Link Community Development Education Programme Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Link Community Development Education Programme Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 197843

Category: Education
Location: Wolaita Soddo, SNNPR
Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: As per the scale of organization

Job Description

About Link Community Development

Link Community Development (LCD) is a family of not for profit organisations working together to transform education for children and communities across impoverished areas of Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda and Uganda.

Since our foundation in 1995 we have worked in 3,000 schools and improved the lives of over two million children through unique and effective school improvement models.

We guide governments and educators to adopt low-cost solutions to improve learning and support for children, with a focus on literacy, numeracy and inclusion for the most marginalised children.

Through a partnership delivery model which embeds piloting and learning within local systems, we influence changes to policy, practice and accountability on a national scale, and our interventions are regularly adapted and replicated by governments and NGOs in new countries and contexts.

Link International works at all levels of the education system – with communities, schools and governments – to identify and remove the obstacles to quality education.

We work with our partner organizations to improve schools and the quality of education they deliver; to build the capacity of district departments of education; and to support government education policy and inform national and regional strategies.

Job Purpose

The Education Programme Officer will support the delivery of Link’s Girls’ Education Challenge ‘STAGES’ project in Ethiopia.

Reporting to the Education Programme Coordinator of Link Community Development Ethiopia, the post-holder will ensure all project activities are delivered as per the work plan.

S/he takes supporting role in education project activities implementation, ensures networking with strategic partners; organize, liaises and establishes working partnership with government organizations and works closely with other STAGES Program, Support functions and MERL team.

Job Requirement

Key areas of responsibilities
  • Support the programme team in planning, delivering and monitoring of all STAGES activities as per the project agreement, work plan and budget.
  • Liaison with Wolaita Zone Education Department to maintain strong and positive relationships and work closely with 4 woreda office heads and all cluster supervisors in delivery of STAGES and report on implementation progress to programme coordinator.
  • Provide strategic programme input, with a particular focus on gender and inclusive education, school improvement processes and community engagement.
  • Work closely with the MERL team and the
    STAGES external evaluators to deliver on the STAGES MERL framework.
  • Takes lead to coordinate cluster, woreda and zonal level school performance appraisal meetings and performance monitoring testing.
  • Facilitate the provision of training for school directors in leadership for improved girls’ education.
  • Work with LCDE team to strengthen government efforts around girls’ transition, learning and attendance, including training content, materials, resources and monitoring instruments.
  • Ensure the robust and proactive management of project risk utilising the project risk register, due diligence assessment for downstream partners (as necessary), and fund flow map.
  • Ensure the project level risk analysis and mitigation plan and actions are in place and risks are escalated in line with Link procedure.
  • Performs other related tasks as required by immediate supervisor.
  • Contract period: One year with possibility of extension based on performance

    Job Requirements

    Person specification

    Experience and qualifications


  • B. ED/B.A in Education, Social Science and related areas.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of Ethiopian Education System.
  • 2-3 years of relevant experience preferable in INGO context working on education projects.
  • Proven experience working in a multicultural environment with a variety of stakeholders, including learners, communities and high-level government staff.
  • Strong experience of M&E and use of data to continually improve and strengthen programme quality.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Amharic.
  • Demonstrate Gender and safeguarding sensitivity in all responsibilities
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets.
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines.
    Commitment to Link Community Development values and Safeguarding Policy.
  • Female applicants are appreciated


  • A postgraduate degree in a relevant field (Education, Social Science, International Development and related areas).
  • Experience in delivering projects for marginalised beneficiaries.
  • An understanding of inclusive education and Gender programming.
  • Matters not covered by this contract or the Staff Handbook are governed by the mandatory provisions of the Labour Proclamation in force at the time.

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants who met the MINIMUM requirements should send their CV with application letter through before or on February 21, 2019.

    Link Community Development Education Programme Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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