Education in Emergencies Advisor

Save the Children, Niamey, Niger

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
14th August, 2020

Job Description

The Education in Emergencies Technical Advisor (EiE TA) drives the quality, accountability and timeliness of the implementation of EiE within the ECHO programmatic partnership in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger. The Technical Expert will use their in-depth contextual understanding, technical expertise, and relationship building skills to ensure a full understanding and adoption of technical approaches by country teams. The EiE TA will provide a critical link between the Save the Children's regional and country level technical work, strengthening our technical implementation at country level. The EiE TA will play a strong role in developing new and innovative approaches, strengthening staff technical capacity, mentoring and foster cross-CO learning. He/she will provide Quality Assurance in line with the programmatic technical priorities.

The role is expected to ensure quality implementation of the ECHO programmatic partnership across the three implementing countries. The role is expected to lead on the development of new technical approaches and ensure effective roll-out as per programme design at country-level. The EiE TA will foster relationships with a wide range of internal and external humanitarian stakeholders including Save the Children members, the SCI regional Programme development and Quality team, regional Humanitarian head and other regional (Humanitarian) Advisors, CAFU, advocacy, etc.


  • Masters degree in Education, International Development, Political Sciences or equivalent.
  • At least 5 years' experience of delivering high quality Education in Emergencies and preparedness programmes including first phase response experience
  • Understanding of the Education in Emergencies sector in Burkina Faso, West and Central Africa, ideally Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger
  • Able to design, lead and backstop on EiE response cycles, including the most complex emergencies - including program development and planning
  • Experience of contingency planning/emergency preparedness planning
  • Ability to represent the EiE sector in high level meetings and with donors
  • Promotes effective programming approaches, as well as lobbies for the right to education for the most marginalized groups affected by crises
  • Skilled at networking, representation and partnership development in order promote learning, strengthen civil society and mobilise resources
  • Able to generate and use data and evidence to innovate, deliver, learn and share what works and what doesn't work for children
  • Experience of promoting quality and impact through at least one cross-cutting area: gender equality and inclusion, adaptive and safer programming.
  • Sound understanding of and commitment to SC generic programme approaches and core standards in humanitarian response
  • Demonstrated program monitoring and evaluation skills, including designing pathways to sustainable impact at scale.
  • Good knowledge of cross sectoral linkages for Education in Emergencies and willingness to engage with other sectors for shared outcomes
  • Significant experience in training, capacity building, and mentoring
  • Fluent in French, with a high-level of writing skills. Good understanding of English and ability to write and communicate in English to a certain extent.
  • 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

Experience And Skills


  • Experience of developing and supporting teams, and the ability to lead, motivate and build the capacity of staff through training, coaching and mentoring
  • Results focused and ability to develop and drive innovative and pragmatic programmatic and operational solutions
  • Ability to work well across different functional areas and departments


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