The Education Specialist will lead the design and support the implementation of evidence-based education programs in alignment with Compassion’s theory of change. The specialist will provide support to National Offices in developing and implementing strategies and interventions in partnership with Frontline Church Partners to improve the educational attainment of those they serve. They will also support the formal and non-formal education interventions, manage the development, contextualization, implementation and learning of operational models and strategies that contribute to implement Compassion’s program globally.
Through cross-functional collaboration, this specialist will closely work with Child Protection and other Technical Specialists to ensure and support strengthened integrated programming, and information sharing, particularly at the program design phase and implementation. This person will also play a leadership role supporting and building the capacity of National Offices staff and relevant stakeholders to increase impact and enable positive change for children and youths.
What will you do?
- Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Compassion, and faithfully upholds Compassion’s ministry in prayer.
- Acts as an advocate to raise the awareness of the needs of children. Understands Christ’s mandate to protect children. Commits to and prioritizes child protection considerations in all decision-making, tasks and activities across the ministry. Abides by all behavioral expectations in Compassion’s Statement of Commitment to Child Protection and Code of Conduct. Reports any concerns of abuse, neglect or exploitation of children through Compassion’s internal reporting process and appropriately supports responses to incidents if they occur.
- Focusing on Compassion’s overall theory of change and outcomes framework, provides expert consulting in education domain to National Offices.
- Works with staff to foster an environment of professional growth, in alignment with compassion’s strategies and objectives.
- Leads the design and development of global catalogues of evidence-based guidelines for the education domain (Formal Education and Non-Formal Education), including theory, standards, activities, tools and resources and indicators.
- Ensure that the education interventions adhere to the guidelines and framework of programming.
- Contribute to the education interventions through supporting the contextualization and implementation of needs assessment tools.
- Support the contextualization and implementation of National Offices (NOs) Education strategy.
- Reviews Complementary Interventions (CIV) proposals submitted by NOs and gives relevant recommendations.
- Guide and advice the education interventions implementation, providing feedback and technical support to improve programming and programmatic approaches.
- Work with other technical sectors to ensure that the needs of children and youths are addressed comprehensively and that synergies are considered at the design phase.
- Together with the Monitoring, Evaluation Research and Learning (MERL) team, defines and develops relevant metrics utilized to track overall education domain program development and implementation success across the organization. Analyzes data for improvement opportunities and makes recommendations for increased efficiency / effectiveness.
- Promote a continuous learning environment to support evidence-based interventions to national offices and the front line-church partners (FCPs) they serve, to provide holistic development to caregivers, children, and youth.
- Provide on-demand technical advising to National Office teams to strengthen strategies, interventions and outcomes for the education domain
- Serves as a key leader to mentor, equip and build capacity of the existing education staff and oversee the start-up of the new education interventions.
- Co-facilitating shared learning around the education domain through a global Community of Practice (CoP).
- Networks with other like-minded ministries and organizations within the industry in order to identify, evaluate, and recommend potential strategic partnerships related to interventions in the Education domain.
What do you have (qualifications)?
- Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Accountable for supporting, upholding, and engaging in Compassion’s core “Cultural Behaviors” in all internal and external communication and relationships.
- Master’s degree in Education or a relevant subject.
- 8+ years of relevant experience working in this or a related field.
- Experience in strategy design and facilitation.
- Familiar with continuous program quality improvement processes.
- Previous experience of capacity building, mentorship and coaching.
- The ability to read, write and speak English in a professional setting (meetings, presentations, etc.)
- Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, within diverse and linguistic contexts.
- Excellent teamwork skills.
The deadline for submitting the application is 11 February 2022.
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