Save the Children Education Job in Juba

Posted by
Save the Children
Job Title:  Education in Emergencies Specialist
Team / Programme: PDQ
Location: Juba
 
Grade: Level 4
Contract Length: 6 Months

 

Child Safeguarding: Level 3 –  the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

Role Purpose: Under the guidance of the Education Technical Specialist, the Education in Emergencies Specialist (EiE Specialist) will work in close collaboration with Save the Children PDQ team members, Programme Operations and education staff based at the field offices as well as partners/actors to provide technical expertise in assessing, designing, developing, implementing and monitoring the Emergency Education responses to the conflict and natural disasters affected areas in the country.
 

Scope of Role:

Reports to: Director, Programme Development and Quality

Role Dimensions:  The Education in Emergencies Specialist will work closely with national and local education government authorities, local and international NGOs and agencies involved in the education sector to provide technical expertise in assessments, planning, strategy and programme development, implementation and monitoring of the emergency education situation and response in the country.

More specifically, with guidance and support from the PDQ Director, Education Technical Specialist, Education Cluster Coordinator, programme operations staff, field based education staff and Field Programme Managers, she/he will:
 
Key Areas of Accountability:
  • Support the Education Technical Specialist and education staff to ensure effective assessments, design, planning, development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of Save the Children Emergency Education programs together with partners, local education authorities and communities in conflict and disasters affected-areas.
  • Establish positive working relationships with education staff and partners to facilitate smooth implementation of planned education in emergencies activities.
  • Support the field education staff and partners to put in place innovative EiE approaches for conflict affected-children in the most insecure areas.
  • Assist in the creation of school preparedness plans in areas affected by conflict and disasters, in collaboration with local education authorities, Save the Children field offices, staff in Juba, and other partners/actors involved in Sector Clusters Coordination and in particular the Education Cluster.
  • Undertake field visits, as required, to monitor education response activities, particularly related to education in emergency implementation, supplies, on the ground and provide support to Save the Children colleagues on monitoring, where possible.
  • Contribute to draft Education in Emergencies proposals, review donor reports and humanitarian situation reports
  • Contribute to build the capacities of Save the Children education and partners’ staff at national and field level in Education in Emergency issues
  • Work with MEAL staff to actively monitor the data related to education programme implementation to ensure the availability of the indicators of activities and results and facilitate the donor reports
  • Contribute to and work in close liaison with Education Cluster/Sector members and coordinator(s).
Behaviours (Values in Practice)
Accountability:
  • holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
Ambition:
  • sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
Collaboration:
  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
Creativity:
  • develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • willing to take disciplined risks.
Integrity:
  • honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
Qualifications: Masters or advanced degree in education, social sciences, international development, humanitarian response or a related field.
 
Experience and Skills
 
Essential:
  • Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible relevant experience in the field of education, especially Emergency Education response. Experience in complex emergencies and experience with either the UN and/or NGO strongly preferred.
  • Technical experience and knowledge in the area of education in emergencies response required, including assessments, monitoring and evaluation, and collaboration with partners.
  • Proven experience of high quality report writing and documentation.
  • Resourcefulness, flexibility, and the ability to prioritize large amounts of work while under pressure.
  • Good analytical, facilitation, communication and presentation skills.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive, awareness of gender issues, with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written).
  • Good knowledge of the context of South Sudan and/or the region is an asset
Desirable:
  • Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
  • Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.
  • Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
  • Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.
  • Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of individuals across organizational departments.
  • Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.
  • Demonstrates, applies and shares expert technical knowledge across the organization.
Additional job responsibilities: The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
Equal Opportunities: The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
Child Safeguarding: We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Health and Safety: The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

How to Apply

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