الوصف الوظيفي

The Opportunity – Education Advisor

Post location: Ramallah with frequent field visits to West Bank and Gaza

Contract Duration and Level of Effort: 2 years

As a member of the Programme Development & Quality (PDQ) Team, the Education Advisor will be responsible for developing and articulating a full spectrum Education strategy that includes both development and humanitarian elements, linked with SCI’s Quality Learning Framework (QLF). In close coordination with the programme operations team, the Education Advisor will provide technical guidance and oversight in the development, implementation, monitoring, and reporting of all education activities, ensuring they are implemented in a high quality and timely manner. This includes developing and implementing technical capacity building plans for SCI and partner teams. Working in close collaboration with Child Protection and CRG Advisors the Education Advisor will be responsible for ensuring the development and implementation of integrated quality programming across all relevant sectors. The Education Advisor will be the technical lead on dev eloping high quality concept notes and proposals in close coordination with Resource Mobilization and Reporting Manager (RMRM), partner organizations and the wider SCI team. The Advisor will develop and maintain strong relationships with Government, UN, NGO, and local partner counterparts. In addition to ensuring programme development and quality, the Education Advisor will represent SCI and ensure ongoing coordination in the Humanitarian Cluster/working groups and with the Palestinian Authority, closely collaborating with the SCI advocacy and communications team.
The Education Advisor will ensure strategic and technical links to the regional, global, and member thematic technical capacity groups for strategic alignment, cluster support, and advocacy purposes.
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

SCOPE OF ROLE:
The Education Advisor sits in the Programme Development and Quality unit, and works closely and has a dotted line relationship to Operations, responsible for technical quality and support to operations teams and partners.
Reports to: Director of PDQ
Staff reporting to this post: Program Managers have a dotted line to the Education Advisor
Role Dimensions: The oPt Country Office (CO) operates in a highly complex context with multi-member interest. The CO has an annual budget of around $12m, and approximately 75 staff.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Programme Development and Technical Support:

• Lead on updating the Education Strategy and an integrated Education/Child protection strategy, and contribute to Save the Children’s country strategy, based on the SCI Quality Learning Framework and Education Common Approaches. Collaboration should in clude the education team and key stakeholders such as government officials, UN and national education counterparts.
• Cultivate a strong education team across various departments and teams (Programme operations, Awards Management Unit (AMU), MEAL, Advocacy and Communications) to ensure a unified Education Strategic vision.
• Through close collaboration with other sector Advisors, ensure Education Strategy efficiently integrates with other sector approaches, ensuring holistic child development with a specific focus on child wellbeing across sectoral lines (Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Child Poverty, Nutrition and Youth etc.).
• In coordination with the Awards Management Unit, be the technical lead on fundraising for the Education sector, including development of high quality concept notes and proposals, and engagement with donors’ technical advisers in country and in the region.
• Contribute to a nd ensure quality programme and donor reports in compliance with internal Save the Children requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
• Working closely with the Senior Manager for Compliance and Quality develop risk assessment and mitigation strategy for the organization’s operations in the education sector.
• Working closely with the MEAL team lead on designing Education technical assessments in coordination with other SCI thematic areas and other external sector agencies, ensuring assessments (needs and outcomes) are documented, programming is evidence based or evidence generating, and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs.
• Working closely with MEAL team, support information management and lead technical analysis of data including all MRM data.
• Provide technical support to Education teams and conduct regular monitoring visits to ensure quality progra mming is being implemented.
• Ensure child participation, inclusion and humanitarian principles are institutionalized within education programming.

Capacity Building:
• Develop learning needs assessment and capacity building plans for both SCI and partner staff, linking capacity building initiatives to wider opportunities identified via coordination and networks, including internal SCI capacity building initiatives and regional training initiatives.
• Coach and mentor partner staff, Education Team, and national level counterparts and link in to wider organisational talent development mechanisms.
• Oversee development and delivery of technical training material including Education in Emergency (EiE) common approaches that will improve aspects of Education work within partner organizations and across Save the Children.
• Conduct regular field monitoring to ensure that implementation of projects is in compliance with the donors’ policies and contractual requirements, SCI policies, and community expectations.
• Soli cit, develop, promote, and share ideas for improvement, innovation, and necessary changes in project approaches and activities.


