EDUCATION TECHNICAL ADVISOR

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Apply by 6 September 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 7 March 2018

Job Description

At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.

This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2016, CARE worked in 94 countries and reached 80 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

As a leading development organization, CARE strives to develop a strong knowledge base on effective strategies and approaches, generate evidence of impact, and build strategic partnerships for technical development, scale-up and advocacy. CARE’s education and girls’ empowerment work, soundly grounded in strong community engagement, emphasizes cognizance of the underlying factors that affect young girls and adolescents, and addresses these factors in a manner that promotes CARE’s core values through the application of right based approaches, innovative practice and multi-tiered advocacy.

The Education Technical Advisor (ETA) will be responsible for providing regionally focused, geographic and issue-specific support and expertise to Country Offices (COs) - driving thought leadership in innovative programming that applies transformative approaches to education and youth empowerment, facilitating learning, and the harvesting of knowledge. The ETA will liaise with country offices and lead donor stewardship for specific grants (PCTFI, USAID, EAC, DFID, etc.), providing technical review of work plans, budgets, and regular periodic reports. The ETA will collaborate with the Senior Research and Learning Advisor to ensure that project M&E plans and systems are rigorous and appropriate, that contribute to the generation of knowledge, and that learning from these projects is captured and disseminated. The ETA will be knowledgeable of global trends and best practices in education, girls’/adolescent empowerment, and gender integration, and will apply this knowledge by providing input into the design of new initiatives and to the revision of existing approaches, fostering innovation and strengthening overall technical quality.

This position will report to the Senior Technical Advisor for Education (STA). Within CARE USA, the ETA will coordinate closely with Education Team members, especially fellow TAs and the Advocacy Technical Advisor, the Senior Research and Learning Advisor and Knowledge Management and Learning Advisor, the Senior Advisor for Operations, and other colleagues within the PPLA division and fundraising units. This position works closely with CARE Country Offices and CARE International members to lead capacity building efforts and influence program quality for girls’ education and empowerment programs across the globe.

The ETA must possess excellent inter-personal communication, facilitation and analytical skills, have experience with project design and implementation, and be able to work in any of the regions in which CARE is operational. An advanced degree in international education or development, sound writing skills and proficiency in English, and willingness to travel up to 40% of the time are requirements. A degree or coursework in educational/instructional technology is highly desired, as is the ability to speak Arabic, French, Portuguese or Spanish. The position will be based in Atlanta.

Qualifications:

  • Masters/Advanced degree in Education and Development or related field
  • A minimum of 5-7 years of professional experience in education program design and implementation or related development programming
  • Community level program development, management and support
  • Facilitation and training skills including development of training materials and facilitation of participatory program development and capacity building
  • Proposal development and technical writing experience
  • Familiarity with research/analytical skills
  • Knowledge of education strategies, including formal and non-formal education
  • Strong ability to design, implement and monitor education and girls’ empowerment programs
  • Background in gender transformative education and adolescent programming
  • Fundamental understanding and practice of participatory learning and community organization methodologies.
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills, particularly communication and presentation skills for diverse audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team and/or to facilitate teamwork
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relationships with donors and other development partners
  • Computer proficiency (including word processing, spreadsheets)
  • Knowledge of budgeting principles
  • Strong presentation, training, workshop development and facilitation skills
  • Experience working in developing and/or humanitarian contexts.

About the Organization

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of disease, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.

Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

CARE USA is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE's career website at any time.

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