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Posted on 22 Nov, 2023
Closing on 06 Dec, 2023

Job Description

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  • Job Title: Senior Education Program Officer
  • No of position:  1 Position
  • Grade: C2/G1 
  • Deadline: Dec. 6th, 2023
  • Contract Type: Service Contract
  • Duration: 9 Months renewable based on funding availability
  • Duty Station: Based in Hajjah and field visits are required  
  • Probationary Period: Six months
  • Department: Education   
  • Reporting to: Programs Manager 

Duties and responsibilities:

Program Development and Management

  • Prepare and develop Education Program strategic plan and support fundraising for Education Program, including contributing to the development of high-quality concept notes and proposals.
  • Lead the education team to implement timely, effective, and relevant activities in line with identified needs, established objectives, and the project workplan. 
  • Coordinate closely with the programs Manager and finance department to ensure timely and effective grant management and compliance with donor requirements. 
  • Produce and utilize regularly updated project management tools, including workplans, implementation plans, procurement plans, and accurate financial forecasts.
  • Oversee timely, relevant, and responsible management of education project budget.
  • Coordinate closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) department to develop effective monitoring tools and collect relevant data.
  • Ensure that all internal and external reports are submitted on time and in a high-quality standard, in compliance with internal RDP requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
  • Oversee the project design process for any new education programming, including the development of budgets, proposal narratives, log-frames, and other supporting documents.

Technical Quality

  • Ensure all education projects are implemented in accordance with RDP’s guidelines and global best practices.
  • Lead, review and conduct Education Program assessments and surveys such as baseline, end-line, Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM), Market Assessment, etc. to ensure Education program needs are being identified and addressed accurately.
  • Regularly review MEAL data and apply indicator findings to improve program quality. Ensure all programs are data-driven.
  • With support from the MEAL team put in place accountability activities for Education projects, ensuring that complaints and feedback from the beneficiaries specially, women children are considered in project design.
  • Liaise with the Education Technical units on the national and governorate levels on a regular basis. 
  • Represent RDP in local and global technical presentations and workshops.

Team Leadership and Management

  • Coach, mentor, and lead the education teams to implement programs to a high standard of quality.
  • Oversee the timely recruitment, comprehensive onboarding, and the sustained professional growth of team members.
  • Ensure all team members are well-versed in job expectations and have clear performance objectives. Conduct regular management meetings with all direct reports and ensure the same is done throughout the team management structure. 
  • Identify training needs and develop capacity building plans for education staff.
  • Promote and monitor staff care and wellbeing.


  • Ensure consistent RDP representation in the Education Cluster and technical working group meetings.
  • Oversee regular communication, negotiations, and engagement with partners, donors and government entities, including the Ministry of Education in both Sana’a and Hajjah.
  • Work closely with field manager to ensure concerns and challenges at the service delivery level are addressed appropriately.
  • Identify Education Program supplies needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
  • Proactively collaborate with other RDP programs, support department to promote program integration and ensure effective internal referrals.


  • Comply with RDP policies and practices with respect to child protection, code of conduct, child safeguarding, health and safety, equal opportunity and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Other relevant duties as assigned by supervisor to education programs.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree, in education, social sciences, or other relevant field (Advanced degree is an advantage)
  • Five years of experience while working with development or humanitarian agencies.
  • Three-years experiences in designing, planning, monitoring and implementation of education interventions 
  • Good Organizational Skills
  • Project cycle management.
  • Capacity to relate with other stakeholders
  • Background in Education Activities (trainings, rehabilitation, capacity building and education supplies distributions).
  • Good knowledge of the area of intervention
  • Skills related to participatory research methods, and computer literacy,
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively to the field, under sometimes difficult and occasionally insecure circumstances.
  • Communication skills to operate with a multinational and multilingual team
  • Computer knowledge (Word, Excel, SPSS)
  • Fluent in oral and written Arabic and English
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Ability to work in a challenging environment, under high pressure and ability to cope with tight deadlines;

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