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Iraq: Education Programme Manager-Salah Al Din/Iraq

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 03 Jul 2017

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with c15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Contract length: 12 months

The role purpose:

The Education Manager will act as the technical lead on all education-related matters for the response in Salah Al Din. The ED PM will be expected, with limited support, to lead on education-related assessments, programme design and implementation at proposal and strategy level, as well as support on fundraising, recruitment and procurement, liaising and linking with other sectors as appropriate. In addition, the advisor will oversee the monitoring & evaluation of education activities and take the lead on the education cluster coordination. The Education Manager will also be expected to play a leadership role within a response team, supporting and building the capacity of colleagues.


  • Master degree in Education or equivalent.


  • Substantial experience of working in humanitarian programs or in fragile states
  • Skills and experience in the education sector
  • Previous experience of managing a team
  • Previous experience of programme management across multiple locations
  • Commitment to, thorough understanding of, and able to train staff in participation and accountability approaches
  • Demonstrated experience in leading assessment activities and of designing, managing, monitoring and evaluating education programmes
  • Demonstrated ability to set up monitoring & evaluation systems.
  • Experience of senior level representation, including Cluster coordination
  • Experience of developing and negotiating successful partnerships with institutional donors
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication skills with a high level of written and spoken English
  • 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.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support


  • Experience of urban programming

Language skills in Arabic

Application Requirements

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Please apply in English using your CV and cover letter as a single document.

How to apply:

Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: ''