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Education Programme Manager

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

Job Description

Job Description


Team Management

  • Lead the overall management of the Education Programme staff
  • Ensure timely and transparent recruitment of Education Programme staff
  • Develop the technical and operational capacity of education team and transfer of key skills to ensure professional growth
  • Oversee regular performance reviews and evaluations
  • Ensure compliance and adherence to DCA policies, education tools, handbooks and guidelines

Program Implementation  

  • Coordinate and manage the design, plan, quality implementation, and reporting of education programs with simultaneous consideration of longer term needs within agreed timeframes, budgets, and donor requirements
  • Develop the education strategy, technical SOPs, and Macro LFAs
  • Develop and manage Education project budgets
  • Responsible for the development and management of education funding proposals, project budgets and donor reports according to DCA’s guidelines and donor requirements
  • Oversee the continuous assessment and monitoring of the program implementation
  • Support education-related research initiatives, needs assessments, evaluations, and ensure findings are shared and integrated into program planning
  • Oversee the accurate, timely, and high-quality monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting, and contribute to project and organization ad hoc reports as needed

Technical Development  

  • With support from the Education Technical Advisor, implement technical direction and ensure high technical quality of projects
  • Oversee the design of the various curricula (literacy and numeracy, life skills, skills development) in line with Education Sector and government standards
  • Support the design, contextualization, and delivery of systematic trainings for the education team and Education Sector partners
  • Ensure gender mainstreaming and child protection is integrated into program design and implementation  
  • Identify EiE trends, technical standards, and donor priorities

Strategic Partnerships and Advocacy

  • Coordinate with local and international NGO partners, with education and other relevant sector/cluster partners, with relevant UN agencies, local government and affected communities to plan, organize, and implement activities
  • Represent DCA in relevant forums/sectors/working groups
  • Promote the rights of refugees and ensure adherence to humanitarian principles
  • Lead the development of education advocacy messages
  • Participate in the planning of the Joint Response Plan, Global Education Cluster strategy development, and broader strategic planning within the Education Sector
  • Support in designing new funding applications from an education perspective

Organizational Cooperation

  • Contribute to strategic planning and execution, annual planning and budgeting for DCA in Bangladesh, including Theory of Change process 
  • Participate in regular team and senior management meetings


Professional and Technical Competencies

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience overseeing multiple EiE projects in a humanitarian context, experience with UN donor requirements desirable  
  • Knowledge of INEE Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies, Child Protection in Emergencies and/or Psycho-Social Support
  • Technical expertise (curriculum development and revision, quality teacher professional development, accelerated education programs)
  • Capacity to develop and facilitate trainings for participants from various backgrounds
  • Ability to support on-the- job capacity building
  • Knowledge of the UN and IASC cluster system
  • Knowledge and understanding of the complexity related to emergency and refugee situations
  • Advanced university degree in education or other relevant educational background
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal  

Behavioural Competencies

  • Previous experience working in complex, volatile contexts, previous experience working with camp settings desirable  
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships
  • Ability to integrate and work well within multicultural teams
  • Strong interpersonal and representation skills    
  • Good communication skills and results-driven

Application Process

Application Process

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