Save the Children International

Education Programme Assistant

  • Hatay
  • Save the Children International
  • Posted date: 2 weeks before
  • End date: 2023-11-28

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Job Title: Education Programme Assistant

Job In Hatay

Company: Save the Children International

Start Date: 2023-11-15

End Date: 2023-11-28

Job Description

JOB ADVERTISEMENT – Education Programme Assistant 

SCI employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.


Level 3:  the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


The Education Programme in SCI Türkiye Country Office (TCO) mainly focuses on increasing the access of children and youth to safe and inclusive education including but not limited to providing school rehabilitation, temporary education spaces, learning and teaching materials, back to learning activities, and supporting the wellbeing of teachers and students, both with direct and indirect interventions. Education Programme Assistant is a national position based in Hatay. As a member of the Programme Department, the role of Education Programme Assistant is to support daily oversight and implementation of Education programme interventions for affected communities in Hatay under the supervision of Education Officer, as well as in close coordination with other relevant teams (such as Child Protection, Livelihoods, Supply Chain, Monitoring & Evaluation Departments)



Reports to: Education Programme Officer




Programme Implementation support

  • Assist Programme team throughout all aspects of the programme cycle including start up, implementation, and project close outs.
  • Carrying out needs assessment processes and engaging with stakeholders (school management, teachers, etc.) if necessary. 
  • Actively monitor Education project activities, ensuring quality of Save the Children’s programme, reporting and flagging concerns to Programme team
  • Conducting field visits to follow-up program-related activities.
  • Assisting in the organization of the programme activities by coordinating with other teams as well as taking part in the activities
  • Prepare inputs to reports, summaries, graphs, and inputs to presentations in support to various project activities.
  • Assist the team in organizing effective outreach activities by facilitating the communication, planning, through field monitoring etc.
  • Support the team in the identification of programme supplies needs and in procurement processes coordination with Supply Chain department.
  • Update the Hatay Education service mapping on a regular basis by the information provided by the Education Officer and Coordinator.
  • Assist with stock consumption/inventory, and distribution plan where needed.
  • Participate in internal and external Education programme related meetings if needed, (both inside and outside the city), taking notes to communicate with the relevant team members, and, supporting his/her supervisors on ad hoc tasks related to the projects.
  • Contribute to communications, media and advocacy work as required.
  • Ensure that project he/she is responsible for are implemented in ways responsive to the communities and children, in line with Save the Children principles, values and strategic plan and following Save the Children compliance procedures. This includes working with government and national NGO-partners to strengthen national capacity.
  • Support the Education programme team in ensuring that partners follow to Save the children and requirements and regulations while carrying out education-related activities. Support execution of an internal and external project evaluations as necessary
  • Contribute to strategic vision and direction to Education programme for TCO. 


Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Produce timely reports for internal use on the ongoing activities of the project and schools.
  • Ensure that data is collected on a weekly and monthly basis and the activity tracker is updated with the acquired data on a regular basis.
  • Regularly visit project sites to ensure that implementing partners and teachers are appropriately supported.



  • Support effective coordination between education team and other programmes teams(CP&MHPSS, Distribution, Livelihoods, Shelter etc.) and support departments (supply chain, finance, MEAL, etc).



  • Provide inputs for project reports and situation reports based on the activities conducted in the field.
  • Provide the SCI team with continuous feedback on project status and contextual changes, including supply processes. 


BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)



  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.



  • sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.



  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.



  • develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • willing to take disciplined risks.



  • honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity



  • Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences or relevant fields
  • At least 1 year of experience preferably working in an NGO environment or educational setting
  • A good understanding of Education programme and a working knowledge of the program priorities of the Türkiye Country Office, overall education system in Türkiye, government institutions and public schools.
  • Experience in organisation of events and meetings.
  • Experience in managing priorities and working with tight deadlines.
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in an emergency context, including long distances and out-of-town to implementation locations.
  • Strong commitment to providing high levels of service delivery (both internal and external stakeholders).
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s mission, vision, and policies.
  • Good communication skills – presentation, negotiation, analysis, reflection.
  • Good knowledge on the MS Word, Excel, Power Point.
  • Ability to analyse information and evaluate options.
  • Fluency in spoken and written both Turkish and English.
  • Speaking Arabic will be an asset. 


Position holder will be based in Hatay with frequent travels to other cities, therefore legal right to work in Türkiye is necessary at the time of application.


Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Save the Children is committed to create a truly inclusive, effective and representative organisational culture, encouraging equity and diversity among its employees and eliminating discrimination. Having a diverse profile of employees, different age groups, backgrounds, cultures, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientation etc., including a range of different experiences and capabilities helps us understand, represent and serve children better.  Therefore all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Safeguarding our Staff:

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. 

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. 


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