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: 6 months
The Project Manager will be responsible for providing technical and managerial oversight of the existing education projects in PNK and for the further development and expansion of the education portfolio in partnership with SC Norway and other supporting members. This includes:
- Ensuring an excellent delivery of Education in Emergencies (EiE) which focuses on the contextualisation and implementation of the Inter-agency National Eduction in Emergences (INEE) guidelines, as well as safe access to quality primary education and Schools as Zones for Peace (SZOP) which focuses on the contextualisation and implementation of Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) guidelines within 30 schools and communities.
- Representation of and raising the profile of SC education with the province including to partners and the Cluster
- Develop strong relationships with the funding member, SC Norway, across technical advisors, award management and the SMT, as necessary, to ensure effective program delivery
Mapping of technical best practices, tools used, lessons learnt and effectively share with partners and global program coordination team to inform program planning and implementation worldwide
Qualifications and experience
- EiE expert with INEE and GCPEA specialisms
- Minimum of 5 years of relevant field experience of these approaches with an international humanitarian aid organization, preferably within the Central and/or East Africa context. Experience in Eastern DRC will be an asset.
- Fluency (oral and written) in English and French are required. Swahili language skills are an asset.
- Demonstrated experience in budget management
- Creative and innovative approach to design and deliver effective training interventions.
- Demonstrated success in providing hands-on training and technical assistance to education providers
- Able and willing to travel and spend time to remote and insecure locations.
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 covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.