South Sudan: Education Expert – South Sudan

Organization: INTERSOS
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 18 Nov 2016

INTERSOS is an independent non-profit humanitarian organization committed to assist the victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, and respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable and unprotected people.

1. Terms of reference

Job title: Education Expert

Location: Roving between Ayod, Nyirol, Uror counties, Jonglei State, South Sudan

Reporting to: Education Program Coordinator

Starting date: December 2016

Duration of contract: 4 months

Dependents: No

Deadline: 18/11/2016

2. General context of the project

The project aims at responding to the humanitarian needs of the displaced population in Jonglei State following the conflict which hit South Sudan in December 2013. The intervention proposes to contribute to create a protective environment for the most vulnerable communities, women, children and adolescents in particular, through integrated activities of Family Tracing and Reunification, child protection and education in emergency.

The project is built on the experience gained by INTERSOS in the last 9 years in Jonglei and on the proved technical capacity in the mentioned sectors, as recognized by the humanitarian community in the country.

3. Tasks and responsibilities

The Education Expert is responsible for the proper implementation of the EiE component of the project. S/he deals, for the project activities with donors and stakeholders and, based on the indications received by the Program Coordinator for Education, contributes to define INTERSOS strategy in the country and to develop new projects.

Specifically the Education Expert will be responsible to:

  • To define the operating processes required to ensure a proper management of the education activities (roles, procedures, decision making and operating processes, working methodologies) for the national staff in the areas of intervention: Uror, Nyrol, Ayod.

  • To ensure an integrated approach between Protection and Education in Emergency sectors, considering the peculiar needs of the victims of gender-based violence;

  • To develop and organize the training programs foreseen by the project and in particular:

  • 3 trainings on EiE and teaching methodologies for teachers and volunteer teachers;

  • PSS training for teachers and volunteer teachers;

  • School Management training for PTAs members;

  • To guarantee compatibility and conformity to both, INTERSOS and donors’ budget constraints and procedures;

  • To be responsible for all project documentation related to education component;

  • To be responsible for the accuracy of all narrative reports required by donors and by the relevant clusters;

In particular The Education Expert will manage the following activities:

  • Rehabilitation/construction of 8 Temporary Learning Spaces (2 in Lankien, 2 in Jiech e 4 in Pathai);

  • Request and distribution of school supplies;

  • Mentoring and coaching system for UMA (catch up classes);

  • 3 awareness campaigns for Peer Educators on EiE, health and hygiene, HIV/AIDS;

  • Group studies for adolescents by Peer Educators;

  • Catch up classes for adolescents.

4. Required profile/experience

  • Relevant degree on humanitarian studies or equivalent experience

  • Advanced knowledge of EiE and INEE standard;

  • Previous knowledge of the donor is an asset;

  • Communication and representation skills

  • Managerial skills

  • Strong strategic vision skills

  • At least 2 years in similar positions

  • Knowledge of the context a plus

  • Knowledge of English (spoken and written) and Italian language (spoken and written) is a must;

  • Resistance to stress, ability to adapt to isolated and / or insecure environments

  • Dynamism, rigor, reactivity, adaptability, flexibility

How to apply:

Qualified applicants should send their updated curriculum vitae, motivation letter and contact details of two professional referees to: recruitment@intersos.org,** specifying in the subject ‘Education Expert_South Sudan’

Only applications sent to this email address will be considered. If you do not receive a reply within one month, then please assume that your application has not been shortlisted.