job, World Vision (Wash DC)
Adv. Education In Emergencies & Fragile Contexts


This position will provide strategic direction for World Vision’s Education in Emergencies (EiE) and humanitarian context programming covering contexts of conflict, natural disasters, and health emergencies. It will lead the EiE program development for the partnership by building and leveraging partnerships, fundraising, creating a space for innovations in programming and tools, and advocating for child protection and reducing violence against children (VAC Global Campaign) and in formal and non-formal education settings in humanitarian responses.


Develop a strong EiE strategy that leads to greater impact and influence for EiE programming in the partnership and extends influence and reach of education programming in humanitarian contexts across the World Vision partnership:
Set Partnerships goals and strategic objectives for education programming in humanitarian contexts.
GC supports quality EiE programming and as per Business plan and leads in setting of standards, frameworks and priorities for education programming across the life cycle.
Work closely with HEA on development of programming and the EiE Specialist.

Capacity Building for the Partnership on Education in Crisis Contexts:
Develop general orientation training packages an tools for partnership on EiE and disseminate through global , regional and national channels.
Identify talented and or capable EiE professionals in ROs and NOs and map capacity in partnership.
Develop and/or adopt EiE competencies from INEE.
Work with Global Child Protection and HEA teams to coordinate the campaign on Violence Against Children with our EiE programming.

Develop a resource allocation and partnership strategy for education in emergencies:
Work with GAM, EdLS, Advocacy; Communications (HEA & EdLS) in development of Regional and Global Capacity Statements & finalizing current Global EiE Capacity Statement.
Work with Support offices to track humanitarian and education funding opportunities and define the strategy for application; and support design of grant proposals.
Develop and external engagement strategy around identification of value add partners in coordination with the regions of MEER and EARO as well as global go-to colleagues.
Representational work externally and promoting World Vision’s EiE story to relevant stakeholders.

Strengthen EiE programming through guidance and tools development and technical assistance:

Tool Development:
Work with key members of the EdLS team to communicate and document foundational operational guidance documents, case studies or evaluations to show efficacy and key learnings around education in emergencies.

Technical Assistance:
Support grant applications and roll out of new EiE programs in coordination with national offices.

External Engagement:
Lead on external engagement through presentation of WV work at global forum in cooperation with local field offices.
Development of external partners – research, implementation, training etc. E.g ICT4E etc.

EiE Startup:
Support for Rapid startup of EiE programming:
Assist with rapid start in cooperation with the EiE Specialist supporting the design and M&E.
Co-manage EiE Specialist.

Minimum of Master Degree in Education or closely related field. Preference for a Phd.
10-15 years of experience working in the education in emergency sector in crisis affected countries, preference given to 5 years of experience in literacy programming.
Familiar with the coordination entities: INEE, Sphere, CHS,etc.
Must possess strong project management skills.
Strong leadership, capacity building and mentoring skills.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Effective in written and verbal communication in English and another UN language.

Strong understanding of humanitarian education programming, fundraising and partners.
Strong analytical and research skills.
Awareness of child protection issues in emergency context.
Project management of education programs.
Management of direct reports.

Travel and/or Work Environment:
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 20 % of the time.

Reference 4124-16G07040
Location North AmericaUnited States
Town/City Washington D.C.
Application Deadline Date 14-Jul-16
Category Education & Life Skills
Type Fixed term, Full-time
International Role Yes
Duration 1-2 Years

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