Save The Children Education Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Save The Children Education Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 200674

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

Job Description


Save the Children is an exciting and dynamic organization that follows a holistic approach to achieve more for children and use its resources in an efficient and sustainable way.

In every programming we aim to achieve results at scale, build partnership to influence others and increase our impact; look for innovate solutions to the problems children faces, campaign for better practice and ensure that Children’s voices are heard.

Save the Children offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development. If you are interested to work in an organization that is determined to achieve dramatic change for the most vulnerable children, we encourage you to look through the job profile below.

Job Title

Education Officer




Education & CP

Place of Work


Reports To

Program Coordinator

Monthly Salary in ETB

As per the Organization’s scale

No. of Positions


Length of Contract

6 months

Job Summary:

SC has been one of the leading non-governmental organizations (NGO) operating in Somali region by providing both development and humanitarian responses.

SCI also aims Save the children proposes to deliver integrated education, child protection and WASH interventions to an estimated 11,745 children in fourteen IDP sites of Adadle, Daror and Gashamo woredas in response to severe and worsening drought/flood conditions.

contribute to the continuation of the ongoing project in the targeted woredas, with a focus on reducing high school dropout among IDP children and ensuring targeted children have sufficient educational materials, and access to WASH NFIs, and improved hygiene practice in schools.

Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Ensures that boys and girls in the IDPs have access to quality education according to SC Quality Learning Environment, government minimum standards and the INEE minimum standards;

  • Ensure vulnerable school girls and boys affected by drought to have access to learning opportunities in a protective and safe learning environment and WASH service in IDP schools

  • Effectively implement school feeding program at target schools to address critical food insecurity preventing children to go schools through a school feeding program, complemented by the provision of education kits, provision safe and drinking water through water trucking.

  • Train Teachers and PTSA on code of conduct, Psychosocial support, child protection and PFA

  • Provide day to day technical support 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 response.

  • Ensures good mainstreaming service providers (e.g. nutrition, health, child protection, including Save the Children CFS, WASH and School Feeding services).

  • Provide training on Food Handling and Management to cluster supervisors, school directors, SF focal persons, cluster supervisors, and cooks

  • Ensure that schools are safe protective spaces for children that would reduce other protection issues/concerns and makes children less vulnerable

  • Make sure that all the IDPs schools have clean and safe drinking water through water trucking and students have access to safe and clean drinking water within their learning environment.

  • Ensures Functioning Temporary Learning Spaces, established on the basis of community consultation and prioritization that support the well-being of boys and girls.

  • Ensure provision and distribution education/learning materials to IDPs children in the target areas

  • Oversees the functionality of child friendly space and Temporary learning spaces
    With the support and guidance of program coordinator lead the implementation of Save the Children’s education in Emergencies project activities within the project areas districts through provision of EiE services to the target children.
  • Ensures all targeted girls and boys in the project target area have access to quality emergency basic education and recreational services safe and protective environments

  • Ensures boys and girls have access to Save the Children protection services including CFS and WASH facilities and hygiene promotion.

  • Provide regular update and monthly narrative reports reflecting lessons learned to PC

  • Identify critical program
    gaps and vulnerabilities, and clarify roles, responsibilities and accountabilities to effectively address those gaps.
  • Ensure quality in the program by building capacity of the cluster supervisors, experts WEO through trainings, and providing trainings in pedagogy, psychosocial support, life skills etc. to teachers.

    Job Responsibility 6: Monitoring and Supervision

  • 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 children.
  • Conduct joint monitoring and supportive supervision together with WEO
  • 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.
  • Make sure that all school have complaint handling mechanism exist (suggestion box, reporting to monitor/ unit leader/ director, PTA) to address corporal punishment, bullying, gender based violence/ sexual harassment

    Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)


  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same

  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

  • Future orientated, thinks strategically


  • 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

    Job Requirements

  • Minimum of BA/Bed degree in the field of education or related field from recognized University with three years for degree holders and 5 years for diploma holders and related experience preferably out of which three years working in international non-governmental organization.

  • Previous experience working in INGO education program implemented in pastoral communities during emergencies

  • Good knowledge and experience in EiE programing particularly in Somali region

  • Have basic training and proven experience on EiE minimum standards, education/ teaching-learning process technical skills, M&E skills, documentation and report writing,

  • Dynamic, Self-starter and able to deliver on organizational goals with good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent understanding and prior work experience with the pastoralist communities is advantageous

  • Proficient in the use of MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and other relevant software;

  • Must have excellent strong writing with excellent spoken and written English; Knowledge of regional language is favourable.

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants who meet the minimum requirements should send CV (maximum of 3 pages) along with a cover letter (one page) as a single document on by indicating the code number of the vacancy; or through All applications should be received on or before 11 March, 2019

    For hard copy applicants you can drop your CV & Application Gode Office gate

    Note that copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters should not be included with the application. You will provide them upon request.

    In the selection of its staff, Save the Children is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities.

    “We need to keep children safe and as such, our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts.

    All successful applicants will, therefore, be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.”

    Save the children international is Zero Tolerance in fraud and dishonest

    Note: All travel costs should be covered by the applicant if invited for written exam or interview

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