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Education In Emergencies Advisor

Save the Children

Education In Emergencies Advisor

Save the Children
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Myanmar - Yangon
Full Time
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13 Feb 2020

Experience level


Job Function

Education, Teaching, Childcare

Min Education Level

Master Degree

Job Description


The purpose of the Education in Emergencies Advisor role is to (1) pursue advocacy efforts directed toward the Ministry of Education, ethnic education providers, and other identified key stakeholders, (2) represent Save the Children at EiE-related meetings with partners, government and/or donors, and (3) provide technical support to the Education Programme staff in field and CO to strengthen our EiE Programming.


As co-chair of the EiE Sector, Save the Children Myanmar is currently pursuing two key advocacy objectives related to EiE: endorsement of the Safe Schools Declaration by the government of Myanmar, and the development of the EiE Framework by the Ministry of Education. Further, Education has been identified as a priority area for development within our Humanitarian Strategy, along with Child Protection. As such, we will require dedicated technical support to ensure the quality and scope of our programming is able to meet the growing needs of the children in crisis-affected areas of the country. The EiE Advisor will be responsible for providing support to the advocacy strategy and technical components of our EiE Programme. This position will require frequent travel to Nay Pyi Taw and crisis-affected areas (at least 50% Travel).


KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY : Deliverables for the role include:


Policy Engagement, Research, and Advocacy

  • Engage in advocacy work related to the endorsement of the Safe Schools Declaration by Myanmar, and lead the development of a detailed advocacy plan (including communications materials), in close collaboration with Child Protection colleagues, the Advocacy Manager, and other partners (development and EiE)
  • Engage in policy work related to the development of the EiE Framework for the Ministry of Education Myanmar, including representation at MoE workshops and events held with donors, partners, and key stakeholders.
  • Develop policy briefs, position papers, and case-studies, drawing from EiE programming and EiE Sector, and in collaboration with the relevant technical teams (e.g. Child Protection)
  • Represent Save the Children for EiE-related policy, advocacy and networking with strategic and implementation partners. UN organizations, Save the Children Members, national and international research institutions, media, civil society and government stakeholders.
  • Ensure coordination, communication and liaison with key stakeholders including: MoE, UN agencies, international/national NGOs and other relevant civil society organisations.
  • Develop communication materials, in collaboration with the Communications teams and ensuring the inclusion of technical input from the relevant project managers, to contribute to the EiE advocacy and programme strategy.
  • Ensure that the voices of children guide advocacy and policy change objectives and related activities.
  • In collaboration with MEAL team, ensure evidence of impact of EiE interventions is rigorously maintained, documented and disseminated internally and externally as appropriate, to contribute to improvements in programme quality and advocacy efforts.

Technical support:

  • Ensure that the Education in Emergency teams and other programmatic sectors are updated with priority EiE strategies and approaches and support their implementation and use.
  • Work closely with MEAL team and EiE MEAL staff to revise and implement an effective monitoring and evaluation framework for the EiE programme and ensure monitoring information is analysed and shared.
  • Identify needs for technical support from in-country and external technical advisers, including cross-sectoral inputs (e.g. Child Protection, Social Cohesion/Peacebuilding).
  • Work closely with Education Sector Lead and Education Head of Programme to develop an evidence-based EiE strategy for the country programme, in alignment with the Country Strategy Plan 2019-21, the Humanitarian Response Plan and EiE Sector Strategy, and the MMR CO Humanitarian Strategy.
  • Provide technical inputs to proposal development and fundraising strategies that align with the EiE Strategy through collaboration with business development team, HOPs and Sector Leads.
  • Work closely with the EiE Sector coordinator, to raise issues from regional and national clusters to the Myanmar Government and sector co-ordination groups. Represent Save the Children at Sector Coordination meetings and support SC’s EiE sector Co-chair in Rakhine (Program Manager) in achieving her/his duties within this representation and coordination task with all EiE partners.

Open To


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree preferable Master’s Degree
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in education and emergencies programming, implementation and/or planning.
  • Strong policy analysis and policy engagement experience; proven representation, influencing and advocacy skills and experience, especially with the government.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, including influencing, negotiation and consensus building

What We Can Offer


Attractive salary package
Health Insurance package
Non-Financial benefit


Working with SCI, your contribution goes directly to children and communities across Myanmar. You can feel very proud about what you do

Career Opportunities

Training provided
Learn new skills on Job
Promotion Opportunity
Management potential

About Our Company

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. It is a dual mandate organization and focuses on development and emergency response. We are currently working in 120 countries around the world touching the lives of 125 million children. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
Save the Children has been working in Myanmar since 1995. Our programmes include Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition, HIV/AIDS, WASH, Education, Food Security and Livelihoods, Child Protection and Child Rights Governance and Humanitarian Responses in across the country.

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