Education Programme Coordinator

  • Contract
  • Nineveh

Save the children


Under the supervision of the Field Manager and doted reporting line to the Education Manager and Education Technical Specialist, The Education Coordinator is responsible on timely planning, implementing and evaluating SC’s Education activities responding to IDPs, Returnees and Host Communities across Ninewa governorate. He/ She will work closely with the operations team as well as with partners, government and beneficiaries to ensure coordination and appropriate community involvement in our programmes.
The Education Coordinator will ensure that project activities are consistent with Save the Children’s programming principles and approaches, draw on relevant best practices and lessons learned, enable children to attain their rights and are compliant with donor regulations.
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.


Reports to: Field office Manager
Staff reporting to this post:
Direct: Education officers
Indirect : Education Community Mobilizers
Budget Responsibilities:
Role Dimensions: Education Manager, Project Manager, Education Technical Specialist, Operations Manager, Safety and Security, HR, Supply Chain, Consortium Partners and government


•    Monthly planning & review of project at field level. Maintain meeting notes as evidence
•    Support the project manager with updating PMM Mandatory tools on monthly basis including DIP, PP, MEAL plan, Project Charter, HR Plan.
•    Develop & submit monthly KPI plan for project in first week of every month in coordination with project manager
•    Tracking of pipeline expenses on monthly basis along with BvA review. Make sure Payments to be submitted during the month.
•    Regular follow up of procurement, recruitment & payments with supply chain, HR & Finance department.
•    Ensure quality bench mark assessment with support of MEAL department.
•    Draft quarterly report and submit to the project manager.
•    Ensure data base is updated and matching figures with quarterly reports
•    Develop & implement project closeout plan including asset disposition in coordination with project manager and awards team.
•    Ensure learning events are organized & documented in coordination with MEAL.
•    Ensure the project is implemented in ways responsive to communities, partners and children in line with SC’s principles, values and strategic plan and compliant with SC’s procedures.
•    Ensure proper and effective use of program resources, ensuring that all resources/assets in project are managed in line with SC and Donor policy.
•    Monitor program progress against both programmatic and budgetary targets.
•    Responsible for liaising with Field Management and Security on the movement planning of team and any necessary security assessments or reassessments of operational areas.
•    Close coordination with other program and advocacy colleagues, including WASH, Child Protection, MHPSS, and FSL on cross cutting needs and issues to ensure an integrated approach
•    Insure the sustainability plans for project interventions are adapted for the context and are in alignment with CO strategy and SCI standards.
•    Conduct risk assessment for activities to ensure safety and protection of children and adult accessing SC services.
•    Coordinate with the Education Manager and Education Technical Specialist on staff capacity development needs.
•    Represent SC in the external meetings such as sub national cluster meeting, camp management meetings and DoE/ local authority meetings.
•    Support the team with goals and objectives and evaluate on quarterly basis.
•    Support MEAL to collect appropriate, timely and accurate data against agreed indicators to enable both internal and external reporting
•    Work with MEAL team to identify and incorporate project suitable accountability mechanisms.

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

•    Advanced degree in a relevant subject, or a BA with equivalent field experience.
•    Understanding of education programming, particularly in basic education and early childhood.
•    At least 3 years of project management experience in emergency, fragile state or development programmes.
•    Understanding of remote managing programmes in complex settings
•    Proven capacity to supervise, and coach staff in programme management
•    Experience of, and commitment to, working through systems of community participation and accountability
•    Ability to analyse information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically
•    Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
•    A team player who is able to work collaboratively and with people of diverse backgrounds
•    Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
•    A high level of written and spoken English and Arabic
•    Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.
•    Familiarity with the governorate, refugee camps and communities, and ability to travel to all the
target districts in the program area.

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.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

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.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Location: Mosul
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Closing Date: May 31, 2022

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