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CARE- Somalia is seeking an Education Manager- AGES. The DFID-funded "˜Leave No Girls Behind (LNGB)-Adolescent Girls` Education in Somalia (AGES)` is an innovative project which aims to promote education access through tailored, sustainable solutions in order to develop literacy, numeracy and key life skills for the most marginalized adolescent girls in South and Central Somalia.

It is a consortium comprising of CARE (lead agency) ADRA, GREDO (National NGO), WARDI (National NGO) and UCES (education network), responsible for project implementation, and FORCIER Consulting (research and technology partner). LNGB-AGES will target the hardest to reach among out of school girls, specifically, girls engaged in child labour, married and divorced girls, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and girls from minority clans, excluded groups and pastoralist families.

The project aims to improve access to education, learning outcomes and retention of 40,000 girls from some of the poorest, most vulnerable and conflict-affected regions of Jubaland, Banaadir/Mogadishu and South West Administration, and to improve the overall quality of education by building local capacity. In addition, the project will endeavor to facilitate social change amongst the target communities in order to encourage girls` enrollment and retention working closely with the communities, religious leaders, community education committees and civil society.

The Education Manager will provide overall strategic leadership and direction for the DFID-funded LNGB AGES project under CARE Somalia`s Urban Youth Program. S/he will manage a consortium comprising of CARE, ADRA, Forcier Consulting firm, GREDO (National NGO) WARDI (National NGO) and UCES (networking/membership organization) to deliver the project results.

The Education Manager will work very closely with the Ministries of Education of the Federal Government of Somalia, Jubaland State, South West State and Banaadir region. Reporting to the Urban Youth Programme Coordinator, the Education Manager will also work closely with the M&E Manager to ensure development and operationalization of a robust M&E system for the project, ensuring high-quality measurement of project outputs and intermediate outcomes.


Project Delivery
Consortium Management and Coordination
Contract Management
Staff Management
Coordinate monitoring, evaluation, and reporting
Coordinate support from CARE USA Education team and CARE UK Project and Contract Management
Other duties as assigned by manager


Bachelor`s degree in Education or in a relevant field
Minimum of 5 years of managerial experience
Demonstrated experience in leading large-scale projects with complex designs, and in coordinating with other organizations, including consortium coordination and day to day management
Proven experience in coordinating with Ministries of Education and local governance levels
In-depth understanding of sound programming principles, including adaptive management techniques
Solid education sector experience or strong experience in managing adolescent-focused programming, in senior-level positions
Must possess the ability to manage large-scale project budgets
Demonstrated experience in bringing out social change by addressing social-cultural barriers affecting girls` education in challenging contexts
Sound understanding of gender dynamics and social norms in religious and patriarchal dominated settings
Strong ability to effectively manage and motivate multi-disciplinary teams
Ability to work under pressure to respond to tight deadlines
Decision-making skills and abilities

** Please note that funding for this position is contingent on approval from the donor.

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