Education Officer

Save the Children , Kenya
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Job Summary

Job Description

Role Purpose

To effectively implement the SC Education Programme activities in Dadaab camps. The role holder will ensure quality delivery of programmes and maintenance of high professional standards of all our Education Programmes. S/he will be in charge of running of ABE canters and directly support the refugee teachers. The successful candidate will work within EiE consortium members sub-granted by Save the Children and the wider education-working group in Dadaab. The holder will primarily be tasked with quality data collection, reporting, activity implementation and the resumption of learning in the non-formal education sector in Dadaab. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Contract Duration: 4 months renewable subject to funding availability and performance.

No of Vacancies: One (1) Position

Reporting to: Education Coordinator

Location: Dadaab

Nationality: Kenya National only


Program Planning:

  • Under the direction and guidance of the Education Coordinator, coordinate plans for the implementation of the project activities in all target school communities
  • Work with the CP & Education Coordinator and other education team members and partner organizations to develop project implementation and procurement plans.
  • Plan capacity-building and on-job training and mentorship for refugee incentive teachers.
  • Develop robust planning with consortium partners and the education-working group.
  • Work with the CP &Education Coordinator and the MEAL Team to prepare and/or revise project-monitoring tools to track indicators and monitor achievement of objectives and impact of the program.
  • In collaboration with the CP& Education Coordinator, prepare plans for capacity building and training of school managements on various trainings needs
  • Work collaboratively with the Education Coordinator to design criteria for selection of trainees for the P1 school-based teacher training gram in collaboration with Garissa Teachers Training College
  • Prepare plans for regular field monitoring visits together with Education Coordinator and other Education staff

Program Implementation:

  • Ensure that project activities are implemented in accordance with the approved work plans and with the involvement of partners and concerned stakeholders at all levels.
  • Ensure project activities are implemented in the most efficient, effective and sustainable manner
  • Ensure that the school-based teacher training program is implemented effectively
  • Assist the Education Coordinator in the development and implementation of a modality of strengthening and improving management of schools committees and pupils through community mobilization and improvement of training materials and programs
  • Ensure effective and efficient distribution of textbooks and other instructional materials to target schools
  • Support coordination of the consortium members activities and ensure their planning and implementation aligns with Save the Children.
  • Conduct regular data collection using existing tools in order to track project performance on indicators and measure overall impact and for donor reporting purposes and make recommendations on the improvement of these tools
  • Ensure that good practices and lessons are documented and shared with the MEAL team and the education team for replication and wider dissemination
  • Travel to all project sites to conduct regular monitoring of projects quality together with other project team members

Reporting, Monitoring & Evaluation:

  • Ensure that field based monitoring data and information is collated regularly and made available to Education Coordinator and the MEAL Team for reporting and monitoring purposes
  • In collaboration with the MEAL Team, focus on project data collection to generate practical information that can be used for oNGOing program decision-making while also capturing results at the impact level.
  • Collect consortium data for consolidation.
  • Assist the Education Coordinator in preparation of periodic progress reports in a timely manner for both internal and external use

Program Support Operations:

  • Coordinate with other departments to ensure operational systems are in place to support field activities including logistics (transport, warehousing and asset management), procurement, security and administration.
  • Contribute to the attainment of the field office key performance indicators.
  • Coordinate with other SCI programs/sectors to ensure integration and that the project runs smoothly and efficiently and draws from best experiences and lessons for improved programming

Qualifications, Experience and Skills


  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree in education/ social sciences or its equivalent.
  • Minimum of three (3) years' work experience in education sector especially in refugee setting
  • Knowledge of education in emergencies, education sector policy, child rights and protection issues
  • Experiences of facilitating community-based training, capacity building school managements, and awareness campaigns.
  • Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities.
  • Positive attitude towards community work with emphasis on the ability to learn from communities and support participatory, innovative approaches to problem solving
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathies with all children and their Careers.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, Kiswahili and understanding of local language in the camps and the host community with be added advantage.
  • Good report writing and computer skills
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
  • Commitment to Save the Children's Child Protection Policy.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's aims, values and principles.


  • Teaching experience
  • Experience in refugee operation
  • Previous experience with ECHO and EU funded project.

The Organization

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.

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at . We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy. All employees are also expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.