Dec 11, 2018
Education in Emergency Program Manager World Vision Ethiopia As an International Christian Humanitarian Development organization, World Vision Ethiopia (WVE) is trusted to deliver community service through its 58 Area Development programs (APs) located in seven regional states of the country. Currently, WVE envisions a thriving organization where our improved business processes come together to transform and model organizational leadership built on sustainable practices. WVE is looking for persons who fulfill the following qualifications. Purpose of the position: Provide leadership, coordination and technical support for the Education in Emergency /EiE/ and School Disaster and Risk Reduction/SDRR/ program of WVE. This is a critical role, leading the implementation of WVE’s EiE/SDRR projects both in IDP, refugee and development contexts. This position focuses more strategically on improving learning outcomes of children in emergency contexts. Specifically, oversees the implementation of all education project models in the emergency contexts (pre-primary, primary and secondary education), which seek to strengthen emergency crisis affected schools and community capacity to improve the wellbeing of emergency crisis affected children, their families, communities in WVE response program impact areas. The position will provide a critical liaising role between World Vision Ethiopia and its partners. Besides, this position leads the school disaster risk management projects and activities in order to achieve project goal and impacts the children learning in emergency crisis. Major duties and Responsibilities 1. Provide overall management to EiE program execution Provide overall leadership and coordination of EiE/recovery related projects of WVE in the intervention and response areas ( development program, IDP and Refugee) Provide technical oversight to EiE coordinators and officers in emergency crisis affected IDP sites, refugee sites for the emergency affected children Work to ensure the effective distribution of educational supports to emergency crisis affected children (IDP and refugee sites) Coordinate and provide technical leadership for quality response mechanism of school DRR in regular education program and emergency contexts Manage the implementation of EiE/recovery projects, monitor and follow up to the projects’ operation Provide technical leadership and guidance for the timely EiE projects start up and execution Ensure the effective distribution of educational supports to Internally Displaced (ID) children and refugee children as per project design 2. Capacity Building Provide technical support and do close follow ups to implementation of EiE programs ( refugees and IDP contexts) Provide capacity building training, coaching and mentoring to EiE project team members on the quality implementation of project on compliance requirements Enhance emergency project staff capacity to ensure donor compliance and WVE grant minimum standards Provide emergency response program required trainings such as INEE minimum standard, conflict sensitive education and core humanitarian standard and sphere project for project quality and accountability Equip and guide EiE projects’ team for strengthening partnerships with key stakeholders (regional education cluster, IDP coordination working groups, refugee camps education clusters, and councils) 3. Program Development and Management Work with EiE field staff and multi-sector team for assessing the situation of emergency areas and develop appropriate and quality project proposals and concept notes Provide leadership and coordinate baseline and evaluation process of EiE projects, assess the existing data on target beneficiaries and their needs for further grant opportunities Provide leadership and strategic advice to EiE projects for EiE problems and designing EiE program in the emergency affected sites ( IDP and Refugee contexts) Work closely with WVE resource development team for writing quality Concept notes and proposals for emergency crisis affected children Support technically and consult WVE regional offices, CPOs and APs for EiE situation analysis in their regions and timely responses Initiate new grant opportunities and write proposals and concept notes and scaling up the proven WVE project models in emergency contexts 4. Networking and Partnership Develop strategic relationship and partnership with key stakeholders of EiE at national, regional, woreda and emergency sites Represent WVE as appropriate in relevant clusters, forums, networks and partnerships for advancing the children, youth and emergency affected community wellbeing Represent WVE in Education coordination meetings of agencies and government in playing a leading role (clusters, task force meetings, networks and other platforms at emergency response coordination centers) and also ensure timely sharing of information collected within WVE Liaison and work with donors for EiE funding opportunity in the country Strengthen existing systems and structures in effecting education and child protection in emergency project activities Establish efficient systems in place to qualitatively impact the relationships with donors and other beneficiaries of EiE projects Participate in working groups and attend public meetings and provide emergency management project updates Strengthen networking with organizations or agencies working on EiE and child protection in ensuring child-friendly learning centers Liaise with national and regional government authorities to ensure compliance with government, education clusters, refugee working group and emergency response coordination centers ( IDP cases) Develop and sustain work relationship with internal/external stakeholders of WVE for EiE programming Job Requirements Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience The following are strongly acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience: Educational level required: Master’s Degree in Education or Pedagogy. Technical Training qualifications required: strong background in educational planning and management/leadership, pedagogy and/or innovating development and emergency response management Ability to demonstrate the following desired knowledge, skills, technical capacity and professional competency - Ability to manage and lead a technical education and capacity building team both in development and emergency response programming - Experience in instructional approaches, material development, instructional toolkit preparation, current classrooms organization, INNE minimum standards and conflict sensitive education - Experience in providing technical support to district level education personnel, IDP/ education in emergency responses and refugee education related camps - Ability to work with quality assurance officers ,principals, teachers, and volunteers in education - Experience in developing sound proposal and concept notes - Interest and ability to relate positively to emergency crisis affected children, staff and parents. - Experience and skills in preparing instructional and training materials appropriate to the needs and interests of children, teachers, supervisors, principals and education personnel especially in emergency contexts - Ability to implement community participation strategy in the improvement of basic education and EiE - Strong skills in networking with education sector stakeholders in the country as well as other network of educators or organizations quality education portfolio of WVE - knowledge on early childhood, disadvantaged children, EiE formal and/or vocational education programming, designing, implementing and evaluating education in development and emergency contexts - Demonstrated ability to communicate in writing and verbally with people in representing WVE - Fluent in both written and spoken English and Amharic. - 3- 5 years of experience in education sector program Working Environment / Conditions Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field especially emergency crisis affected sites and refugee camps Travel: 50% Domestic/ travel to IDP sites, refugee camps, Regional offices/ CPOs and APs and international travel as required. Work station: Head Office Additional Requirements: Committed to WV’s vision, mission and core values. Place of Work: World Vision Ethiopia’s Head office Addis Ababa frequent travel to the field How to Apply Interested applicants are required to fill the employment application form (you can get this form from http://docs.ethiojobs.net/wve-jaf.pdf ) and your current CV & email on or before the closing date of this announcement to email@example.com we don’t receive hard copies World Vision Ethiopia is a child focused Organization and is striving to keep children safe and is committed to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for this position.
World Vision Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time