Education Project Officer

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Posted on 13 Sep, 2021
Closing on 23 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Education Project Officer 


Save the Children International (SCI) Yemen Country Programme has an annual budget of around USD 70 million and growing, working mainly on the humanitarian response to the ongoing conflict and its impact including more recently on the cholera outbreak. The SCI Yemen has over 700 staff and 1500 volunteers and works in nine governorates in the north and south of the country through seven field offices and two sub-offices in addition to the main office in Sana’a.

Under the direct supervision of the Education Program Coordinator,  the Education  Project Officer will be responsible for the day to day  implementation of Gateway project activities including monitoring, supervision and reporting on achievements and challenges in Aden Governorate.

Reports to: Education Project Coordinator   
Staff reporting to this post: Education Assistants 


Needs Analysis and Program Design:

  • Contribute to the process of Gateway program design and planning including situation and needs analysis, assessment

Program Implementation:

  • Manage the implementation of high quality program activities in line with Gateway’s detailed implementation plan (DIP) as well as with other relevant SC technical requirements
  • Conduct field visits as required to verify program activities relative to stated targets
  • Work across different contexts, including local governments, local communities, IDPs and school leadership
  • Plan and ensure that program activities are well understood by both project assistants and volunteers and are efficiently and effectively implemented 
  • Organize and facilitate all capacity building (training) efforts targeting Fathers and Mothers Councils (FMCs for community mapping and school development and planning), teachers (for ECE, remedial teaching, social and emotional learning) and school leadership (for disaster preparedness plans etc)
  • Oversee all efforts geared at improving the learning environment in schools; this includes managing school supplies, overseeing minor rehabilitation of schools and reporting on challenges in a timely manner; Ensure that materials to be delivered to schools are sent on time, as required by specific dates and deadlines, communicating them in advance to school leadership
  • Develop weekly and monthly personal work plans and maintain a daily schedule/log of activities to be implemented including set deadlines
  • Monitoring and Reporting:
  • Monitor program implementation against the established indicators detailed in the project’s MEAL Plan and implementation plans.
  • Monitor progress of activities against planned objectives, outcomes and impact; evaluate the continued relevance and appropriateness of program activities based on community- and child participatory approaches (accountability system)
  • Submit weekly, bi-weekly, monthly reports and quarterly reports on project progress as required by MOE, GEO, USAID and Save the Children; ensure reports are submitted to the Education Program Manager in English in a timely manner
  • Assist the MEAL team in the preparation of monitoring reports (technical and financial) according to agreed procedures and timelines

Support capacity building:

  • Document all trainings carried out under Gateway in your governorate and share your report with the Education Program Coordinator and others as appropriate
  • Ensure the availability, at all times, of basic training equipment and materials in all offices and programs.

Administrative and financial: 

  • Coordinate with the responsible accounting and administrative staff for processing purchase requests (PRs), issuance of invoices, quotations for project’s procurement 
  • Assist in managing the day-to-day operations of the project, including the keeping of financial and other records to facilitate audits
  • Monitor the procurement of goods and services for the project and ensure execution according to the rules and guidelines established by USAID.
  • Complaints handling
  • Consult with children and communities on complaints handling
  • Design and implement appropriate feedback mechanisms that are contextual, effective, accessible and safe for children and their careers, and that ensure that feedback is recorded, reviewed and acted upon
  • Ensure that feedback is integrated into regular program planning, implementation, M&E and reporting
  • Support Gateway partners in setting up accountability mechanisms.
  • To act in a respectful and culturally sensitive manner towards the community.



  • A Bachelor’s degree in Education, Early Childhood Education and Development  or in some of the following disciplines: Disability Inclusion, Community Development, Social Development & Planning, Early Childhood Education and Development or other relevant field
  • At least 3 years management experience of running busy education programmes in Yemen or in the Middle East both in emergency and non-emergency contexts. Experience of working in other social development disciplines will also be considered.



  • A strong understanding of key technical areas of EDUCATION programming, and a working knowledge of other sectors that include Child Protection, Early Childhood and Development, Disability Inclusion, formal and non-formal basic education, public health and food security
  • Ability to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
  • An in-depth understanding of national development issues as they relate to children 
  • Previous  experience  of working within a multi-cultural team and adaptability to varied team dynamics
  • The capacity and willingness to be flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Arabic


  • Good knowledge of safety standards and legislation related to school rehabilitation in Yemen
  • A good team player willing to learn from others
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC, in particular, a commitment to Save the Children Code of Conduct, Child Safeguarding Policy and values; a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.

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

The Organisation

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. 
We are looking for people with enthusiasm and commitment to improve the protection and promotion of the rights of all children and to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Save the Children International seeks to always be a child safe organization through fulfilling its obligations to the community and through programme implementation carried out by the organization for safeguarding children and to improve the living standards of the child.”

How to Apply

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at You can apply here.

Deadline for submitting applications: 23rd Sep 2021

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.
All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

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