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Position: Education Consultant -- Save the Children

https://cambodia.savethechildren.net/jobs

Vacancy

Save the Children’s mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children programs focus on Education, Health and Nutrition, Child Rights Governance, Child Protection, Child Poverty and Humanitarian/DRR. We work with government partners and local NGOs to improve children’s lives, especially marginalized and disadvantaged children. Save the Children is looking for high quality, motivated national candidates to fill several positions across the country office.

Education Consultant based in Kratie province with travel to field (1 position)

The Purpose of the Role
The main purpose of the role is to provide both technical and administrative assistance to the Education Program Officer in project planning, activity implementation, administrative and logistics work, field follow up and mentoring to schools and community, and project reporting.

Qualifications and Experience
Essential
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in education or other relevant field;
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience with NGOs or INGOs in the education sector, preferably in basic education;
  • Familiar with education issues and education system in Cambodia;
  • Demonstrated skills in facilitation, presentation, and communication;
  • Ability to use computer for office work and understand basic English language;
  • Ability to think critically and work independently;
  • Commitment  to  and  understanding  of  Save  the  Children’s  aims,  values  and principles  including rights-based approaches;
  • Strong commitment to SC’s Mission, Vision and Values and full adherence to SC’s Child Safe Guarding policy;
  • Sensitivity and adaptability towards culture, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age;
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work under time pressure to reach the deadline.
Desirable
  • Graduated from formal training in pedagogy/teaching methodology;
  • Practical experience in supporting, integrating, and retaining out-of-school children into/in education system;
  • Ability and willingness to travel and stay in remote and rural poor communities of Cambodia. 

How to apply
Interested applicants are requested to submit a CV and cover letter to jobs.cambodia@savethechildren.org or post at Save the Children office. The deadline for application is 26 March 2017 at 17.00.

Note: The selection of Consultants will follow the “Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers” dated January 2011.

“All recruitment practices and procedures reflect Save the Children’s commitment to protecting children from abuse”.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and people with disability are strongly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified for interview. Submitted documents will not be returned.

Save the Children: P.O. Box 34, Villa 5, Street 242, Sangkat Chaktomouk, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.Phone: (855) 23 223 403/4/5/6, CCC Box 59,
Email: jobs.cambodia@savethechildren.org  / website: http://cambodia.savethechildren.net
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TITLE: Education Consultant
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Program Implementation, Education, Central East Area Office

LOCATION: Kratie
Schedule: at least 70% of time travelling to target schools and community
GRADE: 5
CONTRACT LENGTH: 18 months  (from June 2016 to November 2017)

CHILD SAFEGUARDING:
Level 3:  the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

“To carry out the responsibilities of the role in a way this reflects Save the Children’s commitment to safeguarding children in accordance with the Child Safeguarding Policy”.

ROLE PURPOSE:
The main purpose of the role is to provide both technical and administrative assistance to the Education Program Officer in project planning, activity implementation, administrative and logistics work, field follow up and mentoring to schools and community, and project reporting.

SCOPE OF ROLE:
Report to: Education Program Officer

Dimensions:

The post holder will work closely with the Provincial Office of Education, Youth and Sport (POE), District Offices of Education, Youth and Sport (DOE), the education team of Save the Children, and NGO partners to deliver results to children.

Number of direct reports: N/A

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Planning
  • Develop work plan, activity schedules, and detailed budget for project implementation on daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, semester, and annual bases;
  • Support Programme Officers to develop project annual MEAL plan, communication plan, construction plan, and procurement plan;
  • Work with Programme Officer and NGO partner to develop project catch-up plan as needed;
Implementation:
  • Support capacity building in school leadership and management, how to mobilize local resources to support out-of-school children, school mapping, enrollment campaigns, and school tracking to DOEs, school principals, and school support committees;
  • Support schools and communities to develop and implement school improvement plan integrating priorities related to DRR/CCA, school health, child protection, etc.;
  • Work with NGO partners and DOEs to support schools and School Support Committee to carry out school mapping and enrollment campaigns, and to run remedial classes, children’s learning clubs, flexible learning, multi-grade teaching and accelerated learning program;
  • Work with NGO partners, POE, DOEs to support schools and School Support Committee to recruit and select marginalized children, and support provision of scholarships to them;
  • Work closely with parents, classroom teachers, School Support Committee, and Commune Committee for Women and Children to promote parents’ awareness of their children’s education;
  • Assist Program Officer to assess training needs for teachers and support training to teachers in adapting activities for children with learning difficulties, children with disabilities, and out-of-school children;
  • Work with Program Officer, NGO partners, schools and School Support Committee to mobilize community participation in construction and renovation of school buildings and facilities;
  • Facilitate visits in schools and community from donors, Save the Children staff, and others;
Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Regularly monitor and follow up school construction and renovation in target community together with School Support Committee, DOEs and POE;
  • Make sure that children accessing school (including marginalized children) are properly followed up, and tracked into school tracking system (both hard and soft);
  • Provide technical support to project/program team, partners in government and NGOs to conduct regular QLE assessment at target schools;
  • Support teachers, School Support Committee, and school principals to do regular qualitative data collection and documentation of lesson learnt and success stories;
  • Provide technical support to Program Officer during training, workshops, and meetings with both partners in government and NGOs;
  • Support Program team in baseline and mid-line studies, final evaluation, and project documentation.
Reporting:
  • Write project activity reports to Program Officer on daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, semester, and annual bases;
  • Report any important issues discovered during project implementation to Program Officer.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
Accountability:
  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
Ambition:
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
Collaboration:
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
Creativity:
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.
Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in education or other relevant field;
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience with NGOs or INGOs in the education sector, preferably in basic education;
  • Familiar with education issues and education system in Cambodia;
  • Demonstrated skills in facilitation, presentation, and communication;
  • Ability to use computer for office work and understand basic English language;
  • Ability to think critically and work independently;
  • Commitment  to  and  understanding  of  Save  the  Children’s  aims,  values  and principles  including rights-based approaches;
  • Strong commitment to SC’s Mission, Vision and Values and full adherence to SC’s Child Safe Guarding policy;
  • Sensitivity and adaptability towards culture, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age;
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work under time pressure to reach the deadline.
Desirable
  • Graduated from formal training in pedagogy/teaching methodology;
  • Practical experience in supporting, integrating, and retaining out-of-school children into/in education system;
  • Ability and willingness to travel and stay in remote and rural poor communities of Cambodia.  

Date of Updated:    March 9th, 2017                       Authors: OUT Sarang
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