The Specialist, Education in Emergencies (EiE) will support Save the Children’s Return to Learning initiative, an education in emergencies (EiE) package of interventions designed to reinforce displaced children’s academic skills and social and emotional needs immediately following displacement. In addition, in close collaboration with the Director and Advisor, Education in Emergencies, the Specialist will provide technical support to Save the Children’s EiE portfolio, which is comprised of awards from both United States Government (USG) and private donors, implemented in 15+ countries. Technical support will include proposal development, project management and implementation support to country offices. This person may also deploy as part of a humanitarian team to ensure Save the Children US can fulfill our global responsibilities to the education in emergencies sector. The Specialist should expect to be deployed up to 40% of the time to support Save the Children’s Global Humanitarian Surge Platform (GHSP).
What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)
Return to Learning– Program Support and Delivery- (40%)
- Supports the implementation of the Return to Learning program in current and new contexts
- Work closely with country office staff to develop workplans, budgets, and proposals
- Conduct trainings with country office and member staff on the Return to Learning package materials and related assessments
- Maintain up-to-date information on all aspects of the Return to Learning initiative; provide updates to the Education in Emergencies (EiE), Basic education (BE), and Research teams and write quarterly project reports for submission to donors
- Support the Return to Learning initiative to internal audiences, including the Department of Humanitarian response, Child Protection, Resource Development, Public Policy, etc., as well as external audiences including (but not limited to) Education in Crisis & Conflict Network (ECCN) and Interagency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE).
Education in Emergencies—Technical support (20%)
- Provide technical assistance to all areas of the Education in Emergencies portfolio, specifically to increase collaboration with Child Protection, Public Policy and Advocacy, and the Research and Learning team
- Contribute to proposals, concept notes, and other fundraising opportunities
- Work closely with the Director, Education in Emergencies on knowledge management and portfolio organization activities
- Support regional and country offices to develop case studies, reports, and other multi-media materials to document program promising practices, innovations, and successes
- Conduct trainings in country offices when deployed to build local capacity
- Contribute to the revision and/or development of Save the Children US’s EiE technical packages
- Contribute to presentations to both internal and external audiences to represent the EiE portfolio, as needed.
Deployable Capacity (40%) Support the GHSP by deploying to responses to cover critical roles, such as Education Program Manager, Education Technical Advisor, and Education Cluster Coordinator
- On deployment, support the development of proposals, conduct trainings, and support local capacity building of country office staff and partners
- Coordinate with the Global Education Cluster and GHSP
- Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in area of expertise related to EIE (conflict sensitive education, social and emotional learning, etc.)
- High school degree or relevant equivalent experience required, Bachelors and Masters degrees preferred
- Technical knowledge of issues associated with refugee education, social emotional learning and psychosocial support, humanitarian issues, the Global Compact on Refugees, and child protection
- Ability to travel internationally up to 40% of the time, including ability to deploy to large-scale emergencies within 72 hours of a request as part of the humanitarian response team
- Strong writing, editing, and communication skills, including cross-cultural communication skills
- Strong project management skills and experience, including across various offices and cultures and contexts
- Professional level of specialized knowledge to manage complex tasks, programs or projects
- Monitoring and evaluation skills preferred
- Spanish, Arabic, or French proficiency preferred
What’s In It for You
- Aetna Medical and Dental insurance with a concierge service
- Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
- Vision Insurance
- Life insurance
- Employee Assistance Program
- Commuter Benefit Program
- Vacation and Sick leave
- Paid holidays
What makes us special! Generous Retirement Savings with matching company contributions of up to 8%
- Family Leave – 10 additional days of paid time off for you to use to care for your family members
- Additional Maternity and Paternity Leave – 30 days where parents can take additional paid leave (beyond short-term disability and FMLA) at the birth or adoption of a child during that critical first year!
- Critical Child Illness Leave – We hope you never have to use it, but we will provide an additional 30 days of paid leave per year should your dependent child be faced with a critical illness.
- Pet Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Identity Protection, Home, Auto and additional Life insurances
- Summer Fun Fridays – During the summer months, early release at 1:30 pm every other Friday!
- Volunteer Day – One paid day a year to support the causes that matter to you!
- Ergonomic Options – Every employee at our HQ offices has the option of a sitting/standing desk
- Leadership and Employee Development Training, including:
- Our remarkable in-house CORE, Senior Management Development, and Leadership Development Programs
- Language learning opportunities
- Continuous Improvement skill development programs
- Brown Bag information sharing sessions
- Work hard/Play hard! We make sure there’s ample opportunity for fun, engagement, and celebration while you work, such as networking events, March Madness, World Cup, Dodgeball Tournaments, Take Your Child to Work Day, Founder’s Day, and our annual Day of Service
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.
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