Full-Time Education Program Specialist
Title: Education Program Specialist, Nuru Ethiopia
Desired Start Date: Mid-March 2015
Experience: 1-2 years
Employment Type: 2 year full-time role with benefits
Overview: Nuru’s plan to address our partner communities’ education needs is central to our overall, holistic and integrated solutions. The Education Program Specialist will partner with local Ethiopian staff to carry out the design and start-up phase of the education program’s co-created model under the guidance of the Education Program Manager.
•Help design the education program model for Nuru Ethiopia during the Program Planning Process (PPP).
•Work with Ethiopian team to build out effective and efficient processes and supervise daily activities.
•Recruit, mentor and train Ethiopian staff as partners in the execution of all program activities.
•Work closely with the Ethiopian staff to meet strategic program milestones, address challenges and maintain successful impact measurement systems
•Collaborate with the Monitoring and Evaluation Team to design, implement, and refine effective monitoring and evaluation systems for Nuru Ethiopia’s Education Program.
•Maintain strong communication and relationships with the community, Ministry of Education, and other stakeholders at all times
•Co-create a financially sustainable and scalable budget, monitoring expenses closely, and mentoring local staff on budget management.
•Ensure education programs are truly sustainable, scalable, and create impact.
•Maintain thorough documentation of programmatic decisions and achievements
•Maintain clear and consistent communication channel with the Nuru International Education Program Strategic Advisor
Required Skills and Attributes:
•Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree strongly preferred. Degree in education, child development, sociology, psychology, or English/other languages preferred.
•Experience in project management, including at least 1-2 years managing educational programs in schools, after school, or during school break times.
•Experience teaching on the primary or secondary school level. Experience teaching internationally or ESL classes, preferred.
•Some experience developing curriculum with a preferred emphasis on primary school literacy.
•Prior experience living and working in developing countries is preferred. Ideal candidate would have familiarity with Ethiopian context and the Amharic language, but not a requirement.
•Strong commitment to organization’s mission, vision, and theory of change
•Effective crisis management and rapid, innovative problem solving skills in uncertain environments