Field Education Officer





The Field education officer is expected to provide solid technical assistance, quality assurance and knowledge building/management services to support the improvement of education quality, including learning outcomes and equitable access to quality education in the region.


Program Planning:
Under the direction and guidance of the Education project manager, coordinate plans for the implementation of the project activities in all target school communities
Work with the Education project manager and other education team members and partner organizations to develop project implementation and procurement plans
Work with the education project manager and the M&E Team to prepare and/or revise project monitoring tools to track indicators and monitor achievement of objectives and impact of the program
In collaboration with the education project manager, prepare plans for capacity building and training of school managements on various trainings needs
Prepare plans for regular field monitoring visits together with education project manager and other Education staff
Program Implementation:
Ensure that project activities are implemented in accordance with the approved work plans and with the involvement of partners and concerned stakeholders at all levels
Ensure project activities are implemented in the most efficient, effective and sustainable manner
Assist the education project manager in the development and implementation of a modality of strengthening and improving management of schools committees and pupils through community mobilization and improvement of training materials and programs
Conduct regular data collection using existing tools in order to track project performance on indicators and measure overall impact and for donor reporting purposes and make recommendations on the improvement of these tools
Ensure that good practices and lessons are documented and shared with the M&E team and the education team for replication and wider dissemination
Travel to all project sites to conduct regular monitoring of projects quality together with other project team members
Reporting, Monitoring & Evaluation:
Ensure that field based monitoring data and information is collated regularly and made available to Education project manager and the M&E Team for reporting and monitoring purposes
In collaboration with the M&E Team, focus on project data collection to generate practical information that can be used for ongoing program decision-making while also capturing results at the impact level
Assist the education project manager in preparation of periodic progress reports in a timely manner for both internal and external use
Program Support Operations:
Coordinate with other departments to ensure operational systems are in place to support field activities including logistics (transport, warehousing and asset management), procurement, security and administration
Coordinate with other Mercy USA programs/sectors to ensure integration and that the project runs smoothly and efficiently and draws from best experiences and lessons for improved programming






Degree in Education/ Social Sciences or another relevant technical discipline
Professional qualification will be an added advantage


2-3 years in similar position
Experience working in Somalia
Experience of implementing USAID,UN,EAC funded projects
Experience working with budgets, including managing financial outlays and expenditures

Work related skills

Strong knowledge of the programme management cycle, and related process and structures for quality programme management
Good organizational skills
Good time management skills
Strong communication skills, including ability to lead and manage remote
Ability to work in harsh conditions
Strategic thinking
Aggressive and Result Oriented
Able to meet set own targets and meet own targets on a monthly basis and follow up targets of reporting colleagues
Able to meet deadlines
Able to identify programme challenges and plan and communicate alternatives for smooth programme implementation
Courses or skills related to program management (such as PMP)

Personal attributes

Ability to work under pressure
Team player
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong customer relation skills

How to apply:
Mercy-USA for Aid and Development is dedicated to alleviating human suffering and supporting individuals and their communities in their efforts to become more self-sufficient. Incorporated in the State of Michigan in 1988, Mercy-USA`s projects focus on improving health, nutrition and access to safe water, as well as promoting economic and educational growth around the world.

The position will close 19th March 2018 , the incumbents should send their CV`s and cover letters or motivational letters to Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted