Education Technical Specialist Non-profit Careers – Save the Children International

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Organisation: Save the Children International

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world and has been implementing programs for over 90 years. Save the Children envisions a Uganda in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We strive to create impact for children by delivering our Programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children, and by achieving results at scale. 

Job Summary:  The Education Technical Specialist will provide technical advisory services and complete tasks related to the design and implementation of Save the Children Uganda’s $20,000,000 Basic Education, ECCD and Safe Schools portfolio. The role is designed to support the Head of Education to provide technical and strategic leadership for SC Uganda’s Education Programme and to ensure that all SC Education programmes and projects are of high quality, are relevant and have impact for children, families and communities. Reporting to the Head of Education, the post holder will support program development, provide technical capacity building to project teams and partners, lead and contribute to MEAL activities, carry-out and support project monitoring and implementation, and represent at and support national and district-level advocacy and coordination activities. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The candidate for the Save the Children International Education Technical Specialist job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education/ECCD from a recognised institution. A relevant postgraduate qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Three years of demonstrated experience in the design, implementation and monitoring of education programmes in an international development context.
  • Three years of demonstrated experience in teaching and teacher professional development in domestic and/or international contexts.
  • Up to date with recent development in Education sector.
  • Well-developed understanding of key issues in basic education and related issues in Uganda
  • Demonstrated skills in needs assessment, monitoring and evaluation, report writing, and proposal development
  • Understanding of child rights principles.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think and plan strategically.
  • Excellent communication skills and well-developed inter-personal and advisory skills, including the demonstrated ability to guide and influence colleagues and others face to face and from a distance.
  • Ability to travel at short notice, occasionally to remote and insecure locations, frequently and extensively (around 40% of time).
  • Ability to work successfully with minimal administrative support
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft Office
  • Understanding of and commitment to Save the Children’s mission, values and child rights-based programming approaches.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the title link below.

Deadline: 25th September 2019

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