Deadline: 10 August 2020
Plan International is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Education Specialist in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Education Specialist will perform the following functions-
- Overall Technical Leadership and Management
- Facilitate the formulation of technically sound education strategies/principles which ensure children have access to, stay in and complete primary and secondary school education in safe and inclusive environment.
- Supervise, liaise closely with and provide the necessary technical advice and support to education projects and programmes in all matters pertaining to the effective management and implementation of activities within the program influencing and implementation area.
- Provide thorough leadership and maintain strategic direction to the project on education-focused components, with a particular emphasis on ensuring project/programme objectives are met in regards to improving access to quality education.
- Work closely with partners and technical teams to develop, review and update activity plans and flag key implementation issues.
- Provide technical support to project and programme colleagues to ensure education staff have up-to-date and robust theories of change and reflect good practice, in line with trends in the wider education sector in Sierra Leone.
- Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning
- Ensure that designs and re/designs take place per standard and quality following the MERL process.
- With MERL colleagues, ensure that standard MERL tools are understood and utilised in a timely and correctly manner by all education staff and project beneficiaries.
- Follow up evaluation and reflection as well as audit processes and ensure their proper integration and response in the project cycle for program quality improvement and learning.
- To work with the Partners’ and Plan International’s team to analyse information and data (e.g. project data, training reports, score-carding results, etc.) in order to identify core themes, key technical areas that need to be addressed, progress against the Theory of Change, as well as lessons learned.
- Support production of donor and internal reports and learning pieces, where required.
Applicants must have:
- Master’s Degree in Education or relevant discipline.
- Significant experience of designing or providing technical advice to education programmes in Sierra Leone, ideally with a focus on adolescent girls and/or inclusive education.
- Experience supporting programme implementation, primarily through advising, coaching and influencing.
- Experience of working with bilateral and multi-lateral donors.
- At least 5 year’s of experience a managerial role, preferably in a social development setting.
- Strong leadership skills and ability to undertake strategic and programme planning.
- Good communication and facilitation skills.
- Strong understanding of gender equality programing and meaningful child participation.
- Knowledge of development challenges and contexts in Sierra Leone, particularly child rights, girl’s rights and child protection.
- Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and supportively without the need for close supervision.
- Proficiency computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications.
- Excellent English oral and written communication skills.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit Plan International.