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Group of Schools Education Coordinator

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Job Description




(Job Ref: HGGS/4/6/24)

Position title: ​ Group of Schools Education Coordinator

Working location: ​ Harare

Supervisor: ​​ Board of Trustees ​

Mission of the position:

The Group of Schools Education Coordinator under the overall supervision of the Board of Trustees is responsible for directing, coordinaing and advising the effective provision of quality education in Hermain Gemeiner Group of Schools following the educational policies and procedures of the country and the strategic plan of theorganisation’.

The role will involve policy formulation based on the government and organizational educational policies, regulations and guidelines, ensures implementation of Hermann Gmeiner Group of Schools educational policies, regulations and guidelines. In addition, the role will involve stakeholder engagement with senior staff of the educational facilities to discuss activities, problems, concerns and new ideas to improve quality of education, performance, open communication and cooperation.

Duties and Responsibilities

Key performance areas and main responsibilities:

Policy Development, Familiarization and Implementation
• Collects and keeps all necessary government educational policies, regulations, Group of Schools strategic plan and guidelines.
• Keeps himself/herself up to date with such policies, regulations and guidelines.
• Follows-up, collects and keeps properly all educational and training policies, regulations and guidelines of the organization.
• On the basis of the government and organizational educational policies, regulations and guidelines, prepares and Implements Group of Schools educational policies, regulations and guidelines and presents the same for approval as per the procedure thereon.
• Studies problems encountered in the implementation of Group of Schools educational policies and procedures and propose improvements thereon.
• Provides advice and assistance to projects in the proper application of educational policies, regulations and guidelines.
• Follows-up and ensures proper application of Hermain Gmeiner educational policies, regulations and guidelines.
• Consultative, policy familiarization, and dialogue forums/workshops are organized.

Leadership and Planning

• Facilitates through working with relevant stakeholders Hermann Gmeiner Group of Schools strategic plan, studies and prepares for approval of Group of Schools national educational long- and short-term plans and budgets in coordination with educational institutes.
• Contributes in the strategic plan development of the Group of Schools in general
• Leads and supports the strategic plan development of Group of Schools.
• Adequate assistance is provided for the development of education programs that can contribute realization of organization mission and for the improvement of education of children, families and communities.
M&E and Implementation of Quality Education Standards

• Crafts and implements an M&E framework for the monitoring and evaluation of the works of Group of Schools.
• Undertakes M&E activities to support the Group of Schools.
• Ensures that monitoring and evaluation mechanisms are established to maintain quality education standards.
• Working tools and support systems are developed and their implementation is monitored and
• Supports the implementation and monitors quality management system for the schools in line with organization policies, guidelines and standards.

People Management

• Support is provided in the recruitment and selection process of leading educational co-workers for the Group of Schools.
• Assess the capacity gaps, develop and organizes capacity development events for leading educational co-workers.
• Supports the individual development and career development plans for educational leaders in the Group of Schools in cooperation with their supervisors.
• Supports the performance management of educational leaders in the Group of Schools.
• Set medium to long term goals and objectives for subordinates and actively monitor progress of the achievement of objectives.
• Assure stable employee relations by managing conflict and creating a positive working environment.
• Ensure work ethics is of such a nature that employees continuously strive towards improving their own performance.
• Ensure that the company culture is maintained and that employees live the values of the MA.
• Oversee the sound management of all resources, and full compliance with reporting and auditing requirements.

Operation Management

• Supports the timely and proper implementation of approved educational plans and budget by Group of Schools.
• Visits schools regularly to ensure effective and quality performance by educational institutes and projects.
• Checks and ensures the adherence to educational policies and procedures.
• Holds regular meetings with senior educational staff and other co-workers to discuss activities, problems, concerns and new ideas to improve quality of education, performance, open communication and cooperation.
• Provides solutions, advice and decisions to problems faced as per the delegation thereon.
• Upholds the rights and responsibilities of staff of the unit and ensures a positive degree of staff discipline.
• Holds regular reviews and performance appraisal with all staff of the unit to assess performance and identify areas for development
• Follows-up with schools to receive timely work performance reports.
• Compiles and prepares Group of Schools work performance reports together with problems faced and suggestions for improvements.

Qualifications and Experience


• Education: MA/ MSC degree in Educational Planning and Management or similar discipline.
• Minimum 10 years of relevant experience at least five years needs to be in school/college and education project leadership and management
• Experience in running of Private schools is an added advantage.

• Strong influential and executive leadership style, an articulate and confident coordinator able to spur confidence in the organization, working closely with the Board of Trustees.
• A successful record of accomplishment working with and building high-performance teams in a multi-cultural setting.
• Excellent networking ability, persuasive communication, marketing and fundraising skills.
• Strong managerial and implementation skills.
• Strong strategic awareness, integrating environmental developments, future orientation and a pragmatic view into operational planning.
• Proactive decision-making based on sound analysis and excellent communication skills.

How to Apply

How to Apply

If you believe you are the right candidate for any of the above position, please send your detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of academic certificates.
Applications should be submitted electronically indicating the position you are applying for in the subject line and sent to the address given. All applications should be submitted not later than 18 June 2024.
Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasis to assessing candidates value congruence and thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes.
Applications that are late do not have a CV or certificates attached will be disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. E-mail applications should bear the job reference number of the position in the subject line of the email. Applications including at least three traceable referees should be sent to: