation and formulate actions around them
  • Actively engages in disaster coordination mechanisms and interagency cooperation
  • Leads on the development of an organisational response based on an understanding of the contexts

Achieving results effectively:

  • Ensures beneficiary and partner feedback is incorporated into programme design, planning and learning
  • Demonstrates flexibility to adapt plans and make decisions in rapidly changing environments
  • Actively manages risk and takes action to reduce risk
  • Makes changes to improve performance as a result of information received
  • Documents lessons learned and applies them to future projects

Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships:

  • Develops strategies for teams to work across traditional boundaries, working in diverse environments
  • Establishes clear objectives with teams and individuals and monitors progress and performance
  • Fosters collaborative, transparent and accountable relationships through partners
  • Uses negotiation and conflict resolution skills to support positive outcomes

Operating safely and securely:

  • Demonstrates an understanding of wider UN/NGO security coordination and how the organisation can benefit from, and contribute to, those mechanisms
  • Undertakes effective risk assessments and develops contingency plans
  • Takes appropriate, coordinated and consistent action to handle situations of personal risk and risk for others
  • Reduces vulnerability by complying with safety and security protocols set by the organisation

Managing yourself in a pressured and changing environment:

  • Remains focused on the objectives and goals in a rapidly changing environment
  • Able to identify, and act on, low levels of resilience in others

Leadership – Action; Thinking; Self; Inspiring; Developing Others:

  • Builds own awareness of the bigger global picture by using a broad range of sources to gather data
  • Demonstrates managerial courage by confronting difficult situations and seeking resolution, and stating willingness to champion ideas.
  • Takes responsibility for own development, and actively takes steps to better understand and address own strengths and weaknesses.
  • Openly talks about doing things differently, pushing the boundaries and ways of working
  • Gives constructive feedback to enhance capabilities and responsibilities of team members for the purpose of his/her development
  • Works to ensure that the workplace is inclusive and the talents of individuals are harnessed to achieve individuals and organisational success

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Job Features

Job CategoryNGO / Community Services
Application Deadline4th October, 2019.

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