Education in Emergencies Technical Advisor

  • Added Date: Monday, 16 September 2019
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 27 September 2019

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The role
Under the general direction and guidance of the Director of Programme Development and Quality ensure all programming on emergency education is of excellent technical quality, attracts significant donor funding and contributes to Save the Children’s strategic objectives, national/global learning and advocacy.

The Education in Emergencies Technical Advisor is expected to provide technical advice and support to project staff to ensure programming objectives are successfully achieved, with frequent visits to the field to support staff capacity and high quality programme implementation. S/he shall facilitate the development of the DRC country office strategy on Education in Emergencies, and work with colleagues to drive its effective roll-out. S/he will work closely with the advocacy team where appropriate. The Education in Emergencies Technical Advisor will represent Save the Children in national forums, such as the cluster on Education.

Qualifications and experience
* An education professional with a Masters Degree in education, social work or relevant field.
* Significant professional experience, at least 3 years of working at a senior level in education for international NGOs, UN or government
* Excellent understanding of the education sector within the DRC context; experience in teacher professional development, education in conflict, and accelerated basic education an asset.
* Proven representation and advocacy skills.
* Strong commitment to capacity building of national staff and partners with willingness to adopt participatory and consultative approaches.
* Experience writing donor funding proposals for institutional grants in excess of US$1 million.
* Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties.
* Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets.
* Experience solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
* Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner.
* Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies.
* Fluency in English and French, both written and oral. Local languages an advantage.
* Commitment to Save the Children values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy.

Contract length:
02 Years

The Organisation
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
* No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
* All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
* Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found below

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.

This vacancy is archived.

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