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Coordinator Job in Nairobi / Mogadishu with Frequent Missions in Somalia

INTERSOS is an independent non-profit humanitarian organization committed to assist the victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts. 

Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, and respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable and unprotected people.

Mission to Somalia.

INTERSOS has been continuously working in South Central Somalia (SCZ) since 1992 and has been present in Puntland since 2011. There are currently four INTERSOS operational field offices in
Mogadishu, Baidoa, Jowhar and North Gaalkacyo. 

INTERSOS office in Mogadishu as well as a guesthouse for international staff has been recently reopened. 

At present INTERSOS is implementing projects in the protection, health, WASH and education sectors. 

In the protection field, INTERSOS is supporting children and women survived from GBV in Baidoa,
Afgooye, Mogadishu, and Johwar. In Mogadishu and Baidoa, INTERSOS is carrying out awareness and risk mitigation campaigns. A cross-country family tracing project has been recently activated.
In the health sector, INTERSOS is supporting the Jowhar Regional Hospital.
In the WASH sector, since 2006 INTERSOS has been supporting schools, IDPs, host communities and urban vulnerable households in crisis in Baidoa and agro-pastorals in rural areas of Bay Region.
In education, INTERSOS support activities organized in the Vocational Training Centre in Jowhar, a
secondary level education school established by INTERSOS to give real employment possibilities to young Somalis who want to avoid being enlisted into militias in the future. 

Following the positive impact such a project had, in 2011 INTERSOS has opened a second Vocational Training Centre in Baidoa. In Baidoa and surrounding villages 

INTERSOS is currently rehabilitating different primary schools providing training and material support to teachers in collaboration with the Directorate of Education Culture and Higher Education.

INTERSOS is the focal point for the education cluster in Bay Region

INTERSOS, in the framework of its activities in Somalia, is currently selecting candidates for the following position.

Position: Education Sector Coordinator
Job site: Nairobi/Mogadishu with frequent missions in Somalia
Report to: Head of Mission
Status: Fulltime
Starts from: 8th of July 2013 (6 months with possibility to extend)

Key responsibilities:
The education sector coordinator assists the HoM in his daily tasks with particular attention to the sector of Education. 

In particular he/she will monitor the correct application of internal and donor procedures, participation in meetings at National level, supporting the HoM in the negotiations with donors, constant visits to the field bases, management and coordination of expat personnel, ensuring coordination among the different field offices, direct communication with Region/HQ in respect of the above.

With respect to the above mentioned sectors of intervention, the following responsibilities are delegated to the Education coordinator:

Programmes and activities
The Education Coordinator is supporting the HoM and the Project Managers in the process of writing and submitting proposals and monitoring and evaluating the implementation of activities. 

He/she will improve and strengthen - from one side - the capability of Intersos to implement programmes and activities and - on the other side - the capacity and competence of both individuals and working groups within the mission. 

The Education Coordinator should also guarantee the strict observance of INTERSOS internal procedures as well as to main donors’ rules and regulation. 

With regard to this, he/she will be in charge of ensuring the respect of projects reports deadlines and commitments foreseen by MoU and Agreement stipulated with International donors and agencies.

PR and Official Representation
The Education Coordinator can represent the Organization in the Country in agreement with the HoM in the following working meetings such as: Education working group, Cluster meetings and other un-formal meetings with donors and stakeholders.

Main tasks:
  • Supervise, train and coordinate national and international Intersos education team (Education PMs, education officers, , etc) to ensure the correct implementation of the Education country Programme.
  • Work to integrate Education into other program sectors; work with HoM and with INTERSOS Health and Protection Coordinators to ensure that all programs are contextually appropriate and consider and apply education principles to their activities.
  • To assume responsibility for the management and economic and financial administration of the INTERSOS Education programme and for its entire implementation process, and to ensure the achievement of its objectives and results
  • Participate regularly at the National Education clusters meetings in Mogadishu/Nairobi and at the Regional Education cluster meetings.
  • Participate at the National Education/EiE sub-cluster meetings at Regional level whenever the respective PM and officers are operating in remote areas.
  • Represent the Education program with national authorities, non-state actors, UN agencies, NGOs, donors, etc.
  • Oversee the timely implementation of grants, submission of reports and management of budgets, including budget forecasting, development of spending and work plans and indicator tracking sheets.
  • Participate in the development of budgets for education program proposals in conjunction with the finance department at Nairobi level
  • Post-graduate degree in education sciences, international relations, social sciences, or other related field.
  • At least three year experience working in the Education Sector in Humanitarian Context
  • Demonstrated experience in staff supervision, capacity building, project design and budget management.
  • Experience in working with and coordinating with the UN, EU, internationals donors, INGOs etc.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with excellent analysis and writing skills.
  • Working experience in Somalia is a plus.
  • Fluent English spoken and written.

Application should be submitted to: and specifying in the subject “Education Coordinator Somalia”

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