Education Technical Specialist

Education Technical Specialist

Save the Children International is currently recruiting for the, Education Technical Specialist at our Country Office in Kampala.

The Education 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.

To be successful for this role, you will have/bring the following:

·       Bachelor degree (Education/ECCD) from a recognised institution. A relevant postgraduate qualification will be an added advantage.

·    3 (three years or more) demonstrated experience in the design, implementation and monitoring of education programmes in an international development context.

·    3 (three years or more) 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.


The organization:

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 protection.  We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize children’s rights and ensure their voices are heard.  We are working towards 3 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

Application Information: Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. Please apply online by following this link indicating 3 referees, two of whom should have been your direct supervisors.

Important to note:

Testimonials/certificates SHOULD NOT be attached to application that is submitted online. Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.   Application closes on September 25, 2019 at midnight Uganda time. 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.


Job description:

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Date advertised: 11 Sep 2019

Closing date: 25 Sep 2019 - 23:59 EAT

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Department: Programme, Development and Quality

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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