Education Sector Co Lead

Save the Children invites applications for the above-mentioned position. We are committed to equal employment opportunities, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, disability, age, or beliefs and religion. We are committed to diversifying our staff to better represent the communities we serve and actively welcome underrepresented groups to apply.

The Opportunity 
The Education Sector Co-Lead is to ensure a coherent and effective response to education needs being addressed by agencies engaging in Education interventions, as required by the activation of the Inter sector coordination group. S/he will lead this initiative by working closely with the education stakeholders (children, families, communities, authorities, education institutions and Local/National/International NGOs and UN agencies) to provide an effective, timely and strategic collective response to the current situation at Cox’s bazar.   
The Education Sector Co-lead will work impartially, serving the needs of all members of the education sector and should work closely with Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) and the other co-lead (UNICEF). The Education Sector is accountable to the ISCG through the lead agencies (Save the Children and UNICEF). The key responsibilities of the position include but not limited to: Cluster/sector coordination, developing and maintaining collaborative relationships, capacity building and information management.

Qualifications and Experience
•   At least 6 years’ experience, preferably prior experience of working within cluster/sector coordination  
•   Previous first phase emergency response experience is essential 
•   Experience of high-level co-ordination and chairing of meetings. 
•   Experience of applying INEE Minimum Standards and other relevant frameworks and standards in education in emergencies) 
•   Experience in assessing Education Sector partners’ capacities to inform the development and roll out of capacity building plan to improve quality 
•   Demonstrable understanding of international humanitarian response and co-ordination mechanisms. 
•   Understanding of opportunities to provide integrated or cross-cutting humanitarian interventions with other sectors and Clusters 
•   Understanding of opportunities to support the World Humanitarian Summit Agenda such as localization and development-humanitarian nexus 
•   Understanding of the “Education Can Not Wait” Multi-Year Fund Process and other Rohingya Response coordination mechanisms 
•   Post Graduation Degree, preferably in Education/Disaster Management/Social Sciences or relevant discipline

The Organization
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 rights 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 an up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview
‘Save the Children promotes diversity in its workforce.’

We need to keep children safe, so our selection process 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.

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27 Mar 2024

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