Programme Coordinator (Education)

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    December 8, 2022


Project Coordinator (Education)  (220008OS)

TITLE: Programme Coordinator (Education)

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Programme Implementation

LOCATION: Magwe Area Office

Number of Position: 1





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 country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


This position will be the main focal person for the Education component, which will provide an integrated response to the needs of children and host communities at the Magwe region. This position will be under the managerial support of the Program Manager and will receive technical support from the Basic Education Advisor and Trianing Coordinator.


The position will have responsibility for organizing capacity building workshops, coordination with partners, for strengthening partnership approach and for the overall management support. The Education Coordinator will contribute in the project planning, coordination, recruitment and procurement process of integrated project. The post holder should provide significant mentoring and capacity building to the partners to implement activities in line with proposal. The successful candidate should possess higher level of motivation and commitment to work with Internally Displaced People and flexibility to work in an insecure and volatile context.




Reports to:  Programme Manager

Direct Reports:  NA

Financial Approval: When delegated

External Representation: Interpersonal contact regular and varied, involves work with the local partners and representation at technical working groups and township level and donor visits.

Travel: Frequent (over 10 days per month)



Programme Management

  • Assist the Programme Manager to ensure the timely, efficient and effective delivery of a high quality education activities.
  • Assist the Programme Manager to ensure implementation of project activities in accordance with the work plans and budgets, through regular guidance and field monitoring.
  • Ensure the cooperation with the other program coordinators and all project staffs to be integrated and effective program implementations.
  • Identify and discuss opportunities for innovation for the program with the Programme Manager and the respective project team members.
  • Provide recommendations to the Programme Manager in terms of needs for capacity building for project and partner staffs and program implementation and innovative and alternative approach
  • Ensure all project data/documents are properly recorded, and support the analysis of data collected through high quality reports by work closely with other program coordinators, Area MEAL coordinator and project officers.
  • Work closely with the training team and education advisor in deliver trainings.
  • Organise and deliver training for partner staffs with the technical support from the advisors and training team.
  • Travel to the field to support the partner staff in building their capacity in Education and in conducting Education trainings with the volunteers.
  • Support compliance to systems and processes for planning and reporting to members and donors.
  • Deputise for the Programme Manager if requested to do so, and perform other tasks as assigned by the Programme Manager.


Partnership Coordaintion

  • Coordiante with PM for partnership relationship for the MHF project
  • Leading and communicating among PM/SGO and partnership members concerning partnership information
  • Helping and supporting in budget phasing process of partner organization depend on approval amount.
  • Supporting day to day functions for partner organization’s activity implementations through PM’s delegations .
  • Coordinate for partnership management in Education program by collaboration with respectively Magwe regional based Program Lead through supporting to ROM.
  • Monitoring to partner sites together with related program leads and Support units. 



  • Work closely with the Area MEAL Coordinatoe to ensure that programming data and infortmion with evidence based and that MEAL plans are in place for each program and are being followed.
  • Supports the PMs for monitoring approach using of SC’s Quality Benchmarks
  • Supports to PM and relative partnership members in identifying and adapting Quality Benchmark indicators of Education program
  • Responsible for development and update of “program tracking tool”, including locations and interventions across all sectors


Documentation and Reporting

  • Document all important stages of the program related with Inclusive Education in consultation with the Program managers.
  • Assist the programme manager in preparing high quality reports for submission to member and donor.
  • Support the partners to ensure all activities are well documented including case studies.


Coordination and representation

  • Organise and participate in field visits by donors or other organizations.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with key project stakeholders, including donor representatives, community representative and partners.



  • Ensure high quality, accessible information about the project is available for internal and external audiences about Inclusive Education activities.
  • Representing Save the Children in all IE related working groups.
  • Ensure effective communication with all the townships and ensure consistency in project implementation.


Child Safeguarding Responsibilities

  • Develop and pilot practical day-to-day approaches to increase awareness, commitment and interest in child safeguarding amongst staff members.

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.
  • Always acts in the best interests of children.


  • At least 4 years’ experience in working in education or related field. Experience of working in Inclusive Education is an advantage.
  • Bachelor Degree in education or a related field. Ideally a post graduate qualification in a relevant field and/ or professional qualification in inclusive education or related field. 
  • Must be Excellent in English communication skills, both written and verbal and ability to write reports in English
  • Excellent training, facilitation, and communication skills.
  • Excellent personal organisational skills, including time management, and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Willingness to travel to field offices and work in difficult environment according to travel requirements Relevant significant people management skills/experience and proven ability to create an environment which encourages team-working and motivates a team across various geographical areas.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation developing effective working.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
  • Willingness and capability to comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies, including the Child Safeguarding Policy.

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.

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.




: Magway

Employee Status

: Fixed Term

Closing Date

: Dec 8, 2022