Education Technical Adviser at Save the Children, Amman, Jordan


Deadline: 27 April 2019

Save the Children is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Education Director in Amman, Jordan. The duration of this post is 1 year.

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The Education Technical Adviser is responsible to provide technical expertise which enhances the quality of the Syria Response Office’s work in the education sector, with specific responsibility for strategic planning and programme development as well as quality assurance and knowledge management across the education portfolio.

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

The Education Technical Adviser will perform the following functions:

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  • Coordinate the planning and delivery of effective, child wellbeing, literacy/numeracy and other technical focused assessments for the education sector, including primary and secondary data analysis and consultations with relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensure the integration of child protection into the education strategy and contribute to integrated programming approaches with other sectors through participation in country strategy development.
  • Lead the research phase of programme design, including needs assessments and stakeholder consultations.
  • Support the Partnerships Manager and the Programme Manager in engaging suitable implementing partners
  • Lead in the drafting of programme concepts and programme design documents.
  • Support proposal development submissions working with the Programme Manager
  • ollow up on the development of an effective Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning system and quality assurance tools to guide implementation including programme level indicators and quality checklists.
  • Support effective monitoring of programme delivery at the outcome level through analysis of data and support to mid-term and final evaluations.
  • Develop learning needs assessment and capacity building plans for both SC and partner staff, linking capacity building initiatives to wider opportunities identified via coordination and networks.
  • Coach and mentor Education Team / national level counterparts and link in to wider organisational talent development mechanisms.
  • Help shape broader education sector strategies through influence of and leadership within inter-agency coordination forums, ensuring the specific needs of children are being addressed. This may involve direct engagement with the Education Working Group or sub-groups where needs demand.
  • Participate in inter-agency forums at the country, regional and global level on broader education strategy development, including minimum standards for inter-agency programming. Play a key role in shaping education communications and media priorities and product in line with thematic priorities.
  • Support the recruitment of education technical positions, including the development of job descriptions, tests, interview grids, and as a panel member for key child protection recruitments.
  • Develop terms of reference for technical consultant inputs and coordinate consultant recruitment.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • At least 3 to 5 years of work experience in Education and EiE programmes in both humanitarian and development contexts or fragile states.
  • Education to MSc/MA level in Education, Social Work, Human Rights Law, International Relations, Development Studies or similar.
  • Ability to identify the main gaps in the education sector in the given context to inform a holistic response for children.
  • Experience and commitment to integration within education programming, including child protection and psychosocial support.
  • Previous experience of managing a team and of project management.
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating education programmes in emergency, transition and development contexts.
  • Ability to work both in an Advisory and a hands on implementation capacity.
  • Experience of representation and ability to represent Save the Children effectively in external forums.
  • Experience of preparing successful funding proposals for donors.
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy.
  • A high level of written and spoken English.
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document through online process.

For more information, please visit Save the Children.

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