Education Director

Save the Children invites applications for the above mentioned. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Minimum requirements will be flexible for the potential female candidates. 

The role

This is a SMT (Senior Management Team) position, reporting to the Deputy Country Director-Program Operations, has overall responsibility for leading the Save the Children in Bangladesh’s education sector, consisting primarily of early childhood care and development, early grade reading, girls post primary & secondary, refugee education, multi-lingual education, ICT in education and non-formal basic education programs. S/he will identify needs and opportunities for potential programs, through situation analysis/feasibility studies, networking, and leveraging research and evaluation findings from both internal and external sources, including identify and pursue opportunities for synergistic, inter-sectoral programs to address the holistic needs of children.

S/he will play a lead role in setting the strategic direction for the education sector, design new programs and projects, identifying and pursing strategic partnerships. The Director is also responsible for ensuring program quality and donor accountability for a range of projects, and directly supervise project/program directors, COPs and implementation teams. In addition, for ensuring effective advocacy, s/he will coordinate with the relevant Government authorities/ Ministries/Directorates and other key national and international stakeholders, and work on a regular basis with SC members and internal stakeholders to maximize program delivery. S/he will also ensure all projects have an effective Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) mechanism throughout the project cycle and ensure financial oversight of project and thematic budgets, maintaining timely expenditure in line with agreed priorities and donor guidelines. Responsibilities include, s/he will be identifying partnerships/collaborations and build strong networks with other NGOs, CSOs, donors, UN agencies and academic institutions and the private sector working on education.

Qualifications and experience

  • At least 15 years working experience, preferably in education related programs including 05 years in senior management position.
  • S/he is expected to have strong leadership abilities, excellent understanding of key issues and strategies in Early Childhood Development and Basic Education programs, formal and nonformal Education, inclusive education theories.
  • Strong analytical capacity and proficiency in understanding of both qualitative & quantitative research methods.
  • Excellent skills on process facilitation & coordination with high standard,
  • Excellent communication skills both in English and Bangla with the ability to represent in different forums
  • Strong budget analysis skills with partner evaluation process and management
  • Master’s Degree, preferably in Education or relevant discipline.

Contract length: Regular

Job Location: Dhaka

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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

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Application deadline: March 23, 2019

Only short listed candidates will be invited for interview
‘Save the Children promotes diversity in its workforce’

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.