Education Coordinator (National Position)

Position Title
Education Coordinator

Contract period
Nine months possible to extend (contract start date is from asap)

Line Manager
Programme Manager

Staff Manager
Team Leader

Location
Cox's Bazar, with frequent field visits.


DCA (DanChurchAid) is a Danish humanitarian, non-government and non-profit organisation working in Bangladesh since 1971. DCA (DanChurchAid) is a faith-based, non-missionary organization. We work for the poor, vulnerable and socially excluded communities and believe in life before death.

The Education Coordinator will work closely with the Education Programme Manager on the education programme for Rohingya refugees and host communities response. The Coordinator will closely cooperate with the GBV and Livelihood Coordinator to ensure a holistic approach in DCA’s response;
She will oversee the activities and staff in implementing education activities in a co-shared space (Women’s and Girls Safe Space), a Training Hall as well as through a home-based approach. She will provide technical support to the facilitators and teachers.  She will also build linkages with the other stakeholders.

Key duties and responsibilities include:

Technical Project Management 

  • Operational management of field activities under the supervision of the Education Programme Manager.
  • Support the expatriate manager in designing programme concept notes and proposals as well as curricula and learning material.
  • Design and facilitate relevant training of education facilitators on e.g. child/youth-centred methodology, pedagogy, classroom/group management or PSS.
  • Collaborate with DCA’s GBV and Livelihood Coordinator. 
  • Strengthen the community participation throughout the education programme.
  • Provide support and technical advice to the project team to ensure that education activities are implemented according to International Standards and donor requirements.
  • Visit static and mobile teams operations on a regular basis and provide constructive feedback and suggestions to the team.
  • Lead procurement requests of needed material.
  • Ensure field concerns and challenges are brought to the attention of relevant stakeholders, in line with complaints mechanism.
  • Assist in proposal development activities (narrative and budget) through planning and programme design with relevant field-based staff.
  • Acts as PM if the Programme Manager is absent.
  • Other duties as requested by the supervisor.

Coordination, collaboration & networking

  • Coordinate with the education sector, specifically the Learning Competency Framework Approach Task Force and participate in Education Sector meetings if need be.
  • Coordinate with community leaders to ensure acceptance of the education programme and raise awareness of the right to education.
  • Carry out and update mapping of actors providing education activities and develop a strong network.
  • Interact with relevant government agencies (e.g. DC, UNO) and other organization for further coordination of the education activities.
  • Establish and maintain close collaboration with procurement, logistics and finance officers to ensure that programme related procurement is carried out smoothly.

Report project progress and monitor project activities

  • Actively monitor and evaluate the progress of the implementation to ensure quality project implementation.
  • Based on regular monitoring, data collection, and management draft recommendations for improved project delivery. 
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly progress report, case studies and concept notes. 
  • Contribute to reports, sitreps and to the preparations of new proposal.
  • Assist education programme manager to build capacity of DCA staff and relevant stakeholders to ensure a reliable M&E system for better data collection and management and to ensure ethical data collection and information management.

Staff Supervision & Development

  • Provide regular supervision, mentoring, guidance and required training to staff.
  • Provide technical support to field staff.
  • Ensure that all Education staff understand the code of conduct. 

Accountability and Core Humanitarian Standard

  •  Be familiar with accountability and Core Humanitarian Standard. Monitoring and reporting of complaints and feedback as per DCA complaints mechanism policy. 
  • Be familiar with INEE Minimum Standards.

Professional skills and qualifications needed in the position

  • Postgraduate in education and a minimum of minimum 5 years of experience in Education and/or Education in Emergencies required; previous experience in the Rohingya response preferred.
  • Field experience with NGO required.
  • Experience in teacher training and capacity building of staff in the field of education.
  • Strong management skills and the ability to work well in a team.
  • Experience with literacy/numeracy or life skills and skills development for adolescent and youth required.
  • Clear understanding of gender, human rights, issues surrounding violence against women and girls.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for beneficiaries.
  • Positive and professional attitude, strong problem-solving skills to address gaps and challenges.
  • Strong ability to organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication, listening and observation skills, including ability to create trust, support, respect and interact with women of all ages, background and diversity.
  • Computer literate, including Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Good working knowledge of the language spoken by Rohingya people is considered and advantage.
  • Fluency in Bengali and English required.

***Due to the nature of the work, only female candidates can be considered!

Only online applications consisting of minimum a CV and a cover letter will be considered. 

Contract duration: Nine months possible to extend (contract Start date is from asap).The position is subject to funding

Only online applications consisting of minimum a CV and a cover letter will be considered. To apply use the following link:

Closing date for applications will be March 20, 2019

The candidate must have personal commitment to social equity and equal rights and opportunities and adhere to the staff policies of DCA on Sexual Harassment and Anti-Corruption. DCA needs people with excellent interpersonal communication skills and a good team spirit. Willingness to be flexible is essential. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

DCA promotes equal opportunities for women and men from different caste, ethnic and religious backgrounds and encourages them to apply for these posts within DCA.

For information about DCA visit www.danchurchaid.org

If any technical problem arises to apply using link please notify us at tias@dca.dk, Ms. Tanzeela Islam

Job Title:
Education Coordinator– National Position
Application Deadline: March 20, 2019
Country: Bangladesh
Place of work: Cox's Bazar, with frequent field visits.
                                                                     
                                                                  
Application link: https://www.danchurchaid.org/join-us/jobs/national-vancancies/education-coordinator-national-position