Education Sector Co-Lead (Re advertisement) (1), Rohingya Response

The role:
The Education Sector Coordinator is to ensure a coherent and effective response to education needs being addressed by agencies engaging in Education interventions, as required by the activation of the Inter sector coordination group. She/he will lead this initiative by working closely with the education stakeholders (children, families, communities, authorities, education institutions and INGOs and UN agencies) to provide an effective, timely and strategic collective response to the current situation at Cox’s bazar.  

The Education Sector Coordination will work impartially, serving the needs of all members of the education sector and should work closely with UN OCHA, Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) from our co-lead (UNICEF). The Education Sector is accountable to the ISCG through the lead agencies (Save the Children and UNICEF).

Qualifications and experience:

  • Prior experience of working within cluster coordination, previous first phase emergency response experience is preferred
  • Demonstrable ability to work and represent views across different stakeholders taking part in the Education Cluster.
  • Experience of high level co-ordination and chairing of meetings.
  • Demonstrable understanding of international humanitarian response and co-ordination mechanisms.
  • Understanding of opportunities to provide integrated or cross-cutting humanitarian interventions with other sectors and Clusters as well as to support the World Humanitarian Summit Agenda such as  localisation and development-humanitarian nexus
  • Understanding of the Education Can Not Wait Multi-Year Fund Process and other funding mechanisms
  • Experience of applying INEE Minimum Standards and other relevant frameworks and standards in education in emergencies)
  • Experience in assessing Education Sector partners’ capacities to inform the development and roll out of capacity building plan to improve  quality of the
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Education to MSc/MA/ level in Education (or a related field) or equivalent field experience
  • Excellent negotiation and conflict-resolution skills, including ability to facilitate diverse groups.
  • Excellent communication skills with a high level of written and spoken English

Contract length: 6 months with possibilities of extension

Job Location: Cox’s Bazar

The Organization:
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 realize 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.

If you are interested, please send your CV along with details of your current remuneration and salary expectations at
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Application deadline: June 23, 2018

Only short listed candidates will be invited for interview
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