Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Education Context Adviser at Save the Children International

Save the Children International is recruiting to fill the position below;Education Context Adviser at Save the Children International

Job Title: Education Context Adviser

Location: Borno

Job Description
The Education Context Adviser will provide technical leadership as well as strategic support to the project team. The Education Context Adviser will work closely with other Technical Specialists including the Teacher Education and Reading Specialists and the senior project team to ensure education project's design and implementation adhere to international norms and standards of conflict sensitivity, specifically the INEE Conflict Sensitive Education pack, and address both the direct and indirect impacts of conflict within the project to promote positive gains for students and teachers in the project areas. The Education Context Adviser will be required to travel to field sites for project oversight and targeted technical assistance. Additionally, the Education Context Adviser will ensure representation and coordination with project partners and external stakeholders, such as local and international NGOs, CBOs, local and central government authorities as relevant and required.

Key Areas of Accountability

The Education Context Adviser will liaise closely with other technical specialists as well as the Chief of Party (COP), Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), and partners to support the project's objectives. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Working with the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Adviser, lead on the Rapid Education and Risk Analysis and continued conflict analysis within the education sector to better understand the dynamics of conflict as it influences all aspects of the proposed education program.
  • Ensure that the results of the analysis drive the program's design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation by closely collaborating with the broader project team, empowering staff with essential knowledge and skills through trainings, through trainings and continued technical support, and collaborating with project and partner staff to appropriately monitor and measure impact and progress through a conflict sensitive education lens.
  • Prioritize prevention through supporting policies to protect girls and boys from abuse and exploitation and supporting emergency preparedness and readiness through Conflict and Disaster Risk Reduction planning.
  • Working with Teacher Education and the Well-being Specialists, promote equity and the holistic development of the child by supporting the delivery of teaching, curriculum and materials that are free of gender and social prejudices and build competencies for responsible citizenship, conflict transformation, and resilience.
  • Support education system strengthening and stabilization by enhancing staff capacity and to Ensure the quality of interventions is standardized across the project (approaches, tools, learning etc.)
  • Oversee development or contextualization of resources to specifically address conflict sensitivity within reference, training, and guidance materials.
  • Support the preparation of timely and quality program reports on project activities in compliance with project requirements.
  • The position will be responsible for helping to ensure close engagement of and partnerships with related government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs), donor-funded programs, private/commercial entities, and NGOs.

Capacity Building:

  • Collaborate with other technical leads and the senior management team of the project to assess capacity needs of staff and partners as related specifically to conflict-sensitive education (CSE)
  • Contextualize INEE CSE training materials and create Nigeria-specific training materials; work with the MEL Adviser to monitor and evaluate the use of CSE concepts and approaches within the program
  • Facilitate training of trainers and support the cascade of training at the state level
  • Support and advise projects' technical team on key decisions
  • Provide continuous support to project team in program implementation, reporting, staff capacity building and management, sector coordination and key technical areas

Sub-Sector Coordination Representation & Advocacy:

  • Take steps to document lessons learned for wider dissemination with EiE stakeholders at the field and at national levels upon request.
  • In collaboration with senior program staff, assist in advocacy activities that target decision-makers at all levels.
  • Identify opportunities and material to contribute to emergency education communications and media work.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


  • accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
  • high level of accuracy in work, and the ability to analyze complex sets of relationships and situations
  • holds self and others accountable


  • creating best-in-class EA function
  • future-orientated thinks pro-actively


  • working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
  • approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


  • designing more effective admin and data management systems
  • willing to take disciplined risks


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates the highest levels of integrity.

Desired Skills and Experience

Master' level degree in education, conflict studies, or other relevant technical areas.
At least 10 years providing te
chnical support to education programming in complex contexts with at least 5 years demonstrated experience working on conflict issues in humanitarian responses


Substantial progressive, professional-level experience in relevant technical areas
Proven technical expertise in conflict sensitive education and the application of concepts/approaches in programming
Additional technical expertise or experience in key thematic areas such as child-centered learning methodologies, teacher pre- and in-service education, and community participation.
Demonstrated experience in international NGOs
Experience of applying relevant interagency humanitarian frameworks and standards in EiE (for example INEE Minimum Standards)
Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills
Ability to work both in an Advisory and a hands-on implementation capacity
Ability to write a clear and well-argued assessment and project report
Ability to liaise and effectively coordinate with government, local NGOs and community initiatives.
Excellent communication skills
Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy
Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact, and diplomacy
A high level of written and spoken English
Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties.


Experience in representation, including Cluster coordination, and ability to represent effectively in external forums
Commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
Proven capacity to supervise, train, coach and mentor staff
Understanding local languages
Previous experience in Nigeria or similarly complex, high-risk environments

How to apply
Interested candidates should;
Click here to apply

Application Deadline Date
Not stated


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