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Posted on 06 Dec, 2022
Closing on 21 Dec, 2022

Job Description

Education Project Coordinator (World Bank)- Based in Aden - implementation in Abyan 


SSCI Yemen is embarking on the Restoring Education and Learning (REAL) project, funded by the World Bank and implementing by the three implementing partners SCI, WFP and UNICEF. The project’s primary objective is to maintain access to basic education, improve conditions for learning and strengthen education sector capacity in selected districts of several governorates in Yemen targeting over 1’000 schools. 

The overall role of the Project Coordinator is to lead the implementation of the REAL project in Abyan governorate and provide technical and managerial support to project staff to ensure smooth implementation. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for the project deliverables and reporting in the governorate. She/He 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 REAL Project. The role will involve close coordination and collaboration with the MoE authorities, at district and school levels, local communities and partners to ensure effectiveness and efficiency of SCI work. 

It is expected that the Project Coordinator will spend the large majority of time in field, ensuring quality implementation of the Project activities. She/He will ensure that field level quality concerns are consistently raised and incorporated into programme design, coordination and advocacy efforts. 


Reports to: Deputy Project Director.
Staff reporting to this post: Education, MEAL, Supply, ESS and Admin & Finance Officer


Program Support

The Project Coordinator will:

  • Oversee the technical and managerial implementation of the REAL project in the governorate and ensure the timely delivery of the project activities with quality.
  • Support Officers in preparing individual weekly work plans and review their performance on weekly and monthly basis.
  • Plan actively for field visits for REAL Team in advance of trips.
  • Ensure that the project is being implemented according to budget, time and quality parameters of Save the Children.
  • Ensure that activities are appropriately planned and that delays and constraints are documented and solutions identified.
  • Develop weekly transportation plans and, in coordination with Supply Chain Team, follow up procurement requests for trainings and procurement.
  • Ensure robust planning and project management tools and processes are in place, following Save the Children’s Project Management Methodology (PMM) and project management systems.


  • Take on responsibility of project deliverables, including the day-to-day management of project site activities.
  • Keep tracking the project expanses and follow up on daily basis in collaboration with project officers and finance team.
  • Support the direct implementation of the project activities such as the training of teachers, community mobilization, and the distribution of materials to beneficiaries, etc.
  • Conduct regular visits to project sites to provide technical guidance/support and identify issues that need timely action and support at different levels.
  • Identify and report challenges to overcome any obstacles/difficulties that might arise during project implementation and communicate such challenges to the relevant line manager.
  • Develop and submit monthly reports on the project progress at the implementation level.
  • Ensure documentation of all project activities.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability and Quality

  • In coordination with MEAL team, ensure implementing M&E systems in the project sites and ensure that the agreed tools are used properly.
  • Conduct regular field monitoring visits according to project requirements and plans and report findings.
  • Actively monitor REAL project activities, ensuring quality of Save the Children’s programming and reporting.
  • Follow up the implementation of proposed ESS monitoring systems and tools to ensure compliance for WB ESMF guidelines.
  • Facilitate third-party monitoring (TPM) team to monitor SCI REAL field project activities.
  • Ensure that communities are regularly involved in all phases of the programming.
  • Take the initiative in documenting lessons learnt, best practice and case studies.
  • Prepare timely programme reports on project activities in compliance with internal Save the Children requirements and any relevant external donor requirements. 


  • Coordinate with relevant local authorities, community leaders, and other relevant key stakeholders such as local NGOs and community-based organizations in the implementation of the REAL project in the governorate.  
  • In collaboration with all relevant education  personnel at the school, district and governorate levels, engage with children and parents to effectively monitor the implementation and impact of the the REAL project on children’s issues, including issues of education access and quality based on children’s needs.
  • Coordinate with other SC sectors for programs integrations.

Staff Management 

  • Provide technical and operational support to the education officers, assistants and volunteers.
  • Ensure that each staff member understands her/his responsibilities and tasks. 
  • When requested, conduct/facilitate a training for the staff based on the need related to the REAL project.
  • Ensure staff and volunteers’ understanding of Child Safeguarding policy and report any concerns.
  • Provide constructive feedback to enhance capabilities and responsibilities of staff members for the purpose of his/her development.
  • Work to ensure that the workplace is inclusive, and the talents of individuals are harnessed to achieve individual and organisational success.


  • Undertake any other tasks as assigned by the relevant line manager
  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.



  • Minimum Bachelor Degree preferably in Education or any relevant fields. 
  • Qualified education professional with experience for at least 3-5 years in managing and implementing projects (preferably projects related to education in emergency).
  • Proven technical knowledge and skills in the field of education, participatory development and child protection.
  • Experience in managing, training and building the capacity of others.
  • Ability to travel independently, including travelling to rural communities.
  • Strong interpersonaland communication skills. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Strong reporting skills.
  • Capacity to work under pressure for long hours.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Solid computer skills in programs including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • 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 or other INGOs/NGOs in Yemen. 
  • Experience in implementing or technically advising on education in emergencies programmes.
  • Experience of working with and supporting local implementing partners.

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.”

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 

Deadline for submitting applications: 20 Dec 2022.

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.

“Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer. Women are strongly encouraged to apply”   

Location: Aden

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Closing Date: Dec 21, 2022

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