Education Specialist

at Save the Children
Published April 16, 2022
Location Istanbul, Turkey
Category Education  
Job Type Full Time  


The Opportunity

The purpose of this pipeline post is to identify ready to acquire talents for our Programme Development and Quality Team.

As a member of the Programme Development & Quality (PDQ) Team, the Education Specialist will be responsible for the quality design, scale up and representation of Save the Children's Education programming (including Education in Emergencies) and to uphold and contribute to Save the Children's mission to create a positive and lasting impact in the lives of children in need. The role holder will ensure that partners and SCI education teams have the capacity to address key education needs through ongoing technical support and guidance.

S/he will provide strategic and technical leadership for the growth and development of the education portfolio in Turkey and will be a lead on developing proposals and securing funding for Education programs in close coordination with partner organizations and the SCI team. S/he will also support ongoing advocacy and media efforts. S/he will ensure the coordination of all education activities through active participation in coordination meetings and working groups. S/He must bring a senior leadership profile with a proven track record in education and a sound technical background in programme design, quality and delivery.

Note: In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

Minimum of 5 years professional experience working at a senior advisory level in education.
Strong commitment to capacity building of national staff and partners with willingness to adopt participatory and consultative approaches.
Substantial progressive, professional-level experience at the management level with background in early childhood education and primary education
An ability to effectively negotiate with prospective donors and a demonstrated ability to develop and write detailed technical project proposals meeting donor requirements, including budgets for the same. Strong report writing skills,
Ability to perform at a senior policy level must be demonstrable, and good communication, advocacy and leadership skills are critical.
The ability to liaise and effectively coordinate with government, local NGOs and community initiatives. Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties.
Fluent in English and Turkish writing and speaking skills
High level of computer literacy
High level of proposal writing, communications and analytical skill
Ability and willingness to travel regularly into the field.
Knowledge of donor financial policies and guidelines.
Experience in promoting and mainstreaming Child Rights Based programming in education programme design, implementation and evaluation
Preferably strong research background or experience in managing large scale research studies is highly valued
Preferably specific experience in education in emergencies (EiE) or alternative learning programmes is highly valued

Interested Candidates can send their CVs

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