Mediatrix Development Foundation (MDF), an initiative of Her Excellency, Dr. Mrs Linda Ayade who also sits on the Board as President of the organization, is aimed at improving the lives of women and children by reducing the burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases within these target populations in Cross River State through effective collaboration with Government MDA’s and other relevant stakeholders and partners.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Education Officer

Location: Calabar, Cross River
Employment Type: Contract

Key Roles

  • Support the implementation of the Education component for refugees and host communities across the respective refugee hosting States in line with the project design.
  • Sustain positive working relationships with the implementing partners, government officials and other key stakeholders and work in collaboration with relevant education authorities to support the review of the relevant policies in the state.
  • Support the MEAL OFFICER, in overseeing the planning and coordinating of State and LGAs level engagement with education authorities and other key stakeholders including SCI Implementing partners.
  • Contribute to monitoring and submission of timely and quality reports as per the reporting requirements.
  • Working closely with the Programme Coordinator to ensure quality programme delivery, documentation and reporting of education activities in the respective State.
  • Ensure accurate project documentation, including collection of monitoring data and tracking of progress on output indicators; utilize data to contribute to reports as required.
  • Support in facilitating relationships with refugees/host-communities and community leaders to ensure buy-in and Do No Harm

Operational Planning and implementation:

  • Work closely with the MEAL Officer and Livelihood Officer, implementing, monitoring project detail implementation plan, procurement plan, phased budget, MEAL Plan with documentation and reporting for all education interventions in the State.
  • Recommend technical solutions to speed up the implementation and budget performance of education activities in line with the project proposal, work plan and budget.
  • Effectively support the education projects staff and partners in developing weekly, monthly, quarterly plans, in line with EIE best practices, and ensure compliance with the agreed work plans and that programme objectives and targets are being achieved in line with the project proposal, work plan and budget.
  • Support in providing regular operations and implementation updates to the Chief Operating Officer on project progress and challenges to allow for timely interventions and corrective actions by MDF and SCI management.
  • Ensure the timely reviews and adjustments for the project operational and implementation plan and budget as may be required from time to time.
  • Working closely with the Chief Operating Officer to ensure that Beneficiaries are well guided, supported and ensure capacity building in community mobilization, advocacy and reporting.
  • Maintain high standard of transparency and accountability during programme plan and expedite implementation while ensuring integrity and timeliness of project duration and meeting programme objectives, compliance with Save the Children and oraganizational policies.

Financial and Narrative Reporting:

  • Suggest necessary report revisions and prepare draft reports for corrective actions as it relates to education activities.
  • Participate in reviewing all programme financial reports ensuring that donor guidelines have been followed and are of high standards.
  • Develop and maintain regular channels of communication with partners and key stakeholders at all levels (LGA, State and National).
  • Monitor programmes/ projects activities to ensure quality, timeliness and adherence to both Country Office and Save the Children policies and procedures.
  • Participate in progress review meetings to address key performance issues from the reports.
  • Internal and external engagements
  • Ensuring that the programme best practices is represented and given recognition at stakeholder meetings, workshops, donor engagements, networks and any other engagements.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Sciences, Development Studies or any other related.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in implementing education and/or integrated programmes.
  • Knowledge of any literacy and numeracy boost strategies that improves learners’ performance, including Teaching at The Right Level (TaRL), and teachers development towards improved quality of education is an added advantage.
  • Experience of working within a Refugee or Conflict context is an added advantage.
  • Experience of working on in refugee, humanitarian or development setting is an added advantage.
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity.
  • Fluent English language skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to coach, mentor and build the capacity of teachers in a refugee, humanitarian or development setting will be an added advantage.
  • Experience of working with diverse group of stakeholders at the community, LG, State and National levels.
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cordial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit the Application documents to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Application Decuments

  • A cover letter describing the candidate’s desire and motivation to work for MDF and how her/his qualifications and experience are a good fit for this position.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English, including three (3) professional references with contact information, phone and email address.


  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Applications will be open until a suitable candidate is employed

Application Deadline  30th May, 2024.


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