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The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) funded Education Sector Program Implementation Grant (ESPIG) is aligned with the of the Federal Government of Somalia’s new ESSP and with GPE strategic objectives. The Program focuses on the primary education subsector and seek to expand equitable access to quality primary education opportunities, improving learning outcomes, ensuring the acquisition of foundational skills at the expected level for each grade, and enhance system capacity at the central MOECHE and Member State Ministries. The ESPIG grant aim to address the needs of large numbers of out-of-school children in South Central Somalia, with a focus on children from marginalized groups such as IDPs, pastoralists/nomads, urban poor, minority clans, and children with disabilities, and with a particular emphasis on girls. The grant will be implemented by the Federal Government of Somalia ministry of education, culture and Higher Education (MoECHE) in collaboration with the federal member states ministries of education in Jubaland, South west, Galmudug, Hirshabelle states and Banaadir regional administration with CARE as grant agent and Concern Worldwide as sub-contractor.
CARE International in Somalia is seeking to recruit a Program Manager for the above mentioned Progra . The Program Manager will provide overall strategic leadership and direction for the GPE funded –ESPIG under CARE Somalia’s Urban Youth Program. The Program Manager will be embedded in the Federal Government of Somalia MoECHE office in Mogadishu from where he/she will support the ministry, federal member states, CARE program team and Concern Worldwide to deliver Program results. He/she will head a Program management Unit comprising a team of six senior staff responsible for the delivery of the grant. In collaboration with the PMU team, the Program Manager will be required to ensure the development and operationalization of a robust M&E system for the Program , ensuring high quality measurement of Program outputs, intermediate outcomes and outcomes.
Responsibilities and Tasks
2.Consortium Management and Coordination
The Program will be implemented through sub-contract to the Federal Government of Somalia MoECHE and Concern Worldwide as well as direct implementation by CARE International in Somalia to ensure Program objectives are met. As a result, the incumbent is expected to cultivate and maintain excellent and productive relations with the ministries of education both at federal and member state levels, Concern Worldwide and other key stakeholders especially beneficiaries, local authorities and the humanitarian community. Tasks include:
The Program Manager will be responsible for contract management and compliance with donor and CARE rules and regulations. He/She will work closely with all the partners to:
Ensure compliance with the grant rules.
Manage grants and ensure compliance with CARE & donor regulations, formats and requirements and policies, working in close coordination with CARE USA Education team.
Ensure progress against grant proposals/work plans
Ensure quality and timely submission of reports in line with donor requirements
Ensure adequate financial management in liaison with the CARE Somalia finance requirements
5.Coordinate monitoring, evaluation and reporting
6.Coordinate support from CARE USA Education team
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