NGO Job Vacancies in Ethiopia

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Addis Ababa
  • 1100 USD / Month

Website Save the Children

Save the Children (SCI) and UNICEF share global responsibility for the coordination of Education in Emergencies as part of the UN humanitarian reform and the Cluster system. The overall aim of the Education Cluster in Ethiopia is to support the coordination of a timely, coherent and effective education preparedness, plan and response by mobilizing and coordinating stakeholders to respond in a strategic manner to existing and potential emergencies.

Job Description for Save the Children: REPORTS TO: Education Cluster Coordinator


  • LOCATION: Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa
  • CLASS: 1A
  • TERM OF CONTRACT: 12 months
  • With the potential for prolongation

CHILD SAFEGUARDING: Level 3: Due to their work in country programs, their visits there, or their responsibility for enforcing the police checking/vetting process, the role holder will come into frequent (e.g., once a week or more) or intense (e.g., four days in one month or overnight) contact with children and young people.


As part of the UN humanitarian reform and Cluster system, Save the Children (SCI) and UNICEF share global responsibility for coordinating Education in Emergencies. By organizing and coordinating stakeholders to respond strategically to current and future emergencies, the Ethiopian Education Cluster seeks to facilitate the coordination of a prompt, cogent, and efficient education preparedness, plan, and response. To accomplish this goal, the education cluster is answerable to the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) and Humanitarian Coordinators via the lead agencies, UNICEF and Save the Children.

As a key member of the Cluster Coordination team, the Information Management Specialist/Officer (IMS) will oversee the gathering, analyzing, and dissemination of data from Cluster members regarding their primary activities, goals, and gaps to support this initiative. To enable HCT, Cluster Lead Agencies (CLA), and cluster members to make well-informed (evidence-based) strategic decisions, the IMS will assist in the analysis and information-gathering process.


To meet the needs of all members of the Education Cluster, the IMS is expected to collaborate closely and impartially with the cluster coordinator, as well as with important coordination staff from our co-lead (UNICEF) and lead (Ministry of Education) organizations, regional IMSs, UN OCHA, and other cluster coordinators.

In addition, the IMS will oversee the two-way information sharing with the subnational clusters and collaborate closely with the current subnational IMSs and cluster coordinators. Depending on the severity of the crisis, it might be required to assist in the formation of new sub-national clusters and to collaborate with or provide coaching for specialized information management personnel.



  • Contribute to the core cluster functions by building on and strengthening the sectoral coordination that already exists and supporting the current humanitarian coordination mechanism for the Education Cluster’s response to emergencies.
  • Help with the preparation and timely sharing of meeting agendas and minutes, as well as the follow-up on Action Points, to facilitate Education Cluster meetings at the federal and regional levels. This includes visits to regional offices.
  • Ensure that the national and sub-national (regional) education clusters are effectively engaged, informed, and coordinated.

Information Management: • Assure the establishment and upkeep of an efficient system for managing information so that it can be shared and analyses produced with partners in the federal and regional Education Clusters as well as with other stakeholders.

  • Modify currently used information management techniques at the national and sub-national levels of the country to gather, analyze, and report on Cluster resources and activities. Additionally, collaborate with Cluster Members to identify information gaps.
  • Attend to the informational needs of the Cluster participants.
  • Create and manage information databases that compile, examine, and disseminate data that is essential for making decisions.

Utilise GIS mapping for map production and geographic data management. • Provide an estimate of the gaps, overlaps, and coverage that exist between partners, activities, and projects in the Education Cluster.

  • Adopt and encourage the application of international information management standards to ensure interoperability.


  • Promote and organize the start of assessments linked to education in emergencies, share the findings, and give Education Cluster members access to assessment information and data, for instance through the assessment registry.
  • Encourage the creation and examination of needs assessments, especially collaborative needs assessments, harmonized or joint assessments, and secondary data reviews.
  • Offer leadership in information management for assessments, including collaborative evaluations and training.

Monitoring of Education Cluster Responses

  • Continue to require regular reporting from Cluster members, utilizing Activity Info from the Education Cluster Monitoring Tool, among other things.
  • Aid in the estimation of gaps, overlaps, and coverage between projects and activities within the Cluster on a spatial and temporal scale.

Information Products for Education Clusters

  • Create and distribute Education Cluster Dashboards regularly (using Excel or Publisher) that summarise the needs for EiE, the Education Cluster’s response, and any gaps found based on assessment data and the Education Cluster Monitoring Tool. These dashboards should also address the partners’ information needs.

