Education in Emergencies Advisor at Save the Children, Kabul, Afghanistan


Deadline: 3 June 2019

Save the Children is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Education in Emergencies Advisor in Kabul, Afghanistan. The duration of this post is 1 year.

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The Education in Emergencies Advisor is responsible for ensuring high quality programming of Education in Emergencies Projects.

Save the Children’s mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

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The Education in Emergencies Advisor will perform the following functions:

  • Provide technical advice and support in EiE to support quality programming and implementation for EiE projects.
  • Ensure that needs are identified and that EiE projects address the identified needs, fill gaps and prevent overlap and duplication.
  • Provide training and capacity building to enhance members and staff knowledge and skills.
  • Ensure priority cross-cutting issues are embedded in programming/operational interventions.Oversee donor engagement and strategic fundraising to secure sufficient funding to maintain or expand the country office’s education programs as per the country strategic plan needs.
  • Develop and maintain contacts with current and potential donors, partners and key technical agencies. Support donor meetings and visits.
  • Ensure that members are aware of funding opportunities and support their capacity to access these.
  • Secure sufficient funding to maintain or expand the country office’s education programs as per the country strategic plan needs.
  • Develop appropriate monitoring tools, and ensure they are understood and used.
  • Contribute to the development of an M&E framework and tools for EiE that monitors the impact of projects and progress towards strategic operational and advocacy objectives.
  • Provide technical expertise in evaluations and research related to EiE.
  • Develop policy briefs and position papers related to Education and EiE.
  • Keep abreast of national and global debate in Education, EIE and relevant sub-themes, analyse and use in programming and advocacy.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

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  • Master’s Degree in Education or related field or an equivalent education.
  • At least 5 year’s experience at senior level in education sector, working in international assignments with INGOs.
  • In depth knowledge and experience implementing EiE standards and education quality frameworks in projects.
  • Experience of responding in the first-phase of an emergency/working in and implementation of education projects in emergency situation.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing high quality proposals and fundraising, with experience in donor engagement.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Experience of working with implementing partners in a consortium and of building coalitions to affect change, working with clusters.
  • Ability to travel and spend time in field locations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication’ and presentation skills.
  • Experience of undertaking, commissioning and managing applied education research.
  • Excellent communication skills with a high level of written and spoken English.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy.
  • Proven skills as a trainer/facilitator and mentor.
  • Ability to travel and spend time in field locations.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, to, and understanding of, Save the Children’s Principles and values’ including child rights, child protection and gender equality.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document including their salary expectations for this role through online process.

For more information, please visit Save the Children.

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