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Education Technical Specialist
Save the Children International

 


 


 Section/Unit: Programme Implementation, Programme Operations
 Supervisor: Consortium Program Director
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: (West Darfur 40%, South Kordofan 40% and Khartoum 20%)
 Duration: One Year
 Closing Date: 29 Jan 2022

 
 Background:

 

 
 

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 1.9 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 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office

 



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

 

ROLE PURPOSE:

 

Education is a fundamental component of humanitarian response: it contributes to the physically and psychologically protection of children, their families and communities; it supports and promotes the continuation of child development and learning and helps prevent drop out; it presents an opportunity to improve the reach, quality and relevance of education, including building resilience. To this effect, Save the Children Education portfolio has been growing, in particular in November Save the Children has applied as a grantee for the ECW MYRP 2021-2024, leading a consortium with the membership of Norwegian Refugees Council (NRC), International Aid Services (IAS) and Global Aid Hand (GAH).

This consortium is led by Save the Children has been selected for the MYRP receiving 83% of the seed funding (14.7 out of 17.7 M). The implementation of this seed funding is two states of West Darfur and South Kordofan. Nevertheless, the MYRP will also include Gedarfif and Blue Nile in later stage with a resources mobilization plan aiming to have 77 M over the MYRP three years. Inclusion of this two states will request revenue this JD and then the location will be divided 20% for each of the four MYRP states, plus 20% for Khartoum.

 

Considering the importance of the ECW MYRP, Save the Children recruits Education Technical Specialist. To be fully dedicated to this programme, and to ensure this has implanted with quality and support unified the methodologies and frames that used across all the areas. Also the TS will closely work with other functions to ensure QBMs as well as support developing the consultancy documents as well as work with the MEAL. Additionally,

 

The ECW TS not only to establish good relation with ECW consortium members (NRC, IAS and GAH) but also coordinate with the second grantee UNICEF to erasure the technical coordination is in place. Also the ECW TS to establish good relation and technical experience with big donor such as GPE and EUD with big donor such as GPE and EUD will be involved in networking, collaboration and partnerships with relevant stakeholders in the country (Government ministries, UN agencies, INGOs and civil society organisations),  S/he will lead the ECW technical part with ECW consortium partners support ongoing advocacy and media efforts y as well also well coordinate with the Save the Children Education Lead, Technical special when.

 

 

 

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Representation, Advocacy & learning;

  • Leading the technical Advisory of the ECW MYRP in CMU
  • Play a technical key role in support the implementation, monitoring and reporting of the ECW MYRP, in particular ensuring coordination and incorporation of ECW MYRP technical inputs.
  • Provide leadership and guidance for ECW MYRP technical team (for the Consortium Members) in driving the development and realisation ECW MYRP.
  • Take the initiative in documenting lessons learned, best practices and case studies on the ECW MYRP and programme approaches, and contribute to other education programme as well as sector learning.
  • Support setting-in a culture of information sharing among the team, Save the Children and other consortium member as well as the second grantee (UNICEF) as well as with other functions.
  • Pro-actively identify advocacy opportunities, ensure evidences based documents are drafted and taken forward
  •  Support documenting case studies ands support the MEAL on research and studies identified in the MYPR activities and in the proposal documents include the activities WP that guided by the budget and identified targets.
  •  Play a leadership role in shaping ECW MYRP communications and media priorities in line with thematic priorities, and in consideration with ECW guidelines as well as with ECW consortium members.
  • Represent ECW in relevant internal and external ECW technical forums including donor meetings (as appropriate) related to ECW MYRP.
  • Help shape broader sector strategies through influence of and leadership within inter-agency coordination forums, such as the EiE working group to share the ECW successes and best practices, ensuring the specific needs of children in ECW MYRP are being addressed guided by the ECW MYRP Sudan approved proposal.

Program design and quality;

  • Lead on the development and submission of quality proposals in response to identified opportunities in ECW MYRP- for the upcoming years-; serve as technical lead and/or lead technical writer, as required.
  • Ensure meeting the deadlines of proposal, and this include the off and online application, liaise with field to get necessary information as well as well as to work closely with the BD to ensure maintaining the timeframe of the proposals development and submission.
  • Ensure technical standards exist for all ECW MYRP programming and in the early recovery contexts adhering to humanitarian standards as well as the nexus.
  • Ensure minimum standards are maintained in accordance with the INEE standards and guidelines
  • Proactively promote high quality ECW MYRP technical approaches within the country.
  • Ensure oversight of ECW MYRP programme implementation to ensure high quality, timely delivery of programme activities, for example, monitoring against log frames as well as well consideration of the ECW MYRP framework.
  • Identify ECW MYRP programme supply needs that need technical guidance and supports ECW MYRP staff and the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan and budget.
  • Work together with consortium Management Unit(CMU) and CMU manager as well as PDQ and operations teams to initiate and design high quality, cost-effective, innovative and sustainable ECW MYRP project proposals and concept note- when needed
  • Support roll out of the Save the Children Common approaches (CAs) with special focus on Literacy CA , as per the ECW MYRP 2021-2024 outcomes.
  • Ensure the CP that mainstreamed in the ECW MYRP project are well implemented and coordinate with CP Technical Specialist, CP Operation team to ensure they have well contributed and hold the responsibility in implementation technical support and the reporting

