Education Programme Officer_ (1 for Gaziantep,1 for Sanliurfa/Maternity Cover) _National Post/Building Tomorrow Programme 131 views

Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. Concern has been working in Turkey since August 2013 and currently looking for 2 (Two) qualified Programme Officers – Education (National Post).

Job Overview

Job Title                                          Programme Officer – Education

Location                                         Sanliurfa (Maternity Cover) ,Gaziantep

Reporting Line                              Senior Programme Officer – Education

Supervisory Responsibility         Education Programme Assistants

Closely work with                         Livelihoods Programme Officers, Systems Officer, Finance and Infrastructure Officers

Job Status                                     Fixed term – 1 year (extendable)

Job Grade                                     D

Job Purpose: The Programme Officer – Education is responsible for efficiently and effectively implementing education support component of the Building Tomorrow Programme in Turkey in line with Concern’s organizational strategies, policies and procedures as well as donors’ procedures and regulations. The jobholder will conduct awareness works and guidance measures for increasing schooling and enrolment rate among the refugee communities in designated Provinces.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Programme Implementation

  • Conduct daily works of the education component of the programme as guided by Area Manager and Senior Education Officer
  • Plan, supervise and follow daily and weekly works of Education Assistants
  • Work closely with designated staff of education facilities
  • Follow guidance of Senior Education Officer and Education Programme Coordinator to promote education opportunities provided by the Building Tomorrow Programme
  • Supervise Assistants in outreach to parents, and work closely with PNED staff
  • Support design and implement Teacher Professional Development activities in the designated province
  • Document works, progress, learning and report on project activities
  • Support on assessment and establishment of child friendly spaces and libraries in the designated province
  • Conduct needs assessment and prepare enrolment lists to share with PNED
  • Regularly follow school attendance in close cooperation with school management and PNED personnel
  • Identify resources for teachers and students for classrooms, libraries and home learning initiatives
  • Identify challenges in enrolment and attendance, and develop solutions in consultation with Senior Programme Officer and Education Coordinator
  • Follow standard operating procedures for the incentive scheme
  • Work closely with Livelihoods Programme Officer, Library Officer, System Officer and MEAL Officer for quality delivery of programme
  • Support on design of school preparedness and plans for catch-up
  • Support best practice in teaching and literacy in schools and Public Education Centres, with a focus on early grades and foundational literacy and numeracy
  • Provide advice on Turkish language and literacy resources
  • Implement / support monitoring and evaluation activities


  • Prepare narrative reports for assessments, enrolment and attendance as per the agreed reporting cycle
  • Line manage Education Assistant in designated province, including; support in development of Performance and Development Review (PDR), any required training, problem solving, periodic work planning and progress monitoring
  • Support and promote the standards outlined in the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct to their team, beneficiaries, and be committed to providing a safe working environment
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Senior Education Officer and Area Manager

Person Specification

Minimum Education, Qualifications & Experience Required: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or relevant diploma
  • Three years’ experience in formal or informal teaching experience and/or child/youth programming experience
  • Knowledge of child protection and PSS
  • Computer literate with good MS Office skills particularly Word and Excel
  • Ability to work in a systematic and organized manner
  • Fluent in written and spoken Turkish
  • Technical knowledge of best practice in teaching early grade literacy
  • Experience of mentoring teachers for improved practice
  • Experience and knowledge of social cohesion
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative

Preference will be given to candidates who are:

  • Experience developing teaching materials, preferably materials to support students learn a second language
  • Knowledge of INEE Minimum Standards
  • Excellent negotiations and diplomacy skills
  • Have good Arabic and English skills
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and values
  • High integrity and demonstrated ability to follow standards and policies
  • Meticulous with attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • To adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct


  • If you feel that your qualifications and experience match our requirements, and you share a commitment to Concern’s values, please send both a covering letter and an up-to-date CV to [email protected] 
  • Please note, both CV and cover letter should be in English and the role you are applying for set out clearly in the email subject-header
  • To help us track our recruitment effort, please indicate in both your e-mail and cover letter where ( you discovered this job posting. 

Equal opportunities: Concern values diversity in the workplace and is a committed equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of gender, race, family or marital status, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, class, caste or religion.

  • Please detail the position applied for in the email subject-header
  • Please detail the location applied for in the email or subject-header
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview
  • Application Closing Date: 21.08.2019

Concern Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies

Concern has an organizational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organization, and the standards of behavior expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organization to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies.

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Since its foundation in 1968, Concern has gone on to work in over 50 countries, responding to major emergencies as well as implementing long term development programmes. Today, with more than 3,900 staff of 50 nationalities, Concern operates in 25 of the world’s poorest countries, helping people to achieve major and long-lasting improvements in their lives.


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