Education Sector Co-Lead

Save the Children invites applications for the above-mentioned position. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Minimum requirements will be flexible for the potential female candidates. 

This position is open for both International and National candidates. 

The Opportunity 

The Education Sector Co-Lead (Coordinator) 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 INGOs and UN agencies) to provide an effective, timely and strategic collective response to the current situation at Cox’s bazar. S/he 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 co-lead (UNICEF). The Education Sector is accountable jointly to Sector Lead agencies (Save the Children and UNICEF) and to the ISCG.  

Key responsibilities include:
•    Provide support both multi-sector and education specific needs assessments and utilize existing data to inform sector response planning. 
•    Lead updating of the Education sector work plan, and co-ordinate the harmonization of response activities, ensuring that activities prevent overlap and duplication.  Support Partners in coordinating ECW’s MYRP.
•    Assess technical capacities of member of the Education Sector and use the results to develop with the partners a capacity development plan to support the standardization  
•    Develop strategies for teams to work across traditional boundaries, working in diverse environments 
•    Ensure quality and timely data are available to inform strategic decision-making of the ISCG and other relevant stakeholders engaged in the education response program 

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 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 the Education Can Not Wait (ECW), Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and other Multi-Year Fund Process and other funding mechanisms 
•    Excellent communication skills, including ability to facilitate diverse groups. 
•    A high-level skill of written and spoken in English  
•    Demonstrable ability to work and represent views across different stakeholders taking part in the Education Cluster/sector
•    Post-Graduation Degree, preferably in Education/Disaster Management/Social Sciences or relevant discipline

Contract length: Regular
Job Location: Cox’s Bazar

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 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 

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for 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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Date advertised: 23 Jan 2023

Closing date: 7 Feb 2023 - 17:59 GMT

Location: Cox's Bazar, Location

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-time

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