Regional education technical advisor, east and southern africa

Job Summary

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 7 years

Job Description/Requirements

The Regional Education Technical Advisor for East and Southern Africa (ESA) will use their in-depth contextual understanding, technical expertise, and relationship building skills to provide a critical link between Save the Children’s global and country level technical work, strengthening our technical offer at the regional level. The role will contribute to building capacity and fostering networks across country office technical experts. The role supports regional advocacy and influencing, and contributes to strategic partnerships for new business development. It provides input into the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems to demonstrate impact, while sharing learning across country offices, and ensuring quality of our programmes. The TA provides support to the sourcing of technical assistance for country office in both emergency and development programming, working very closely with the Regional Education in Emergencies TA to ensure a coordinated and holistic portfolio of programming. This role includes a strong focus on internal coordination and external representation on priority issues including: early childhood care and development, foundational learning and uninterrupted learning (education in emergencies) to ensure all children have access to education leading to learning and wellbeing outcomes.  A portion of the role will focus on helping country programmes to mobilise resources to reach out strategic ambition in education.

 

The overall measure of success in this role is the ability to ensure high-quality education programming, that demonstrates positive impact for children and expands our leadership role.

 

Essential

  • At least 7 years’ experience of working internationally in education in emergency or development settings.
  • Understanding of the education sector in East and Southern Africa
  • Familiar with all education related Common Approaches and the Quality Learning Framework or explain best practice/key concepts related to priority issues including: early childhood care and development: foundational learning and uninterrupted learning (education in emergencies) to ensure all children have access to education leading to learning and wellbeing outcomes.
  • Significant experience in training, capacity building, and mentoring.
  • Experience of regional context, capacity and policy analysis, and influencing and advocacy at regional/international level in order to hold duty bearers to account to realise children’s rights.
  • Skilled at networking, representation and partnership development in order promote learning, strengthen civil society and mobilise resources.
  • Able to generate and use data and evidence to innovate, deliver, learn and share what works and what doesn’t work for children.
  • Experience of promoting quality and impact through at least one cross-cutting area: gender equality and inclusion, adaptive and safer programming; child rights; disability; migration and

displacement.

  • Demonstrated program design, monitoring and evaluation skills, including designing pathways to sustainable impact at scale.
  • Experience of supporting humanitarian preparedness, response and recovery.
  • Track record in successful business development/fundraising and donor engagement such as Global Partnership for Education, Education Cannot Wait , EU, DIFID, USAID, World Bank.
  • Experience of strategy development and planning. 
  • Demonstrated program design, monitoring and evaluation skills, including designing pathways to sustainable impact at scale.  
  • Track record in successful business development/fundraising.
  • Significant experience in training, capacity building, and mentoring of peers and other staff.
  • Experience of strategy development and planning.
  • Fluent in English and high level of English writing skills.

Desirable:

  • Language skills in French and/or Portuguese desirable.

Contract duration: 2 years

Location: Remote, must be able to work East and Southern Africa work day


The Organisation

 

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

 

Application Information:

 

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers.

 

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.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

 

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

Important Safety Tips

1. Do not make any payment without confirming with the BrighterMonday Customer Support Team. 2. If you think this advert is not genuine, please report it via the Report Job link below.

Share Job Post

Stay Updated Join our newsletter and get the latest job listings and career insights delivered straight to your inbox.

Log In to apply now

Activate Notifications Stay productive - get the latest updates on Jobs & News
Activate
Deactivate Notifications Stop receiving the latest updates on Jobs & News
Deactivate
Confidential
Nairobi
| Full Time |
KSh Confidential
Job Function: Admin & Office
1mo
Anonymous Employer
Nairobi
| Full Time |
KSh Confidential
Job Function: Admin & Office
1mo
Confidential
Nairobi
| Full Time |
KSh Confidential
Job Function: Admin & Office
1mo
Nairobi
| Internship & Graduate |
KSh Confidential
Job Function: Admin & Office
2w