Jordan: Regional Humanitarian Education Technical Advisor

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 13 May 2014

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.6 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with c14, 000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people an d relevant for the 21st century.

Contract length: 1 year

The role

The purpose of this role is to ensure the coordinated and consistent delivery of high quality, timely and accountable humanitarian Education programmes across the Syria regional response with a specific responsibility to be the Save the Children regional No Lost Generation focal point in the Middle East

Qualifications and experience


* Substantial experience of working internationally in humanitarian programmes including within education.

* Previous experience of working in large-scale complex emergency response is essential.

* Education to MSc/MA/MEng level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience.

* Previous experience of working with interagency coordination mechanisms.

* Previous experience of programme management across m ultiple locations.

* Commitment to, thorough understanding of, and able to train staff in participation and accountability approaches.

* Demonstrated experience in leading assessment activities and of designing, managing, monitoring and evaluating education programmes in emergencies for international NGOs.

* Experience of applying relevant interagency humanitarian frameworks and standards in education in emergencies (for example INEE Minimum Standards).

* Demonstrated ability to set up monitoring & evaluation systems in large complex programmes.

* Proven ability of facilitation, mentoring and coaching.

* Experience of senior level representation, including Cluster or Education Sector Working Group coordination.

* Experience of developing and negotiating successful partnerships with institutional donors.

* Ability to write/advise on clear and well-argued assessment and project reports.

* Excellent communication skills.

* A high level of written and spoken English.

* Proven ability to influence change at an operational and strategic level

* Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy.

* The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.

* Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.


* Language skills in Arabic

* Experience of working internationally in humanitarian programmes within child protection

* Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts

* Specific experience of implementing DFID, OFDA, ECHO, UNICEF, UNHCR and other major donors

* Specific experience of designing and managing consortia projects.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.

How to apply:

Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV

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