Education Project Coordinator

(National Position)

Position Title
Education Project Coordinator

Contract period
31 December 2019 with the possibility of extension (subject to funding)

Line Manager
Education Programme Manager

Staff Manager
Team Leaders

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

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 DCA Bangladesh invites applications from qualified and competent Bangladeshi candidates for the position of Education Project Coordinator for Rohingya Response Programme. The selected candidate will receive 6-month contract with possible extension.

Purpose of the job (Brief)

The Education Coordinator will work closely with the Education Programme Manager on a new education programme for Rohingya refugees and host communities. The Coordinator will closely cooperate with the GBV and Livelihood Coordinator to ensure a holistic approach in DCA’s response;
S/he will oversee the activities and staff in implementing education activities through a home-based approach.  Additionally, the coordinator will ensure close collaborations with government officials for the interventions in the host community and provide input to the newly developed skills development components for the refugee community. S/He will provide technical support to the facilitators and teachers and play a key role in capacity building of Education Sector partners.  

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 training of trainers for education sector partners on e.g. youth-centred methodology, pedagogy, classroom/group management or PSS.
  • Closely collaborate with DCA’s GBV and Livelihood Coordinator specifically on skills development activities. 
  • Assess needs in the host community and collaborate with government officials to enhance skills development and life skills activities for youth in Ukhiya and Teknaf.
  • Ensure a participatory approach 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.
  • 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 understands 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 5 years of experience in Education and/or Education in Emergencies required; previous experience in the Rohingya response preferred.
  • Field experience with NGO required.
  • Strong track record in conducting ToTs and other capacity building activities to staff and sector partners.
  • 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.
  • Experience in a lead position in a UN funded project 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.

Language

  • Fluency in Bengali and English required.

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

  • 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.
  • Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
  • For information about DCA visit www.danchurchaid.org

 

If any technical problem arises to apply using link please notify us at evco@dca.dk; Ms. Eva Costa

Closing date for applications: 22 June 2019

Application Link:

https://www.danchurchaid.org/join-us/jobs/national-vancancies/education-project-coordinator