|Education in Emergency Advisor – (220002T1)
Education in Emergency Advisor
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The EiE Advisor will be deployed to large emergency. The EiE Advisor will be expected to lead on sectoral assessment, programme design and master-budgeting, coordination, and support fundraising, recruitment and procurement liaising and linking with other sectors as appropriate. In most circumstances, the post-holder will be expected to mentor and/or capacity build existing country programme staff.
The role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
Reports to: Programme Quality and Development Director
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Programme Support (typically will be for small or medium-sized emergencies):
- Lead on technical assessments in coordination with other SC thematic areas and/or other external sector agencies, including the Education Cluster, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs.
- Working with the PDQ manager, Deputy Team Leader – Programmes or Team Leader develop sector response plans and master budgets and contribute to Save the Children’s overall response strategy ensuring that it is compatible with both the overall Education Sector Strategy (facilitated by the Education Cluster).
- Working closely with the PDQ manager, Deputy Team Leader – Programmes or Team Leader, support fundraising for your sector, including development of high quality concept notes and proposals, and engagement with donors’ technical advisors.
- Prepare and oversee programme implementation to ensure timely delivery of programme activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans).
- Prepare timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
- Working closely with the HR team, identify technical staffing needs (both national and international) for emergency programmes, and ensure rapid recruitment, induction and training of new staff.
- Identify programme supplies needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
- Working closely with the Monitoring & Evaluation team put in place a sector M & E plan, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work.
- Working closely with the Accountability lead put in place accountability activities for your thematic area, ensuring that feedback from all relevant stakeholders is considered in programme design.
- To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter, the Red Cross Code of Conduct and with INEE Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies.
- Identify learning and training opportunities for Save the Children staff and partners and work as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff and those with little or no education experience
Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:
- Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and take a leadership role within Interagency Coordination forums (including the Education cluster), ensuring the specific needs of children are being addressed. This may involve taking the lead in coordination working groups.
- Take steps to document lessons learned for wider dissemination.
- In collaboration with senior programme staff, assist in advocacy activities that target decision-makers at all levels.
- In collaboration with SC Education colleagues, feed in learning, experiences and evidence to relevant global advocacy objectives.
- To identify opportunities and material to contribute to communications and media work, acting as a spokesperson when required.
- Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
COMPETENCIES FOR THIS ROLE:
- Applying Technical and Professional Expertise
Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards; promotes and shared best practice within and outside the organisation.
Level required Accomplished
- Delivering Results
Takes personal responsibility and holds others accountable for delivering our ambitious goals for children, continually improving their own performance or that of the team / organisation.
Level required: Accomplished
- Problem Solving and Decision-Making
Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organisation
Level required: Accomplished
- Leading and Inspiring Others
Demonstrates leadership in all our work, embodies our values, and articulates a compelling vision to inspire others to achieve our goals for children.
Level required: Skilled
- Developing Self and Others
Invests time and energy to actively develop self and others to help realist their full potential, and to build the organisation’s capability for the future
Level Required: Skilled
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- Significant management experience working in an emergency response contexts or fragile states
- Previous first phase emergency response experience is essential
- Education to MSc/MA/MEng level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience
- Demonstrated experience in leading assessment activities and of designing, managing, monitoring and evaluating education programmes in emergencies for international NGOs.
- Experience of applying relevant interagency humanitarian frameworks and standards in education in emergencies (for example INEE Minimum Standards)
- Previous experience of managing a team and remote management
- Previous experience of project management
- Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
- Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills
- Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands-on implementation capacity
- Proven capacity to supervise, train, mentor and coach staff
- Experience of representation, including Cluster coordination, and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.
- Experience of preparing successful funding proposals for donors
- Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
- 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
- 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 Ukrainian and Russian
- Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
- Specific experience of designing and managing ECW, NMFA, DANIDA,, ECHO and UNICEF projects
- Specific experience in working with partners.
- Specific experience of designing and managing consortia projects.
We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. This Role is offered on the basis of International terms and conditions. Also, interviews will be held on ongoing basis, adverts will be closed once a person is identified.
For non- EU citizens; Visa is to be obtained.
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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.
Location : Lviv
Employee Status : Fixed Term
Closing Date: Apr 27, 2022