Reporting and Information Exchange

  • Properly oversee information flows and distribution, such as website management (e.g., website) and Education Cluster Mailing System upkeep (e.g., Mailchimp).
  • Keep an inventory (using Dropbox, for example) of pertinent documents about the humanitarian situation.
  • Take the lead in preparing Situation Reports (SitRep) inputs, focusing on the goals, plans, and accomplishments of the Education Cluster.

Coordinating Across Clusters and Information Handling

  • Take part in and make contributions to the working group on inter-cluster information management.

To mainstream education in Clusters’ Information Management initiatives (such as assessments), as appropriate, ensure close collaboration with other Clusters/sectors (e.g., Child Protection, WASH, and Protection).

  • Develop suitable supportive strategies in collaboration with the OCHA Information Management Specialist and add to SitReps, the Dashboards created by OCHA.

Building Capacity

  • Through training, build and enhance the information management capacity for MoE, Regional Education Bureaus, and coordination of national and subnational clusters.


The person in the position is answerable to: • Their supervisor for completing the assigned tasks.

  • Education Cluster Coordinator, who will see to it that the position holder receives all required assistance and direction.
  • Participants in the MoE and Education Cluster, will make sure that they fulfill their respective minimum obligations (refer to the Ethiopia Education Cluster Terms of Reference).
  • Inter-cluster coordination groups that UNOCHA/HCT established
  • Affected populations via established protocols.

In general:

  • Adhere to Save the Children’s guidelines and policies regarding equal opportunities, health and safety, child protection, and code of conduct, among other pertinent guidelines and procedures.
  • Act impartially and on behalf of every member of the education cluster.
  • Establish and preserve a solid rapport with important allies at UNICEF and the pertinent line ministry/department.


Motivating and Advancing Others

  • Exhibits leadership in everything we do lives out our principles and presents a convincing vision to motivate others to pursue our objectives for the kids.
  • Desired level: Expert in Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Gathers and assesses pertinent data from sources inside and outside the company to make timely, well-informed decisions.
  • Leading Edge is the desired level.

 Speaking with Power

  • Establishes trust and confidence with others by ensuring that messages are sent on time and appropriately, encouraging dialogue, and communicating clearly and confidently with others.
  • Leading Edge is the desired level.

 Collaborating with Others in an Effective Way

  • Collaborates with others to accomplish common objectives and benefits from the diversity of viewpoints and individuals. understands when to take the lead, when to follow, and how to facilitate productive cross-border collaboration.
  • Leading Edge is the desired level.

ACTIONS (putting our values into practice)

Accountability: • Takes responsibility for one’s actions, including decision-making, effective resource management, and upholding and exemplarizing Save the Children values.

  • Holds partners and the team responsible for fulfilling their obligations; this includes granting them latitude to execute as they see fit, offering the support they need to advance, and enforcing suitable sanctions when desired outcomes are not met.

Ambition: • Assumes accountability for one’s personal growth and inspires others to do the same. • Set high standards for both themselves and their team.

  • Engages and inspires others by sharing their vision for Save the Children in a wide manner.
  • Future-focused and strategically minded.

Collaboration: • Establishes and preserves productive connections with members, coworkers, and outside partners and supporters.

  • Sees diversity as a source of strength in the marketplace.
  • Personable, attentive, and easy to communicate with.

Creativity: • Invents and promotes fresh, original ideas.

  • Willing to accept calculated risks.

Integrity: Sincere, promotes candor and openness.

Workplace Prerequisites

  • A university degree in a field related to information management, computer science, statistics, and related fields, preferably at an advanced level
  • Working knowledge of the humanitarian sector, the humanitarian program cycle, and human needs and/or humanitarian response planning Summary
  • Proficient in information management; • Have conducted assessments before, developing tools, doing analyses, and instructing data collectors
  • Excellent website management experience • Solid dashboard and mapping development experience, including with Power BI
  • Knowledge of managing geographic data and Q-GIS.
  • A minimum of ten years of work experience; senior management of Education in Emergency (EiE) programs may be substituted for prior cluster coordination experience.
  • Outstanding communication abilities, including the capacity to collaborate with a variety of groups and meet deadlines.

Possessing patience, tact, and diplomacy, along with political and cultural sensitivity, as well as the ability and willingness to be adaptable and accommodating in challenging and occasionally unstable work environments.


It is advantageous to have formal training in cluster information management.

  • Advocacy expertise and experience;
    • Work and living experience in pertinent areas and circumstances




How to Apply

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