Education Officer (Kunar, Afghanistan) 212 views

Job Description

Job Description:

ROLE PURPOSE: The central role of this middle management level position is to assist Project Coordinator on the implementation of GPE funded Education Project. She/he is responsible to supervise the work of Community Mobilizers based in community, Teachers/Mentors and work closely with district government authorities, local Shuras (CECs, SMCs, CEC and SC) to ensure that the program is implemented in high quality standard and on best interest of children.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.


Key Accountabilities

The Education Officer is accountable to carry out the following key role and responsibilities but not limited to:

Assist project coordinator in development and implementation of Detailed Implementation Plans (DIPs).
She/he will assist Project coordinator in establishing appropriate systems/ mechanism to implement GPE Educatoin project in partnership with communities and district education authorities.
Establish links among communities, hub schools, CEC, DED and local stakeholders in order to maintain and strengthen good relationship for better implementation of the project interventions.
Participation in the external provential & district level education meetings and represent the project in a well manner.
Maintain proper filling system of the project.
Regular contact with the SMC, SC, teachers and holding discussion/ meeting about the challanges they face,identify needs and prioritized with a tentative possible solutions. The meeting will be recorded through proper minutes.
Work closely with communities (CECs, SMCs, SCs), DED and PED to improve the quality of learning and access to basic education.
Meetings of CECs, SMCs, SCs and DED and record through proper minutes.
Arrange joint monitoring visits with formal schools, DED and PED/MOE to supervise and monitor the project progress at field level and findings would be shared through a proper report.
Providing technical assistance to MEAL department in the process of project data collections and data management.
Collect information for GPE project data base on regular basis from the field.
Conducting need assessment of formal school and insure safe portable water station are in in place and hygiene standard has been applied in line with evolving MoE guidance and MoPH policy on COVID-19 prevention.
Make sure that school age children has been sensitized on handwashing and proper hygience practices.
Make sure school children have been provided with catch up classes base on test assessment.
Insure that teacher designing remedial intervention based on children;s test result.
Make sure that formal school teachers and shura members conducting back to school outreach.
Support field team in distribution of students and teachers kits to targeted schools.
Develop project orientation package, and organize project orientation sessions for the community mobilizers, CEC, SMCs, SCs, and invite other key community individuals to participate in the project implementation process.
Support training officer in facilitation of workshops and seminars for potential stakeholders and beneficiaries in the area of lesson learned, experience sharing and challenges.
Assist project coordinator in producing of project progress reports, quarterly reports, and annual reports, and or as per donor reporting schedule.
Keep the records of relevant monthly and quarterly progress reports of the project.
Update the filling system daily, weekly and monthly bases with incoming and outgoing correspondence with DED, PED and MoE.
Carry out any other relevant task assigned by the line manager and project team.





SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
Holds the team 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 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


About Save the Children:

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

•             No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday

•             All children learn from a quality basic education and that,

•             Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

SCI – Afghanistan

 Save the Children has worked in Afghanistan since 1976. Our way of working close to people and on their own terms has enabled us to deliver lasting change to tens of thousands of children in the country. The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child is the basis of our work.

We are helping children get a better education, we make it possible for more boys and girls to attend school, we help children protect themselves and influence their own conditions. We work with families, communities and health workers in homes, clinics and hospitals to promote basic health in order to save lives of children and mothers

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:


Graduated from Education Faculty or any relevant faculty.
At least 3 years of work experience in the implementation of education programs/projects preferably with International NGOs.
Very good spoken and written Pashto, Dari – understanding of English language is essential.
Able to travel inside Afghanistan/ Kabul and related districts, outside of the duty station as and when required.
Good working skills on computer i.e. Microsoft office (word, excel, power point).
Good communication, presentational and inter personal relation skills.
Ability to work independently in the field.
A good team player & problem solver.
Excellent in report writing (progress report) and in understanding the format.



At least four years’ experience in humanitarian response within the education and protection sectors
Bachelor degree in Education or related field or an equivalent education
Formal training in cluster co-ordination
Strong understanding of General Education System of Ministry of Education and Child Protection Action Network (CPAN) structure
Excellent English communication skills, both verbal and written
Fluency both verbal and written in Dari and Pashtu
Functional capacity
Be able to annualize information, evaluate options, and think and plan in an effective, and strategic manner.
Substantial experience of line management, effective team building’ and capacity development.
Proven record of successful team leadership, management of implementing teams and delivering
Programme objectives in complex, fragile and challenging environments, in particular with regards to staff safety and security management.
Experience of working in Humanitarian Response and Preparedness programmes’
Excellent interpersonal, communication’ and presentation skills.
Commitment to, and understanding of, Save the Children’s Principles and values’ including child rights and child protection

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.

Child Safeguarding:

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

Health and Safety

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

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Submission Guideline

Submission Guideline:

Qualified applicants are highly encouraged to apply for the position by sending the below documents mentioning the position title and vacancy number (21000107) in the subject of their email before closing date 20 February 2021

   * Letter of Interest and Update CV as a single document
   * SCI application form:

Save the Children International provides an equal employment opportunity and does not ask for money at any stage of recruitment.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse

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