Education Advisor, Somalia
About the role: This is an initial one-year contract with opportunity to extend. It is a new role with unaccompanied terms based in Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travel to Somalia, and a salary of Grade 4 €35,981 - €39,979.
You will report to the Programmes Director and will work directly with Concern’s Mogadishu-based Education Programme Manager, Somaliland Area Manager and their respective teams. In addition, you will liaise closely with the Ministry of Education, GPE Grant Agents, Concern’s Partnership Advisor and all other education sector external stakeholders.
You will be overall technical coordinator on all education activities for Concern Worldwide in Somalia. You will liaise with the Dublin-based Desk Officer and Education and Equality technical advisors.
Your purpose: The purpose of this position is to provide technical support to all Concern’s education programmes in Somalia. This includes the provision of strategic oversight for the programme, while building systems and capacities that can continue the quality work after the contract ends. As important, the Education Advisor will also play an active role in supporting the process of developing a three-year GPE funded programme for Somalia under a lead role of CARE International and guidance by the Ministry of Education. It is expected that the role enhance Concern’s profile in the education sector in key forums and platforms and explore opportunities to collaborate with key education actors, NGOs, UN and private bodies.
Key elements of this position will include supporting the effort to continue to improve the quality of programming – particularly literacy and numeracy teaching and assessment in primary schools – as well as emergency education programmes with IDPs, and literacy support for other groups such as TVET students and women’s self-help groups.
The position will represent Concern in the education cluster, at the education sector committee (ESC) and any relevant meetings related to education, including coordinating closely with CARE, as the GPE Grant Agent and the Ministry of Education. This position will also ensure that Concern Worldwide remains informed and embraces the new Education Sector Strategy Plan (ESSP), the Somalia National Development Plan (NDP) and any new development in the sector.
You will be responsible for:
Strategic and Technical Management:
Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Programme:
Coordination and networking:
Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E):
Advocacy, Communications and Visibility:
Your skills and experience will include:
Concern Worldwide is an Irish-based non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.
Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be short-listed on a regular basis and we may offer posts before the closing date.
All applications should be submitted through our website at https://jobs.concern.net by closing date. CV’s should be no more than 4 pages in length.