Education Senior Officer /Idlib -->

Education Senior Officer /Idlib

People in Need is looking for a (Education Senior Officer) for 
its Syria/Turkey Mission/Based in South Idleb.
People in Need (PIN) has been implementing education projects in Syria since 2013. Currently, PIN is 
supporting 15 schools and 13 temporary learning centers in Idlib and Aleppo Governorates, to provide 
Syrian school-aged children with quality education. The services provided to the supported schools 
include providing teachers with incentives and training, learning, and teaching materials, minor school 
rehabilitation, psychosocial activities, and more.
To help with the implementation of the project, People in Need is looking for a Senior Education Officer. 
The Senior Education Officer is reporting to the Education Coordinator as his/her direct line manager. 
The Senior Education Officer strongly coordinates with the Education Officers based in Gaziantep.
Position: Education Senior officer
Duty Station: PIN’s South Idlib Office
Starting date: 1
st September 2020 
End of application: 6th August.
Duration: until 31st December 2020 with the possibility of extension

The main tasks of the Senior Education Field Officer are listed below.

Program Implementation:

• Responsible for leading the implementation of all PIN activities related to the assigned education project(s). This includes all phases of the project cycle, from planning project activities, monitoring progress, ensuring accurate budget spending as well as timely 
achievement of the project’s milestones and reporting on project results.
• Lead on coordination efforts between PIN and the relevant education/camp management authorities inside Syria, as relevant. 
• Work closely with the Education Officers and Deputy Program Manager to ensure appropriate and strategic planning of education 

project activities.

• Ensure that education activities are in line with PIN’s Syria mission strategy, internal guidelines,  PIN’s Education Strategy as well as any donor guidelines,procedures and requirements.
• Remain knowledgeable of developments in the Education sector in the field, particularly any  contextual changes, assessments/report and any major or nuanced shifts within the strategies or  approaches of education authorities in Syria.
• Coordinate the development of assessments, including the development of related tools and data  analysis, related to education activities in cooperation with Deputy Education Program Manager.
• Supervise field teams to ensure progress against plans, timely reporting of outputs, challenges,  liaison with local partners and communities. Ensure that main programmatic decisions and plans 
related to the project are being communicated to the field teams in a timely manner.
• Ensure that calculation of regular cash needs related to project activities are done and shared with Education Officer in Gaziantep. 
• Assist in implementing rigorous control mechanisms for the relevant projects to ensure  compliance with internal and donors’ requirements (procurement, approvals, and accountability 
and anti-fraud mechanisms).
• Assist the Deputy Education Program Manager in drafting and reviewing key project documentation.
• Strive for continuous improvement of quality of the education program by collecting,  strengthening, and sharing know-how and good practice internally.
• Ensure timely procurement and smooth operational support in the field through close 
coordination with the Logistics Department, and provision of necessary program inputs  (including regular updates of the project procurement plan, technical inputs for procurement, 
purchase requests, etc.).
• Ensure close coordination with the project partners, if relevant, to ensure a clear and common  understanding of the project and donor requirements, coordination of approach, and close 
monitoring of the partners’ activities, expenditure, achievements, and challenges.
• Informing the Deputy Education Program an and Education Coordinator in case of matters that  pose risks to target achievement or are against the humanitarian principles.

Human Resource Management:

• Provide day-to- day support, coordination and mentoring to field teams in relation to coordination 
and capacity building activities.
• Manage the Education and PSS Assistant(s) and Education and PSS Officer(s) based in Syria - allocate tasks, monitor the completion, mentor, and support their development (relevant skills 
and knowledge).
• Support the recruitment of new education staff through contribution to the development of TORs, testing and interviewing of candidatesCoordination
• Contribute to the planning of, and participate in, regular planning and activity status meetings with the field team and Gaziantep based staff (in cooperation with line mangers).
• Liaise with field teams, partner NGOs, and other relevant external actors on emerging humanitarian needs and conflict dynamics related to education authorities and the sector more 
widely, and where necessary, alert the Deputy Education Program Manager to needs and opportunities for assistance.
• Collect necessary data and information, keeping it regularly updated, on the number of out of 
school children in target communities, number of other schools/learning centers and their
capacities in the target areas as well as other data that support project design, planning and decision making.

Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E)

• Ensure close and regular coordination with the M&E field teams to design and implement relevant needs assessments, baseline surveys, PDM surveys, end line surveys, and other 
monitoring and evaluation mechanisms to ensure M&E data that is consistent with internal and donor requirements


• Other tasks assigned by the Deputy Program Manager, corresponding to actual needs of the mission, programs, and projects.
• Substitute relevant colleagues (fully or partially) during their absence when assigned by employee’s Line Manager.
• Understand and adhere to the mission’s National Staff Handbook, PIN Code of Conduct, PIN Key Policies and relevant guidelines.

Suitable candidates for this position should possess:

• Degree in education, pedagogy, social work, or equivalent.
• Teaching experience, including experience of working with children.
• Experience of working for a humanitarian organization.
• Familiarity with the humanitarian context in Syria.
• Strong critical analysis and problem-solving skills.
• Strong leadership and team management skills and experience (minimum 2 years)
• Experience with Microsoft Office and Excel.
• Ability to work within a team.
• Fluency in English 
PIN offers:
• Possibility to gain interesting working experience within a professional, internationally recognized NGO.
• Monthly salary as per PIN salary scale; and
• 24 days of paid leave per year.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!

How to apply: 

Interested Qualified candidates should submit their application on 

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