Action Africa Help International Job Vacancy: Education Project Officer, Mogadishu - Somalia


Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is an international not-for-profit humanitarian and development agency with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, and Country Programmes in South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, and Zambia. AAH-I has a long experience of partnering with UNHCR in delivering humanitarian assistance in South Sudan, Uganda, Zambia and Somalia. More recently, it has expanded its activities in Somalia to work with the marginalized communities, including pastoralist communities and communities in urban slums. AAH-Somalia Urban Refugee Education Programme aims at enrolling Yemeni refugee children to school for them to achieve their full potential and enjoy their right to education.

Duty Location: Mogadishu, Somalia.

Duties & Responsibilities
The Education Project Officer will work closely with UHNCR, the National Commission for Refugees and IDPs (NCRI) and Ministry of Education, culture and higher Learning of the federal republic of Somalia to support education assessments and design education response in line with the Somalia INEE Standards for Education in Emergencies and international standards. He/ She will help to strengthen referral mechanisms through close work with UNHCR legal assistance expertise, Government and other NGOs who may provide additional support.

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in education/ social sciences or its equivalent
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ work experience in education sector especially in refugee setting
Skills and Competencies
  • Knowledge of education in emergencies, education sector policy, child rights and protection issues
  • Experiences of facilitating community-based training, capacity building school managements, and awareness campaigns
  • Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities
Good report writing skills
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathize with all children and their care-givers.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and the Somali language.
  • Commitment to and understanding of AAH-I’s vision, mission and values.
How to apply:
Interested candidates should email application letters and CVs (with 3 referees) addressed to Shortlisting and interviews will be done on a rolling basis. The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. Candidates currently based in Somalia are encouraged to apply. AAH-I is an equal-opportunity employer.

Application closing date is 5th October, 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. AAH-I does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.