Education in Emergencies Technical Officer (Home-based in Australia, Asia, the Pacific, or the Middle East)

  • Mid-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 9 September 2019
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Job Description

We want you to be a driving force behind our Education in Emergencies work. Channel your Humanitarian and Education expertise to the benefit of children, families and communities across Asia and the Pacific and the Middle East and Africa. We believe that all children have the right to learn in safe schools in times of crisis and peace. Work with us to ensure children are learning and getting the very best education they possibly can.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.
We’re ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children’s rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there’s a disaster - like an earthquake, drought or conflict - we are there on the ground.

Where you come in:
In this full-time maximum-term position, based in Australia, the Pacific, Asia, or the Middle East (we’re flexible as we want best person for the job irrespective of where you live) you will influence strategic direction and ensure high quality education in emergency programming for Save the Children Australia. You will be part of our International Programs team and report to our Senior Education Advisor.

You will make an impact by:
* Expanding the reach and improving the quality of education in emergencies programs through implementing evidence-based approaches
* Deploying to a variety of emergency responses to cover critical roles, such as Education Program Manager, Education Technical Advisor, and Education Cluster Coordinator
* Coaching and capacity building country-based program staff, helping them do the best they can
* Linking our education in emergencies work with safe school and long-term development programming

If we could compose the perfect you…
You are confident and can go between the bigger picture and finer details of delivering quality programs, thriving in complex coordination settings. You understand how the global community, through policies and programs, addresses the challenges of educating the hardest to reach children and keep abreast of the latest innovations. You love capacity building others and working closely with national counterparts helping them do the very best they can. You can’t stand knowing children are out of school for a day longer than necessary because of disasters or conflict.

This role requires:
* 3-5 years’ experience working in emergency response contexts or fragile states
* Experience in the design and implementation of education in emergencies programs in complex crises and disaster contexts
* Experience in the development and delivery of training and capacity building approaches for diverse target audiences
* The ability to work as a technical advisor or hand-on implementer
* The ability to travel internationally up to 80% of the time, including to conflict-affected or insecure contexts

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.
It’s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same.

In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:
* Opportunity to work on additional projects alongside business as usual
* Internal employment and development opportunities
* Agile work environment
* Full salary packaging benefits

Sound interesting?
We’d love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the ‘Apply’ section.

Applications close 5PM Tuesday 8 October 2019.

Position Description - Education in Emergencies Technical Officer

The interview process will include a written exercise and 2 rounds of video enabled Skype interviews.

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, cultures and beliefs - and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

About the Organization

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We are working hand in hand with our supporters to create a world in which every child has a healthy, happy and safe childhood. We believe that every child should have the opportunity to learn and has a voice to speak for themselves.

OUR VISION is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

OUR PURPOSE is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children manages and implements programs designed to save and improve the lives of the world's most disadvantaged and vulnerable children. We have programs running all across Australia and have offices and staff in each State and Territory. Globally, we also work in over 120 countries. Each year Save the Children touches the lives of over 80 million children.

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