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13 Aug 2020

  Education Officer (2 Positions) – Hargeisa, Somaliland

Job Description

Somaliland – Education Officer


Organisation Overview


The Pharo Foundation (hereafter “the Foundation”) is a privately funded

entrepreneurial organisation that runs philanthropic programmes as well

as for-profit social enterprises. The Vision of the Foundation is an

economically vibrant and inclusive Africa. The Mission is to achieve our

vision by investing in Africa’s human and physical capital with a strong

focus on job creation.


Headquartered in London, the Foundation also has an operational Offices

in Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Assosa and Hargeisa.


Job Title:             Education Officer


Reports to:         Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator


Job Location:     Hargeisa, Somaliland


Number of Positions: 2


This is an exciting opportunity to play a meaningful role in the growth

of The Pharo Foundation and the pursuit of its goals.


We are looking for an enthusiastic and hardworking Education Officer.

The Education Officer will focus on the academic side of the Early

Childhood Education program. He/she will be responsible for ensuring

that the learning outcomes of the program are met. The role involves

direct supervision and support to teachers to better improve their

teaching capacity.


Key duties and responsibilities:


Organize and lead formative, summative, and continuous learning and

development assessment of children.


Analyse and disseminate findings from the education assessment to

all stakeholders.


Ensure that clear learning objectives are set and progress

milestones and outcomes are delivered.


Provide curriculum support, professional learning, and on-site

support to teachers.


Research appropriate and relevant learning materials for teachers.


Ensure that ECE centres are following the approved curriculum.


Undertake scheduled and surprise monitoring visits to ECE centres to

see play based teaching is adhered to.


Participate in the recruitment and screening of teachers.


Input teacher observation data into the ECE Information Management



Develop, coordinate and manage a comprehensive teacher training

workshop to inspire teachers and disseminate best practice in

teaching and learning.


Facilitate the smooth transition of children from ECE to formal



Create ECE learning library/resources for the Pharo Education team.

Closely work with stakeholders and seek and seize media

opportunities for the advancement of ECE in Somaliland.

Any other duties assigned by the Head of Department.


Required qualities and skills


Graduate in Bachelor of Education, International

Relations/Development, and or other relevant discipline;

Demonstrated 3 years of overall experience; and a minimum of 1-year

specific experience of managing education project at same level.

Two or more years of early childhood education experience;

Good understanding of education concepts and issues in development


Strong interpersonal & team building skills and excellence, as a

team player.

Fluency in written and spoken English.

Ability to develop and maintain productive, effective working


Advanced organizational skills including the ability to manage

numerous tasks concurrently, use initiative, establish priorities

and work to tight or competing deadlines.

In hand experience of using Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel,

PowerPoint etc.)

Staff management will be an added advantage.


Salary and Benefits


The salary and benefits package is competitive and will commensurate

with qualifications and experience.

Medical insurance is provided in accordance with The Pharo

Foundation Health policy.


_Application Procedure_


The application deadline is August 26, 2020.


This position is open to both female and male applicants, with female

applicants being strongly encouraged to apply.


Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received, and only

complete applications will be considered. In the event that an

outstanding applicant is identified early in the search process, we

reserve the right to appoint before the deadline. For this reason, we

encourage interested candidates to apply at the earliest possible time.

Due to the high volume of applications, we regret that we will only be

able to contact short-listed candidates.

How to Apply

  Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should submit their application through email to <>with subject line “Application for Education Officer” by August 26, 2020.   Requirement:  
  1. A detailed CV and Cover letter to explain the experience you have
gained that makes you believe that you are the most qualified candidate for the role
  1. A one-page containing your current salary, expected salary and list
of minimum three references with current email address and phone number.  

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