Ethiopia’s Multi-Year Resilience Programme (MYRP 2020-2023) aims to improve learning through equitable access, crisis-sensitive and quality relevant education for 745,997 emergency-affected children (380,418 boys, 365,579 girls (including children living with disabilities) in 44 prioritised woredas in Ethiopia. The MYRP is an ambitious plan created by the Ministry of Education together with Education sector stakeholders.
The proposed MYRP includes immediate actions to address critical educational needs of IDP, returnee, and relocated children and medium to long-term interventions to build resilience of the education system to support the (re)integration of returnee and relocated children and their host communities.
In line with identified priorities in the education section of the HRP 2019 and ECW strategic priorities, initial MYRP interventions will utilise ECW seed funding in prioritised woredas and focus on getting out of school internally displaced and returnee/relocated children back into education with a special focus on girls and children with disabilities. Education Cannot Wait (ECW) has so far committed $27m in seed funding to the overall MYRP. This seed funding will be managed by UNICEF and SC as Grantees, and implemented by a range of organisations. It will target 60,487 (30,717 boys, 29,770 girls, including 6,049 CWDs) from 17 woredas. Interventions will be scaled up to target all emergency-affected children in the 44-prioritised emergency-affected woredas with a system strengthening approach as more additional resources are mobilized and anchor the MYRP into national programmes such as GEQIP-E. The provision of seed funding within a broader investment framework that encourages resource mobilisation is another aspect of the MYRP that adds distinct value to the sector, the work of the Cluster, and the overall education in emergency response in Ethiopia.
ROLE PURPOSE: The Senior ECW Education Program Manager will work with a number of partners mainly the Federal Ministry of Education, UNICEF, SCI, other local and international NGOs that will be involved in programme implementation. S/he is responsible for overseeing the planning, implementation, monitoring of the MYRP Seed Funding Programme. S/he is also in charge of managing the overall project implementation through results-based monitoring, evaluation and quality assurance mechanisms. S/he is expected to work closely with Somali Regional Education Bureau; Woreda education offices, and schools. The Programme Manager is accountable for budget management of the program. S/he is also accountable for partner management, which includes development through capacity building and support.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Project oversight and management
Ensure that the program implementation is gender sensitive, inclusive and targets the most vulnerable group of children
Monitoring, evaluation and quality assurance
Partner management and capacity building and Representation
Documentation and Learning
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- Minimum first degree in an area of education or equivalent in development studies
- Recommended a minimum of 10 years’ experience in a corporate or NGO environment, preferably with experience in community based child development programme management experience
- Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
- Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
- Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind sets
- Experience of working successfully with senior managers in other parts of own organization or partner organizations to deliver major change
- Experience of successfully implementing changes to processes to improve and monitor quality standards and impact achieved
- Experience of managing and shaping programmes to deliver greater efficiency and effectiveness, and of strengthening implementation of financial control processes
- Solid budgeting skills and knowledge of key donor regulations
- Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
- Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
- Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
- Fluency in Amharic language required
- Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required
- Commitment to Save the Children values
- Job City Addis Ababa