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About SCA:

SCA Background

SCA has been working in Afghanistan since 1982 and is presently managing development programmes linked to Strategic Objectives concerning Health, Education and Community Driven Development. With a total annual, budget of roughly USD 40 million. The total number of staff is around 5,700 of whom 15 are non-Afghans. The SCA presence in Afghanistan consists of the Kabul Management Office (KMO), five Regional Management Offices and two Liaison Offices. In Sweden SCA has 20 staff working at the Stockholm Management Office (SMO) and around 3,500 members organized in local chapters all over the country. In the last 10 years, SCA has undertaken a change process moving from a primarily humanitarian service delivery approach towards more of a developmental role, putting increasing emphasis on capacity development, rights-based programming and outcome orientation. The mission of SCA is to empower individuals, communities, and local organizations, primarily in rural areas and with particular focus on women, girls, boys and vulnerable groups such as people with disabilities, so that they may participate fully in society and influence their own development.

Job Description:

Scope of work: 

The Education Programme is implemented in five SCA Regional Management Offices (RMOs) and one Liaison Office in the east, southeast, central, north, and northeast parts of the country. The focus of the Education Programme is Community Based Education (CBE) from Grades 1-12.

Education of Adolescent Girls and Livelihood Support to Poor Households is a short-term project funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). The project is implemented jointly by the SCA Education and Rural Development Program (RDP) aiming at improving access to education for adolescent girls and supporting poor households with livelihood interventions.

The project, to be implemented in parts of the 14 Provinces of Afghanistan – Nangarhar, Laghman, Kunar, Ghazni, Paktika, Bamiyan, Wardak, Balkh, Samangan, Jawzjan, Kunduz, Baghlan, Badakhshan and Takhar – aims at contributing to: Improved access to safe, protective, and inclusive education in SCA target education settings; Improving Quality of education in SCA target education settings i Management of education at provincial, and school levels in target areas; Influence of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Professional Associations and Rights holders in education target areas and Safeguarding livelihoods of poor and vulnerable households

The Education Project Officer (Women’s and Girls’ Education) is a full-time field based (minimum 75%). The successful candidate(s) will directly operate under the respective Education Project Management Teams. She will work in close collaboration with Education Field Supervisors, Education Master Trainers, teachers, other SCA staff, local leaders, local education authorities School Management Shura members, School Teachers, Inclusive Education Resource Persons, and staff from other SCA programmes and units at RMO/LO level.

Throughout the duration of the project, she will have the responsibility of contributing to enhancement of inclusive quality education for all children. She will closely work with the Education Project team in the smooth implementation of the project activities with a primary focus of improving access and participation of all children in quality education, especially girls (Grades 1-12) and participation of women in education and development.

Main Responsibilities

  • Acting in accordance with SCA’s policies and regulations and SCA Education directives.
  • Providing updates on issues related to SCA and the environment where SCA operates.
  • Professional liaison with SCA staff, Advocacy, Human Rights and Gender Programme units, local leaders, local education authorities, international and national NGOs working in Community Based education, girls’ education and women’s empowerment and participation
  • Supporting implementation of education activities related to the project in the field. This includes providing support to SMS members, teachers in implementation of project activities in line with the feedback from stakeholders, project objectives and plans.
  • Implementing of other duties as delegated by the respective supervisor and Education Project Manager
  • Supporting the Community Mentors (Women’s and Girls’ Education) in project implementation, follow up and supporting girls’ and women’s participation in education.
  • Promoting inclusion, gender equality, and non-discriminative programming against girls and women in education
  • Organizing and participating in periodical meetings with teachers, parents, school management shura members, communities, women and girls to create awareness on benefits of inclusive education
  • Advocating for the education of girls and recruitment, training and provision of support to women teachers and women School Management Shura (SMS) members
  • Participating in workshops, seminars & conference organised by the education programme
  • Organizing community, women-women and girl-girls forums to discuss the education needs of girls in and out of school
  • Organizing regular meetings with girls, women and school management shura members in schools and communities to discuss and address their needs in education with local education authorities
  • Campaigning and mobilizing enrolment, retention and community support towards girls’ education and women’s participation
  • Participating in monitoring inclusion in CBE schools/classes jointly with the education staff in RMOs/LOs and sharing the main findings with respective Education Project Management Team members for discussion.
  • Monitoring and reporting on progress being achieved through regular visits to schools, local communities, teachers, and school management shura’s and make recommendations for improvement in order to realize positive significant changes
  • Establishing, maintaining, updating, tracking and reporting on project outputs, indicators, data and information related to girls and women in participation and involvement in education
  • Building and maintaining effective relationships with the Education Project team members, colleagues from other SCA units and other education stakeholders.
  • Being approachable, diplomatic, professional, and supportive to all stakeholders
  • Engaging other team members in understanding inclusive education, especially girls’ education (grades 1-12) and participation of women in education and development based on new information gained through meetings, seminars, workshops and from the field

Job Requirements:

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent in Education with technical knowledge in inclusion, women’s and
  • Girls’ education. A Master’s degree in the relevant education will be an added advantage.
  • Experience:
  • At least two years of relevant experience, especially within an Education, NGO, UN agency or similar organisation.
  • Practical experience in at least three of the following areas: Planning, project implementation, project monitoring, social mobilization, community forums, strengthening girls’ education, capacity building and awareness creation, mentorship, training, advocacy and reporting
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in Community-Based Education (CBE), particularly in improving the quality of teaching and learning in CBE, Nomadic CBE classes (N-CBE) and Coaching Classes.

 

Others:

  • Computer literacy in MS Office packages.
  • Fluency in oral and written English, Dari and/Pashto`
  • Well-developed listening skills and keen to details.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills with ability to work different categories of people regardless of rural/urban, political/socio-economic, and educational backgrounds.
  • Self-initiating, self-motivated and with ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Team player, hardworking, honest, proactive, and disciplined
  • Proven ability to support and mentor colleagues and provide/receive constructive feedback.
  • Good data collection, collation of human-interest stories and reporting skills.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to rural and remote project sites within Afghanistan and adjust to the SCA environment

Submission Guideline:

Application Procedures:

Interested qualified candidates should submit a full CV with a cover letter explaining their motivation in applying for the job and highlighting their relevant skills and experience and send your application / CV to the below link:

https://scahris.odoo.com/jobs/announcements/detail/education-project-officer-371

Academic certificates or references need not to be submitted at this time. These will be requested if called for interview.

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for written test and/or interview.

Applications after announcement closing date or Application in hard copy will not be accepted.

SCA is committed to ethical standards, a safe and inclusive work environment. Our work is based on our values: Responsiveness, Equality, Impartiality, Social Justice, and Integrity.

Background and reference checks are part of the recruitment process and will be conducted for the successful candidate.

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