Regional Education in Emergencies (EiE) Technical Advisor
Save the Children , Nairobi, Kenya
Regional Education in Emergencies (EiE) Technical Advisor will drive the quality, accountability and timeliness of humanitarian responses and contribute to emergency preparedness in the region. Regional technical experts 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 in both sudden onset emergencies and protracted crises, strengthening our technical offer at the regional level.
They play a strong role in regional capacity building efforts, mentoring and building networks across country office (CO) technical experts, and foster cross-CO learning on humanitarian response. They support regional advocacy and influencing and drive regional strategic partnerships for learning and new business development. They provide quality assurance and demand driven technical assistance (TA) to COs across the humanitarian education portfolio, in line with regional priorities and together with other regional staff supporting emergency response and education programming. A core function is to ensure that our Education Cluster Co-leadership role is developed and maintained in the region.
Qualifications and Experience
- At least 7 years' experience of delivering high quality education in emergency response and preparedness programmes, including first phase experience.
- University education (Master's degree preferred) within education, humanities, social science or the equivalent (e.g. professional teaching college).
- Understanding of education sector, especially emergency response, in ESA.
- Good knowledge of theories and practices in education programming, especially for early childhood development and primary education.
- Knowledge of global education issues, specifically relating to pre-primary and primary children, and the current trends, methods, approaches, policies and strategies to address gaps in education due to humanitarian crises such as conflict, migration, natural disasters and other emergencies.
- Experience of 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.
- Sound understanding of and commitment to SC generic programme approaches and core standards in humanitarian response, including safe programming, gender equality and child safeguarding.
- Demonstrated program design, monitoring and evaluation skills, including designing pathways to sustainable impact at scale.
- Experience of developing and supporting teams, and the ability to lead, motivate and build the capacity of staff through training, coaching and mentoring.
- Results focused and ability to develop and drive innovative and pragmatic programmatic and operational solutions, including proposal development experience.
- Good knowledge of cross sectoral linkages with Health, Nutrition, WASH, Child Protection, and Food Security, and willingness to engage with other sectors for shared outcomes.
- Experience of strategy development and planning.
- Fluency in written and spoken English.
- Ability to work well across different functional areas and departments.
- Excellent technical writing, and editing.
- Track record in successful business development/fundraising.
- Language skills relevant to the East and Southern Africa region
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.