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Education Specialist

Save the Children

Khartoum, Sudan
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, ...), Projet/programme de développement
Education Specialist 

As a member of the Programme Development & Quality (PDQ) Team, the Education Specialist will be responsible for the quality design, scale up and representation of Save the Children’s Education programming (including Education in Emergencies) and to uphold and contribute to Save the Children’s mission to create a positive and lasting impact in the lives of children in need. The role holder will ensure that partners and SCI education teams have the capacity to address key education needs through ongoing technical support and guidance.

S/he will provide strategic and technical leadership for the growth and development of the education portfolio in Sudan and will be a lead on developing proposals and securing funding for Educatoin programs in close coordination with partner organizations and the SCI team. S/he will also support ongoing advocacy and media efforts. S/he will ensure the coordination of all education activities through active participation in coordination meetings and working groups. S/He must bring a senior leadership profile with a proven track record in education and a sound technical background in programme design, quality and delivery. H/She should also have experience of working on education programs in fragile contexts.


An education professional with a Bachelors or Masters Degree in Education (preferably from a well-recognized foreign University)

3-4 years professional experience of working at a senior level in education or related field.
Specific experience in education in emergencies (EiE) is highly valued, but not required
Strong commitment to capacity building of national staff and partners with willingness to adopt participatory and consultative approaches.
Progressive and professional-level experience in related disciplines
An ability to effectively negotiate with prospective donors and a demonstrated ability to develop and write detailed technical project proposals meeting donor requirements, including budgets for the same. Strong report writing skills,
Demonstrable ability to perform at a senior policy level, with good communication, advocacy and leadership skills.
The ability to liaise and effectively coordinate with government, local NGOs and community initiatives. Good interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties.
High level of computer literacy
Advanced proposal writing, communications and analytical skill
High level of English writing and speaking skills
Ability and willingness to travel regularly into the field.
Knowledge of donor financial policies and guidelines.
Experience in promoting and mainstreaming Child Rights Based programming in education programme design, implementation and evaluation

Contract length: 12 months (renewable)

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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued. 

Application Information:
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse
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Closing date: 19 Mar 2019
Location: Khartoum, Sudan
Department: Programme Operations
Type: Fixed-term contract
Schedule: Full-time

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