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Education Zonal Coordinator


Project-implementation and monitoring

Coordinate the zonal and woreda level execution of the School Readiness project annual implementation plan in SNNPR, in cooperation with the ZEOs, WEOs and other stakeholders.

Ensure the zonal and Woreda level programming targets being met, and report discrepancies and changes to the Regional Manager.

Prepare quarterly and monthly plans, aligned with allocated budget and programming targets.

Ensure Zonal and Woreda level responsibilities execute in line with regional office expectations and schedules.

Identify opportunities for public-private partnerships.

Partnership with ZEOs and WEOs and other Zonal and Local Stakeholders

Lead relationship building with Zonal and Woreda leadership.

Conduct orientations and trainings of ZEOs, WEOs, WCYA and “O” class facilitators.

Support and provide technical assistance to community outreach strategy development

Follow up and provide support to “O” class facilitator’s implementation of project activities. 

Project deliverables including regular program reporting and annual work plan development.

Participate in annual work plan development, developing work plans in conjunction with zonal, woreda and School stakeholders.

Provide inputs into regular reporting on the project progress and success related to areas of responsibility, to be incorporated into project reports.

Participate actively in yearly budget planning with reference to donor approved budgets and project proposal;

Prepare and conduct “O” class facilitators and community training on ELM methodology.

Develop and communicate project-monitoring plan with “O” class facilitators, pertinent government stakeholders and line manager.

Prepare and communicate procurement requests, ahead of time;

Provide technical support, including coaching to “O” class facilitators ahead of problems take place.

Ensure stationary and related print rich creation materials are distributed and used properly at “O” class centers.

Represent Save the Children in relevant “O” class zonal/regional forums, technical discussions and meetings.

Closely follow up and provide technical support for ELM scaling up at each intervention Woreda level.

Collect data related to IDELA and QLE assessment, baseline and end line for the project;

Support final evaluation of the projects and gather feedback from “O” class facilitators;

Using appropriate M&E framework and tools, periodically monitor the status and progress of achievement of school readiness project objectives and outcomes in each woreda;

Collect, document and report relevant data, success and case stories on achievement of project;

Prepare periodic and quality reports and timely submit for line manager

Monthly basis produce complaints received and managed and report to line managers;

 Prepare and submit regular activities achieved on child participation in project implementation, monitoring and evaluation and report to line managers;

Undertakes additional assignments, as need arises, pertinent to successful completion of the project.

Support team to conduct orientations and trainings of ZEDs, WEOs and cluster level staff.

Coordinate, Support and provide technical assistance for Sustainability and scale up of School Readiness program activities in to non-target woredas and schools.

Project deliverables including regular program reporting and annual work plan development

Participate in annual work plan development, developing zonal work plans in conjunction with zonal and woreda stakeholders.

Provide inputs into regular reporting on the project progress and success related to areas of responsibility, to be incorporated into project reports.

Child Safeguarding and other KPIs:

Providing orientations on Child Safeguarding for ECCE facilitators, education experts, communities and project beneficiaries;

Ensure timely reporting of any suspected/concerns on fraud and child safeguarding issues;

Ensure timely reporting of the security situations in program implementation area;

Ensure child participation in project monitoring and evaluation through invitation for meetings, joint supervision, workshops etc;

Ensure complaint are appropriately received and responded timely;

Ensure consistent reporting of any humanitarian situations in project implementation area;



Bachelor’s degree in Educational Leadership and Planning, Psychology or related field, and minimum of 6 years’ working experience in education sector particularly in preschool programs.

Experience working on donor-funded education projects in pre-primary school role

Experience leading and overseeing teams Pre-primary school teachers

Preferably has skill in Emergent Literacy and Math;

Experience supporting community mobilization projects and/or projects targeting community and school level stakeholders.

Demonstrated ability to work successfully with ZEOs and woreda level government partners and stakeholders.

Fluent in speaking, reading, and writing English and Amharic and fluency in local language in the respective zone/area is mandatory.

Experience working in government education offices.

Experience of construction management.

Good computer skills (particularly Excel, Word, ppt and database)


Master’s degree in Educational Leadership or related field

Experience working in Regional and Zonal level government education offices/NGOs working in the same operation areas at zone/woreda level.

Additional job responsibilities

§  The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience

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