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Job Title:   Project Officer - Education
Category:   Project Management
Total Positions:   1
Job Location:   Swabi
Gender:   No Preference
Minimum Education:   Masters
Degree Title:   Master Degree in Education, Social Science or other relevant discipline
Career Level:   Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:   4 Years
Apply By:   Jan 10, 2020
Job Description:

About RI: 

Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in 18 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.

Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.

Relief International includes the four corporate members of the RI Alliance: RI-US, RI-UK, MRCA/RI-France and RI-Europe. Under our alliance agreement, we operate as a single, shared management structure. In addition, RI has country offices registered as affiliates of one of the alliance members in an additional 18 countries.

Position Summary:    

The post holder will be responsible for supervision and implementation of project activities in District Swabi. S/he will provide ongoing technical support to field teams, Continues Professional Development (CPD) coaches and support staff based in Swabi. The incumbent will be responsible to develop and maintain coordination and liaison mechanism with education department at district level, district governments, Parent teachers committees and target communities. The position holder will be responsible for reporting, field monitoring and ensuring quality implementation according to RI’s reporting tools, Program Management Standards, checklists and project deliverables.  S/he must know/learn and abide by organizational rules, regulations, and donor requirements and compliance.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities: 

  • Support to project planning and implementation
  • District level operational management, monitoring
  • Technical support to project and partner staff
  • Stakeholder coordination and liaison
  • Data management and Reporting

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with government stakeholders through active sharing of information.
  • The EPO should be essentially skilled in handling the complex situations, familiar of beneficiary’s context, planning techniques to achieve project targets.
  • The incumbent will act as a liaison and focal point between the stakeholders and project staff
  • The EPO will act as focal point for technical aspect of the project at district level and collaborate with other districts as required.
  • Ensure that the program objectives at district level are well met and have delivered value and excellence.
  • Development and implementation of monthly work plan and reports.
  • Maintain strong relationships with district based stakeholders (community, teachers, government officials of education department)
  • Precise understand of project objectives, requirements, targets and coordinate with resources and direct the project in the right direction in a timely manner.
  • Provide facilitation in baselines, need assessment, data collection and evaluation etc.
  • Conducting regular monitoring field visits of targeted project areas.
  • Coordinate and liaison with respective district officers for the successful development and implementation of agreed work plans.
  • Ensure proper record keeping of program activities.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Master Degree in education, social Science or other relevant discipline
  • Minimum 04 years’ experience in development and social sector preferably in education.
  • Exceptional verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience using computers for a variety of tasks. Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Knowledge files management, transcription, and other administrative procedures.
  • Ability to work on tight deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills and resourcefulness
  • Willingness and ability to travel 

RI Values:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:

1) Inclusiveness

2)  Transparency and Accountability

3)  Agility and Innovation

4)  Collaboration

5)  Sustainability

Required Skills:
Field coordination,Project Administration,Education,Project Co-ordination

Company Information
Company Name:  Relief International
Company Description:

Relief International entered in 2005 after a devastating earthquake where we were among the first organizations to respond. Today our programs focus on improving educational outcomes for vulnerable children. We collaborate with children's, students, parents, teachers, community leaders, and government ministries to enroll Afghan refugee and Pakistani children in the 45 schools we support, working to transform an educational system that suffers from poor graduation rates due to poverty and under-investment. In addition to our focus on the education sector, our past work in Pakistan has included responding to the countrys frequent natural disasters by partnering with local communities to restore livelihoods through sustainable agricultural programs, as well as providing healthcare, life-saving shelter kits, food aid, and cash assistance to families displaced by conflict. Relief International is scaling up engagement and anticipating significant program growth in the coming years to continue this groundbreaking work

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