Education Manager – GPE

February 3, 2024
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Job Description


Embark on a fulfilling career with Save the Children, a global organization dedicated to helping children affected by crises and improving healthcare, education, and child protection. Operating in over 100 countries with approximately 25,000 employees, Save the Children is committed to realizing children’s rights. Join us in working towards a future where no child dies from preventable causes, all children receive quality education, and violence against children is eradicated.

Save the Children Afghanistan:

Save the Children has been making a difference in Afghanistan since 1976. Grounded in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, our work focuses on providing better education, protecting children, and empowering them to influence their conditions. Join our team to contribute to lasting change for children in the country.

Job Description:

Role Purpose:

As the Education Project Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of education projects, ensuring effective budget management, internal control, stakeholder engagement, and leading the development of donor reports.

Scope of Role:

Reports to: Deputy Head of Office, with a dotted line to the Sr. Education Manager

Staff reporting to this post: Education Coordinators

Budget Responsibilities: Yes

Role Dimensions: MEAL, HR, Supply Chain, Programme Operations, Finance, PDQ

Key Accountabilities:

Program Implementation and Monitoring:

  • Provide strong leadership to education project staff for successful project delivery.
  • Make informed decisions in fluid environments for project implementation.
  • Establish effective monitoring and performance management systems, ensuring compliance with donor requirements.
  • Maintain efficient operating systems, including safety and security management and child safeguarding.

Technical Capacity:

Ensure quality implementation of project components with a focus on inclusiveness, budget development, and policies.

Identify needs for inclusive education, including equipment for children and adults with disabilities.

Budget Management:

Effectively manage project budgets in compliance with donor requirements.

Identify potential expense variances and recommend adjustments.

Reporting and Documentation:

Lead the team in generating donor narrative and financial reports.

Ensure key project documentation is archived at provincial and field levels.

Human Resource Management:

Ensure appropriate staffing and support capacity building of staff.

Provide updated job descriptions, work plans, and objectives for direct reports.

Coordination, Business Development & Representation:

Establish meaningful relationships with stakeholders such as government departments, UN agencies, and international organizations.

Behaviours (Our Values in Practice):


Holds self and the team accountable for decisions and resource management.

Encourages responsibility and achievement of goals.


Sets ambitious goals and encourages personal and team development.

Shares a vision for Save the Children and motivates others.


Builds effective relationships and values diversity.

Is approachable, a good listener, and easy to talk to.


Encourages innovative solutions and is willing to take disciplined risks.


Demonstrates honesty, openness, and transparency.

Job Requirements:

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or Social Science; Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least 5 years of relevant managerial experience with international organizations.
  • Strong understanding of Pashto, Dari, and English languages.
  • Ability to travel inside Afghanistan and related districts.


Additional responsibilities may be assigned as per the job demands.

Submission Guideline:

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply through the online application form. In addition to the online form, applicants can attach their CV and cover letter. Please note that only applications received through the online portal will be considered. Login to the application system using this link.

Submission Email:

Not applicable; use the provided online portal for submission.