Senior Education In Emergencies Specialist Lac – (190002Lb)

Senior Education In Emergencies Specialist Lac – (190002Lb)

Ciudad Del Saber



Senior Education In Emergencies Specialist Lac – (190002Lb)

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Senior Education in Emergencies Specialist LAC – (190002LB) - Panamá -

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The Opportunity

The Senior Education in Emergencies Specialist LAC is responsible for providing technical and strategic leadership, guidance for the Latin America and Caribbean Regional office. The role holder will strengthen Country office and Regional office capacity to provide high-quality Education in Emergency (EiE) programming. S/he will provide strategic and technical leadership and assume responsibility for the growth, development and quality of the portfolio, with a strong focus on children in a migratory context. She/He must have a proven track record in education in humanitarian contexts, as well as experience in programme design, capacity development and programme delivery.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and to be available to deploy. Must be available to travel regularly to provide technical support to the Venezuela Humanitarian response.


Venezuela Migration Response EiE technical support

Develop and review Education strategies and plans, emergency preparedness plans and education budgets, in line with the Venezuela Response Plan and evolving context.
Help shape broader sector strategies through influence of and leadership within inter-agency coordination forums, such as the REDLAC Education Cluster and the Response for Venezuela Platform R4V Education Sector, ensuring the specific needs of children and adolescents are beingaddressed.
Stay updated on how the context evolves and cluster strategy or humanitarian response plan is
updated or changed, as the context changes, in evolving organizational priority areas.

Strengthen EiE capacities and Emergency Preparedness

Provide EiE technical support in the context of regional and country-level humanitarian responses in the region.
Support EiE assessments, education sector response strategy design, proposal development and EiE evaluations in the region.
Provide inputs into CO EiE strategies and ensure that EiE is contemplated in CO Emergency Preparedness Plans.

Programme Development

Identify new opportunities and lead on programme development for EiE in close coordination with NBD & Awards, Finance, Programs and Operations.
Grow Save the Children’s Education in Emergencies portfolio sustainably and strategically, consistent with the LACRO key priorities and strategies and the needs of children in the LAC region.
Ensure updated and accurate information for use in programme development.
Work with colleagues from other sectors to coordinate on and integrate programming to ensure all children’s needs are met.

Coordination and Representation

Ensure that Save the Children is fully meeting its responsibilities as co-lead of the REDLAC Education cluster and co-lead of the R4V Education Sector Group and other regional EiE coordination mechanisms.
Lead the education sector strategic/work planning in collaboration with UNICEF.
Ensure that key partners are represented in the Education clusters and that activities are implemented to achieve key IASC and R4V accountabilities.
Represent Save the Children in regional and global fora.

Advocacy and Knowledge Management

Help to clearly articulate the Education advocacy messages for the LACRO, in cooperation with Advocacy and Communications staff.
Support the roll out of SC Education Common Approaches in humanitarian contexts in the region.
Lead on evidence and learning initiatives in LAC related to EiE.
Work at the policy level with high-level decision makers from regional children´s rights and human rights bodies and governments in strategy development, policy making, and technical discussions, as well as negotiating to determine priorities for development.
Advocate for policy reforms that will ensure the centrality of children’s right to education and human rights within humanitarian and migratory contexts.

Humanitarian Responses and Emergency Preparedness

Provide EiE technical support in the context of regional and country-level humanitarian responses in the region.
Support EiE assessments, education sector response strategy design, proposal development and EiE evaluations in the region.
Provide inputs into CO EiE strategies and ensure that EiE is contemplated in CO Emergency Preparedness Plans.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

Humanitarian professional with academic qualifications in education and/or humanitarian management or other relevant field with significant experience in education.
Significant (at least 7 years) professional experience of working at a senior advisory level in international INGOs.
English and Spanish language ability required, French is desirable.
Substantial progressive, professional-level experience at the management level with experience in early childhood and/or 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.
Experience in promoting and mainstreaming Child Rights Based programming in education programme design, implementation and evaluation.
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.
Proven experience of living and working in insecure environments, able to follow security guidelines.
High level of computer literacy.

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.

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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

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.

Location: Panama City
Employee Status: Permanent
Closing Date: Aug 25, 2019

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