Education Specialist NGO Careers – Save the Children International

Job Title:            Education
Specialist
Organisation: Save the
Children International
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Director,
Programme Development and Quality
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.  In Uganda, we implement programmes in six
thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance,
Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in
development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over
36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of
Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over 300
persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them
fulfil their potential. In 2014, we reached over 143 million children through
our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around the world.
Job Summary: The Education
Specialist takes overall responsibility for the strategic direction, growth and
coordination of Save the Children International’s work on basic education
(including education in emergencies), teachers’ education, vocational skills,
policy advocacy and community/children mobilisation in the Uganda Country
Programme.S/he is responsible for leading and overseeing the development and
delivery of high quality, innovative, cost effective programmes in education
both in emergency as well as long-term development, resulting in immediate and
lasting change for children. The incumbent is also responsible for monitoring
programme quality, initiating and taking technical leadership in
education-focused studies, documentation and dissemination of innovations and
good practices by working together with other members of PDQ team.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate for the Save the Children
Education Specialist job placement should hold post-graduate degree in
education or a related field
·        
At least eight years of relevant technical
experience including at senior level
·        
Extensive knowledge of current global and
regional debates on quality and employment oriented education policies and
models and proven experience of developing and managing high quality,
innovative and cost-effective technical education projects in fragile and
insecure environments, preferably in Uganda context
·        
Previous experience and skills in research and
advocacy and influencing institutional, private and/or corporate donors and
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
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by
clicking on the title link below.
Deadline: 4th
November 2017

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