Education Consortium Manager

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 14 February 2020
  • Juba, South Sudan
  • Closing on 14 April 2020

Job Description

Save the Children with NRC and FCA leads the South Sudan NGO Education Consortium as Grantee for Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Seed funding, an innovative model for education in emergencies programming. The objective of the Education Consortium is to coordinate (including disbursement of funds) selected organization for implementation of the Multi Year Resilience Plan (MYRP) for South Sudan across 6 locations.

The Education Consortium will manage and coordinate disbursement of Education Cannot Wait $20M over 2 years. The MYRP Theory of Change focuses on conflict-sensitive interventions, which move communities from emergency to recovery and towards development. The funding for MYRP will ensure that out of school children (OOSC) in priority areas have flexible, responsive routes into learning opportunities, that support their transition into further levels of education and that support their holistic wellbeing and development. The MYRP in line with ECW priorities focusses on interventions targeting 3-18 years especially refugees, IDPs, returnees and host communities

The Education Consortium Manager (ECM) will be responsible for day-to-day oversight and successful implementation of Programmes implemented by the selected organizations. Under the guidance of the NGO consortium’s senior management and Education Specialist, the Consortium Manager will ensure that consortium partners in a coordinated, harmonized and aligned manner, in line with donor requirements and commitments, implement Programme activities. The Consortium Manager will also be responsible for submission of timely and regular progress reports to the in-country MYRP Steering Committee as well as participating in the SC meetings as requested. The ECM will also liaise with the Education Cluster to ensure appropriate alignment with the Cluster strategy.

Qualifications and Experience Essential
  • Degree in a relevant and related field such as education planning and management with additional training project planning and management techniques
  • At least 5 years of experience in ECD, Education and/or Education in Emergencies programming
  • Knowledge of current global and regional debates on quality education policies and models
  • Proven experience of developing and managing high quality, innovative and cost-effective technical education projects in complex environments and with International NGOs
  • Prior experience working in consortium structures and projects, or in consortium / Programme management units
  • Demonstrable experience of project management, including budget management, M&E and reporting
  • Proven experience and skills in EiE, research and advocacy and writing high quality donor reports
  • Experience of working with local/national governments and capacity building of systems, partners and staff
  • Ability to extensively travel for project monitoring and provide on-site technical support to field teams
  • Strong experience in management of finance and budget monitoring and risk management.
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.
  • Ability to coach and mentor partners
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation, steering and coaching
  • Highly numerically articulated with a record of accomplishment of data manipulation and reporting systems.
  • Highly diplomatic with strong oral and written communication skills (English)
  • Previous experience working with ECW or other multi-lateral donors
  • Demonstrable understanding of ECW guidelines

Contract duration: 1 years

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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at careers

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