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Intersos – Education Technical Advisor – Kenya/Somalia

Data: 07/04/2016

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Education Technical Advisor – Kenya/Somalia

Location: Nairobi with frequent travels to Somalia
Reporting to: Head of Mission
Starting date: 15th of April 2016
Duration of contract: 2 Months

General context of the project

INTERSOS is taking lead in chairing the education in emergency regional cluster in Bay and middle Shebelle regions in Somalia alongside been an active member of the education cluster at national level that sits in Nairobi and as well as being a member of working group within the education in emergency cluster at the national level developing EIE cluster strategy.
INTERSOS is also implementing an ECHO funded children of peace project in Baidoa and Jowhar targeting both formal and vocational training with specific attention given to the girls empowerment through improving enrolment and retention of girls and providing vocational training for the out of school girls.

Tasks and responsibilities
The Education Technical Advisor will provide technical support to the education project managers in the implementation of the education projects. He/she will also provide lead in development of proposals and designing of education projects in accordance with the INEE minimum standard as well as reviewing and ensuring standard donor oriented reports.

Specifically the Education Technical Advisor is responsible to:
• Support the project manager in preparing quality and gender sensitive training modules /curriculum for the teachers’ training, focusing on gender sensitive education, teaching skills, basic psychosocial support and referral mechanisms, recreational activities, life skills education (health and nutrition, hygiene, HIV, reproductive health).
• Support the project manager in developing life skills curriculum for the peer educators and in the implementation of the overall peer education program (youth participation, peer education tools, peace education).
• Together with the project manager, the Advisor will ensure that the project implementation conforms to the INEE minimum standards and the Interim Education Sector Strategic Plan for South Central Zone.
• Provide technical support to the regional EIE cluster chair that is currently chaired by INTERSOS.
• Identify and establish meaningful relationship with donors for funding opportunities.
• Develop proposals and increase education portfolio.
• Control of list of distribution of beneficiaries.

Required profile/experience
• MSc Degree in Education/social sciences or an equivalent in related fields.
• Minimum of 5 years of experience in relevant program management or technical advisory roles in complex.
• Education projects preferably in Africa; experience in Somalia will be highly preferred.
• Previous experience in conflict and post conflict education programming is a MUST.
• Previous experience in working in Somalia is an advantage.
• Proven experience in proposal writing, resource mobilization and networking.
• Experience in working with the education cluster.
• Knowledge on the education minimum standards.
• Experience in developing education policies.
• Experience in developing education strategy, implementation and review.
• Experience working and collaborating with diverse sets of stakeholders, such as local NGOs, government officials, donor representatives, and international staff.
• Fluency in English is required.

Qualified applicants are requested to submit their curriculum vitae, motivation letter and 2 references to: [email protected], specifying in the subject ‘Education Technical Advisor_Somalia”.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.

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