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Education Programme Coordinator at Save the Children October, 2022 Job Description
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TITLE: Education Programme Coordinator


TEAM/PROGRAMME: Education/Response Team


LOCATION:  Kigoma region – Kibondo




CONTRACT LENGTH: 1 year, renewable






Level 3: √ the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.






Work closely with, SC Child protection staff, and members of the Education sector working Group, UNHCR and other UN agencies, to ensure that the programme goals are achieved. Specific areas of concern are the provision – learning opportunities for school and out of school children in Nduta and Nyarugusu refugee camps. The post holder provides overall leadership for the sector, and ensures that SC vision and overall program goals related to the sector are met. He/she is responsible for contributing to proposal development in line with SC goals and strategic directions.  He/she is responsible for providing managerial, technical, and administrative support to partner staff during the implementation of an integrated program. For purposes of ensuring healthy collaboration between SC’s response and other actors in refugee education/protection, the officer will actively participate in education-related activities and meetings.




Reports to: Refugee Response Field Manager , Kibondo


Staff directly reporting to this post: Education officers




Under the direct supervision of the Refugee Response Field Manager:


Programme Development and Implementation


With the support and guidance of Field Manager and working closely with the Education Officers, lead the implementation of Save the Children’s education project activities within the refugee camps through provision of formal and non-formal education programs for school and out of school children.

Identify development needs and support the SC Education Officers  in the delivery of the Education project through mentoring and coaching



Identify critical program gaps and vulnerabilities, and clarify roles, responsibilities and accountabilities to effectively address those gaps.

Organize and conduct a mapping/assessment of capacity development needs of Save the Children and partner staff and roll out capacity development activities in line with INEE and Save the Children best practices.

Coordinate and ensure quality in the programme by building capacity of the Education Officer, partner staff and volunteer teachers through trainings, on content such as pedagogical skills, psychosocial support & life skills.

Input into new proposals and support the Field Manager in the finalization of EiE budgets, Log-frames and implementation plans

Provide guidance to the Education Officer  on thematic standards and approaches which reflect good practice in emergency education responses to address SC Commitments for Children in Emergencies.

Human Resources


Line management of the Education officer and project staff

Prepare performance objectives together with education program staffs and give the necessary feedback, follow up and support to improve staff performance.



Monitoring and Reporting


Facilitate the use 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.

In coordination with the MEAL team, the Education Coordinator will participate in the review and development of contextually relevant Quality Learning Environment (QLE) benchmarks for AEP, ECCD and formal education for the Burundi refugee response.

Participate in internal & external education assessments/survey and tracer studies to identify needs of beneficiaries and program impact on beneficiaries, conduct analysis and lessons learnt with the view of strengthening future programming.

Liaise with Education Officer to prepare weekly, monthly or other periodical activity reports for SCI and share with the education sector leads and other funding partners.

Reporting  on progress and documentation of best practices



Support in development of communication materials, case studies and advocacy initiatives.



Coordination and Networking


Working closely with the Refugee Response Field Manager and Education officer, develop partnerships to leverage resources, ensure adequate coverage in the emergency response and participate in joint assessments.

Advocate for, and support, the development of sustainable, child-friendly   and hazard-resistant standards and designs for learning centres, the integration of life skills into both formal and non-formal education, with a particular focus on Disaster Risk Reduction( DRR)

Represent SCI education programme in coordination forums including Education Sector Working Group meetings, working closely to address issues related to strategic planning, responsibilities of sector partners, and joint advocacy.

BEHAVIOURS (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 their team to do the same;

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

future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale;



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; demonstrates highest levels of integrity;





University Degree in Education, Social Sciences or related technical field.

Three year progressive experience in implementation of Education programmes, refugee education, non-formal education, Life skills or related field.

Previous experience in working with teacher training programs, vocational training programs, Early Childhood Care and Development -ECCD or Accelerated Education Programs (AEP) in emergency contexts is desirable.

Good knowledge and understanding of INEE Minimum Standards, SPHERE and Do No Harm practices in emergency humanitarian response.

Previous work experience in Kigoma region and the Burundi refugee response is an added advantage.

Good command of the English and Kiswahili/Kirundi languages is an asset

Excellent Computing and data management skills.

Ability to adapt and work effectively in remote areas, work in a challenging work environment.

Ability to take personal responsibility for completing tasks to a high standard and to meet deadlines.

Willingness to work flexibly and professionally in a dynamic and fast-moving environment.

This is an emergency recruitment. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date and the selected candidate must be available to commence duty immediately.

Additional job responsibilities


The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.


Equal Opportunities


The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures;


Child Safeguarding:


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.


Safeguarding our Staff:


The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy


Health and Safety


The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

The deadline for submitting the application is 12 November 2022.


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