Save the Children Regional Education in Emergencies Professional Dev. manager Jobs in Kenya

Save the Children Regional Education in Emergencies Professional Dev. manager Jobs in Kenya

East & Southern Africa (ESA) Regional Education in Emergencies (EiE) Professional Development Programme (PDP) Manager

Education is a fundamental component of humanitarian response: it contributes to the physically and psychologically protection of children, their families and communities; it supports and promotes the continuation of child development and learning and helps prevent drop out; it presents an opportunity to improve the reach, quality and relevance of education, including building resilience.

A key part of being able to initiate, design and implement timely and quality EiE responses that can do this is that the EiE Sector staff responsible possess the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes (competencies) - developing these is the aim of the Education in Emergencies Professional Development Programme (EiE PDP).

Building on the success of the Certificate in Advanced Studies (EiE CAS) developed and delivered over the last three years by Save the Children, and now accredited by University of Geneva, the ESA EiE PDP Manager will lead the process of implementing the ESA PDP Regional Strategy which will include a combination of accredited long course delivery (EiE CAS), shorter/intermediate course delivery and bespoke on-demand support, as well as looking for regional funding opportunities to supplement these programmes and for post-April 2021.

The ultimate aim of these efforts is to raise the EiE response capacity of regional and national education practitioners (from all EiE implementing agencies).

The ESA EiE PDP Manager will also be expected to support other regional capacity building initiatives on an ad hoc and on demand basis for up to a total of 5% of their time.

Qualifications and experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Sciences, Human Rights Law, Development Studies, Gender Studies or similar (undergraduate degree may be considered in conjunction with equivalent field experience).
  • Other relevant qualifications relating to education, programme management and or capacity building/learning and development
  • Working background in the field of education, international law or humanitarian aid.
  • A good understanding of adult learning and work place learning methodology.
  • Excellent programme/project management experience with proven experience of managing complex cross-organisational projects with multiple stakeholders.
  • Budgeting, financial management skills gained through demonstrated budget-holding responsibilities.
  • Experience in working remotely and in building strong collaborative relationships.
  • Demonstrated experience in building and maintaining productive working partnerships.
  • Proven experience in the monitoring and evaluation of learning and
    development programmes.
  • Excellent writing, communications and networking skills in English and Arabic.
  • Office and Excel computer skills.

  • Experience of working in humanitarian settings, in particular working with education in emergencies.
  • Academic degree or equivalent experience in relevant area, for example, social work, adult learning or global/humanitarian studies.
  • Experience of working on an accredited learning programme or working with a university or professional standards organization.
  • Coaching/mentoring skills.
  • Experience of Distance Learning technology and methodology.

    Contract length:
  • 2 years

    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.

    How to Apply
  • Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document.
  • Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.
  • A copy of the full role profile can be found at
  • We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 19th March 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Regional Education in Emergencies Professional Dev. manager Jobs in Kenya

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