Concern Worldwide Education Program Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

Concern Worldwide Education Program Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 216430

Category: Development and Project Management, Education, Social Sciences and Community Location: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
Salary: 33,821-40,452

Job Description

Job Purpose : To lead the strategic development, financial management and implementation of a 5-year Leave No Girl Behind (LNGB) project, funded by DFID. Other responsibilities include ensuring that robust monitoring and evaluation (M&E) information is used to inform quality programming.

Technical support is to be provided to all other sectors in relation to education activities and improving the livelihoods of project beneficiaries.

For example, Increased girls’ enrolment and re-enrolment, Marginalised girls acquire relevant skills to overcome social, economic and contextual factors that leave them behind in life, Improved quality of teaching and inclusive learning environment to support equitable access to education for girls. Represents Concern to relevant external stakeholders as necessary.

General Responsibilities

  • Promote accountability and ensure compliance with Concern’s Programme Participants Protection Policy, Anti- Fraud Policy and Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) standards, including the complaint and response mechanism (CRM), to ensure maximum protection of programme participants and the efficient and transparent use of Concern’s resources.

  • Ensure links between Concern projects and at local, district and national level.

    Specific Responsibilities

    Human Resource Management:

  • Assist in identifying training needs for staff and provide (or coordinate) the training necessary for the delivery of a high quality education programme. In particular, build the capacity of staff involved in the programme through the provision of technical support, training and advice;

  • Support staff with regular visits to the field to complement the information garnered through reports and discussions.

    Programme Management:

  • Lead the strategic development and implementation of the education programme in line with Concern’s organisational policy framework;

  • Actively seek future funding opportunities and develop strong project proposals in line with the country and sector strategic plan;

  • Implement with TVET institutions on short term training revision/development as per market driven income generating scheme

  • Develop capacity building strategies (for partner and Concern staff) to ensure partner support;

  • Participate in all budget planning, projections, monitoring and financial reporting exercises with regular liaison with the Country Financial Controller

  • Produce high quality programme reports

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of instructional strategies for students with disabilities, and girls out of school.


  • Represent (or coordinate representation of) Concern at district and national education meetings, while coordinating with NGOs and other organisations to ensure Concern’s work is linked into the bigger national picture;

  • Ensure positive linkages with other agencies within the Education Consortium to maximise coordination and learning. Ensure Concern’s policy and strategy framework are represented within the Education Consortium programme;
  • Enhance programme integration and efficiency in targeting the poorest, through liaising and planning with coordinators of the other Ethiopia sector programmes;
  • Disseminate learning internally, nationally and internationally from our Education programme

    Programme Planning Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E)

  • Strengthen the monitoring and evaluation systems for the Education Programme; ensuring the programme M&E plans are implemented and revised as necessary, all staff and partners understand their roles related to M&E, and all programme documentation is based on robust data;
  • Ensure that Concern’s Programme Cycle Management System (PCMS) and M&E guidelines are followed throughout programme development and implementation;
  • Ensure programme data is used for programme learning and revision, where applicable;
  • Ensure effective monitoring and evaluation is in line with Concern policies, and uses standard and approved tools to measure impact and ensure efficiency against programme indicators;
  • Support the team and partners to analyse data collected and to use the information to inform programming;
  • Ensure M&E is incorporated into all education programme plans;
  • Support the development of downward accountability mechanisms as an integrated part of the planning and evaluation cycles;

    Coordination with other sectors

  • Provide technical assistance to all Area and Programme Coordinators on issues of education, particularly for girls’ education and non-formal education activities including Life Skills and
    ASRH Ensure work related to addressing School Related Gender Based Violence is implemented in a holistic manner, in collaboration with Health team (particularly related to PHU support), and wider integrated programme and other actors.
  • Ensure that the following development and cross cutting approaches are incorporated into targeting and programme implementation: How Concern Understands Extreme Poverty (HCUEP) especially equality and risk (including HIV&AIDS) and DRR;


  • Perform any other duties as requested by the Programme Director

    Emergency Response : Concern is committed to responding to emergencies efficiently and effectively in order to help affected people meet their basic needs, alleviate suffering and maintain their dignity.

    Gender Equity :

  • Ensure that programme/project staffs have a strong understanding of gender mainstreaming and that gender mainstreaming tools are effectively implemented across all programmes/projects

  • Coordinate with the Gender Equality Coordinator in planning, allocating and implementing a programme budget for gender mainstreaming

  • Ensure that programmes have a thorough gender mainstreaming design and plan from the conceptualization stage

  • Ensure that gender mainstreaming is effectively implemented and monitored throughout the project cycle management process.

  • Ensure that gender sensitive indicators and M & E plans are in place and that they are effectively monitored

  • Ensure quality reporting on gender mainstreaming in all programme reports.

    Job Requirements

  • Concern Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies

  • Concern's Code of Conduct (CCoC) and its associated policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy, the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, contractors, visitors to the programme and partner organisations, and the standards of behavior expected of them.

    In this context staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for and maintain the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern's core values and mission.

    Concern's Code of Conduct and its associated policies have been appended to your Contract for your signature.

    By signing the Concern Code of Conduct you demonstrate that you have understood their content and agree to conduct yourself in accordance with the provisions of these two documents. A breach of this policy will result in disciplinary action up to, and including, dismissal.

    Women are highly encouraged to apply

    What we offer

  • A competitive salary and benefit package
  • Excellent medical benefits (100% cover including dependents)
  • 20 days annual leave
  • 26 weeks (paid) maternity leave, 18 weeks (unpaid) parental leave


  • BA/BSc in education, development studies/economics, rural development, social science and other related discipline with a combination of relevant experiences

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working overseas in education, women economic empowerment and livelihood related development programmes

  • Experience working with local NGOs and partners in the implementation of programmes and support in institutional development.

  • Experience in linking education promotion with livelihood development through local institutions

  • Experience in results based management and M&E (including quantitative and qualitative methodologies)

  • Technical understanding related to girls’ education and interventions, including SRGBV;

  • Experience of coaching, training and building the capacity of international and national staff

  • Experience in budget management

    Empathy with Concern’s vision, mission, goal and objectives and commitment to capacity building, protection and participation.


  • MA/MSc in Education, development studies/economics, rural development , social science or other related discipline
  • Experience working in development programmes in a coordinator/advisor role
  • Experience with girls’ education and needs
  • Assist in building good relations with national authorities, international organizations, donor governments and other organizations
  • Experience working in large consortia

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants should send non-returnable C.V., application letter outlining how their experience and education fit this vacancy, please note that no need to submit your supporting documents:

    Concern Ethiopia, Human Resource Department

    P.O. Box 2434, Addis Ababa. OR

    Apply in person at our Office in Addis Ababa; Front Desk

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