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Education Coordinator Job Vacancy in Ethiopia

Plan International is an independent non-profit organization that advances children’s well-being and equality for girls. Working in building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years and present in 70 countries, Plan International strives for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children while working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners. Plan International Ethiopia is looking for Education Coordinator for Addis Ababa Program Area.
The purpose of this position is to lead the primary education component of the education CP at the PA level and ensure support and linkages to the ECCE.   The post holder is responsible for the delivery of results in line with pre agreed program plans and objectives and oversees program implementation at all stages throughout the project cycle
Dimensions of Role:
Financial measures or statistics relevant to post such as budget; list of direct and indirect reports
  •  Management of the education budget at the program area level
  • Responsible for project design, overseeing implementation and monitoring while ensuring quality program delivery of the overall education country program activities. 
  • Key components of the position also include regional advocacy and networking, strategic thematic area planning, developing and strengthening partnerships and mainstreaming of child centred community development.
  • Given that a significant and increasing amount of the work is done through partnership, a key aspect of the role is nurturing, developing and facilitating the achievement of results through partners. 
Typical Responsibilities - Key end Results of the Position:
Project design, implementation and reporting
  •  Ensure the technical soundness, appropriateness and general quality in project design and planning
  • Provide leadership into the project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; assess the  outputs, outcomes and impact of program interventions and activities in the program area.
  • Oversee project implementation
  • Prepare and develop in consultation with appropriate stakeholders annual work plans and project plans.
  • Under the Country Lead leadership contribute to the development of concept notes and proposals.
  • Ensure effective and efficient management of financial resources, including review and check project budgets, monitoring expenditures, and implementing cost control measures.
  • Ensure M&E and learning in close collaboration with the M&E team.
  • Ensure quality and timely reporting and documenting of  project  activities including preparation of quarterly/yearly program progress reports; 
  • Ensure the mainstreaming of CP, Inclusion and DRR in your program area.
  • As part of your responsibility support the ECCE key intervention area.
 Policy engagement and networking
  •  Serve as a principal representative to regional education thematic networks and clusters to promote effective program implementation, to create collaborative and positive partnerships and alliances, and to influence policy that maximizes the impact of the country program.
  • Establish links and good relationships with relevant government authorities, NGOs,  academic and research institutions and  the media, in the area of education to draw information and knowledge for program efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Makes follow up and proper documentation of regional government policies, strategies and plans with respect to education.
 Partnership development and strengthening
  •  Periodically collect information on information about other organizations working within the region to gain institution knowledge of the environment.
  • In support of the regional manager, manage the partnership in a holistic and reciprocal manner.
  • Make it their business to know about other reorganization in the region.
  • Seeks opportunities for different kinds of partnership for enhanced quality program implementation.
  • Provide support to partner staff, coaching for results and support to the education thematic area team as well as in their individual development and performance management.
  • Facilitates communication and interaction between partners/collaborators and Program Unit finance team.
Job Requirements
Knowledge, Skills, Behaviours, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:

Gained through education, training, & experience
 Educational Qualification and Experience
  • Bachelor Degree in education with at least 5 years relevant experience of which at least two years experience with NGOs.
  • Demonstrated experience in the management of education projects.
  • Knowledge of the education sector
  • In-depth knowledge of project cycle management and child centred community development  programming
  • Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development
  • Knowledge of effective participatory Monitoring, Evaluation and Research systems and processes
How to Apply
The closing date for the application is July 14, 2018. Qualified candidates should submit their application through  this link
This position is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia.
Please note that:
-       Applications and CVs written in English will be accepted and
-       Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
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