Education Project Assistant (2 Positions) – Bosaso and Xafuun, Puntland, Somalia

Puntland Minority Women Development Organization (PMWDO)

Education Project Assistant (2 Positions) – Bosaso and Xafuun, Puntland, Somalia

Job Description




About us

Puntland Minority Women Development Organization (PMWDO) is a legally registered Community Service Organization (CSO) established in 2001 in Galkayo District of Mudug Region, Puntland State, Somalia. Even prior to the outbreak of the civil war and the subsequent collapse of the central government, minority communities in Somalia were marginalized and lacked

access to essential Social services such as Education and Health among other deprivations. Most of them were displaced by the civil war and live in camps in various parts of the country; a majority of them within Puntland State where they live in camps lacking most of the basic social needs.

PMWDO was hence established by a group of women professionals from the Minority groups as a response to the need for the provision of essential social services for this marginalized people and as a platform to champion for their fundamental rights as bonafide citizens of Somalia. PMWDO implements Community Development programs in the areas of Health, Education, Human Rights, Peace Building and Reconciliation, Emergency and Disaster Relief mitigation alongside rehabilitation programs of collapsed infrastructure and institutions in Puntland State.

We are looking to recruit for this position to be based in Bosaso and Xafuun

Position: Education Project Assistant X 2 positions

Duration:  12 Months

Duty Station: Bosaso/Xafuun

Please refer the below Job Description for the position description and the key selection criteria.

Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory cover letter quoting the Job Title on the subject line. The file name of the CV and attachments to

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Applications close on Thursday 20th May 2021 @ 11:59pm.

Education Project Assistant X 2 positions
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Education Programme Puntland LOCATION: Bosaso/Xafuun
POST TYPE: National

ROLE PURPOSE: The Education under the guidance of the Education Project Officer is responsible

for the planning, implementing, monitoring and reporting of the education project (including primary, secondary and teacher training and CECs)) in line with and agreed plan of action and budget, donor, SC and government policies, requirements and procedures. He/she will ensure efficient utilization of project resources for the intended purpose through effective planning and monitoring. The Education Intern shall ensure linkage among education and other thematic areas at field level.


Reports to: Education Project Officer

Staff directly reporting to this post: N/A



Prepare detailed action plans and for all education subsectors including ( primary ,and teacher training) implemented in Puntland upon approval by the line manager

Ensure that project is implemented in accordance with the work plans and the involvement of partners and concerned stakeholders at all levels

Work closely and in harmony with colleagues in developing clear plans, reporting systems Play proactive role in joint project planning and monitoring activities.

Organize, Participate and play proactive role in periodic project monitoring and implementation of actions, and recommendations and sharing reports, to education team and education authorities

Ensure active involvement and participation of beneficiaries and relevant stakeholders including children in the process of project monitoring

Ensure the participation of children/target groups in M&E based on CRP principles and approaches

Ensure that quality activity, field and monthly reports are produced and submitted on timely manner in accordance with PMWDO formats and schedules

Ensure that monitoring reports are prepared and submitted on time to the Education Coordinator

Representation and Advocacy

Work closely with other relevant field teams to develop and implement advocacy plans in education in line with the project Plan and global strategy of PMWDO

Play proactive role in regional level education advocacy

Work with the education team members wherever applicable to further PMWDO mission for children

Team work and Self Development

With the guidance of the project officer the Education assistant understands and is able to adapt his/her roles and responsibilities in both emergency and development contexts

Under the guidance of the project coordinator and Program manager explores opportunities for self professional development

Ensure and contribute for effective and supportive team work and culture among team members

Knowledge Management

Familiarize with education policies and strategies, PMWDO strategies, EiE minimum standards, Etc.

Play proactive role in sharing good practices, experiences with team members and PMWDO staff

Skilled level

Delivers timely and appropriate results using available resources

Plans, prioritises and performs tasks well without needing direct supervision

Understands the link between their work and the organisation’s objectives and Adapting


Problem Solving And Decision Making

Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or

Skilled level

Gathers the right information and uses critical thinking to make effective and timely decisions

Knows when to involve others in a decision

Simplifies processes and procedures wherever possible


Working Effectively with Others

Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives.

Knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross-boundary working.

Skilled level

Actively listens to new and different perspectives and experiences of those they work with Proactively supports team members and trusts their capabilities

Demonstrates understanding of their skills and how they complement those of others within diverse teams and groups


Diploma in Education (Bachelor degree in education is preferable), social development, or any other related fields with additional training in education management and administration, EiE, planning monitoring and evaluation M&E and project planning and management techniques

Knowledge of current national international strategies on access, equity, and quality education policies and models

Recommended a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience in education administration and management

Relevant trainings in the area of education, project management and monitoring

Experience of working with local/national governments and capacity building of systems, partners and staff

Ability to extensively travel for project monitoring and provide on-site technical support to field teams

Good interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching

Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required

Commitment to Save the Children




The post holder must have similar experience to the above position with minimum experience of 1 years in Education sector.

PMWDO is an equal opportunity employer. Women are strongly encouraged to apply

NB: All applicants should drop a letter of application with updated CV (including 3 Professional referees) to and indicate the position applied for in the subject. The deadline for application is Thursday 20/05/2021.



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