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Education Program Coordinator

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease. We are recruiting to fill the position below: Job Title: Education Program Coordinator (National Position) Ref Id: 200003JG Location : Damaturu, Yobe Employee Status: Fixed Term 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 health care, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize 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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued. Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children. We undertake rigorous procedures to ensure that only people suitable to work with children are allowed to join our organization and all candidates will, therefore, be subject to this scrutiny. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Role Purpose Reporting to the GAC Programme Manager. The Education Coordinator provides both operations and technical assistance and oversight on all aspects relating to Education in Emergencies projects. The job holder provides overall programmatic and operational coordination and management including; planning, implementation, capacity enhancement, monitoring/ evaluation and reporting both internally (within SCI) and externally (for/with partners). The job holder may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis. Scope of Role: Reports to: GAC PM. Staff directly reporting to this post: EiE Officers. Key Areas of Accountabilities Projects Coordination & Management: Oversee the coordination and implementation of the Education projects across Northeast in line with the design of the projects and donor requirements. Establish, maintain and strengthen linkages in the management and implementation of Education Projects. Create and sustain positive working relationships with the partners and other stakeholders. Plan and coordinate LGEA, and State level engagements with partners and key stakeholders. Monitor and ensure timely and quality reports are submitted as per the reporting requirements. Working closely with Education Programme Manager & MEAL to ensure quality program delivery, documentation and reporting of progress. Operational Planning and implementation: In close coordination with Education Programme Manager, provide ensure planning, development of detailed implementation plans, phased budgets, implementation, monitoring, documentation and reporting for EDUCATION projects is done. Overseeing the implementation and budget performance in line with the projects plans and budgets. Effectively support the projects staff and partners in developing annual plans, in line with EDUCATION Projects design and Save the Children International planning guidelines and ensure compliance with the agreed work plans and that programme objectives and targets are being realised in line with the funding proposals. Support staff and partners to ensure that EDUCATION Projects implementation are to the desired standards and on time. Provide guidance to the partners through the planning processes to develop plans that are cost effective and in line with EDUCATION Projects funding. Maintain high standard of transparency and accountability in the course of programme implementation while ensuring integrity and timeliness of activities implementation in meeting programme objectives, compliance with donors & Save the Children policies. Provision of regular operations and implementation updates on project progress and challenges to allow for timely interventions and corrective actions by management. Ensure the timely reviews and adjustments for the project operational and implementation plans and budgets as may be required from time to time. Finance and Budget Management: Manage the Projects budget in coordination with Education Programme Manager and Field Finance Manager. Overseeing the budget performance to ensure that projects implementation is on course as per the detailed implementation plans and phased budgets. In coordination with the Programme Manager conduct budget monitoring, suggest necessary revisions and prepare draft reports. Ensure that the budget monitoring reports are responded to in time and with accurate information. Working closely with Education Programme Manager to ensure that partners are well guided, supported and their capacity built in sound financial management procedures. Partner Development and Management: Participate in partner’s capacity assessment and identify capacity building needs for the EDUCATION Projects partners. Develop with the partner’s detailed implementation/work plans and phased budgets. Provide capacity building and support in implementation by partners. Monitor and follow up the implementation of the agreed work plan and budget to ensure that the program objectives are being realized in accordance to the program and partnership agreement and take the necessary actions for any identified deviations. Undertaking partners’ capacity assessment in order to identify capacity gaps and areas of support that the partners will require for effective implementation of the projects. Undertake visits to the partners on both programmatic and operational support. Ensure timely, accurate and high quality financial and programmatic reporting by the partners and take corrective actions for any non compliance by the partners. Program and Financial Reporting: Work in close collaboration with the Programme Manager in the preparation of timely and high quality progress and end of projects narrative and financial reports which are in accordance to the donor reporting schedule and formats. Review all program financial reports ensuring that donor guidelines have been followed and high standard met, prior to submission to management. Organize and facilitate quarterly follow ups and progress review meetings to address key performance issues from the reports. Overall Budget Vs Actual expenditure analysis and variance explanations. Internal and external engagements: Ensuring that the program experience is represented and given recognition at stakeholder meetings, workshops, donor, networks and any other engagements. Develop and maintain regular channels of communication with partners and key stakeholders at all levels (Community, LGEA and State). MEAL: Effectively manage projects design and study processes which include assessments, baseline and evaluation studies, putting in place a functional Activity Tracking Table. Ensure that the projects quality bench marks are followed. Collecting and managing complaints and feedback in close coordination with MEAL team and Projects Officers. Ensure regular monitoring of projects results, documentation of projects case studies, lessons learnt, significant changes and best practices and coordinating learning and reflection meetings/sessions Ensure an effective programs/ projects monitoring and evaluation systems is in place. Monitor programs/ projects activities to ensure quality, timeliness and adherence to both Country Office and international Save the Children policies and procedures. Human Resources Management and Development: Working together with the Education Program Manager and Project Team to identify learning and development needs of the project teams and develop specific plans to address the learning needs. Support implementation of the Save the Children performance management system, by supporting, supervising and reviewing performance of the EiE Officers. . Coaching and mentoring the EiE Officers on the provision of technical support and implementation of quality programmes. Capacity building of EiE officer through trainings, coaching, performance management, implementation as well as in learning and reflection events Setting and managing staffing targets, performance and priorities for EiE Officers Participate in monthly/weekly project management meetings to enable adequate staff support Technical Oversight: In liaison with Programme Manager, Education Advisor and Humanitarian leadership team provide guidance and support to projects team, partners and stakeholders.








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