Job Information Education Specialist (Formal Education) NGO Information
Contact Name Marco Loiodice
Contact Email
Job Information
Contract Duration 2 months
Governorate Salah Al-Din
Job Shift 9 Hours with 1 hour break
Nationality Not Applicable
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2019-09-15
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
Degree Title Education/Pedagogy/Social Science
Minimum Experience 3 Year
Required Travel 25%
Job Status
No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2021-09-23
Deadline Date 2021-10-06
[Al-Shirqat,Iraq ]



Job Purpose and Summary of the Position
The Education Specialist will be responsible for the implementation, monitoring and follow-up of the education activities of the project.  She/he will create and develop adapted trainings and tools in line with the priorities determined by COOPI and the DoE. He/she will ensure performance tools are available for local staff, in order to guarantee smooth implementation of the school curricula, trainings for teachers and local school authorities while taking into consideration the local cultural context. The Education Specialist will report directly to the Project Manager.

Main Responsibilities and Tasks: 

  • Evaluate the risk factors and identifies those in need of long- term education support (community, vulnerable children and their families)
  • Organize Remedial courses and Summer Schools Programs, specifically targeting students with learning gaps and out-of-school children and youth in coordination with the key school staff
  • Responsible to plan, organize, monitor and evaluate formal education activities for children and youth according to the work plan, support non-formal education if needed.
  • Ensure quality-check of trainings and their conformity to formal education standards providing technical guidance, support and supervision
  • Monitoring local partner’s activities
  • Ensure INEE training modules and best practices to teachers and educators are delivered correctly
  • Implement and ensure, often in partnership with local stakeholders (NGOs, National Society), proper follow-up of the educational activities and specific community events for the benefit of the children, their families and the community in order to promote social cohesion and the correct school management and educational planning
  • Supervise the activities to improve the teaching methods and curricula including WASH promotion modules, gender, and inclusive education trainings
  • Create and develop local networks (school based management committees) and their capacities on providing education in an emergency context
  • Support the creation of community events in order to promote the education and social inclusion of children with disabilities
  • Data collection, accurate record keeping and management of information to measure progress and impact of project in line with the guiding humanitarian standards
  • Submit survey on children vulnerabilities, analyse collected information, provide a final report and studies;
  • Liaise and Coordinate with Local Partner (SSDF) / education authorities on the organization of trainings
  • Coordinate and provide technical guidance and support, teaching and learning trainings to 45 lecturers
  • Identify gaps and Improve the teaching methods and curricula, including WASH promotion modules, gender, and inclusive education trainings
  • Streamline COOPI’s Protection Policy into all the activities carried out, according to the directions of PM
  • Data collection, accurate record keeping and management of information to measure progress and impact of project in line with the guiding humanitarian standards
  • Collaborate and coordinate with Non-Formal Education staff to ensure the proper interaction and integration among all the educational activities of the programme
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor in accordance with the position
Qualifications & Preferred Skills

Required Competencies and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Post graduate degree in Education/Pedagogy/Social Science
  •  Prior experience (at least 4 years) working in complex emergency context on Education 
  • Prior experience as a teacher (at least 4 years)
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing trainings and learning materials, organizing education activities with vulnerable/ out of school children, distance learning/home schooling support
  • Must show dynamism in teaching techniques.
  • Fluency and excellent writing skills in English
  • Capacity to work within a multidisciplinary team, as well as team management
  • Good communicator, strong listening capacity, open-minded, proactive and creative
  • Respectful and inclusive of individual and cultural differences
  • Good analysis and problem-solving capability, and effective reporting writing skills
  • Experience in designing and conducting training in INEE and Child Protection especially in the areas of human rights, gender, capacity-building an added advantage
  • Excellent Microsoft Office applications skills (Excel, Word, Power point, Emails, Skype, Web researchers)
  • Knowledge of international standards, principles and tools on Education in Emergency (INEE , TiCC)
  • Knowledge of the area of intervention (Ninewa Governorate)
  • Stress-resilient and able to cope with deadlines and complex problems
  • Demonstrated computer literacy (MS Office Suite: MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint and databases)
  • Languages: Fluency in oral and written English and Arabic are mandatory, Kurdish is a plus.\


How To Apply

Application (CV - including 3 references - and Cover Letter) should be submitted to the address: no later than June 20th 2021 (3.00 pm) specifying in the e-mail subject: “Application for Education Specialist” (Formal Education). Only Word – PDF applications will be considered.

Please note that any late application or incomplete submission will not be considered and thus will be disregarded immediately. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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