Regional Education Advisor
General objective of the job
The Middle East Regional Education Advisor is be responsible for ensuring quality and evidence-based programming in line with War Child’s care system and international and global standards, the growth of educational competencies and capacity in the WCH ME countries and the alignment of global and country specific strategies. This includes a focus on War Child’s core intervention programming, through technical support, contributing to the development of regional and country strategies and programs, competency building (structured learning, coaching), and surge capacity for emergencies.
Position in the organisation
The Regional Education Advisor reports directly to the Regional Representative for the Middle East.
S/he collaborates closely with the Regional PSS and Child Protection Advisor, with in-country education senior staff and liaise regularly with the Global Education Specialist and the Programme Quality Team in Amsterdam. S/he also collaborates with the Regional P&BD Advisor. The position could be based anywhere in the region: Jordan, Syria, oPt, Cyprus or Lebanon.
- Technical support and quality assurance
- Develop country programs’ expertise to design, monitor and implement evidence-based education programming and projects
- Lead education competency and competency building in the region
- Provide support and coordinate country teams’ resources linked to the quality implementation of key educational approaches, methodologies and strategies
- Guide the strategic thinking on education in the region in cooperation with the CRs and ensure this feeds into regional and country strategies, policies and guidance
- Deploy and be available for EiE for War Child in the region supporting country education teams in conducting assessments and deliver quality Education response
- Contribute to the global thematic development work and advocacy in War Child’s Education priority areas and core interventions
- Ensure that Education M&E standards are adhered to in countries in line with War Child’s M&E framework and other relevant tools
- Contribute to the development of integrated approaches in Education, CP and PSS through close collaboration with the relevant regional and global advisors
Result: War Child’s education programs in the Middle East region are able to deliver quality and evidence based education interventions aligned with internal theory of change and international standards
- Cross-country coordination/cooperation and learning
- Lead cross country coordination and cooperation on education programme component by liaising continuously with country teams
- Provide opportunities for cross-country Education knowledge acquisition, capacity and competency development, including but not limited, to the areas of education in emergency
- Gather lessons learnt from countries Education programs, including documentation and dissemination of new knowledge and ensure that lessons learnt in one country program are shared and considered in other country programs for effective Education programming
- Ensure synergies and shared learning of thematic program work between countries and from local to international level
- Share and disseminate relevant Education material among countries
Result: Education programming in War Child’s country in the Middle East Region is of quality and coordinated through dissemination and sharing of education knowledge and capacity.
- Coordination, representation and fundraising
- Attend and contribute to coordination initiatives for Education in the region, and contribute to the development of regional initiatives focused on Education
- Represent War Child in relevant regional and global Education technical fora, including relevant regional Education donor meetings as required
- Coordinate with other Education organizations and stakeholders
- Support efforts to fundraise to expand Education programs in the region, based on evidence gathered, monitored and analyzed in countries
- Coordinate with War Child’s Education R&D Department to share lessons learned and follow up on development of Education core interventions.
Result: War Child’s Education regional programming is profiled at regional level with relevant stakeholders for increased access to fundraising opportunities, consortia and collaboration.
Knowledge and Experience
* Higher Education in Social Sciences, International Development or related fields
* Extensive experience, progressively responsible, working on education programming in the Middle East;
* Knowledge of and experience in Education in emergencies programmes;
* Knowledge of and experience in the Syria, Lebanon and Occupied Palestinian Territories responses and relative coordination structures;
* Understanding of humanitarian principles and established international standards on Education for children in humanitarian settings.
* Experience of preparing concept notes and proposals for fundraising
* Excellent understanding of M&E processes and methodologies relevant for Education
* Extensive experience of competency and capacity development, including facilitating learning, coaching and supporting learning across multiple stakeholders
Skills and Competencies
* Negotiation, coaching and influencing skills
* Interpersonal and communication skills
* Fluency in Arabic is desirable but not obligatory
* Problem solving
* Result oriented
* Cultural sensitivity
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply before 19 April 2019. Make sure to upload your English CV (maximum of two pages) and cover letter by using the following hyperlink:
“Commitment to the vision and goals of War Child Holland, including adherence to the Child Safeguarding”.