Save the children, Akkar, Lebanon
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The Education Officer is responsible for implementing the non-formal Education programme under the supervision of the Education Coordinator and with support from the Education Programme Manager. The Education Officer will work to ensure that programme implementation (will it be directly or through implementing partners) is timely and of a high technical quality, monitoring processes are in place, timely reporting occurs, programme is continually assessed, and solutions quickly put in place should there be a change of context. The Education Officer is expected to dedicate 75% of work time in the field.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Programme Implementation Support
- Ensure timely and quality implementation of the non-formal Education components by providing technical assistance and inputs as needed.
- Establish and implement operational work plans (directly or through implementing partners), and set clear targets and activity plans per programme sites.
- Communicate clearly the targets, programme objectives and activity plans to stakeholders, Save the Children partners, focal points, parents, and children.
- Support community outreach, deliver awareness sessions to families, and set up community mechanisms to provide information and advise beneficiaries on existing learning activities and other social services, and refer them to partners when relevant.
- Work closely with the Education Coordinator to ensure proper budget expenditure and monitoring.
- Willing to be trained and participate in Training of Trainers programmes as per programme needs and to facilitate training sessions for field level stakeholders including parents, community members, and educators as needed.
- Collect and report information regarding the situation of Syrian refugee and other vulnerable children and their families, with specific attention to the programme targeted children.
- Work directly in the field with children, educators, facilitators, communities, parents, partners staff, and other stakeholders in programme locations.
- Communicate effectively with Save the Children and partner colleagues from different sectors.
- Suggest ideas based on the day-to-day interaction with communities and other stakeholders.
- Ensure a strict adherence to the principles of Child Protection at all times, including respect for confidentiality, and to act in the best interest of the child.
Monitoring and Evaluation
- Lead the monitoring and evaluation process of the non-formal Education activities.
- Produce timely internal reports on projects’ ongoing activities highlighting challenges, best practices, and lessons learned.
- Ensure that data is accurately collected and reported according to guidelines.
- Regularly visit programme sites to ensure that parents and targeted communities are appropriately supported and that qualitative and quantitative programme objectives are achieved.
Human Resources / Team Management / Capacity Building
- Support the recruitment process of Save the Children and partner Education staff, educators, and volunteers.
- Contribute to the team capacity building plans and relevant trainings in collaboration with the Education Coordinator and Education Programme Manager while coaching and mentoring partners’ programme staff and volunteers.
Adherence to Save the Children policies and procedures
- Comply with Save the Children policies and practices with respect to Child Protection, Code of Conduct, Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
- Perform other duties as agreed with the line manager.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
- At least three years of experience in education, preferably in an (I) NGO environment or educational setting. Prior teaching experience is an asset
- Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Education, Development / Humanitarian Studies, or Social Sciences
- Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office)
- Demonstrated ability to analyse qualitative and quantitative data and to develop data bases and data collection tools
- An understanding of formal and non-formal education and Education in Emergencies
- Ability to analyse information, evaluate options and to plan strategically
- Proven track record in managing teams and quality delivery of educational programmes
- Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
- Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English. Knowledge of French language is an asset
- Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work in an insecure and volatile context
- Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches
- Familiarity with T5 and Akkar areas is an asset