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Education Technical Advisor

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National Capital District, Papua New Guinea

Education and Training

Negotiable (PGK)


Experience Papua New Guinea while being the Education technical lead on an established elementary school program. Taking the lead on all technical elements of the Rapidly Improving Standards in Elementary (RISE) program you will work with donors, project staff, community groups, teachers and other stakeholders to ensure outstanding technical quality is maintained within the program. We've been supporting communities in Papua New Guinea for 40 years, working across all regions, and are committed to be a platform for transformative and lasting change for children, their families and their communities.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We're ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children's rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We run programs in Papua New Guinea and overseas and, if there's a disaster - like an earthquake, drought or conflict - we are there on the ground.

Where you come in:

In this full-time 6-month sabbatical leave maximum-term opportunity, based in Port Moresby, you will be responsible for leading the technical oversight of early grades education to ensure high technical quality across all element of the RISE program. You will be part of our RISE program team and report to the Director Program Implementation.

You will make an impact by:

  • Mentoring and building capability of local technical staff
  • Working with a range of partners and stakeholders to ensure the programs contributions to education are in-line with government, donors and Save the Children priorities
  • Understanding and contributing to evaluations
  • Taking the lead on technical working groups for the delivery of early-grades inclusive education
  • Advising and providing technical oversight across all PNG education projects and stakeholder engagement

If we could compose the perfect you…

…You are a patient and pragmatic education practitioner who has highly developed interpersonal skills and cultural awareness. Effectively communicating and engaging with diverse populations, you can influence positively-tense situations to enable successful solutions. Your country level experience, initiative and passion will see you channel your expertise to the betterment of children and families.

This role requires:

  • An advanced degree in education or related field
  • Demonstrated professional experience in education program design and implementation
  • Training and/or teaching experience in pedagogy and child centred teaching and learning
  • Experience in early grade literacy assessment and familiarisation of various tools such as EGRA and EGMA
  • Highly proficient technical report writing skills
  • Experience in designing, commissioning and delivering training to different target groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to persist with and focus on achieving objectives even in difficult circumstances

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same.

In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Accommodation + basic utilities (unaccompanied position)
  • Mobilization and demobilization support
  • A friendly, supportive work environment
  • Health insurance

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the 'Apply' section.

Applications close Monday 21 January 2018 unless filled prior

Position Description - Education Technical Advisor

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, cultures and beliefs - and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work.

As part of the selection process, you may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical assessment and psychometric assessment to help us determine your suitability for the role.

Save the Children is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct

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