Title: Education Officer
Supervisor: State Coordinator
Under the supervision of the State Coordinator and as member of a program team, the Education Officer will provide programmatic support and specific expertise for program implementation. On an as-needed basis, provide support in trainings, material development, and program monitoring.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Facilitate the implementation of projects and/or country programs, and ensure on-going program management, monitoring, and reporting on country and regional programs. Respond to a variety of programmatic, financial, administrative and logistics needs, and requirements generated from senior management. Assist with planning logistics for trainings; provide oversight and facilitation support during trainings Provide support for material development, including participating in materials development workshops, editing, formatting, liaising with graphic designers and consultants, and coordinating printing. Write reports of activities, including materials development and training. Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Process sub-agreements and task orders; monitoring program progress as well as financial expenditures and subproject deliverables. Ensure accurate and timely reports and other relevant documents for field programs, e.g., quarterly implementing agency and country office program implementation and financial reports. Contribute to the Division’s annual work planning and budgeting processes, including identification of potential projects for bilateral or third-party funding. Use knowledge of Hausa or Kanuri to contribute to materials development. Use knowledge of training facilitation to provide training support. Provide leadership and team building at the task level. Minimal supervision, manage high volume work flow. Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues in assigned areas. Written and verbal communication skills and editing skills. Relevant language skills desired (Hausa or Kanuri). Relevant computer software skills. Resourceful through technology, research skills, and relationship building among several organization teams and units and professional organizations to resolve problems and initiate enhancements Computer skill, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, PDAs and other hand held devices. Ability to travel domestically and/or internationally at least 25% – 35%. Typical office environment. Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; ability to lift 5-50 lbs
Qualifications and requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree or its International Equivalent in Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field, and 5-7 years relevant experience. Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent in Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field, and 3-5 years relevant experience 2-4 years’ experience with education programs Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff. Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English; fluency in Hausa or Kanuri highly desired. Prior team lead experience preferred. Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private organization. International or Domestic (US) Program Development or Program management preferred.
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