Education Officer (Re-advert)

Position Title
Education Officer (Re-advert)

Contract period
1.10.2019 – 1.10.2020 (with the possibility of extension subject to funding)

Line Manager
Education Programme Manager

Staff Manager
Facilitators

Location
Based in Cox’s Bazar with frequent field visits to the Rohingya camps

DCA (DanChurchAid) is a Danish humanitarian, non-government and non-profit organization. DCA has been working in Bangladesh since the 1970s, both through partners and self-implementing. DCA has an office in Cox’s Bazar. We work for the poor, vulnerable and socially excluded community people.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Education Officer will work closely with the Education Programme Manager and Capacity Building Coordinator on the skills development training and host community intervention of a new project. The tasks will include the identification of skills of youth in the refugee community as well as the needs of the labour market. In the host community the needs of the existing government structures will be discussed, and the intervention designed based on the needs. Additionally, the Officer will support the capacity building of other education sector partners. S/he will also build linkages with the other stakeholders.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Planning and implementation 

  • Conduct needs assessment to identify available skills of refugee youth in the Rohingya community as well as skills needed in the community/at the market.
  • Assess the detailed needs of the government led vocational training available in Ukhiya and Tekaf.
  • Based on the needs assessment, support the expatriate manager in designing the detailed programme.
  • In consultation with other stakeholders and DCA’s livelihood team, design the skills development modules and material needed.
  • Support the capacity building of other partners.
  • Support the design and facilitate relevant training of trainers on e.g. linking learning to earning;
  • Closely collaborate with GBV and Livelihood Coordinator to ensure education activities are integrated in DCA’s other activities. 
  • Provide support, technical and management advice to the skills development components and ensure linkages with local markets.
  • Visit project activities 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.
  • Other duties as requested by the supervisor.

 

Coordination, collaboration & networking

  • Coordinate with community leaders to ensure acceptance of the programme and raise awareness of the right to education for adolescents and youth.
  • Carry out and update mapping of actors providing skills development activities and develop a strong network.
  • Interact with relevant government agencies and other organizations for further coordination of the education activities.
  • Establish and maintain close links with procurement, logistics and finance officers to ensure that programme related procurement is carried out smoothly.

Monitoring & Reporting

  • Assist in developing M&E plan; 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 reports, case studies and concept notes as per donor requirements. 
  • Contribute to reports and to the preparations of new proposals.
  • Assist education programme team 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 and partners.
  • Provide technical support to field staff and partners.
  • Ensure that all Education staff understands code of conducts.

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 or related field and a minimum 2 years of experience in the field of vocational training required.
  • Good understanding of the Rohingya response and previous experience working with a NGO required;
  • Experience in conducting Technical/Vocational trainings and building capacity of implementing partners and government entities required.
  • Strong management skills and the ability to work well in a team.
  • Experience implementing activities for women and girls as well as youth programming preferred.
  • 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.
  • Experience in writing brief narrative reports.
  • Computer literate, including Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Fluency in Bengali and English required.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!

 

Only online applications consisting of minimum a CV and a Cover Letter will be considered. 
***HARD COPY CV or ANY PERSONAL EMAIL will NOT be accepted. 

  • 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

Contact Person:  Eva Costa, evco@dca.dk
Address: Block-A, Plot-29, Kolatoli Residential Area, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. the road beside Mohammadiya Guest house)
Closing date for applications:  21st September 2019
Joining date: as soon as possible  

Application Link:

https://www.danchurchaid.org/join-us/jobs/national-vancancies/education-officer-re-advert