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Education Consortium Coordinator
Save the Children International

 


 


 Section/Unit: Programme Implementation, Programme Operations
 Supervisor: Consortium Program Director
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: (West Darfur 30%, South Kordofan 30% and Khartoum 40%)
 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 Consortium Coordinator. 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 EC 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:

 

  • Support the technical Advisory of the ECW MYRP in CMU
  • Support the implementation, monitoring and reporting of the ECW MYRP, in particular ensuring coordination and incorporation of ECW MYRP technical inputs.
  • Coordinate and Provide guidance for ECW MYRP technical team (for the Consortium Members) in driving the development and realisation ECW MYRP.
  • Coordinate the process of 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.
  • Coordinate and identify advocacy opportunities, ensure evidences based documents are drafted and taken forward
  •  Support documenting case studies and 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.
  •  Coordinate and support the shaping of 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.

 

Risk Management

  • Where challenges or risks cannot be managed at field-level and require high-level, national attention, escalate risks to the Consortium Manager
  • Verify that partner activities have been completed as reported
  • Identify any risk of, or suspected incident of sexual exploitation and abuse, fraud etc. and report

 

Representation

  • Represent the Education Consortium to UNHCR, OPM, District Education Office / Inspection of Schools, CAU and any other district level stakeholders as required
  • Coordinate, support and host donor visits to the field as required

 

Reporting

  • Support the production and submission of timely, evidence based and high quality technical/narrative and financial reports by consortium partners based on a clear reporting schedule, review and feedback of partner reports
  • Keep the Consortium Manager up to date with any potential irregularities, and/or obstacles which may hamper the implementation of the Programme in a timely manner.

 

Donor Compliance

  • Ensure that the Programmes meet donor compliance, expectations and regulations, including visibility and procurement regulations

 

Coordination

  • Ensure that all consortium partners both at field and Khartoum levels coordinate and represent the Education Consortium at the coordination and technical working group meetings, and other relevant fora
  • Ensure that all activities between consortium partners are implemented in a harmonized and coordinated manner
  • Coordinate and build the capacity of the District Education Office in areas of education in emergencies, data management and coordination
  • Strengthen and maintain links between Education and other thematic areas in areas of operation
  • Coordinate with counter-part in other region to ensure cohesive programming and sharing of learning and experiences

 

Other duties

  • Comply with and promote all Global Policies such as Child Safeguarding, whistle blowing, fraud and safety
  • Perform other duties as may be requested by the Education Consortium Manager.

 

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:

  • Bachelor Degree in a relevant and related field such as education planning and management with additional training in project planning, coordination and management techniques. 

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

Essential

  • 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 research and advocacy and influencing institutional, private and/or corporate donors and writing up 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
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.
  • Ability to coach and mentor partners
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation, steering and coaching
  • 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
  • Highly numerically articulated with a track record of data manipulation and reporting systems.
  • Highly diplomatic with strong oral and written communication skills (English)

 

Desirable

  • Demonstrable understanding of ECW guidelines.
  • Good knowledge of the current developments/trends in education in emergencies.

 

BEHAVIOURS (our 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
  • Creates a managerial environment to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding

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
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale

Collaboration:

  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Partners and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
  • Displays consistent excellent judgement

 

 


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=210009G4&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.

 









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