Education Specialist - Humanitarian Surge Team

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 2 October 2019
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Job Description

Education Specialist – Humanitarian Surge Team

This role can be based anywhere.

As part of our humanitarian ambition and 2030 global strategy, Save the Children is developing and implementing a new Surge Capacity Model to further improve the efficient deployment of high quality surge staff to support the delivery of our Humanitarian Responses directly and in collaboration with SCI partners. The model will be a stimulus for other areas of the organisation, demonstrating more collaborative and cost effective ways of working to drive resources closer to children and honour our commitments to sector wide developments including the Grand Bargain and Core Humanitarian Standard.

The Education Specialist will support all education program teams and ensure that all Education / Education in Emergencies (EiE) programming is of excellent technical quality, attracts significant donor funding and contributes significantly to Save the Children’s strategic objectives, national/global learning and advocacy.

The Education Specialist will be responsible for developing and articulating a full spectrum Education strategy including humanitarian elements. In close coordination with the program operations team, the Education Specialist will provide technical guidance and oversight in the development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of all education activities, ensuring they are implemented in a high quality and timely manner. This includes developing and implementing technical capacity building plans for SCI and partner teams. The Education and Child Protection specialists will together be responsible for ensuring the development and implementation of integrated quality programming across those two sectors.



  • Previous experience of working with a large Education team of international and national staff
  • Capacity to support the development of monitoring & evaluation systems in large complex programmes
  • Demonstrated ability to set up learning and development processes for a large Education team
  • Previous experience of implementing awards funded by institutional donors with medium to high levels of compliance requirements, e.g. ECHO, CIDA, USAID, OFDA, DfID. European donors, European Commission or Scandinavian experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge of key education standards, in particular INEE
  • Proven ability of mentoring, coaching and training on Education related topics.
  • Experience of senior level representation
  • Experience of developing and negotiating successful partnerships with institutional donors
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven ability to influence change at an operational and strategic level.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • English language, in addition to at least proficiency in another language: either French, Spanish or Arabic

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.

This role complies with local labour laws and Tax/Social security provisions of the candidate’s base location.

About the Organization

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.

More information

Education Specialist GHSP HST JD_FINAL.docx

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