Programme Officer
Save the Children International (Save the Children)
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Job Description

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The Opportunity

The Education officer is a member of Save the Children’s team in Salah al-Din, Iraq.
Under the supervision of the Education Coordinator, the Education Officer is responsible for: 
•    Planning, implementing and evaluating SC’s Education activities in the camps/out of camps/transit settings hosting IDPs and returnees, and in newly retaken areas in Salah Al Din Governorate
•    Work closely with partners, government and beneficiaries to ensure coordination and appropriate community involvement in our programmes.
The Education Officer will ensure that project activities are consistent with Save the Children’s programming principles and approaches, draw on relevant best practices and lessons learned, enable children to attain their rights and are compliant with donor regulations.

In order to be successful you will bring/have: 

•    College qualification and minimum of three years’ professional experience with education work.
•    Proven ability to work as part of a team 
•    Demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of children in the school and community.
•    Strong understanding of the situation of (IDP, returnee, host community) children (girls and boys) in camps, returnee areas and newly retaken areas.
•    Strong organizational skills.
•    Proven technical knowledge and skills in the field of participatory development, child participation, education.
•    Ability to travel independently, including to rural communities and work long hours.
•    Strong Arabic skills, written and spoken. 
•    Good English skills, written and spoken 
•    Strong report writing skills
•    Good computer skills (MS Office, including Outlook for email).
•    Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.  

The Organisation
We 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. 
Application Information:
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at

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.


About Save the Children


Around the world, too many children start life at a disadvantage simply because of who they are and where they come from.

Millions of children are dying from preventable causes, face poverty, violence, disease and hunger. They are caught up in war zones and disasters they did nothing to create. And they are denied an education and other basic rights owed to them.

All children deserve better.

We champion the rights and interests of children worldwide, putting the most vulnerable children first.

With 25,000 dedicated staff across 120 countries, we respond to major emergencies, deliver innovative development programmes, and ensure children's voices are heard through our campaigning to build a better future for and with children.


Our ambition for 2030 is to create a world in which all children:

  • Survive: No child dies from preventable causes before their fifth birthday
  • Learn: All children learn from a quality basic education
  • Are Protected: Violence against children is no longer tolerated.

Our bold ambition builds on 100 years' experience of bringing communities, civil society, governments, businesses and donors together to achieve lasting change for children.

We believe this is the only way that we can inspire real progress and breakthroughs in the way the world treats children.


We are a global membership organisation, made up of Save the Children International and 29 national members.

We share one name, one strategy and one ambition for all children to survive, learn and be protected.