Sr. Education Officer (Kabul, Afghanistan) 52 views


Job Summary:

The Senior Education Officer shall be responsible to coordinate issues with provincial project team, provincial stakeholders as well as central stakeholders  and to ensure that all activities in the target provinces are implemented according to the project work plan and to ensure effective record keeping of all project activities by team members.  She/he shall be responsible to collect the reports from various layers, review, provide feedback and finally share it to project manager for final review and approval. 

  • Coordinating issues with relevant central as well as provincial stakeholders including MoE departments and directorates, Project Kabul staff, Project provincial staff, PED, DED and DoLSAMD, child protection stakeholders; and NGOs and local civil society
  • Assists in the creating and updating of ECW/GPE – CBE Projects Leadership presentations and promotional materials that showcase the program and highlights accomplishments; Assist the education coordination in establishing appropriate systems to implement the Education activities in partnership with communities and district education authorities. To assist the education coordinator to establish and strengthen the coordination between all stakeholders in particular Save the Children Alliance members to work as one entity. Manage technical issues of the project in the field and report expenditures based on project proposal and budget work plan to the education coordination. Assist the project field staff in planning, Implementation and supervision. Ensure regular supervision of field staff and program activities/ facilities through development of supervision plans and timely report to the Program Manager. To set up appropriate after getting advice/ and consultation with the education Manager in monitoring and evaluation system for different levels in whole catchments area. To collate field staff weekly and monthly activity reports and submits provincial report on time to line coordinator/ manager. Assist the education coordination as per our role and responsibilities requirements in order to meet organizational strategic objectives.
  • Effectively communicates project requirements to the team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion;
  • Liaise and coordinate activities with other Education stakeholders and other concerned governmental and non-governmental entities on the regular basis;
  • Supervise the performance of the project staff and provides timely guidance to the team for ensuring achievement of the project set outcomes;
  • Ensures that an efficient and appropriate logistical support is provided for all the CBE programs; Drafts  progress reports according to the project reporting requirements; Collects success stories, edit them, and shares them with concerned units internally; Evaluate the training sessions and classes and summarize evaluation report for each training. Maintain updated Child Rights training curriculum database and training records. Ensure that trainings on PSEACH, Child Safeguarding, Code of Conduct, Whistleblowing, and Registering Complaints are delivered Determines the problem areas and suggests suitable solutions to the relevant and potential obstacles that might affect the project progress; According to the role, policy and mandate that have been set by save the children, the education team in general to follow the maximum children safeguarding policies in project target areas. According to the role and responsibilities, education officer is responsible to manage, motivate and provide timely feed back to the project field staff in response to their performance toward the project objectives.
Muslim Hands International – MHI is an International Relief and Development NGO, established in the United Kingdom in 1993 with the objective of providing relief and emergency services and long term sustainable development projects in a cultural, ethical, effective, efficient and transparent manner. Muslim Hands works both directly and with partners in over 50 countries worldwide carrying out short and long-term projects in emergency relief, Health, WASH, Education, Protection, shelter, safe water, and TVET programing and a particular intervention of Advocacy and Peace in Afghanistan only. Muslim Hands International has been awarded Investor in People (2000, 2004 & 2007) and also been accredited with Quality Management Systems Standard ISO 9001:2000. The organization is also a signatory to the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and various NGOs in Disaster Relief and the main sources of funding of the organization are individual donors, trusts, institutions and DFID. Muslim Hands International obtained formal registration from the Ministry of Economy in Afghanistan with registration No. 141 in 2005, and is now firmly established with its Headquarters in Kabul, and is fully engaged in relief and development activities in different parts of the country. The work of Muslim Hands in Afghanistan involves; improving the lives of poor and vulnerable through the provision of education, health, WASH, Protection, Livelihood, advocacy, Agriculture and other specialized projects e.g. rehabilitation of the disabled, water purification and sanitation schemes, orphan sponsorship scheme, income generation activities and emergency aid / relief activities in Afghanistan. The Afghanistan head office operates in 21 provinces through head office in Kabul and regional and provincial offices in the respective regions and province of Afghanistan. The organization is running and operating by 25 professional core and full time personal of MHI in its head office in Kabul and each regional office of MHI deals with similar number of paid and volunteer staff member’s entire the country. As mentioned MHI is working in different sectors but education is one of its most important interventions, in education we specifically focus the following area: 

