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11 Sep 2019

Education Coordinator-RDPP at Plan International Ethiopia

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Job Description

Plan International is an independent non-profit organization that advances children’s well-being and equality for girls. Working in building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years and present in 70 countries, Plan International strives for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children while working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners. Plan International Ethiopia is looking for Education Coordinator for RDPP Project who will be reporting to the Program Area Manager.


The Education Coordinator will report to the Program Area Manager of Plan International Ethiopia.  The post holder directly supervises the community facilitators at the Program Area (PA) Office. The post holder oversees the overall education component of different projects and collaboratively work with program area Livelihood, Child protection and Health coordinators, and other admin staffs. She/he has the responsibility of working with the regional and local government Education, Social Welfare, Finance, Administration of Refugee and Returnee Agency (ARRA), Women Children Youth Affairs, Micro and Small Enterprises, and Technical and Vocational Education training colleges.


  • Provide strategic guidance to education components of assigned Projects under Addis Abeba Area program
  • Serve as budget holder for assigned education projects, oversee and support the budgeting (submission of budget revisions), expenditure tracking and all aspects of financial management of the programme including.
  • Ensure proper implementation of the assigned project implementation as per the agreed work plan.
  • Facilitate signing of agreement with Regional Government and Implementing Partners.
  • Provide technical and administrative support for partners to ensure smooth implementation of project activities and utilization of budget.
  • Provide technical support to Education Bureaus and Schools as necessary to provide quality education for refugee children at all levels
  • Collaborate and coordinate with other education and refugee  stakeholders to ensure continued PIE  presence and effectiveness of programming, relevant stakeholders include the Administration for Refugees and Returnees (ARRA), UNHCR)
  • Manage staff under his/her supervision
  • Work closely with other sectors to explore greater linkages between Child Protection, and other migration program.
  • Prepare and submit quality monthly, quarterly  and annual reports to donor and government counter part
  • Support Educational and vocational implementation strategies to ensure that there is standard and acceptable program implementation in the refugee.
  • Provide capacity building training for targeted community and partner staff
  • Prepare concept notes and proposals to secure additional funding for the Program Area.
  • And other administrative assignments assigned by the Program Manager (i.e serving the program area as Procurement Committee, inventory committee etc)

Job Requirements

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge


  • Masters or First degree in education  and related  fields (Curriculum Studies, Educational Psychology, Educational Planning and Management, social work, sociology, and other related fields of studies)
  • Minimum five years relevant field experience in refugee setting experience is preferable
  • Technical experience and knowledge in the area of refugee and girls’ education and interventions required including leading response plan, implementation and monitoring.
  • Experience working with local NGOs and partners in the implementation of programmes and support in institutional development.
  • Experience in budget management.
  • Cross cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Empathy with PIE vision, mission, goal and objectives and commitment to capacity building, protection and participation.


  • Understanding of education issues and knowledgeable about strategies and program design to address needs in Urban refugee Context
  • Knowledge of the new refugee legislation
  • Strong writing and editing skills, including experience developing proposals and other resource materials
  • Good knowledge of Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning
  • Assist in building good relations with national authorities, international organizations, donor governments and other organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a large team of national staff at different levels
  • Strong documentation and information management skills
  • Good analytical, facilitation, communication and presentation skills
  • Resourcefulness, flexibility, and the ability to prioritize work under pressure
  • Good in written and spoken English. Local language Speaking

How to Apply

The closing date for the application is September 20, 2019. Qualified candidates should submit their application with the below link.

This position is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia.

Please note that:

·         Applications and CVs written in English will be accepted and

·         Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

·         Please note that we are not accepting CVs that are not sent through the indicated link.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

More information about Plan International can be found on http://

References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.

As an international child centered community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

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