Minimum of a Masters’ Degree in Education. Experience in managing integrated programmes across different thematic areas such as education, child protection, child rights, governance or Teaching at The Right Level (TaRL) is a must.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
At least 5 years of accrued working experience in program implementation with a minimum of 2 years in a management level position in an international NGO and those applying partnership approaches is desirable.
Experience in strategic thinking and planning skills, be able to set priorities, prepare manageable plans and to evaluate progress.
Experience of working on TaRL and with Out of School Children (OOSC) with local partners and Local Government and State Authorities in the Northwest Nigeria is an added advantage.
Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
Excellent time management and planning capacity.
Fluent English language skills (written and verbal) and Local language skills (Hausa, Fulfulde etc.).
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :
Implement delegated portfolio of PLANE Window 3 Project in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality
Ensure that procurement and distribution of materials and equipment is timely and in line with SCI policies and procedures;
ensure accuracy of portfolio inventory (assets, supplies, materials)
Contribute to assessments (baseline, needs, market)
Ensure accurate project documentation, including collection of monitoring data and tracking of progress on output indicators;
utilize data to contribute to reports as requested by management
Facilitate relationships with communities and community leaders to ensure buy-in and Do No Harm
Supervise and manage the teachers, including facilitation of teacher training
Provide support on youth / adolescent programming, including, life skills, basic literacy / numeracy, and alternative / accelerated education
Support identification of needs, and development and facilitation of training programmes for teachers, PTAs, SBMCs
Facilitate recruitment of volunteer teachers and learning facilitators in the project
Contribute to proposal and strategy development through input on needs / gaps
Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the line manager
Operational Planning and implementation
Work closely with Project Coordinator Education, to ensure planning of day to day implementation, update on spending, implementation, monitoring, and documentation and reporting for PLANE WINDOW 3 PROJECT.
Ensure timely implementation and budget performance in line with the projects plans and budgets.
Effectively support the teachers and partners in proper service delivery are in line with PLANE Window 3 Project design and Save the Children International planning guidelines and ensure compliance with the agreed work plans and that programme objectives and targets are being realized in line with the funding proposals.
Ensure that PLANE Window 3 Project implementation are to the desired standards and on time.
Maintain high standard of transparency and accountability in the course of programme implementation while ensuring integrity and timeliness of activities implementation in meeting programme objectives, compliance with donors & Save the Children policies.
Provision of regular operations and implementation updates on project progress and challenges to allow for timely interventions and corrective actions by management.
Program and Financial Reporting.
Contribute in the preparation of timely and high quality progress and end of projects narrative and financial reports which are in accordance to the donor reporting schedule and formats.
participate quarterly follow ups and progress review meetings to address key performance issues from the reports.
Internal and external engagements
Ensuring that the program experience is represented and given recognition at stakeholder meetings, workshops, donor, networks and any other engagements.
Develop and maintain regular channels of communication with partners and key stakeholders at all levels (Community, LGEA and State).
Effectively manage projects design and study processes which include assessments, baseline and evaluation studies, putting in place a functional Activity Tracking Table.
Ensure that the projects quality bench marks are followed.
Collecting and managing complaints and feedback in close coordination with MEAL team and Projects Officers.
Ensure regular monitoring of projects results, documentation of projects case studies, lessons learnt, significant changes and best practices and coordinating learning and reflection meetings / sessions
Ensure an effective programs / projects monitoring and evaluation systems is in place.
Monitor programs / projects activities to ensure quality, timeliness and adherence to both Country Office and international Save the Children policies and procedures.
Human Resources Management and Development :
Working together with the Project Coordinator Education and Project Team to identify learning and development needs of the Community Mobilization Assistant and other staff and develop specific plans to address the learning needs.
Support implementation of the Save the Children performance management system, by supporting, supervising and reviewing performance of the Community Mobilization Assistant.
Coaching and mentoring the Community Mobilization Assistant on the provision of technical support and implementation of quality programmes.
Capacity building of Community Mobilization Assistant through trainings, coaching, performance management, implementation as well as in learning and reflection events
Setting and managing staffing targets, performance and priorities for Community Mobilization Assistant
Participate in monthly / weekly project management meetings to enable adequate staff support