Senior Technical Advisor/Head of Education - Nigeria


Organisation: Save the Children International (Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre)
Date limite de candidature: 02/03/2017
Type d'offre: Contrat à durée déterminée
Volume de travail: Temps plein
Fonction: Autre
Lieu de l'emploi: Abuja
Pays: Nigeria


Contract Length : 2 years As a member of the extended senior management team (ESMT), the post holder will lead on quality design, delivery, and representation of Save the Children’s Education programming in Nigeria. S/he will provide strategic leadership and assume the overall responsibility for the growth, development and quality implementation of the education portfolio in Nigeria. S/He must bring a senior leadership profile with a proven track record in education and a sound technical background in programme design and delivery. The incumbent must also have experience managing complex programming delivery in fragile contexts.

Profil recherché

• An education professional with a Master’s Degree in education or equivalent • Significant (at least 10 years) professional experience of working at a senior advisory level in education for international NGOs in complex settings. Specific experience in education in emergencies (EiE) is highly valued. • Strong commitment to capacity building of national staff and partners with willingness to adopt participatory and consultative approaches. • Substantial progressive, professional-level experience at the management level with background in early childhood education and primary education • Ability to make links between education, livelihoods, educations and health interventions within the context of an integrated program approach • An ability to effectively negotiate with prospective donors and a demonstrated ability to develop and write detailed technical project proposals meeting donor requirements, including budgets for the same. Strong report writing skills, • Ability to perform at a senior policy level must be demonstrable, and good communication, advocacy and leadership skills are critical. • The ability to liaise and effectively coordinate with government, local NGOs and community initiatives. Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties. • A desire to learn the Nigerian political, social and cultural characteristics is expected. Have a broad appreciation for the issues and process of participatory development. • Proven experience of living and working in insecure environments, able to follow security guidelines • The ability to research and utilise existing local government and other technical expertise where applicable.