Digital Education Project Officer
Level 3: √ the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff
SCOPE OF ROLE: The Education Project Officer will support the implementation of Formal Education and catch up program activities in Save the Children (SC) supported schools in Nyarugusu and Nduta refugee camps. She/he will work closely with the Digital Education Project Coordinator and Refugee Incentive Workers under the overall umbrella of the Field Programme Manager to ensure that planned education activities are implemented timely and in line with Save the Children best practices to ensure the attainment of set outcomes and objectives.
Reports to: Digital Education Project Coordinator
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
- With support from the Project Coordinator, develop, implement and monitor quarterly, monthly and weekly education and recreational activity plans to achieve expected results,
- Oversee the supervision of supported schools and ensure that classes in supported schools are regularly monitored using appropriate tools including class registers, teacher attendance records books are used consistently and accurately on daily.
- Effectively maintain computers, tablets and other information technological systems provided by Save the Children. This includes preparing and installing appropriate software applications,
- Examining faulty data processing equipment to identify faults and report to IT Team,
- Ensure adherence to IT related policies, procedures and best practices regarding computer and tablet use, data storage and handling; and recommend to Project Coordinator on changes or improvements needed.
- Liaise with IT to carry out routine checks and care on tablets in order to prevent them from damage due to improper connections and operations or adverse acts of computer virus
- Participate in monitoring and evaluation of project activities, ensuring the participation of children and their communities
- Provide orientation/training to teachers on how to use and operate IT equipment’s/tablets effectively.
- Ensure the tablets are working effectively both online and offline.
- Provide support in updating records and inventories of IT equipment.
- Organize and chair the weekly meetings with head teachers and deputies and bi-weekly meetings with teachers. She/he will ensure the minutes of meetings are documented and shared with the relevant staff. The incumbent will also ensure school meetings give clear feedback on findings of weekly supervisions in supported schools.
- Support in the administering of both formative and summative assessment test/ examinations for learners by supporting teachers during the whole process and analyze the results.
Staff supervision and mentorship
Fosters collaborative, transparent and accountable relationships through partners and refugee workers ensuring functional Parental Teacher Associations (PTAs) are in place.
Monitoring and Reporting
- Ensure that all program data is properly and regularly collected by field staff, check data and ensure that it is logically presented to the Education Coordinator
- Work closely with Refugee Incentive Volunteers, collect and compile project data as appropriate based on the standard formats and submit weekly and monthly reports capturing achievements, case studies and best practices to the Education Coordinator
- Contribute to the preparation of internal and external reports
- Participate in team’s reviews of results and program progress and/or project evaluation when and as requested
Collaboration and Representation
- Represent Save the Children in relevant forums at camp level in a professional manner.
- Liaise with other stakeholders, including head teachers, school teachers, local leaders and partners and participate actively in coordination meetings.
- Collaboration with other team members across to ensure synergies and consistency in our programming approaches.
- Represent programming with local government, NGOs, communities and within SC as appropriate.
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.
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values;
holds the team and 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 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 partners 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;
QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
- University or College qualification and minimum of three years’ professional experience with education work.
- Good knowledge and understanding of in emergency/refugee context.
- Knowledge of INEE Minimum Standards in emergency preparedness, response and application of the standards in response.
- Demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of children in the school and community.
- Strong understanding of the contextual situation related to education.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Proven technical knowledge and skills in the field of participatory development, child participation, education.
- Ability to travel independently, including to rural communities and work long hours.
- Strong verbal and written English skills and French and Kirundi will be an added advantage. Strong interpersonal skills the ability to work collaboratively with others
- Strong reporting skills
- Due diligence in resource management, filing and retrieval
- Sensitive to issues affecting children and committed to Save the Children’s Child Protection policy.
- Commitment to Save the Children’s values
- Good computer skills (MS Office, including Outlook for email)
- Experience with android platforms / operating tablets
- Ability and experience of training end users that include teachers and learners
- Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches
Background in Emergency/ Refugee programming is an asset.
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.
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures;
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.
Safeguarding our Staff:
The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy
Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.
Date advertised: 17 Feb 2021
Closing date: 2 Mar 2021 – 23:59 EAT
Location: Kigoma, Tanzania, United Republic of
Department: Programme, Development and Quality
Type: Fixed-term contract
The deadline for submitting the application is 02 March 2021