Emergency Response Education Programme Coordinator at Save the Children Tanzania


Child Safeguarding:
Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people
Work closely with local implementing partners, SC Child protection staff, and members of the Education sector working Group, UNHCR and other UN agencies, to strengthen technical quality of education programme and ensure that the programme goals are achieved. The Education currently aims to provide learning opportunities for out of school Burundi refugee children and their parents in refugee camps in north west The post holder will be required to provide overall field-level technical leadership for the sector, and ensure that SC’s vision and overall program goals related to the sector are met. He/She is responsible for contributing to proposal development in line with SC goals and strategic directions.  He/She is responsible for providing managerial, technical, and administrative support to partner staff during the implementation of an integrated program. For purposes of ensuring healthy collaboration between SC’s response and other actors in refugee education/protection, the officer will actively participate in education-related activities and meetings.
Reports to: Emergency Field Manager
Staff directly reporting to this post: Zero. with dotted technical line to theEducation staff of Implementing partner organisation
Under the direct supervision of the Field Manager/Team Leader:
Programe development and Implementation
  • With the support and guidance of FM, lead the implementation of Save the Children’s education project activities within the refugee camps through provision of non-formal education programs for out of school children.

  • Identify critical program gaps and vulnerabilities, and clarify roles, responsibilities and accountabilities to effectively address those gaps
  • Ensure technical quality in the programme by building capacity of partner staff and volunteer teachers through trainings, on content such as pedagogical skills, psychosocial support & life skills.
  • Provide guidance to partner staff on thematic standards and approaches which reflect good practice in emergency education responses to address SC Commitments for Children in Emergencies.
Human Resources
  • Technical support, guidance and capacity building for the education project staff from Implementing Partner

Monitoring and Reporting
  • Facilitate the use of appropriate and effective program monitoring systems to enable assessment of both the emergency response process and impact and to ensure delivery of results for children
  • Liaise with Partner staff to prepare implementation reports, weekly, monthly or other periodical reports for SCI and funding partners
  • .Reporting  on progress and documentation of best practices

  • Support in development of communication materials, case studies and advocacy initiatives.

Coordination and Networking
  • Working closely with the Field Manager, develop partnerships to leverage resources, ensure adequate coverage in the emergency response and participate in joint assessments.
  • Work collaboratively with other agencies to ensure holistic support provided to the learning spaces (eg WASH and SGBV actors)
  • Represent SCI education programme in coordination forums including Education Sector Working Group meetings , working closely to address issues related to strategic planning, responsibilities of sector partners, and joint advocacy.
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
  • University Degree in Education, Social Sciences or related technical field.
  • Two year progressive experience in implementation of Alternative Education programmes, refugee education, non-formal education, Life skills or related field.
  • Previous experience in working with teacher training programs, vocational training programs or Accelerated Learning Programs  (ALP) is desirable.
  • Previous experience working in Early Childhood Care and Development
  • Excellent Computing and data management skills.
  • Ability to adapt and work effectively in remote areas, work in a challenging work environment.
  • Ability to take personal responsibility for completing tasks to a high standard and to meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to work flexibly and professionally in a dynamic and fast-moving environment.
  • Fluency in English
  • This is an emergency recruitment. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date and the selected candidate must be available to commence duty immediately.
  • Fluency in Kirundi
  • Previous experience working in refugee settings
  • Familiarity with the Burundi education system

Location: Kigoma, Tanzania
Contract - Full-Time
Closing date: Sunday 3 July 2016
All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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