Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 18 Jul 2016
Education Specialist - Tanzania
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 15,000 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.
Save the Children has been working in Tanzania for more than 30 years. We're working with government, local organizations and other international agencies to reduce child malnutrition, improve new-born and maternal health, strengthen child protection systems for vulnerable children, promote children's participation and contribution to policy and resource allocation for services which concern them, support the national HIV/TB strategy through the Global Fund program, and respond to emergencies. We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, motivated and results oriented individual with strong technical skills, and a commitment to the promotion of children's rights to fill the following position
The Education Specialist will provide strategic and technical leadership in this process. She/he will assume the overall responsibility for the growth and development of the education portfolio, including training for staff implementing in the field and operations research to test new approaches or the application of approaches in Tanzania. S/He must bring an innovative leadership profile with a proven track record in education and a sound technical background in programme design and delivery. The post holder should also have a solid understanding of the public education sector in Tanzania and some of the current challenges to delivery of quality basic education. The position is a core actor in mobilising new resources for our education portfolio.
Contract Duration: 1 year Renewable
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelors' degree or equivalent in education or related field
- At least 5 years of professional experience (not limited to teaching experience alone).
- Demonstrated experience in designing technical strategies around education, specifically early childhood development and primary education.
- Experience with early grade reading/literacy and numeracy.
- Technical expertise in education, specifically pre-primary and/or primary education.
- Demonstrated experience of developing and managing relationships and funding from donors such as DFID, USAID, World Bank or other development partners.
- Demonstrated experience working with national and/or regional level government structures to strengthen the capacity of the government to deliver services.
- Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required.
Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.
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How to apply:
Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: '[email protected]'