We are looking for Technical Education Specialist,
• Degree in Education or its equivalent or similar field & Substantial experience of working in South Sudan in education programme in a humanitarian or development context
• Previous experience of working in post-conflict recovery response & A high level of written and spoken English
• Previous experience of programme management across multiple locations
• Demonstrated ability to set up programme monitoring & evaluation systems.
• Demonstrated ability to set up learning and development processes for education team
• Proven ability of mentoring, coaching and training on education related topics.
• Experience of senior level representation & Excellent communication skills
• Experience of developing and negotiating successful partnerships with institutional donors
• Proven ability to influence change at an operational and strategic level.
• Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
• The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
• Familiarity with South Sudan Government (MOEST) Education system, policies, standard requirement, guideline and action plan especially for basic and alternative education system.
• Lead on Education or multi-sectorial technical assessments in coordination with other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of need of children & youth.
• Lead on developing Education response plans and master budgets and contribute to War Child Canada’s overall response strategy.
• Lead on fundraising for the Education sector, including development of high quality concept notes and proposals, and engagement with donors' technical advisers.
• Provide technical support to Education teams and conduct regular monitoring visits to ensure quality programming is being implemented
• Ensure field teams have solid understanding of education in emergency, recovery and development programming, conduct regular trainings for staff to build skills and capacity
• Prepare and oversee Education 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 War Child Canada’s requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
• Develop learning needs assessment and capacity building plans for both War Child Canada staff and partner staff, linking capacity building initiatives to wider opportunities identified via coordination and networks.
• Coach and mentor Education Team / national level counterparts and link in to wider organizational talent development mechanisms.
• Oversee development and delivery of technical training material that will improve aspects of Education work within War Child Canada.
• Help shape broader sector strategies through influence and participating in inter-agency coordination forums, such as the Education Cluster, Alliances and Consortium, ensuring the specific needs of children and youth are being addressed.
• Take the initiative in documenting lessons learnt, best practice and case studies to shape in-country strategies and programme framework, and contribute to broader sector learning.
• Play a leadership role in shaping Education communications and media priorities in line with thematic priorities, acting as a spokesperson when required.
War Child is an independent and impartial, international nongovernmental organisation investing in a peaceful future for children and young people affected by armed conflict. Children need to be protected from violence. By using creative and involving workshops we unleash the children's inner strength. That is our mission. We work with children regardless of their religion, ethnicity, social background, or gender.