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New Job at Save the Children Tanzania – Education Programme Coordinator | Deadline: 21st October, 2020

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Save the Children Tanzania
Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Job Vacancies at Save the Children Tanzania, 2020

Education Programme Coordinator
TITLE: Education Programme Coordinator
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Programme Operations
LOCATION: Full time based in Kigoma Region, Tanzania
CONTRACT LENGTH: 2 years, renewable
Level 3:
√ the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people
either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four
days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country
programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are
responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.



Work closely with local implementing
partners, SC Child protection staff, and members of the Education sector
working Group, UNHCR and other UN agencies, to ensure that the
programme goals are achieved. Specific areas of concern are the
provision of temporary learning opportunities for out of school children
in Nduta refugee camp. The post holder provides overall leadership for
the sector, and ensures that SC vision and overall program goals related
to the sector are met. He/she is responsible for contributing to
proposal development in line with SC goals and strategic directions. 
He/she is responsible for providing managerial, technical, and
administrative support to partner staff during the implementation of an
integrated program. For purposes of ensuring healthy collaboration
between SC’s response and other actors in refugee education/protection,
the officer will actively participate in education-related activities
and meetings.


Reports to: Field Manager/Emergency Response Manager , Kibondo

Staff directly reporting to this post: Education officer and staff of Implementing partner organisation


Under the direct supervision of the Field Manager/Emergency Response Manager:

Programme Development and Implementation

  • With
    the support and guidance of Field Manager and working closely with the
    Education Officer, lead the implementation of Save the Children’s
    education project activities within the refugee camps through provision
    of non-formal education programs for out of school children.
  • Identify
    development needs and support the SC Education Officer and partner
    agency staff in the delivery of the Education project through mentoring
    and coaching
  • Identify critical program gaps and vulnerabilities,
    and clarify roles, responsibilities and accountabilities to effectively
    address those gaps.
  • Organize and conduct a mapping/assessment
    of capacity development needs of Save the Children and partner staff and
    roll out capacity development activities in line with INEE and Save the
    Children best practices.
  • Coordinate and ensure quality in the
    programme by building capacity of the Education Officer, partner staff
    and volunteer teachers through trainings, on content such as pedagogical
    skills, psychosocial support & life skills.
  • Input into new proposals and support the Field Manager in the finalization of EiE budgets, Log-frames and implementation plans
  • Provide
    guidance to the Education Officer and partner staff on thematic
    standards and approaches which reflect good practice in emergency
    education responses to address SC Commitments for Children in

Human Resources

  • Line management of the Education officer and project staff from Implementing Partner
  • Prepare
    performance objectives together with education program staffs and give
    the necessary feedback, follow up and support to improve staff


Monitoring and Reporting

  • Facilitate
    the use of appropriate and effective program monitoring systems to
    enable assessment of both the emergency response process and impact and
    to ensure delivery of results for children.
  • In coordinator with
    the MEAL team, the Education Coordinator will participate in the review
    and development of contextually relevant Quality Learning Environment
    (QLE) benchmarks for AEP, ECCD and formal education for the Burundi
    refugee response.
  • Participate in internal & external
    education assessments/survey and tracer studies to identify needs of
    beneficiaries and program impact on beneficiaries, conduct analysis and
    lessons learnt with the view of strengthening future programming.
  • Liaise
    with Education Officer and respective Partner staff to prepare weekly,
    monthly or other periodical activity reports for SCI and share with the
    education sector leads and other funding partners.
  • Reporting  on progress and documentation of best practices
  • Support in development of communication materials, case studies and advocacy initiatives.

Coordination and Networking

  • Working
    closely with the Field Manager/Emergency Response Manager and Education
    officer, develop partnerships to leverage resources, ensure adequate
    coverage in the emergency response and participate in joint assessments.
  • Advocate
    for, and support, the development of sustainable, child-friendly   and
    hazard-resistant standards and designs for learning centres, the
    integration of life skills into both formal and non-formal education,
    with a particular focus on Disaster Risk Reduction( DRR)
  • Represent
    SCI education programme in coordination forums including Education
    Sector Working Group meetings, working closely to address issues related
    to strategic planning, responsibilities of sector partners, and joint

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


  • holds
    self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently,
    achieving and role modelling Save the Children values;
  • holds the
    team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities –
    giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit,
    providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying
    appropriate consequences when results are not achieved;


  • sets
    ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes
    responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their
    team to do the same;
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale;


  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters;
  • values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength;
  • approachable, good listener, easy to talk to;


  • develops and encourages new and innovative solutions;
  • willing to take disciplined risks;


  • honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity;
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  • University Degree in Education, Social Sciences or related technical field.
  • Three
    year progressive experience in implementation of Education programmes,
    refugee education, non-formal education, Life skills or related field.
  • Previous
    experience in working with teacher training programs, vocational
    training programs, Early Childhood Care and Development -ECCD or
    Accelerated Education Programs (AEP) in emergency contexts is desirable.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of INEE Minimum Standards, SPHERE and Do No Harm practices in emergency humanitarian response.
  • Previous work experience in Kigoma region and the Burundi refugee response is an added advantage.
  • Good command of the English and Kiswahili/Kirundi languages is an asset
  • Excellent Computing and data management skills.
  • Ability to adapt and work effectively in remote areas, work in a challenging work environment.
  • Ability to take personal responsibility for completing tasks to a high standard and to meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to work flexibly and professionally in a dynamic and fast-moving environment.
  • This
    is an emergency recruitment. Applicants may be interviewed before the
    closing date and the selected candidate must be available to commence
    duty immediately.

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Additional job responsibilities
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.

Equal Opportunities
role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the
SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures;

Child Safeguarding:
need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes
rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of
children from abuse.

Safeguarding our Staff:

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy

Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Date advertised
: 08 Oct 2020
Closing date: 21 Oct 2020 – 23:59 EAT
Location: Kigoma, Tanzania, United Republic of
Department: Programme Operations
Type: Fixed-term contract
Schedule: Full-time

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