Senior Advisor - Education

Country: Bangladesh
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 17 Jul 2021

Save the Children invites applications for the above-mentioned position. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Minimum requirements will be flexible for the potential female candidates.

This position is for national candidates only.

The Opportunity

As a senior member of the sector, the Senior Advisor - Education will be responsible for contributing towards strategic growth and development of the education sector of Save the Children, Bangladesh. S/he will be responsible for expanding fund raising capacities, strengthening government relationships, engaging with relevant stakeholders, organizing policy dialogues with donors and government, and also maintaining relationship with members. S/he will also engage in program development, overseeing technical aspects and quality of projects within Education Sector. In most circumstances, the incumbent will be expected to mentor and/or build capacity of existing country program staff and will be supporting the Sector Director and the SMT (Senior Management Team) in realizing the portfolio expansion vision for the country office. S/he also deputize Sector Director during out of office and will help Sector Director in facilitating Sector's program planning, strategic development and explore funding opportunities. In addition, she/he will represent Education Sector at appropriate fora both at home and abroad. The incumbent will keep close liaison and engagement with education related ministries and development partners.

The roles include but are not limited to:

  • Providing strategic, operational, and technical support on fund raising strategy development of Education Sector along with exploring opportunities, developing concepts/project document and liaison with donor, members on fund raising opportunities.
  • Playing a key role in Education Sector by strengthening the relationship with relevant ministries, directorates, departments, and Education Development Partners to strengthen government and donor relationships to enable the CO access resources for the sector in both development and humanitarian settings.
  • Requiring regular engagement with the SCI thematic and non-thematic team especially with resource mobilization, PDQ and other sectors and strengthening linkages with all relevant external networks, bodies, agencies both at national and global level.

Qualifications and experience

  • At least 10 years' experience in the field of education program management or advisory capacity; program development in education, particularly in ECCD, basic education; and education related program planning, management and implementation as well as advocacy work.
  • Advanced knowledge of early childhood care and development, primary education, basic education and inclusive education and also national ECD and Education stakeholder groups, including government education priorities and processes, institutions, and networks.
  • Advanced knowledge and experiences in government education priorities, policies, practices as well strong linkages with relevant ministries.
  • Excellent strategic vision, with strong ability to be innovative, creative and proactive to see different scenarios and contingencies required to improve partners' capacity to deliver desired results and changes for children.
  • Data management and interpretation skills to guide the Education Team.
  • Excellent written and verbal English skills especially project designing skills as per donor requirements
  • Excellent training/facilitation, negotiation, conflict handling, presentation, networking, and communication skills.
  • Experience with supporting organizational capacity strengthening processes
  • A full understanding of political, economic, and social contexts of Bangladesh.
  • Ability to multi-task, set priorities, and maintain positive attitude
  • Networking and coordination skills with relevant ministries, NGOs, UN Agencies, institutions, and development partners involved in ECD and Education programs.
  • Master's Degree, preferably in Social Science (M.A or Equivalent degree), master's in Education or related field

Contract length: 1 Year
Job Location: Dhaka

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

Only short listed candidates will be invited for interview
'Save the Children promotes diversity in its workforce'

We need to keep children safe so our selection process 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.

How to apply:

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