Save The Children Woreda Program Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Save The Children Woreda Program Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 216520

Category: Development and Project Management Location: Hawassa, SNNPR
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: As per the scale of the organization

Job Description

Role Purpose

The SNNPR different target zones, the woreda program officers for School readiness for O class project. Woreda Program Officer is principally responsible for providing day-to-day oversight, quality assurance and technical assistance for district and community level activities and the project’s coordination and partnership with Woreda Education Offices (WEOs) as well as with other local government partners. Reporting to the school Readiness Program zonal coordinator.

S/he will be responsible for the successful, timely monitoring of the school readiness project implementations plan in the target woreda in collaboration with zonal and Woreda partners.

S/he will lead the woreda level School readiness for O class in developing quarterly and monthly plans according to the budget, and feeding into school Readiness zonal and Regional level planning and reporting processes.

The Officer will plan; budget, implement, monitor and report on the project for children age 6 in the respective areas facilitators, government partners in the project intervention woredas for smooth and effective implementation of the project.

S/he is responsible for documenting best practices and case stories that would help for sharing achievement of ELM to others and scaling up innovative ideas in other areas in the country. She/he will document relevant data for substantiating narrative report.

Reporting to the Zonal Coordinator. S/he will lead and coordinate the implementation team of woreda education offices. S/he will be responsible for the successful, timely implementation and monitoring of the School Readiness program implementation plan in woreda in coordination with zonal and Woreda government partners.

S/he will lead the woreda Level School Readiness for O class program team in developing quarterly and monthly plans according to the budget, and feeding into zonal and regional level planning and reporting processes.

Scope of Role:

Reports to: SNNPR Regional target zone Coordinator, School Readiness for “O” class program

Coordinates with: MEAL Coordinator and government partners at woreda levels.

Number of direct reports: None

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Project-implementation and monitoring

  • Coordinate the woreda level execution of the School Readiness project annual implementation plan in SNNPR, in cooperation with the ZEDs, WEOs and other stakeholders.

  • Ensure the Woreda level programming targets being met, and report discrepancies and changes up to the zonal coordinator.

  • Prepare quarterly and monthly plans, aligned with allocated budget and programming targets.

  • Ensure Woreda level responsibilities execute in line with regional office expectations and schedules.

  • Identify opportunities for public-private partnerships.

  • Partnership with ZEOs and WEOs and other Zonal and Local Stakeholders

  • Lead relationship building with Woreda leadership.

  • Conduct orientations and trainings of WEOs, WCYA and O class facilitators.

  • Follow up and provide support to O class facilitator’s implementation of project activities.

  • Project deliverables including regular program reporting and annual work plan development

  • Participate in annual work plan development, developing work plans in conjunction with zonal, woreda and School stakeholders.

  • Provide inputs into regular reporting on the project progress and success related to areas of responsibility, to be incorporated into project reports.

  • Participate actively in yearly budget planning with reference to donor approved budgets and project proposal;

  • Prepare and conduct O class facilitators and community training on ELM methodology.

  • Develop and communicate project-monitoring plan with O class facilitators, pertinent Government stakeholders and line managers.

  • Prepare and communicate procurement requests, ahead of time;

  • Provide technical support, including coaching to O class facilitators ahead of problems take place.

  • Ensure stationary and related print reach creation materials are distributed and used properly at O class centers.

  • Represent Save the Children in relevant O class woreda level forums, technical discussions and meetings.

  • Closely follow up and provide technical support for ELM scaling up at intervention Woreda level.

  • Collect data related to IDELA and QLE assessment, baseline and end line for the project;

  • Support final evaluation of the projects and gather feedback from O class

  • Using appropriate M&E framework and tools, periodically monitor the status and progress of achievement of school readiness project objectives and outcomes in each woreda;

  • Collect, document and report relevant data, success and case stories on achievement of project;

  • Prepare periodic and quality reports and timely submit for line manager

  • Monthly basis produce complaints received and managed and report to line managers;

  • Prepare and submit regular activities achieved on child participation in project implementation, monitoring and evaluation and report to line managers;

  • Undertakes additional assignments, as need arises, pertinent to successful completion of the project.

  • Support team to conduct orientations and trainings of ZEDs, WEOs and cluster level staff.

  • Coordinate, Support and provide technical assistance for Sustainability and scale up of School Readiness program activities in to non-target woredas and schools.

  • Project deliverables including regular program reporting and annual work plan development

  • Participate in annual work plan development, developing zonal work plans in conjunction with zonal and woreda stakeholders.

  • Provide inputs into regular reporting on the project progress and success related to areas of responsibility, to be incorporated into project reports.

  • Child Safeguarding and other KPIs:

  • Providing orientations on Child Safeguarding for ECCE facilitators, education experts, communities and project beneficiaries;

  • Ensure timely reporting of any suspected/concerns on fraud and child safeguarding issues;

  • Ensure timely reporting of the security situations in program implementation area;

  • Ensure child participation in project monitoring and evaluation through invitation for meetings, joint supervision, workshops etc;

  • Ensure complaint are appropriately received and responded timely;

  • Ensure consistent reporting of any humanitarian situations in project implementation area;

    Job Requirements

    Academic Qualification:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Educational or related field, and minimum of 6 years’ working experience in education sector particularly in preschool programs.

  • Experience working on donor-funded education projects in pre-primary school role

  • Experience leading and overseeing teams Pre-primary school facilitators

  • Preferably has skill in Emergent Literacy and Math;

  • Experience supporting community mobilization projects and/or projects targeting community and school level stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with WEOs and woreda level government partners and stakeholders.

  • Fluent in speaking, reading, and writing English and Amharic, as well as fluency in local language in the area (Sidaamu Afoo, Wolayittatto, Hadiyyisa and Gede’offa).

  • Experience working in government education offices.

  • Good computer skills (particularly Excel, Word, ppt and database)


  • Master’s degree in Educational Leadership or related field

  • Experience working in Regional, Zonal and woreda level government education offices/NGOs working in the same operation areas at zone/woreda level.

  • We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.

    The Organisation

    We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection.

    We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

    We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated
  • We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

    How to Apply

    Application Information:

    Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

    We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

    All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

    Save The Children Woreda Program Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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