Representation, Advocacy & Organisational Learning:
• In close coordination with programme teams, represent Save the Children in Education in Emergencies Working Group and Cluster, working closely with UNICEF counterpart contributing to the development of high quality sector strategy documents and representing the sector in regional and national forums. This may involve taking on a co-chairing role where needed.
• Work in close collaboration with Gaza education team in representing Save the Children in the Gaza Education Sub-Cluster, ensuring nationally unified Save the Children representation.
• Working closely with the HR team, lead on identifying Education staffing needs (national and international) and ensure rapid recruitment, induction and training of new staff.
• Ensure that Save the Children's planning and work is coordinated with efforts of other agenci es IUNCEF, NRC, UNRWA etc.) and Government, and take a leadership role within Interagency Coordination forums (including the Inter-Cluster Coordination Group and Education in Emergencies Advocacy Working Group), ensuring the specific needs of children are being addressed.
• Liaise and collaborate with other relevant local and national authorities and stakeholders and represent SCI in relevant forums/sectors/working groups.
• In collaboration with the Child Rights Governance and ACCM team, lead key policy and advocacy initiatives and turn these into action with local and national stakeholders feeding into international advocacy efforts.
• Working closely with the MEAL team to put in place a national Education sector MEAL plan, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and build the capacity of the technical field staff in carrying out the work across county office and between field offices ensuring comparable and aggregated qualit y indicators and data.
• Play a leadership role in shaping English and Arabic communications and media priorities on Education in line with thematic priorities and collaborate with Communications, Advocacy, and Programme Operations to ensure quality communication products and visibility.
• Take the initiative in linking global SCI resources with Country office, documenting lessons learnt, best practice, and case studies to shape in-country strategies and programme approaches, and contribute to broader sector learning.
• Identify research opportunities working together with programme and MEAL team and gather evidence to develop innovative, Education and gender transformative programmes.
• Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter, Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies Minimum Standards and Red Cross Code of Conduct.

General:
Demonstrate leadership in relation to Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child safe guarding, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities, and other relevant policies and procedures.

جميع الحقوق محفوظة لموقع جوبس.

متطلبات الوظيفة

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

QUALIFICATIONS
• Master’s Degree in Education, International Relations, Development Studies or similar field, or 8 years work experience in relevant technical field.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
• Minimum 8 years’ experience of working in Education programmes in a humanitarian or development context.
• Previous experience of working with a large Education team of international and national staff with capacity building experience.
• Capacity to support the development of monitoring & evaluation systems in large complex programmes
• Willing and able to travel and/or spend time in Gaza.
• Demonstrated ability to set up learning and development processes for a large Education team
• Previous experience of implementing awards funded by institutional donors with medium to high levels of compliance requirements, e.g. ECHO, CIDA, USAID, OFDA, DFID. European donors, European Commission or Scandinavian experience is preferred.
• Knowledge of key education standards, in particular INEE and fam iliarity with Minimum Standards and Conflict Sensitive Education.
• Proven ability of mentoring, coaching, and training on Education related topics.
• Experience of senior level representation.
• Experience of developing and negotiating successful partnerships with institutional donors
• Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
• Excellent communication skills.
• Proven ability to influence change at an operational and strategic level.
• Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
• Arabic language fluency and a high level of written and spoken English is required.

Desirable
• Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts.
• Work experience internationally will be positively weighted.
• Understanding and knowledge of SCI’s global Quality Learning Framework, focusing on literacy, numeracy and wellbeing of children.
• Experience of working with Education team and with direct training of trainers (ToT).

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.

We support inclusion; and women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply

The Organisation

Save the Children works in development and humanitarian contexts with children and partners to help families, communities, and governments identify and use innovations to ensure all children survive, learn and are protected.

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 realize 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.

تفاصيل الوظيفة
المسمى الوظيفي Education Advisor
آخر موعد للتقديم 16 - Dec - 2021
المكان رام الله والبيرة
نوع الوظيفة دوام كامل
المستوى المهني إدارة
الراتب N/A
الدرجة العلمية الماجستير
الخبرة 8 Years
آلية التقديم

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