Vacancy: Project Officer, ADEA’s Inter-Country Quality Node on Secondary Education (ICQN-SE)

This is a local position, only applicants from Botswana are accepted.

Applications are invited from highly motivated, well-experienced and self-driven qualified candidates for the position of Project Officer with the, Inter-Country Quality Node on Secondary Education (ICQN-SE) in Gaborone (Botswana). The candidate will be working for the Association of the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) under the supervision of the ICQN-SE Coordinator.


The Project Officer will be employed for a period of one (1) year, with a further renewal of two years depending on satisfactory performance results.


A minimum of a Bachelor Degree in education, arts, social sciences, development studies or related disciplines in combination with  two (2) additional years of qualifying full time experience in education development in either a Ministry of Education, a Development Cooperation Agency, an International NGO or Multilateral Development Institution are requested for this position.


  • Vast project management experience and, strong organisational skills, ability to multi-task and work under pressure and heavy work load;
  • At least two (2) years of professional experience plus competence in Microsoft Office package (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).


To provide day-to-day support to the ICQN Coordinator and work with the focal points of the ICQN-SE member countries as well as resource persons for the implementation of activities related to the Inter-Country Quality Node (ICQN) on Secondary Education.


  • Provide guidance to the ICQN-SE through the provision of dedicated activity implementation and communication support;
  • Track the day-to-day progress of implementation of specific activities of the ICQN-SE;
  • Write quarterly status reports of activity implementation in the member countries of the ICQN-SE, under the guidance of the ICQN Coordinator and submit them to the ADEA Secretariat;
  • Collaborate with the ADEA Secretariat to produce timely integrated performance reports;
  • Contribute to the improvement of the M&E processes and knowledge dissemination through the ICQN network;
  • Obtain news-worthy information from the ICQN-SE for the review by the Senior Projects Officer for publication and dissemination;
  • Contribute to the development of the ADEA newsletter;
  • Provide content during the regional meetings; 
  • Support the focal points in undertaking country-level case studies that will contribute to the regional forum discussions organised by the ICQN-SE.


  • Results-driven, self-directed and excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong and proven research and analytical skills; ability to distil relevant data from a mass of data from different sources and produce reports that are accurate, logical, and intelligible;
  • Ability to collaborate with teams across functional units and disciplinary boundaries to achieve results in the best interest of the organisation;
  • Systematic and methodical work habits, trustworthiness, independence and resourcefulness; and multi-cultural sensitivity and commitment to diversity and inclusion;
  • Fluency in English and a working knowledge of French will be an added value;


Applications (CV, Copy of the National Identity Card -Omang), copies of Certificates (academic and professional) together with their transcripts, two (2) recent work related references, valid passport and cover letter) must be sent to no later than Wednesday, 26th February 2020 at midnight (12:00am) GMT. The subject of the e-mail should be “Consultant: Project Officer ICQN on Secondary Education - Botswana”.

Only selected candidates will be contacted through a formal correspondence via e-mail. Please do not contact ADEA/MOBE or staff members to enquire about the status of your application.


Wednesday, 26th February 2020

This is a local position, only applicants from Botswana are accepted.