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[Job Vacancy] Education Supervisor at Terre des hommes (Tdh)

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Terre des hommes (Tdh) is a leading Swiss organization for children’s aid. Since 1960, Tdh has helped build a better future for deprived children and their communities, making an impact with innovative and sustainable solutions. Active in more than 45 countries, Tdh works with local and international partners to develop and implement field projects which improve the daily lives of over 3 million children and their relatives, in the domains of health, protection, and emergency relief. This engagement is financed by individual and institutional support, with administrative costs kept to a minimum. Tdh in Nigeria implements projects in Health, WaSH, Child Protection, and Education sectors.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Education Supervisor

Location: MMC/Jere LGAs, Borno
Duration of Contract: 10 months

General Objective

  • Reporting to CPiE Team Lead, under the overall technical supervision and guidance of the CPiE/EiE Programme Manager, the Education Supervisor provides education technical expertise in literacy and numeracy education, teacher professional development, education in emergencies, inclusive education, vocational skills training curriculum, Teaching and learning materials (TLM) development, and/or school and educational system improvement to the Education Officers and the overall education interventions in the project locations.

Responsibilities & Tasks
Assessment, Programme Design, and Planning:

  • Assesses the situation and analyses the needs of education in the intervention area to identify the appropriate and relevant actions and interventions
  • Conduct regular assessments, analyses and advise programme design and modifications
  • Lead implementation and monitoring of education in emergencies activities
  • Be responsible for the timely and successful implementation and reporting of education activities (basic literacy, numeracy, Social and Emotional Learning, skills acquisition programmes), in accordance with the projects’ objectives/outcomes
  • Raise to the line manager new needs in items and services for the implementation of educational activities and participate in the development of PSR and procurement plans
  • Supervise the effective implementation of the vocational skills training program, livelihood, and small business component of the project
  • Establish and manage up-to-date records of all activities at the skills facilitation and training centers, including statistics and stock records of materials/equipment
  • Maintain the database on vocational skills training and/or small business grant
  • Undertake risk assessment in collaboration with MEAL and programme team to justify education intervention
  • Ensure that issues of gender, disability, disaster risk reduction, and conflict sensitivity are considered in the education program design, beneficiaries’ selection, and project implementation.
  • Supervise the day-to-day activities of assigned staff to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of their respective roles in the implementation and client support processes
  • Oversee the small business grant start-up, apprenticeship, and cooperatives

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning:

  • Provide valuable inputs to the MEAL team on the development of educational tools to ensure that an effective and results-based monitoring system is in place
  • Adapt Tdh education tools to be appropriate and relevant in the specific context of Bolori2, under the guidance of the Programme Manager and MEAL team
  • Ensure regular monitoring of projects results, documentation of projects case studies, lessons learned, significant changes, and best practices, and coordinating learning and reflection meetings/sessions
  • Provide input to the development or revision of a monitoring and evaluation system.
  • Provide follow-up and technical support for schools and Temporary Learning Spaces
  • Identify any major discrepancy/ delay that may arise in project implementation and report immediately to the line manager
  • Provide a biweekly report on education needs, gaps, and responses for submission to the EiE Working Group
  • Participate in the development of new education proposals for funding and advise on their technical soundness and financial feasibility.
  • Coordinate with the MEAL team to prepare and submit biweekly SITREP and a monthly update on Report Hub for the attention of the EiE Working Group.
  • Monitor appropriate community involvement in the design and delivery of essential education services
  • Prepares and submits periodic reports on the progress of the technical assistance being provided to the schools and TLSs
  • Ensure proper record-keeping of all activities monitoring and reporting tools and prepare weekly/monthly/quarterly activity reports on time
  • Participate in monthly project management & quarter review meetings to enable adequate staff support

Capacity Building:

  • Identify knowledge gaps/training needs and ensure that education officers, education volunteers, facilitators, and teachers receive appropriate orientation/training for teaching the target pupils
  • Develop and conduct training on theoretical, technical, and methodological aspects of education, and implement internal capacity-building activities with the education team.

Team management:

  • Support the education team (officers, facilitators, and volunteers) to reach project objectives and provide them with continuous mentoring, guidance, and coaching
  • Organise weekly and monthly activity schedules for the team of monitors to conduct education activities
  • Conduct staff performance planning, evaluation, and appraisal and develop and implement capacity-building plans
  • Conduct regular meetings with the education officers and volunteers and ensure, with the line manager, close coordination with the case management team
  • Ensure respect for and compliance with Tdh Human Resources Policy.

Advocacy and Networking:

  • Contribute to strengthening the capacity of education actors in line with the organization’s policies and strategies.
  • Keep in close contact with respective local authorities, related government ministries, department, and agencies (SAME, SUBEB, LGEA, MoE) to ensure their active participation in the effective implementation of the educational activities as well as proper use of resources.
  • Work closely with the Case Management and MHPSS Supervisors and their respective team to ensure child protection and education activities are integrated into addressing child protection issues.
  • Liaise with other humanitarian actors in project locations to jointly advocate for education issues
  • Liaise with different humanitarian actors to identify training opportunities for the development of the capacities of the staff in program-relevant thematic areas
  • Participate in EiE working Group meetings, assessments, and workshops

Coordination and Representation:

  • Represent the organization in the local Education Interagency Coordination meetings, liaise with relevant Government line agencies, National, State, UN agencies, and I/NGOs working in the field of operation.
  • Liaise with other humanitarian actors in project locations to jointly advocate for education issues
  • Proactively develop and maintain effective working relationships with the key stakeholders in her/his designated area
  • Ensure that Tdh Education services are well known within her/his designated area through the strong representation of Tdh in the Community/Camp-level meetings.
  • Ensure close coordination with Tdh Child Protection teams for the purpose of identification and referrals
  • Coordinate with Tdh support departments to ensure timely and planned procurement, construction, and delivery of Education related supplies and services.


  • Prepare and submit weekly, and monthly reports on education activities
  • Prepare success stories on case management activities
  • Contribute to documenting the response, experience, and lessons learned on Education in emergency programming.
  • Prepare and submit field visits or monitoring reports
  • Prepare training reports including pre and post-test analysis


  • Comply with Tdh Security Regulations


  • Fully comply with the Tdh Code of Conduct and ensure Child Safeguarding Policy, and PSEA is always upheld.
  • Deliver any other tasks as assigned by the Team Lead.
  • The tasks and responsibilities defined in this job description are not exhaustive and can evolve depending on the project needs.
  • Ensure adherence to Tdh standards and quality requirements in all the project activities.
  • Adhere to and ensure the team under her/his responsibility follows Tdh administrative and logistical regulations and procedures.


  • University Degree in Education, Pedagogy, social sciences, or other relevant fields

Work experience:

  • At least 2 years of experience as a Principal Head Teacher or Master Teacher in any government-approved primary or secondary school or a minimum of 3 years of proven professional experience as an Education Supervisor in an International NGO.

Knowledge & skills:

  • Previous experience with an NGO is desirable.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience as an education supervisor preferably in INGOs.
  • At least 2 years of proven experience in education issues in North-East Nigeria
  • Computer skills: Excellent IT skills.
  • Other: Knowledge of the North East Nigerian context would be an advantage


  • Excellent reporting and data management skills.
  • Excellent facilitation and teaching/learning skills.
  • Ability to work in unstable, uncertain, or potentially dangerous environments, independently and in a team.
  • Strong cross-cultural communication and resilience skills.
  • Knowledge of the local context and communities is essential.
  • Strong management and coordination capacity and excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Training in psychosocial support, child protection in emergencies, education in emergencies, or teachers in crisis contexts is a strong added value.

NGN422,000 Monthly Net.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  22nd June, 2022.