Job Title: Project Officer - Education
Project/Department: Rural Vulnerable Women Program
Supervisor Title: HE IV /Senior Project Officer
The overall responsibility of the PO- Education is to support education activities with the Education Access Quality Improvement Program (HE IV) including planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of project activities in Somaliland under the guidance and leadership of the HE IV 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 fieldwork to conduct baseline, midline, and end-line studies, school assessments, and other studies that the project might undertake during 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 project team and MOE&S &S to ensure that project intervention targets marginalized children with special emphasis on the girl child and youth and adults.
1.4 Train and Coach CECs and head teachers in the development of School Improvement Plans in collaboration with regional and district education officers.
1.5 Working closely with the project 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.
1.6 Ensure that project intervention gives special attention to the needs of girls and children with special needs.
1.7 Working with CECs, school heads, girl empowerment forums, and MOE&S to promote life skills, school sanitation/hygiene,
1.8 Working with the REOs, CECs, school heads, and girl education movements forums, to conduct awareness campaigns at the school level, to increase girl enrolment among young learners especially girls in the upper classes, and in general out-of-school children.
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 the HE IV project in accordance with requirements stipulated in the project documents.
1.12 Provide support to other officers responsible for the implementation in primary and secondary schools.
1.13 Assist SPOs and Managers in producing project cash flow on monthly basis as per CARE minimum standards and donors’ requirements
1.14 Ensure that the education program is implemented in close coordination with MOE&S and other actors in education projects
1.15 Establish a good working relationship with MOE&S at regional and district levels, teachers, student clubs, girl empowerment forums, and CECs, and ensure that they take the leading role in planning, managing, and monitoring 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 on the procurement process of the project goods and services.
R2. Partnership & Capacity Building
2.1 Train, support, and coaching of education mentors, teachers, student clubs, girl empowerment forums, and Community Education Committee (CECs) to ensure quality delivery of the program, and to ensure student enrolment increased as per the plan.
2.2 Training and capacity building of CECs to oversee the management and administration of project target schools.
2.3 To manage delegated budgets as required in liaison with the Education Manager to ensure that all project funds are spent and timely liquidation in accordance with CARE and donor policies.
R3: Project Monitoring and review
3.1 Collaborate with the regional and district officials of the MOE&S 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 the Education program and conduct regular monitoring of the project together with MOE&S and the project team.
3.5 Ensure the participation of beneficiaries in M&E of project activities.
3.6 Provide technical assistance to REOs, DEOs, teachers, girl empowerment forums/student clubs, and mentors through developing standards, monitoring/supervision tools, guidelines and training, and other mechanisms to ensure the quality of primary, and secondary education, TVET, and Non-formal 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 S or other Key management staff.
4.2 Document program learning and disseminate lessons learned to key stakeholders in the field.
4.3 Prepare reports on each field visit conducted and submit 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 the education sector.
5.1 Undertake any other duties as assigned by the SPOs, Education Managers, office 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 that reflects CARE’s commitment to delivering service to the needy beneficiaries.
5.5 To bring to the notice of the respective SPOs or office Managers any discrepancies, serious incidents, or any urgent information which may need serious consideration regarding day-to-day program activities
5.6 To fulfill any additional assignments as deemed necessary by the organization.
III. Decision- Making authority
IV. Key Relationships/contacts
CARE sub-offices staff
The staff of other CARE projects
HE IV consortium staff
Line ministries staff in the districts/regions – MOE&S
Local partner organizations
CECs and communities
V. Direct Reports
VI. Working Conditions
Based in Lascanod and requires substantive travel to project sites covering all the respective regions of Somaliland.
· 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 candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CV in a one PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org by referring to the job title “(Project Officer)” as the subject line of the email, latest on Sunday, 31st July 2022.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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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 of children from abuse. CARE is Zero Tolerant organization for child abuse and sexual exploitation and abuses.