Education Cluster Coordinator (Sub national Level)
The cluster approach ensures clear leadership, predictability and accountability in international responses to and recovery from humanitarian emergencies by clarifying the division of labour among organizations and better defining their roles and responsibilities within the different sectors of the response. It aims to make the international humanitarian community better organised and more accountable and professional, so that it can be a better partner for the affected people, host governments, local authorities, local civil society and resourcing partners.
On behalf of Save the Children and UNICEF, the Country Co-Lead Agencies for the Education Cluster, and in support of the Government, the purpose of this post is to provide leadership and facilitate the processes at the subnational level which will ensure a well-coordinated, strategic, adequate, coherent, and effective response to and recovery from the Cyclone Idai by all participants in the Education Cluster.
Qualifications and Experience
At least 5 years’ experience working with UN and/or NGO, including programme management and/or coordination in the first phase of a major emergency response relevant to the cluster. Extensive work experience outside the humanitarian sector which is relevant to this post may be considered as a replacement for humanitarian experience.
University degree, preferably at an advanced level, in a subject relevant area such as Education, Humanitarian, International Development.
Communicates, works and networks effectively with a wide range of people to reach broad consensus on a well-coordinated response, and demonstrates leadership where required
Understands the rationale behind Humanitarian Reform, its main components and recent developments including the Transformative Agenda.
Understands, uses and adapts the tools, mechanisms and processes developed as part of Humanitarian Reform
Demonstrates commitment to Humanitarian Principles
Demonstrates commitment to Principles of Partnership
Prior experience developing EiE intervention strategies
Experience in designing and leading capacity building interventions for partners on EiE
Experience of representation and ability to represent the Education Cluster effectively in external forums.
Experience of working with and supporting local partners
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 and understanding of child rights, the aims and principles of SC, and humanitarian standards such as the Sphere Charter and the Code of Conduct. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.
Portuguese, Italian or Spanish language skills
Formal training in cluster coordination an advantage
Previous experience working with Save the Children
Contract duration: I year The Organisation
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.
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24 Jan 2020 – 20:59 UTC
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