Organization: Save the Children
Education Programme Manager
The Education Programme Manager will lead on all education and Education in Emergencies -related programming for the Save the Children emergency response in North East Syria. The Education Programme Manager will be expected, with limited support, to lead on education -related assessments, programme design and implementation and coordination with stakeholders in collaboration with colleagues in the North East Syria. In addition, she/he will oversee the monitoring & evaluation of Education activities and assist on relevant donor reporting. The Education PM will also be expected to play a leadership role within a response team, supporting and building the capacity of colleagues.
It is the responsibility of the Education Programme Manager to ensure that capacity is on-going for the effective scale up and also manage the existing Save the Children Education programmes to increase impact and enable positive change for girls and boys in northeast Syria.
The Education Programme Manager will play a strategic role in the establishment and effective scale up of Save the Children’s multi-sector response in northeast Syria, and similarly ensure that the all Education are corresponding with the regional education programs for Syria response.
It will be the Education Programme Manager’s responsibility to ensure that regular monitoring and reporting informs wider evidence building, accountability and learning from children and adults in this unique opportunity for Save the Children to carry out Education activities in Kurdish governed northeast Syria.
The Education Programme Manager will be responsible for building networks and coordinate with the Kurdish Self Administration, Community Based Organisations, the Inter-agency Community and other Stakeholders.
Qualifications and experience
•Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in the field of Education in Emergencies including in a first phase emergency response
•Education to Masters level in Education or a relevant subject and/or equivalent field experience
•Previous experience of programme management across multiple locations
•Previous experience of preparing successful funding proposals for donors
•Budget development and financial management skills
•Demonstrated experience in leading assessment activities and of designing, managing, monitoring and evaluating education programmes in emergencies for international NGOs.
•Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff in EiE technical skills and in delivering training to teachers
•Experience of applying relevant interagency humanitarian frameworks and standards in education in emergencies (for example INEE Minimum Standards)
•Experience of representation, including on coordination mechanisms (e.g. Cluster or working groups), and working with the Ministry of Education
•A high level of written and spoken English
•Excellent communication skills
•Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
•Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy
•The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
•Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
•Language skills in Kurdish and Arabic
•Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
Contract length: 6 Months
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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.
A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/jobs
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