Program Officer Education

Program Officer Education

JOB Vacancy Announcement #: 4067

Job Title: Program Officer Education

Application deadline: 18-11-2020

Other Information’s:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CVs should be in English Language and in Word or PDF format.

Job Requirements:

  • College qualification or equivalent experience
  • Minimum two years professional experience with education work e.g. as a teacher or school supervisor.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team
  • Proven experience in capacity building, coordinating activities, developing plans and drafting reports.
  • Demonstrated decision making skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of children in the school and community.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, and capacity to maintain relations with community leaders, community member members, children and youth.
  • Strong understanding of the situation of children (girls and boys) in rural and urban communities and camps
  • Excellent understanding of the complexity of local governance structures in NE Syria and other local stakeholders
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to travel independently, including to rural communities and willingness to change work practices and hours and spend time in the field, sometimes in difficult conditions and with limited resources.
  • Strong Kurdish and Arabic skills, written and spoken. Good English skills, written and spoken
  • Strong 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

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.


Job Description:


  • With support from the Area Coordinator, and under the guidance of the Education Specialist, develop, implement and monitor quarterly, monthly and weekly activity plans to achieve expected results. This includes planning of activities, budgets and procurement.
  • Supervise the development of weekly activity schedules for the TLSs and ECCDs with TLS Supervisor, Teachers and Education Assistant, in coordination with the CP department, to ensure that they are integrated with CFS activities.
  • Support the Education Assistants in ensuring that the schedules of activities are comprehensive, and take into account gender and age sensitivities. Ensure that weekly schedules cover a range of activities, and that TLS teams (facilitators and supervisors) are working as per working hours in the contract
  • Regularly monitor the activities implemented in the centres, utilising appropriate monitoring tools and processes, to ensure that all planned activities are implemented on time, to quality measures and within budget as per the work plans.
  • Ensure child learning assessments and placement tests (ASER, IDELA and SLP) are completed as per project design, working closely with the MEAL team, Education Assistants and Education Specialist.
  • Ensure that the activities implemented in the spaces are child-friendly, including gender and disability inclusive, and that the spaces are conducive to a positive learning environment.
  • Work with education stakeholders and community members to improve ECCD and basic education provision
  • With the guidance of the Education Specialist, plan, organize and, where appropriate, facilitate trainings on education topics, including conflict sensitive education, positive discipline, classroom management, curriculum, ECCD activities, and other topics for teachers, facilitators, partners and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensure that project activities are consistent with Save the Children’s programming principles and approaches, draw on relevant best practices and lessons learned, enable children to attain their rights and are compliant with donor regulations
  • With the support of the Programme team, support integration and mainstreaming efforts.
  • Support with the organisation and implementation of awareness sessions for children, adolescents, parents and community members.
  • Support regular meetings with PTAs and Teacher Learning Circles (TLCs)
  • Conduct regular classroom observation and child satisfaction surveys, in coordination with the MEAL team.
  • Ensure that student registration, attendance and dropout data is regularly compiled, analysed and reported appropriately.
  • Collect and compile weekly and monthly activity reports from Education Assistants, and draft progress and other reports, as required.
  • Liaise on a daily basis with partners, community and supervisors and colleagues to guarantee the smooth operation of the programs.
  • Prepare financial and administrative documentation related to project activities, such as purchase and procurement requests, etc
  • Facilitate, collect and report information regarding the overall situation of the conflict-affected children and their families in the target locations.
  • Inform the direct supervisor about any challenges, difficulties and concerns in the implementation of activities or issues in the social context in a timely manner.

Human resource management

  • Responsible for line management of Education Assistants.
  • Follow up staff attendance, leave, and coverage during leave for the staff under her/his supervision.
  • Ensure regular feedback to the staff under her/his responsibility and appraisal process when needed.
  • Support disciplinary measures application if needed.

Coordination and representation

  • Coordinate with other sectors and departments as necessary.
  • Represent the organization in internal or external visits and calls where needed.
  • Participate in kick-off, close out, strategy meetings and camp coordination meetings as relevant.


  • Ensure a strict adherence to the principles of child protection and child safeguarding at all times, including respect for confidentiality and always acting in the best interests of the child.
  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practices with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • In agreement with line manager, perform other required duties within reason (in line with skills and experience).
  • Ensure strict compliance of self and colleagues with Save the Children in NES’s zero-visibility policy and content collection policies regarding taking photographs of children.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

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How to Apply:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

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.


All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

INGO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

The application period closes on 18th  of November  2020

NOTE:  Please mention your English and Computer skills clearly in your application

Applicants may submit their CVs with their cover letter, address; telephone number and contact information

To – Subject of the email must clearly state ” Program Officer Education “


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