GPE MCA Project Manager – Education

[GPE MCA Project Manager – Education]

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Role Purpose: The GPE project manager will lead the implementation of of Global Partnership for Education (GPE) funded MCA program. Under the guidance of the GPE Deputy Program Manager, the post holder will oversee the day to day delivery, implementation and reporting of the GPE funded MCA program. The post holder will be embedded within the GPE Program Management team lead by the Program Manager. The post holder is expected to have in-depth professional knowledge and experience in education planning and management. S/he will be responsible for planning and execution of all project activities. He/she is expected to ensure that the project is timely, efficiently and effectively implemented. H/she ensures the involvement and participation of stakeholders including children, teachers, parents, and government authorities. He or she will ensure the use of appropriate, cost effective and innovative approaches. He or she will ensure synergy through collaboration and networking with other actors and promote partnership with relevant partners. The job would demand frequent interaction with and provision of technical support to project staff and Somaliland Ministry of education staff. The post holder is also expected to effectively manage education project officers reporting to him or her.

Contract Duration: 12 Months

Location: Hargeisa

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor degree in education or a related field with additional training in education planning and management and project planning and management techniques
  • Substantial experience (at least five years) in planning and management of primary, education programmes in INGOs and LNGOs in Somaliland
  • Relevant trainings in the area of education project management, and monitoring
  • Experience of working with local/national governments and capacity building of systems, partners and staff
  • Ability to extensively travel for project monitoring and provide on-site technical support to field teams
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Experience in planning/undertaking assessments and surveys in the area of education

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