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2. Save the Children Education in Emergencies (EiE) Working Group Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

Role Purpose:

Save the Children and UNICEF share global responsibility as co-Leads of the Global Education Cluster as part of the UN humanitarian reform ( The EiE Working Group Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and supporting on-going Education activities and strengthening sector coordination in Kenya; in line with the Inter Agency Standing committee (ASC) Sector approach.

The EiE Working Group Coordinator will work impartially, serving the needs of all members of the Education Sector, and should work closely with staff from our co-lead UNICEF. The EiE Working Group Coordinator is accountable to the Humanitarian Country Team (KHPT) through the co-lead agencies (Save the Children and UNICEF).

The Kenya Country Office (CO) is seeking an EiE Working Group Coordinator 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 United Nations System.

The EiE Working Group Coordinator 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 emergencies in Kenya.

Depending on the scale of the emergency it may be necessary to facilitate the set-up of teams at sub-national level and to work with/supervise dedicated information management staff.

Contract Duration: 6 months

Location: Nairobi, Kenya (with travel to drought affected counties in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs)

Qualifications and Experience


  • Solid experience of Education Sector coordination at the national level in similar context (emergencies).
  • Previous first phase emergency response experience is essential
  • Demonstrated skills, experience, and knowledge of Education in Emergencies, particularly in a drought context
  • Understanding of the Humanitarian Program Cycle including experience with Humanitarian Response Planning and/or Humanitarian Needs Overview
  • Education to MSc/MA/MEng level in Education (or a related field) or equivalent field experience with EiE
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to facilitate diverse groups
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • Demonstrable ability to work and represent views across different stakeholders taking part in the Education Meetings.
  • 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.
  • Experience of applying relevant interagency humanitarian frameworks and standards in education in emergencies (for example INEE Minimum Standards)
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.


  • Strong information management skills
  • Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy
  • Language skills in English - both written and verbal
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts


    Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

    How to Apply:

    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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