Digital Education Coordinator

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Save the Children has been working in Tanzania for more than 30 years. We are working with the government, local organizations and other international agencies to reduce child malnutrition, improve new-born and maternal health, support and strengthen early childhood development and primary education systems. We strengthen child protection systems for vulnerable children, promote children’s participation and contribution to policy and resource allocation for services which concern them, support, and respond to emergencies.

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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued. 

Role Purpose

Work closely with local implementing partners, SC Child protection staff, and members of the Education sector working Group, UNHCR and other UN agencies, to ensure that the programme goals are achieved. Local coordinator is in charge of supporting Principals and Teachers during the project implementation. Coordinator will have to train teachers and will be responsible for the technological equipment and must give daily support in the schools. Therefore, coordinator needs to be linked to the educational community. Profuturo will give a training to coordinators about technology, tools, methodology and own contents, work process etc. 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 Coordinator will actively participate in education-related activities and meetings.

Contract Duration : ? 5 Months up to 31 st  December 2022

No of Vacancies:  One (1) Position    

Reporting to:  Humanitarian and Response Manager

Location : Kibondo - Kigoma

 

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

Programme Development and Implementation

  • With the support and guidance of Refugee Response Field Manager and working closely with the Digital Education Officer, 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.
  • Organize and conduct a mapping/assessment of capacity development needs of Save the Children and partner staff and roll out capacity development activities in line with Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergency (INEE) and Save the Children best practices.
  • Coordinate and ensure quality in the programme by building capacity of the Education Officer and volunteer teachers through trainings, on content such as pedagogical skills, psychosocial support & life skills.
  • Input into new proposals and support the Refugee Response Field Manager in the finalization of EiE budgets, Log-frames and implementation plans
  • Provide guidance to the Education Officer and 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

  • Line management of the Education Officers
  • Prepare performance objectives together with education program staffs and give the necessary feedback, follow up and support to improve staff performance.  

 

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.
  • In coordinator with the MEAL team, the Project Coordinator will participate in the review and development of contextually relevant Quality Learning Environment (QLE) benchmarks for AEP and formal education for the Burundi refugee response.
  • Participate in internal & external education assessments/survey and tracer studies to identify needs of beneficiaries and program impact on beneficiaries, conduct analysis and lessons learnt with the view of strengthening future programming.
  • Liaise with Project Officer to prepare weekly, monthly or other periodical activity reports for SCI and share with the education sector leads and other 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 Refugee Response Field Manager and Project officer, develop partnerships to leverage resources, ensure adequate coverage in the emergency response and participate in joint assessments.
  • Advocate for, and support, the development of sustainable, child-friendly   and hazard-resistant standards and designs for learning centres, the integration of life skills into both formal and non-formal education, with a particular focus on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
  • 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.

 

Qualifications and Experience

  • University Degree in Education, Social Sciences or related technical field.
  • Four (4) years progressive experience in implementation of Education programmes, refugee education, non-formal education, Life skills or related field.
  • Previous experience in working with teacher training programs, vocational training programs, Early Childhood Care and Development -ECCD or Accelerated Education Programs (AEP) in emergency contexts is desirable.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of INEE Minimum Standards, SPHERE and Do No Harm practices in emergency humanitarian response.
  • Previous work experience in Kigoma region and the Burundi refugee response is an added advantage.
  • Good command of the English and Kiswahili/Kirundi languages is an asset
  • Excellent Computing and data management skills.
  • Pedagogical knowledge: learning and teaching methodologies, education system, etc.
  • Technic knowledge: use of devices (laptop, projector, tablets). Use of email, Microsoft programs (Word and Excel) and social media.
  • Project management: elaboration of work schedules and follow-up reports.

 

How to Apply

Please read the full details of the position at https://tanzania.savethechildren.net/careers and apply as instructed. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for Interview. Applications will be reviewed as received.

Application closing Date: 25 th  July 2022

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy.  All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy. 

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best-qualified talent. 

 

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply  




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