Education in Emergencies Technical Specialist – SAVE THE CHILDREN


The Opportunity

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. Considering the importance of the Education in Emergencies, Save the Children recruits Education in Emergencies Technical Specialist.

The Education in Emergencies Technical Specialist will be responsible for the quality design, scale up and representation of Save the Children’s EiE programming. The role holder will ensure that partners and SCI EiE teams have the capacity to address key EiE needs through ongoing technical support and guidance. S/he will provide strategic and technical leadership for the growth and development of the EiE portfolio in Sudan and will be a lead on developing/overseeing proposals and securing funding for EiE programs in close coordination with partner organizations and the SCI team. S/he will ensure the coordination of all EiE activities through active participation in coordination meetings and working groups. H/She should also have experience of working on EiE Programs in fragile contexts.

S/he will also be involved in networking, collaboration and partnerships with relevant stakeholders in the country (Government ministries, UN agencies, INGOs and civil society organisations), as well as supporting coordination internally.  S/he will also support ongoing advocacy and media efforts.

In order to be successful, you will bring/have:


  • 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.
  • Specific experience of designing and managing ECHO, OFDA, UNOCHA and other major donor projects.
  • Work with the Cluster as well as experiences on the HRP and SHF development and design

Contract duration: 1 year 

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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and 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, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. 

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.


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.

Location: Khartoum
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Closing Date: Jul 12, 2021

For jobs from SAVE THE CHILDREN visit : SCI Jobs Page

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