INTERSOS Roving Education in Emergencies Project Manager Jobs in South Sudan

INTERSOS Roving Education in Emergencies Project Manager Jobs in South Sudan


South Sudan is anchored to the bottom of the world league table for education. Access to education is still a significant issue due to ongoing conflict and lack of human and physical resources.


More than half of its primary school age children – over 1 million in total – are out of school. South Sudan has a larger proportion of its children out of school than almost any other country in the world, along with the deepest gender inequalities.

INTERSOS has been present in South Sudan since 2006 with a country office in Juba and field bases in six States of the country, namely Jonglei, Upper Nile, Unity, Eastern Equatoria, Western Equatoria and Central Equatoria.


INTERSOS focuses on implementing emergency response and relief programs in different sectors: Protection, Education, NFI/Shelter and WASH with a special focus on serving the conflict-affected population, which were forced to displace from their homes by the conflict but also the hosting communities, which often are equally vulnerable.


INTERSOS as implementer of EIE programme in Unity state acknowledges that out-of-school children and adolescents are more vulnerable to violence, abuse, forced recruitment and engagement in life-threatening, and often criminal activities.


There is high dire needs in the most conflict affected state such as Unity State (Mayom county, Rubkona county, and Mayendit county), Upper Nile State ( Malakal county and Fashoda county), Westen Equatoria (Yambio and Ezo counties), and Jonglei state (Bor south county) where INTERSOS project will be in operation.


Responsibilities


Project Management:

  • Supervise implementation of project activities in a timely manner
  • Develop and manage the implementation of/adherence to work plans and M&E plans
    Manage all financial resources allocated to the project, including budget holding responsibility for Unity and Jonglie production of financial plans and cash forecasts and verification of budget vs. actual on a weekly and monthly basis
  • Manage all logistical procedures for the project – ensuring INTERSOS and donor requirements are met and proper documentation is collected and maintained for all procurements
  • Ensure bi-weekly reports are submitted to UNICEF at state level as per the agreed reporting schedule
  • Ensure data is collected regularly to respond to agreed indicators
  • Develop budgets and project proposals for the EiE program in Unity State and Jonglei State, in close coordination with the (Education) Program Coordinator;
  • Carry out rapid assessments to investigate further programming opportunities inside Jonglei State and Unity State;


    Programme Quality:

  • Build capacity of INTERSOS Education team, to meet minimum standards for Education in Emergency, including training and mentoring of the Education staffs;
  • Technical support for EIE activities throughout the programme providing insights to national and international staff on EiE standards including tools and methodologies (pedagogy, early grade literacy, classroom management, lesson planning, positive behavior management, psychosocial support etc.);
  • Build capacity of teachers, PTA members and community members through training on the aforementioned technical areas;
  • Work with the mission Education team to strengthen the Education sector in INTERSOS South Sudan;

    Coordination:

  • Ensure 5W matrices are submitted to the National Cluster IMO as per the agreed reporting schedule
  • Coordinate EiE Cluster in Jonglei State and Unity State, by regularly maintaining contact with other Education actors in the state, and supervision of the State level Education cluster meetings in Bor and in Bentiu;
  • Represent the Education program with national authorities, non-state actors, UN agencies, NGOs, donors, etc. in Unity State and in Jonglei State;

    Human Resources:

  • Recruit and train national education team members in Unity State and Jonglie state as required to achieve the project objectives;
  • Work with the administration department to ensure all administrative procedures are followed for EiE staff in Jonglie and Unity - updated personal details on file, accurate ToR for each staff member, payrolls etc.

    Required profile and experience

    Education

  • An
    advanced university degree in education or significant professional experience in the education sector in lieu of formal credentials.

    Professional Experience

  • Three years of experience in post-conflict environment
  • Demonstrated experience in designing technical strategies around education, specifically education in emergency including early childhood development and primary education.
  • Prior experience at a senior level, advising projects with UNICEF and SSHF Funding.
  • Technical expertise in education, specifically pre-primary and/or primary education.
  • Demonstrated experience of developing and managing relationships and funding from donors such as UNICEF, SSHF or other development partners.
  • Demonstrated experience working with national and/or regional level government structures to strengthen the capacity of the government to deliver services.
  • Ability to work with local structures to plan and effectuate change in behaviour around teacher training, pre-primary and basic education and community mobilisation. Demonstrated ability to work at a community level.
  • Experience solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in of others.
  • Knowledge and experience of the EiE sector standards and education methodologies
  • Experience in teacher professional development through training, coaching and mentoring
  • Experience working in primary education required – knowledge of early childhood development and working with out-of-school adolescents desirable
  • Experience in integrating child protection in schools – particular emphasis on positive behavior management, establishment and maintenance of referral pathways, ensuring school grounds are safe and protective etc.
  • Management experience is difficult contexts – including staff management, budget holding responsibility and management of logistical procedures:
  • Donor reporting takes place on a bi-weekly, interim and final basis – exact schedule to be agreed with donor
  • Teacher training to be conducted over school holidays to avoid disruption of learning. The core trainings should take place at the start of the project and refresher trainings provided each school term
  • Knowledge of the EiE sector standards and education methodologies
  • Experience in teacher professional development through training, coaching and mentoring
  • Experience working in primary education required – knowledge of early childhood development and working with out-of-school adolescents desirable
  • Experience developing proposals and reports in the English language

    Professional Requirements

  • Experience in integrating child protection in schools – particular emphasis on positive behavior management, establishment and maintenance of referral pathways, ensuring school grounds are safe and protective etc.
  • Experience with early grade reading/literacy and numeracy.
  • Management experience is difficult contexts – including staff management, budget holding responsibility and management of logistical procedures
  • Ability to conduct field monitoring and also in-classroom-coaching and technical support to be conducted weekly – i.e. each school should be visited at least once per week and education team members should be providing ongoing technical assistance to teachers
  • Ability to lead State Education Cluster coordination activities with good leadership

    Languages

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.

    Personal Requirements

  • Readiness and ability to travel and stay in the field according the need of the project;
  • Strong team spirit, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Strong English communication and interpersonal skills, especially working with multicultural teams.
  • Strong management and leadership skills in humanitarian response,
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships,
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with analytic approach,
  • Ability to integrate and work well within multiethnic and multicultural teams,
  • Ability to achieve results effectively, considering the need for speed, scale and quality;
  • Experience in building personal networks, resulting new opportunities for the organisation.



    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 28th September, 2018


    For more information and job application details, see; INTERSOS Roving Education in Emergencies Project Manager Jobs in South Sudan

    In case you encounter difficulties applying through INTERSOS' platform, you can also apply by sending your CV, motivation letter and 2 references via email to recruitment@intersos.org , with subject line: "SR-41-692 - Roving Education in Emergencies Project Manager – South Sudan".

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.

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