Program Officer Consultant – Warsheekh

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

(Somalia Bar ama Baro, BAB “Teach or Learn” Program)


Program Officer Consultant



No of consultants



10 Months


Monthly progress report

Start Date

1st October,2023


Creative Associates International is a dynamic and fast-growing professional services firm that specializes in international development in areas of education, democratic transitions, and stabilization in post-conflict environments. Based in Washington, DC, the firm has a field presence in 30 plus countries worldwide with a strong and diverse portfolio that includes global contracts with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other clients including the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Defense. The firm has earned a solid reputation among its clients and missions worldwide and is well respected by competitors and partners alike.

Projects Summary

The five-year USAID-funded Bar ama Baro (“Teach or Learn” in Somali – BAB) program is a comprehensive primary education program designed to support the government of Somalia in providing quality non-formal education services to marginalized children across the country. Through working at both the national and local level, BAB systematically and strategically assists government and community actors in designing and delivering comprehensive non-formal education services to children most in need of accelerated education assistance. Specifically, the BAB project aims to increase student enrollment in accelerated basic education centers (ABE), improve student safety, monitor improvements in literacy, numeracy and socio-emotional skills, and improve the Federal Government of Somalia’s capacity to standardize and regulate the accelerated education space.

Scope of Work

Creative Associates International, Inc. (Creative) is seeking a consultant Program Officer based in Warsheekh for USAID-funded BAB an education project in Somalia. He/She will play a crucial role in the successful implementation of the Bar ama Baro ‘Teach or Learn” project in Warsheekh District. This role involves overseeing, coordinating, and gathering data related to project activities, ensuring the smooth functioning of ABE centers and supporting the program’s overall objectives to enhance the quality of ABE education.   

Reporting & Supervision

The Consultant Program officer reports to the Field Coordinator and MERL Coordinator based in Mogadishu-BAB Office

Staff directly reporting to this post: None.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Monitoring the implementation of the Bar ama Baro project within Warsheekh district and submit weekly progress reports consistent with the program weekly reporting requirements
  • Conducting regular visits to schools to ensure the effective delivery of ABE education to all BAB supported schools, complete the online monitoring tool, and ensure its submission after each visit to each single class.
  • Organizing and facilitating training sessions for teachers and other project stakeholders.
  • Supporting coaching activities to enhance teaching quality and learning outcomes and submit the progress report.
  • Facilitating the distribution of educational materials to all schools in the district and ensure TLM and stationery availability in ABE classes throughout the academic year.
  • Collecting accurate timesheets for teachers and Headteachers to ensure timely stipend disbursement and submit to the program/grants team according to set deadline on monthly basis.
  • Collaborating with community leaders, parents, and local authorities to foster community engagement and lead the facilitation/organization of community engagement activities.
  • Compiling and maintaining accurate data related to project activities and student progress.
  • Ensuring proper documentation of all relevant project data and reports.
  • Providing any necessary support required by the district to ensure the project’s success.
  • Serve as BAB’s focal point at the district level and coordinate project activities with MoE local district level authorities.
  • Work closely and in harmony with colleagues in developing clear plans and workable monitoring on school functions.
  • Work closely with the program MERL coordinator and Field coordinator based in Mogadishu-BAB Office.


Delivering Results (Skilled)

  • Delivers timely and appropriate results using available resources.
  • Takes responsibility for his/her work and its impact on others.
  • Plans, prioritizes, and performs tasks well without needing direct supervision.
  • Understands the link between his/her work and the organization’s objectives

Applying Professional and Technical Expertise (Skilled)

  • Ask to work on new pieces of work or take on additional responsibilities that develop his/her skills
  • Review any listing of standards relating to his/her current position and use this to identify how to further develop technical competence.
  • Take on increased responsibilities which will enables he/she to learn within current role
  • Buddy up with well qualified colleagues to understand the challenges they may have faced in equipping themselves and how they overcame them.

Working Effectively with Others (Skilled)

  • Actively listens to new and different perspectives and experiences of those he/she works 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.
  • Clarifies their role and responsibilities within the team to maximize impact.

Skills and Qualifications

  • First degree in development studies, education, economics, applied statistics or any other relevant areas
  • Minimum two years practical experience in project coordination /implementation in an international non-governmental organisation or other international relief/development body; or Master’s degree with humanitarian program experience
  • Proven experience in monitoring and implementing education or development projects.
  • Strong understanding of Accelerated Basic Education
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  • Familiarity with the education sector in Somalia is an advantage.
  • Proficiency in Somali and English languages, both spoken and written.

How to apply

Send updated resume and cover letter to with the subject line indicating title of the consultancy.  “Program Officer Consultant_Warsheekh”

Deadline:  23rd September 2023

                                Only selected candidates will be contacted.