Education Working Group Coordinator at Save the Children

Education Working Group Coordinator – Based in North East Syria

The Opportunity

The main purpose of the EWG Coordinator is to lead the NES Education Working Group. Which will be achieved by working collaboratively with the EGW members and the Whole of Syria (WoS) humanitarian architecture and the response-hubs across the country and in Turkey and will work closely with other relevant sectors (such as child protection, mine action, WASH, etc.). The post holder will promote a coordinated, timely and accountable education response across North-Eastern (NE) Syria. The cluster has not been activated in NES. The EGW takes on the primary functions of a cluster by: ensuring clear leadership, predictability and accountability in international responses to humanitarian emergencies by clarifying the division of labour among organizations and better defining their roles and responsibilities within the different sectors of the response. It aims to make the international humanitarian community better organised and more accountable and professional, so that it can be a better partner for the affected people, local authorities, local civil society and resourcing partners.
In order to be successful you will bring/have:

* At least five years of senior-level experience in humanitarian response within the education sector
* At least two years of experience of responding in the first-phase of an emergency
* At least one year of experience in coordination at working group or cluster level
* Fluency in written and spoken English
* Education to University degree level (Masters preferred) in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience.
* Experience in conducting and coordinating assessments
* Experience of applying relevant interagency humanitarian frameworks and standards in education in emergencies (for example INEE Minimum Standards) and conflict sensitive education
* Demonstrated strong monitoring and evaluation skills, including planning/participating in evaluations
* Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands-on implementation capacity
* Ability to facilitate/conduct large technical trainings for staff
* Experience in strategic planning and coordination of strategy development
* Experience of representation and ability to represent Save the Children effectively in external forums.
* Experience of contributing to successful funding proposals for donors
* Ability to write clear and effective assessment and project reports
* Prior experience developing EiE intervention strategies
* Experience in designing and leading capacity building interventions for partners on EiE
* Experience of representation and ability to represent the Education Cluster effectively in external forums
* Experience of working with and supporting local partners
* Demonstrates commitment to Humanitarian Principles and Principles of Partnership
* Excellent communication and influencing skills with experience in advocacy
* 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 Save the Children. In particular, a good understanding of the Save the Children mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

* Language skills in Arabic and/or Kurdish
* Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts. Background information of the Syrian context
* Specific experience of designing and managing MEAL aspects of major institutional donors
* Formal training in cluster coordination an advantage

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector (if you prefer to add a specific salary range please do).

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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Application Information:
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and 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.

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