Education Technical Manager
Education Technical Manager - Country Office
The overall role of the Education Technical Manger is to technically lead the implementation of GATWAY to Transition education project, spearhead the reporting of the project implementation in coordination with the project staff in different field offices. The Education Technical Manger will report to the Project Director, and work in close collaboration with Education Senior Specialist. The incumbent will be the technical focal point for the project and will liaison with Member Office technical backstop of the project on regular basis. The Education Technical Manager will represent the project in donor and other technical forums and will act as the key technical contact for the project deliverables and coordinate with sub awardee technical personnel for the implementation and reporting of the project.
The Education Technical Manger will provide day-to-day guidance and technical support to field staff (from Save the Children, and our Implementing Partners), supporting them in delivering the components of GATEWAY to Transition Project. The role will involve close coordination and collaboration with the MoE at national and governorate levels.
It is expected that the Education Technical Manger will spend the large majority of time in field, ensuring quality implementation of the Project activities. The Education Technical Manger will feed into the overall strategic direction of Yemen’s education programme by supporting the link between the field offices and the country office and ensuring field level quality concerns are consistently raised and incorporated into programme design, coordination and advocacy efforts.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
The Education Manager, working with the GATEWAY to Transition Project Team collaborating with CO PDQ and Operations Team will;
- Lead the technical implementation of the project
- Prepare and oversee programme implementation to ensure timely delivery of programme activities, including monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans, identifying programme supplies needs and coordinating with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
- Coordinate with Member Office TA to ensure the technical expertise not available in the country is identified and made available
- To ensure integration (where appropriate) with other sectors, especially looking to strengthen the links between Education programmes and protection and WASH.
- Lead on capacity development of SCI and partner staff
Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
- Lead on technical education assessments in coordination with other Save the Children thematic areas and other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs.
- Develop education program monitoring tools and work with monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) department to monitor education programming and put in place a sector M & E plan, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work.
- Take the initiative in documenting lessons learnt, best practice and case studies to shape in-country strategies and programme approaches, and contribute to broader sector learning.
- Prepare timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal Save the Children requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
- Put in place Education accountability mechanisms, ensuring that feedback is incorporated into programme design and learning disseminated to the wider sector.
- Collate information from all field offices and MEAL team and produce the monthly, quarterly and annual project reports and send for sign off.
- Establish contact and relationship with the technical departments of MoE , Governorate and District Education Office
- Represent SCI on Technical Working Groups and work collectively with the relevant MoE team to update, contextualize the different technical approaches and ensure their appropriate endorsement
- Facilitate the technical meetings with relevant departments of MoE
- Facilitate the technical discussions and reporting to MOPIC and NAMCHA
Networking, advocacy and representation
- Provide monthly update of the project to Education Cluster and MoE
- Participate in Education Cluster and MoE organized coordination meeting representing SCI
- Share and disseminate the MEAL findings of the project in the appropriate forum
- Represent SCI and the project in donor meetings with technical inputs
COMPETENCIES FOR THIS ROLE:
- Applying Technical and Professional Expertise
Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards; promotes and shared best practice within and outside the organisation
Level required: Accomplished
- Delivering Results
Takes personal responsibility and holds others accountable for delivering our ambitious goals for children, continually improving their own performance or that of the team / organisation.
Level required: Accomplished
- Problem Solving and Decision-Making
Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organisation
Level required: Accomplished
- Leading and Inspiring Others
Demonstrates leadership in all our work, embodies our values, and articulates a compelling vision to inspire others to achieve our goals for children.
Level required: Skilled
Developing Self and Others
Invests time and energy to actively develop self and others to help realist their full potential, and to build the organisation’s capability for the future
Level Required: Skilled
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- Previous experience and strong skills on teacher professional development and curriculum.
- Ability to identify the quality issues in education in the given context and support the implementation of field-level solutions.
- Experience in capacity building and in strengthening various duty bearers understanding of education program implementation
- Experience working with the MoE and Governorate & District Education Offices
- Excellent communication skills.
- A high level of written and spoken English.
- The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
- Commitment to and understanding of child rights, the aims and principles of SC, and humanitarian standards such as the Sphere Charter and the Code of Conduct. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.
- Previous experience of working with Save the Children.
- Good knowledge of and experience in using established inter-agency standards or SCI packages in EiE, such as the INEE MS, TICC, LWiE, PSS/PFA, Life Skills, DRR, etc.
- Experience implementing or technically advising on education in emergencies programmes.
- Experience of working with and supporting local implementing partners.
This position is open to Yemeni nationals only
We are looking for both men and women from Yemen with enthusiasm and commitment to improve the protection and promotion of the rights of all children in YemeAll applicants will be subject to Save the Children’s Child safe guardian Policy and Reference Checking Process.