The Regional Education Advisor provides technical leadership and support to SCI's country programs in the Middle East and Eastern Europe region in line with Country Office, Regional and SCI global priorities. Spanning Early Childhood Education and Basic Education, this role also actively contributes to advancing progress on gender and disability inclusive education across the region. Working in close coordination with regional advisors, this position will play a key role to this position will play a key role to strengthen SCI's education capacity, primarily through hands on technical assistance, strategic and programmatic support, coordination, advocacy, fund-raising, capacity building (training / mentoring / coaching), talent acquisition and development, response planning support and surge capacity for implementation and emergencies. The position plays an important role in terms of ensuring quality delivery and contextual adaption of SCI's global Common Approaches, building their evidence-base in line with the regional strategic priorities. The Regional TA will also work in collaboration with other advisors to support overarching regional priorities, including program integration, nexus programming, advancing the localisation agenda, durable solutions for refugee children, adolescent wellbeing, and child participation.
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the post holder will be expected to work outside the normal job description and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
The position includes regular travel to SCI's programs in the MEEE
We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector, with flexibility in regards to the location where it could be based at a suitable location in the region where there is a SC presence. Funding Duration 2 years
In order to be successful you will bring/have:
- Master's degree in a related field - such as Education, Pedagogy, Humanitarian Management.
- At least 6 years' experience of working internationally in Education in emergency and development settings, for a broad range of institutional donors and sectors
- Familiar with ECE and Basic Education programming, including EiE and links to long-term programming, including standards, policies, frameworks, and relevant networks and stakeholders globally (INEE, ECU, GPE, etc.)
- Demonstrable experience in gender and disability inclusion approaches in education
- Understanding of Education programs and contexts in MEEE
- Demonstrable understanding of M&E, beneficiary accountability, and learning
- Significant experience in training, capacity building, and mentoring
- Experience of context, capacity and policy analysis, and influencing and advocacy at regional/international level in order to hold duty bearers to account to realise children's rights.
- Skilled at networking, representation, and partnership development in order promote learning, strengthen civil society and mobilise resources.
- Demonstrated program design, monitoring, and evaluation skills, including designing pathways to sustainable impact at scale.
- Able to generate and use data and evidence to innovate, deliver, learn and share what works and what doesn't work for children
- Experience in supporting humanitarian preparedness, response, and recovery
- Track record in successful business development/fundraising and donor engagement
- Fluent in English with a high level of English writing skills.
- Fluent in Arabic (desirable)
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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.