Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating
lasting change in the lives of children in over 120 countries around the
world. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and
collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we
children and families help themselves. We work with other
organizations, governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners
while maintaining our own independence without political agenda or
religious orientation. Save the Children’s mission is to inspire
breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve
immediate and lasting change in their lives.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Education in Emergency (EiE) Coordinator
Job ID: #947806
- Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post
holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young
- Work closely with some, SEMA, NEMA, UNICEF, local implementing
partners, members of the Education sector working Group, UN-OCHA and
other UN agencies, to ensure that the programme goals are achieved.
- He/She is responsible for designing programmes and writing
proposals for new or ongoing projects in line with SC goals and
- For purposes of ensuring healthy collaboration between the
sector’s work and other projects or initiatives in North Eastern region,
the coordinator will actively participate in education-related
activities and meetings, and will also seek active collaboration with
other players working in the education sector.
- Specific areas of concern are the provision of temporary learning opportunities in IDP camps and host community.
- He/She provides overall leadership at a strategic and programme
level for the sector, and ensures that SC vision and overall program
goals related to the sector are met.
- He/She provides managerial, technical, and administrative support to the project officers.
Scope of Role:
- Reports to: Field Manager- with close links to Education in Emergency Advisor based in Abuja
- Staff directly reporting to this post:Education staff of Implementing partner organisations
Key Areas of Accountability:
- Under the direct supervision of the Field Manager, and in close coordination with the Education in Emergency Advisor in Abuja:
Programe Development and Implementation:
- With the support and guidance of FM and EiE Advisor, lead the
implementation of Save the Children’s education project activities
within the IDP camps and host communities through provision of EiE and
ECCD services to the children
- Ensure quality in the programme by building capacity of the
local staff through training, and providing training in pedagogy,
psychosocial support, life skills etc. to teachers.
- Provide guidance to field-based education team on common
standards, innovative strategies and approaches which ensure a capacity
to address SC Commitments for Children in Emergencies, and reflect good
practice in emergency education responses
- Identify critical program gaps and vulnerabilities, and clarify
roles, responsibilities and accountabilities to effectively address
- Line management of the education project staff
- Prepare performance objectives together with program staffs and
give the necessary feedback, follow up and support to improve staff
Monitoring and Reporting:
- Contribute to the development 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
- 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 blogs.
Coordination and Networking:
- Working closely with the FM and EiE Education Advisor, develop
partnerships to leverage resources, ensure adequate coverage in the
emergency response and early recovery phases, and ensure adequate
funding consistent with SC resource mobilisation strategy and emergency
- Represent SCI programme in the coordination at state levels;
represent SC at the State Education Sector Working Group meetings ,
working closely with UNICEF, SEMA, UNOCHA among others, to address
issues related to strategic planning, roles and responsibilities of
sector partners, and joint advocacy
- 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)
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
Qualification and Experience
- University Degree in Education, Social Sciences or related technical field.
- Three year progressive experience in Education in Emergencies,
programme design, administration, monitoring and evaluation or related
- 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.
- Previous experience in working with capacity building/training facilitation is desirable.
- Excellent Computing and data management skills.
- Ability to adapt and work effectively in remote areas,work in a challenging work environment with minimal direct supervision.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should kindly send their C.V’s and
covering letter on or before the Closing date explaining why you are
suitable to: Nigeria.HumanitarianVacancy@savethechildren.org
State position clearly in the subject field as applications without
appropriate subject will be disqualified. Also, applications received
after the Closing date will not be considered.
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Application Deadline 28th April, 2015.