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Alternative Basic Education Project Team Leader


Save the Children is the world’s leading independent child rights organisation. We’re outraged that millions of children are still denied proper healthcare, food, education and protection and we’re determined to change this.
Job Purpose:

The Alternative Basic Education (ABE) Project Director will be responsible for ensuring high-quality execution of the CIDA funded project activities in both the host community and refugee camps.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Travel frequently to all implementation sites to liaise with staff, community leaders, local governments and beneficiaries to ensure continued participation and support for the project.
  • Provide strategic guidance and technical support, supervision and leadership to implementation staff and partners.
  • Manage financial aspects of the program including budgets, expenditures and ensuring effective use of financial and human resources.
  • Oversee preparation of annual detailed implementation plans; monitor performance against work plan deadlines.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with other education stakeholders to ensure alignment with the Dadaab Education Strategy and effectiveness of programming, consult with relevant stakeholders including UNHCR and UNICEF.
  • Manage national level relationships with MoE and the Ministry for Northern Kenya to develop strong commitments to ABE project success.
  • Provide the linkage between national level policy and implementation practice; generate evidence for good practice documentation.
  • Manage the Project Steering Committee to ensure effective timely communication and information dissemination between CIDA, UNCIEF, UNHCR, GOK entities and other stakeholders.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Masters or advanced degree in education with specialization in nomadic education, early childhood development, alternative basic education or education in emergencies.
  • Ideal candidates will have at least five years work experience in international development projects in post emergency setting.
  • Minimum seven years senior project management field experience with proven donor reporting, compliance and grant management experience, and superior human resource management skills leading diverse teams in harsh environment.
  • Experience leading diverse stakeholders, and ability to understand and bridge diverging communication styles and agendas in order to reach common goals.
Application Process
For more information please visit our website and select position 7460. 

To apply for position, submit your cover letter and your detailed CV indicating your current salary with current contacts of three referees including immediate supervisor by 7th September 2012.
Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Save the Children recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to equal employment opportunities and the protection of children from abuse.

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