Education Officer (National applications only) 182 views


The Education Officer is responsible for the day-to-day support for partner implementation of education programs. This entails ensuring actions taken support improved access, quality and outcome sustainability, and following up the implementation of the activities of the Education in Emergencies Programme in North West Syria. Supervised by the Education Program Manager and receive support from Education Technical Coordinator, the Education officer will be responsible for the effective delivery of all components of the programme in accordance with SCI standards, as well as SCI value and principles, and to provide the highest quality programming to beneficiaries.


Reports to: Education program Manager

Staff reporting to this post: None

Budget responsibility: None

Other key working contacts: Education Coordinator, Education MEAL officer, Education MEAL Officer.



Partner Planning and Support

  • Regularly liaise with the Education Program Manager and Technical Coordinator to plan partner project work plans are within the agreed timeframe, budget and quality standards, making and communicating adjustments as needed during implementation.
  • Actively contribute to the development of monthly, weekly and daily work plans in line with the detailed implementation plans including distribution schedules of programme inputs in line with programme logistics/supply chain capacity
  • Lead trainings, meetings and/or workshops for partners’ staff and/or volunteers when required
  • Ensure clear two communications between SCI staff and partner staff concerning day to day implementation, ongoing strategy, monitoring and reporting.
  • Provide technical and operational support to partner’s education personals on an ongoing basis and make recommendations for institutional development and capacity building needs.
  • Identify and report challenges to remove any obstacle that might arise during project implementation and communicate these challenges to the Program Manager and Coordinator.
  • Input in monthly activity reports compiled by the Program Manager and  Coordinator as well as in stock consumption/inventory, and distribution plan as requested.
  • Facilitate and ensure peer integration delivery of the project among partners.
  • Coordinate with other education actors who providing similar services to avoid duplication.
  • Work with the education MEAL officer to review school tracking statues, IPTT and school databases with all supporting documents
  • Assist Education Program Manager and Coordinator to prepare for training events such as training participants, PR for accommodation and logistic arrangements
  • Work with the Education coordinator to prepare partners payments and process for approvals and update payment schedule statues
  • Work with the partners to collect and consolidate 4Ws to be submitted to the education cluster on monthly basis for all SCI education activities in NW Syria.


Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability and Quality

With support from the MEAL Officer, Technical Coordinator and Data Management Officer:


  • Implement M&E systems in each project site s/he is responsible for, and ensure that the agreed tools are used properly.
  • Working closely with the Knowledge Management and MEAL Officers support and check partners’ timely use and submission of project monitoring tools.
  • Support partners and ensure that communities are regularly involved in all phases of the programming delivered.



  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.




  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds 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 takes responsibility for their own personal development
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale


  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
  • Displays consistent excellent judgement




  • A degree in Education, Social Studies or in a relevant subject and/or 2 years of experience in this field
  • Experience in Education in Emergency for level of Primary and ECCD education at least 1 year.
  • Experience of, and commitment to, working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
  • Experience in community liaison.



  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Previous experience of supervising, coaching and/or managing people
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • Experience working and building the capacity of partners on technical issues
  • Experience in working in a conflict environment.
  • Experience in representing an organisation in external meetings

Additional job responsibilities

The 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

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

Health and Safety

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


Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance Form and comply with the SCIs Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.

This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for. SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

Benefits Package provided to National Staff:

  • Salary commensurate with the pay-grade of the position.
  • Transportation allowance
  • Annual leave
  • Medical insurance.

*Please note that SCI is recruiting on behalf of a 3rd party contractor for this position.**

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse


  • Kindly ensure that you apply in English with your up to date CV and a cover letter stating the subject as ” Education Officer”  to [email protected] 
  • To help us track our recruitment effort, please specify in both your e-mail and cover letter where ( you discovered this job posting. 

Please kindly be informed that only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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