• Executive-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 23 February 2018
  • Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Closing on 22 July 2018

Job Description

At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.

This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2016, CARE worked in 94 countries and reached 80 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

CARE- Somalia is seeking an Education Manager- AGES. The DFID-funded ‘Leave No Girls Behind (LNGB)-Adolescent Girls’ Education in Somalia (AGES)’ is an innovative project which aims to promote education access through tailored, sustainable solutions in order to develop literacy, numeracy and key life skills for the most marginalized adolescent girls in South and Central Somalia.

It is a consortium comprising of CARE (lead agency) ADRA, GREDO (National NGO), WARDI (National NGO) and UCES (education network), responsible for project implementation, and FORCIER Consulting (research and technology partner). LNGB-AGES will target the hardest to reach among out of school girls, specifically, girls engaged in child labour, married and divorced girls, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and girls from minority clans, excluded groups and pastoralist families.

The project aims to improve access to education, learning outcomes and retention of 40,000 girls from some of the poorest, most vulnerable and conflict-affected regions of Jubaland, Banaadir/Mogadishu and South West Administration, and to improve the overall quality of education by building local capacity. In addition, the project will endeavor to facilitate social change amongst the target communities in order to encourage girls’ enrollment and retention working closely with the communities, religious leaders, community education committees and civil society.

The Education Manager will provide overall strategic leadership and direction for the DFID-funded LNGB AGES project under CARE Somalia’s Urban Youth Program. S/he will manage a consortium comprising of CARE, ADRA, Forcier Consulting firm, GREDO (National NGO) WARDI (National NGO) and UCES (networking/membership organization) to deliver the project results.

The Education Manager will work very closely with the Ministries of Education of the Federal Government of Somalia, Jubaland State, South West State and Banaadir region. Reporting to the Urban Youth Programme Coordinator, the Education Manager will also work closely with the M&E Manager to ensure development and operationalization of a robust M&E system for the project, ensuring high-quality measurement of project outputs and intermediate outcomes.


  • Project Delivery
  • Consortium Management and Coordination
  • Contract Management
  • Staff Management
  • Coordinate monitoring, evaluation, and reporting
  • Coordinate support from CARE USA Education team and CARE UK Project and Contract Management
  • Other duties as assigned by manager


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or in a relevant field
  • Minimum of 5 years of managerial experience
  • Demonstrated experience in leading large-scale projects with complex designs, and in coordinating with other organizations, including consortium coordination and day to day management
  • Proven experience in coordinating with Ministries of Education and local governance levels
  • In-depth understanding of sound programming principles, including adaptive management techniques
  • Solid education sector experience or strong experience in managing adolescent-focused programming, in senior-level positions
  • Must possess the ability to manage large-scale project budgets
  • Demonstrated experience in bringing out social change by addressing social-cultural barriers affecting girls’ education in challenging contexts
  • Sound understanding of gender dynamics and social norms in religious and patriarchal dominated settings
  • Strong ability to effectively manage and motivate multi-disciplinary teams
  • Ability to work under pressure to respond to tight deadlines
  • Decision-making skills and abilities
  • Result-oriented

** Please note that funding for this position is contingent on approval from the donor.

About the Organization

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of disease, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.

Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

CARE USA is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE's career website at any time.

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