Vacancy Notice & Announcements

2017-12-28

Vacancy announcement from Save the Children

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Vacancy notice
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In Nepal and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share. Save the Children invites applications from the interested and eligible candidates, who are reliable, accountable, have the ability to deliver results with the highest level of integrity and who value diversity, for the following position(s):

Position: Education Advisor
> GRADE: TBC
> TEAM/PROGRAMME: Program Development and Quality (PDQ)    
> LOCATION: Kathmandu, Nepal
> CONTRACT LENGTH: Fixed term until December 2018 with possibility of extension
> CHILD SAFEGUARDING: Level 2: either the post holder will have access to personal data about children and/or young people as part of their work; or the post holder will be working in a ‘regulated’ position (accountant, barrister, solicitor, legal executive); therefore a police check will be required (at ‘standard’ level in the UK or equivalent in other countries).


ROLE PURPOSE:
The Education Advisor is the technical lead for Save the Children in Nepal/Bhutan’s work in the Education sector, consisting primarily of Early Childhood Care and Development, Basic Education, and Education in Emergencies programming. The Advisor plays a lead role in setting the strategic direction for the education sector, designing new programs and projects, and identifying and pursing strategic partnerships. S/he is responsible for ensuring program quality and program learning for a range of projects, and directly supervises other education technical staff based in Kathmandu, as well as advises field-based technical staff. S/he plays a senior representational and advocacy role with the Government of Nepal, donors, and key national and international stakeholders, and works on a regular basis with SC members and internal stakeholders to maximize program delivery. The Advisor ensures that program learning, research and evaluation findings are channelled towards advocacy, continuous improvements, and new program design.

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QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Essential:
> Master’s degree (PhD preferred) in Education or related Social Science(s)
> At least 10 years of working experience in relevant field, including at least 5 years in senior leadership position
> Strong leadership abilities, leading and inspiring others
> Excellent understanding of key issues and strategies for Early Childhood Development and Basic Education programs, formal and non-formal Education theories, Education in Emergencies
> Excellent skills on process facilitation and coordination with high standard.
> Excellent inter-personal communication skills
> Strong analytical capacity and proficient understanding of both qualitative and quantitative research methods
> Good presentation skills including policy briefing
> Good supportive supervision skills, developing self and others
> Excellent English communication skills, specifically written
> Demonstrated ability to deliver results, engage in effective and collaborative problem solving and decision making, and foster program innovations and adaptations

Desirable:
> Advanced knowledge about the Education policy and context in Nepal

Application deadline: 6 Jan 2018

click [ HERE ] to view original vacancy notice for more details and application procedure.
 

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