  • Literacy, post literacy and out of school education programs   Income generating programme to poor people through skills trainings Learning materials development and  publication Capacity building of local organizations Organization of training, seminars, workshops, meetings etc.  Research and evaluation of development programs  Accelerated Learning Programs Community Based Education programs Adult Learning Programs Professional Trainings Orphan Education Sponsorship Programs Seasonal education programs through MHI education centers Youth education sponsorship programs

 

About projects:

There are approximately 3.7 million out-of-school-children (OOSC) in Afghanistan. Significantly, 60.0% of OOSC are girls, and in some provinces as many as 85% of girls are out-of-school. Additionally, it is estimated that 95% of children with disabilities do not attend school. There are multiple reasons for this situation, including poverty, damaged and inadequate numbers of classrooms, shortage of teachers (especially female teachers) and relevant learning and teaching resources, lack of inclusive facilities at schools, cultural norms which deprioritize education for girls and long distances to schools for many children. Continuity of education is another significant problem, with many girls and boys unable to progress from one stage of study to the next largely due to capacity limitations in the formal hub schools. All of these challenges have been exacerbated by the protracted emergency situation, combined with the prevalence of natural disasters and climate change impacts and resulting dislocation of populations. The Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Facilitated Multi-Year Program (MYP) will target the most vulnerable displaced populations in Afghanistan, with a particular focus on girls and IDP and returnee refugee communities. Interventions will improve access to education through community based and innovative approaches; create an inclusive teaching and learning environment for emergency affected girls and boys; improve continuity of education by facilitating opportunities for students to transition to from lower to higher grades; improve the quality of learning; and create safer and more protective learning environments. The MYP links humanitarian Education in Emergencies (EiE) programming with the mid and longer-term development objectives for the sector. By effectively bridging the humanitarian-development divide the strategic intention is to: a) catalyze recovery, b) help implement Afghanistan’s new Community-Based Education Policy and c) promote continuity of education. The program will target 500,000 children annually. Global Partnership for Education: Considering the nature of the problem, GPE programs “Provide access to education for emergency-affected children in Afghanistan” and “Continuity of Education for COVID-19 Emergency-affected Children in Afghanistan” aim is to ensure Emergency-affected Out of School Children (OOSC) in Hard to Reach (HTR) areas have access to quality learning provided in community-based centers (CBCs) as well as  Established Community Based Education (CBEs) are ready with the resources, information and materials they need to mitigate and respond to COVID-19.

Bachelor Degree (Master Preferred) in Education, Social Science, project management or any related field with 5 years’ relevant experience.  Skills: 

  • Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft office suite specially Ms. Word, Ms. Excel and PPT Excellent verbal written and analytical skills. Ability to research and manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously Excellent coordination skills Excellent Communication Skills Excellent interpersonal Skills Outstanding Problem-Solving skills Excellent Report Writing Skills Report writing and training skills Ability to travel within program’s coverage area and other provinces as needed.

  Languages: Written and Spoken fluency in English, Pashto and Dari languages is a must.  Geography: Based in Kabul, if needed will be travelling to provinces 

Note:   

Muslim Hands is committed to strict child protection and safeguarding principles. Any candidate offered a job with Muslim Hands will be expected to adhere to Muslim Hands policies of child safeguarding and vulnerable adults. We will do everything possible to ensure that staff we recruit adhere to organisation values and code of conduct. Selected candidates may be required to provide addition information to conduct a background check.

Interested Afghan candidates should submit their letter of interest (cover letter) along with the updated resumes to (shoaib.qadri@af.mhworldwide.org) no later than Saturday July 17, 2021. Please mention post title and vacancy number (MHI/ECW/010) in the subject line of your email. Do not send us heavy sized files such as your certificates or recommendation letters at this stage. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted with and called for the test and interview.
Submission Email
shoaib.qadri@af.mhworldwide.org



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