Program Delivery Support, Reporting and MEAL;

  • Provide technical assistance and leadership to project backstopping support to ECW MYRP portfolio, including in-person and remote assistance.
  • Assist in the conceptualization and development of integrated approaches to ECW MYRP programming, by sharing technical expertise in related areas (e.g. gender, inclusive education, technology, etc.).
  • Ensure the ECW MYRP quality learning framework is followed in the implementation and provide guidance and technical guidance to make this happen.
  • Oversee/support program managers in the preparation of timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal and external requirements.
  • Lead ECW MYRP technical assessments in coordination with other Save the Children thematic areas, as well as other external agencies.
  • ensuring that assessments’ findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific child views and analysis of children’s needs.
  • Collaborate with Programme Operations to ensure the delivery of high-quality, timely and donor- compliant deliverables for all programs.
  • Coordinate with the MEAL and initiate ideas and research to address barriers to children’s learning.
  • Work closely with the MEAL team to put in place ECW MYRP M & E plan, ensuring this is linked to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work.
  • Support establishing accountability mechanisms for beneficiaries including children in all areas where SC implements ECW MYRP interventions. ensuring that feedback is incorporated into programme design and learning.
  • Lead the development of ECW MYRP sector response plans and master budgets and contribute to Save the Children’s overall response strategy.
  • Provide technical guidance and inputs where relevant to the PDQ and operations teams partners and conduct technical review of donor reports to ensure that the reports are of high quality from a technical point of view as per expectations in the project proposals
  • Act as PDQ focal person with the members for all ECW MYRP grants that include- but not limited to- -; ECHO, ECW, SHF, NMFA and other emergency grants.
  • Provide feedback to the members as well as to the donors on the ECW MYRP grants as required. As well as patriciate in different meetings with members or donors related to the ECW MYRP respective grants.

 

Capacity Building;

  • Develop ECW MYRP learning needs assessment and capacity building plans for both Save the Children and consortium partner’s staff, linking capacity building initiatives to wider opportunities identified via coordination and networks. Oversee their implementation through regular reviews.
  • Oversee development of technical training materials that will improve the different components of ECW MYRP portfolio.
  • Provide technical guidance and training (in-person and remote) to country programs to ensure quality ECW MYRP programming that will increase the number of children who are learning. As well as Save the Children and its consortium members are well capacity to do so.
  • Ensure the learning from different ECW MYRP programme parts is captured, shared and best practice are replicated among all the consortium members as well as Sub-contracted local partners and government.
  • Support the quality reporting through providing organisation/training on the donors reporting templates and or coordinate with the members on this as well as through a technical review of the donors’ reports.
  • Actively participate in the regional learning forums and share this widely with the Staff.

General;

  • Demonstrate leadership in relation to ECW and Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Deliver high quality results and development effective relationships with country programme staff which enhances the reputation of Save the Children.
  • To perform such other responsibilities as agreed with the line management.

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

 


 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master Degree in Education, Social Sciences, Human Rights Law, Development Studies, Gender Studies or similar (undergraduate degree may be considered in conjunction with equivalent field experience).
  • Other relevant qualifications relating to education, programme management and or       capacity building/learning and development.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential

  • Working background in the field of education
  • A good understanding of adult learning and work place learning methodology.
  • Excellent programme/project management experience with proven experience of managing complex cross-organisational projects with multiple stakeholders.
  • Budgeting, financial management skills gained through demonstrated budget-holding responsibilities.
  • Experience in working remotely and in building strong collaborative relationships.
  • Demonstrated experience in building and maintaining productive working partnerships.
  • Proven experience in the monitoring and evaluation of learning and development programmes.
  • Excellent writing, communications and networking skills in English and Arabic.
  • Office and Excel computer skills.

Desirable

  • Experience of working in humanitarian settings, in particular working with education in emergencies.
  • Academic degree or equivalent experience in relevant area, for example, social work, adult learning or global/humanitarian studies.
  • Experience of working on an accredited learning programme or working with a university or professional standards organization.
  • Coaching/mentoring skills.
  • Experience of Distance Learning technology and methodology.
  • Experiences on ECW grants technic support  is an advantage

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

Ambition:

  • sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

Collaboration:

  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

Creativity:

  • develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

  • honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

 

 


Females are strongly encouraged to apply for this post.

 

Application, full CV, copy of qualifications and experience certificates should be delivered directly to HAC Labour Department, Khartoum – End of Gamojoria Street. Or you can apply through https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=210009F2&lang=en

 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for written test and interviews. All inquiries should be addressed directly to Labour Office–HAC Khartoum. Closing date will be on day: 08/01/2022. Any application after this date will not be considered. All interviews done in HAC Labour Dep.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents. SCI will be undertaking child safeguarding checks for all candidates. Selected candidate will asked to provide police checking prior to signing contract.

 

Qualified Sudanese in diaspora are highly encouraged to apply , a special attractive offer will be designed for them.









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