Save the Children NGO Education Cluster Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

Save the Children NGO Education Cluster Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

Role Purpose:

  • The Cluster Coordinator is a core Cluster Coordination team member.

  • The purpose of this post is to lead the Cluster team and ensure that the Cluster performs its core functions.

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    Cluster Coordination:

    • Support the CO to meet its leadership accountability of the Education Cluster

    • Work closely with other key members of the Education Cluster, including school officials, National, Provincial or Local Governments, OCHA, UNICEF and all other cluster members.

    • Secure commitments from humanitarian actors responding to or supporting the emergency response.

    • Support multi-sector and coordinate education specific needs assessments and utilise existing secondary data to inform sector response planning.

    • Develop, implement and monitor the Education Cluster strategy and work plan, and co-ordinate the harmonisation of response activities, ensuring that activities prevent overlap and duplication; and ensuring that local partners are fully supported and able to play active roles in the cluster (including transitioning to local co-leadership where feasible).

    • Ensure that inter-agency response strategy for Education reflects key findings from needs assessments, identifying gaps, and formulating a sector-wide interagency response plan, taking into account the cross-cutting areas from other sectors or clusters

    • Ensure that information is shared amongst cluster members, and that information from other sectors and clusters is made available to cluster members in order to improve planning, integration and implementation.

    • Ensure clear and effective communication occurs between the sub-national and the national clusters.

    • Contribute to regular sitreps, and actively participate in inter-cluster co-ordination meetings.

    • Ensure education is explicitly included and prioritized in all multi-sector assessments and reports, including OCHA Sitreps.

    • Ensure cluster members are aware of relevant minimum standards, policies and guidelines with apply to all agencies.

    • Track and monitor cluster members fundraising for Education specific interventions, and ensure that members are aware of funding opportunities.

    • Consult and identify how the education cluster should facilitate the move towards early recovery and plan an exit strategy for the cluster.

    • Ensure that children are engaged in all stages of the HPC and that the cluster
    and members have systems to institutionalise this.

    • Ensure that child safeguarding is addressed by the Education Cluster membership


    • At least 8 years progressively responsible work experience with UN, government and/or NGO, including in a humanitarian context. Extensive work experience outside the humanitarian sector which is relevant to this post may be considered as a replacement for humanitarian experience.

    • Prior experience of working within a senior management role or cluster coordination within a complex country programme in an emergency response or fragile state

    • Experience applying relevant interagency humanitarian frameworks and standards in education in emergencies (for example INEE Minimum Standards)

    • Excellent communication skills, including ability to facilitate diverse groups.

    • Politically and culturally sensitive with ability to act with of patience, tact and diplomacy

    • A high level of written and spoken English. Arabic is desirable.

    • Demonstrable ability to work and represent views across different stakeholders taking part in the Education Cluster.

    • Excellent technical understanding of education in emergencies

    • Knowledge of the IASC Cluster System and recent humanitarian reform developments, including the Transformative Agenda

    • Understanding of the Consolidated Appeals Process and other funding mechanisms

    • Knowledge of information management processes within the cluster system

    • Demonstrated commitment to Humanitarian Principles and the Principles of Partnership

    • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.

    • Experience in coordination roles in the first phase of a major emergency response relevant to the cluster

    • Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic;

    How to Apply

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