Ended Education Assistant

The Job

Education Assistant 

Department:

Support

Contract Type:

10 Months

Place of Work:

Taiz - Yemen

Reports to:

Education Officer

About us

War Child, the charity for children affected by war. We are the only specialist charity for children in conflict, delivering high-impact programmes that are rebuilding lives across Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Central African Republic and Yemen. We understand children’s needs, respect their rights, and put them at the centre of the solution - from supporting Syrian children to access education, to reintegrating child soldiers in the Central African Republic and upholding the rights of children caught up in juvenile justice in Afghanistan. We look forward to a world in which the lives of children are no longer torn apart by war. This is a vision that can only be realised through the collective actions of children themselves, communities and their leaders, organisations like War Child, governments and key decision makers.

Our values

•Bold
We use our passion and creativity to deliver high quality evidence-based work designed to maximise our beneficial impact for children in conflict.

•Accountable to children
Children can rely on us to respond to their voices and to treat them with respect and dignity.

•Transparent
We expect to be held to account by our supporters and beneficiaries and we respond with openness and honesty

•Committed to each other
We support each other and our partners to achieve ambitious goals and to be the best we can be.  We are honest and open with each other, sharing our successes and confronting our challenges.

Education Assistant Role

To assist effectively in implementing and overseeing WCUK’s education program activities at field level.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Program Implementation

  • With support from the Education Officer, develop, implement and monitor quarterly, monthly and weekly activity plans to achieve expected results.
  • Assist in supervising all the implementing activities in the field, such as schools’ rehabilitations, establishing the Temporary Learning Classes (TLCs), and distributions of the students bags, schools’ supplies, new desks, hygiene kits, and another learning and teaching materials to the targeted schools in Taiz and Ibb. 
  • Ensure that all planned activities are implemented on time, to quality measures as per the monthly plan. Where challenges arise, ensure that these are flagged early, communicated to the Education Project Officer and addressed in a timely manner way.
  • Taking responsibility of reporting of the Accountability to the Affected Populations as per requested.
  • Assist in identifying the needs and rehabilitation and refurbishment for targeted schools in the program.
  • Support the Education Project Officer in strengthening community participation and engagement, setting up Parents and Teachers Associations (PTAs) and Student councils.
  • Working closely with Child Protection officer to make sure of running good Child Friendly Schooling and any other mixed activities between Education and Child protection.
  • Work with teachers and community (leaders, parents) to increase education service provision, disseminate information, and identify any barriers to children to get equitable education.
  • Ensure involvement and participation of Directorate of Education, teachers, school management and students in activities undertaken in the projects.
  • Ensure that the Education program is implemented in ways that are responsive to communities and children, in line with WCUK’s principles, values, regulations and strategic plan and compliant with WCUK’s procedures.

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Contribute to the preparation of internal and external reports.
  • Prepare weekly/monthly projects activities progress report and report activities progress to The Education Project Officer.
  • Documentation of all program activities coupled with success stories, lessons learned.
  • In coordination with M&E Officer, contribute to conducting any assessment, baseline, end line, monitoring, and evaluation related to education programs and activities.
  • Participate in team reviews of results and program progress and/or project evaluation when and as requested

Collaboration and Representation

  • Represent War Child UK in a professional manner.
  • Represent as a focal point of War Child UK in education Cluster Yemen.
  • Work closely with Ministry of Education Focal point staff, to ensure access to learning and recreational activities is maximized.
  • Liaise with stakeholders, including local government, schools, NGOs and communities, participating in relevant meetings and representixng WCUK and our programming as appropriate.
  • Any other relevant tasks delegated by Education Project Officer.

Job Requirements

  • A bachelor degree in education or any other related field.
  • At least 1 years of experience in education and preferably with INGOs.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication (oral and written) skills and proven experience in leading field teams.
  • Knowledge and experience working with authorities and external stakeholders and ability to network and build relations;
  • Highly organized with strong problem solving skills and a track record of achieving results under stress and in difficult environments.
  • Good Knowledge of the Area of Taiz and IBB.
  • Proven technical knowledge and skills in the field of participatory development, child participation, education.
  • Excellent English and Arabic language skills (oral and written).
  • Cross-cultural awareness.
  • Ability to make decisions.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Creative and able to work with limited resources.
  • Proficient in computer applications (MS Office, including Outlook for email).
  • Ability to identify potential problems before they occur and make effective plans to respond.
  • Ability and willingness to locomotion regularly to field sites.

These duties provide a framework for the role and should not be regarded as a definitive list. Other reasonable duties may be required consistent with the grade of the post.

Person Specification

As this role is a National position, all candidates are required to be a Yemeni national.

Our benefits:

•Flexible working arrangements

•30 annual leave per year

•Investment in training and development

•Transportation and Appearance Allowance

•Health Insurance

•1-1 wellbeing consultations with trained counsellors 

•Social Security Contribution

•Enhanced Leave Policy

•Eid Bonus

Child safeguarding

Our work with children to keep them safe is the most important thing we do. We are committed to the safeguarding of children in all areas of our work. Successful applicants will be expected to be compliant and sign up to our Child Safeguarding policy.

How to Apply

Pre-employment checks

Employment with War Child will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:

receipt of three satisfactory references

  • Employer: War Child
  • Category: Education/Training
  • Location: Taiz
  • Posted on: 13 May 2019
  • Deadline: 31 May 2019

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