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Education Officer at Terre des hommes

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Terre des hommes (Tdh) is a leading Swiss organisation for children’s aid. Since 1960, Tdh has helped build a better future for deprived children and their communities, making an impact with innovative and sustainable solutions. Active in more than 45 countries, Tdh works with local and international partners to develop and implement field projects which improve the daily lives of over 3 million children and their relatives, in the domains of health, protection and emergency relief. This engagement is financed by individual and institutional support, with administrative costs kept to a minimum. Tdh in Nigeria implements projects in Health, Wash, Child Protection and Education sectors.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Education Officer

Location: MMC / Jere LGA, Borno
Employment Type: Fixed Term Contract
Contract Duration: 10 months
Reporting to: Education Supervisor

General Description of the Position

  • Reporting to the Education Supervisor, under the overall supervision of the Child Protection and Education in Emergencies Program Manager, the Education Officer is responsible to support the development and implementation of the Educational activities in Tdh project locations. 
  • This position will take responsibility for planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting of Tdh’s education program to improve children’s learning outcomes (literacy, Numeracy, and skills acquisition) through both formal and non-formal education activities.

Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Provide technical support in the areas of education in emergencies to teachers, facilitators, volunteers, and community members engaged in the project.
  • Closely collaborate with all the concerned stakeholders to ensure that programme goals are achieved and sustained.
  • Actively participate in setting up of clear monitoring and evaluation plan (including development and implementation of tools)
  • Feed the project monitoring tools with the highest level of accuracy in close coordination with the project monitoring team.
  • Establish and strengthen School-Based Management Committees including training and community engagements.
  • Coordination & Représentation:
  • Liaise with relevant government authorities, State Universal Basic Education Board, Camp Coordination and Camp Management, and relevant humanitarian actors for the proper coordination and implementation of the project.
  • Actively participate in education-related activities and meetings, and seek active collaboration with other players working in the education sector.
  • Adhere to the work plan and ensure the activities are fully implemented as per the national/international and northeast Nigeria Education Sector guidelines.
  • Ensure close supervision and support to field-based education activities
  • Support in the establishment of CPiE component within the Education activities
  • Support set up of clear referral pathways between Education and CP teams in close collaboration with PSS and Case Work Officers
  • Identify and communicate project gaps, challenges, and vulnerabilities to the line manager on a timely basis and suggest possible solutions to the problems.
  • Participate in the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and final reports based on project targets and results.

Child Protection:

  • Promote inclusion and equal access to education for every child, paying particular attention to the most vulnerable and at-risk children;
  • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding information and data of beneficiaries at all times;
  • Ensure Tdh Child Safeguarding Policy and Child Protection Minimum Standards are mainstreamed through all the programmatic activities;
  • Report serious cases of abuse committed against children to the Child Protection Project Manager. Strict confidentiality must be respected.

Other:

  • Fully comply with Tdh Code of Conduct and ensure Child Safeguarding Policy is upheld at all times.
  • Ensure adherence to Tdh standards and quality requirements in all the project activities.
  • Adhere to, and ensure the team under her/his responsibility follows Tdh administrative and logistical regulations and procedures. Has good knowledge of Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies Minimum Standards (INEE MS) and other existing global guidelines and tools for EiE.
  • The tasks and responsibilities defined in this job description are not exhaustive and can evolve depending on the project needs.

Requirements
Education:

  • University Degree in Education Studies or any other related discipline.

Work experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in the field of education in emergencies. Good knowledge of Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL), INEE

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Good analytical and writing skills.

Computer skills:

  • Good knowledge of MS office software package.

Language Skills:

  • Fluency in local languages and in English (speaking/reading/writing).

Other:

  • Knowledge of Education systems in Northeastern Nigeria/Good capacity building with good supervisory/team management skills.

Salary

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  22nd June, 2022.