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Education Advisor

ChildFund Australia
  • Work closely with like-minded people and work to implement, strengthen and expand exceptional education programs and projects in the Pacific region.
  • Make a difference at an independent international development organisation working to reduce poverty for children in developing communities
  • A part-time (0.6FTE), 12-month contract role based in Surry Hills, Sydney
  • ChildFund Australia encourages flexible working arrangements and hybrid working models—work from home up to two days per week

Who are we?

ChildFund Australia is an independent international development organisation that works to reduce poverty for children in developing communities. We partner to create community and systems change which enables vulnerable children and young people, in all their diversity, to assert and realise their rights.

ChildFund Australia is a member of the ChildFund Alliance – one of the world’s oldest and most experienced child-focused development agencies. With a global network of 12 organisations, the ChildFund Alliance assists nearly 23 million children and families in 70 countries around the world.

This is a part time (0.6FTE), 12-month contract role with salary packaging benefits and the choice to work from home up to two days per week.

For more information about the role, please contact ChildFund Australia's People & Culture Team at [email protected] using the subject line: Education Advisor enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Purpose of the role

As the Education Advisor, you work closely with the Education Team in Sydney and Country Offices (COs), as well as the International Programs Team in Sydney, to strengthen and expand ChildFund Australia’s existing education programs and projects. You provide input and feedback to project concept papers, proposals (including submissions), monitoring reports and evaluations, as well as providing technical advice and support on the education components of other programs and projects. This role will specifically be focused on working with Papua New Guinea and in other Pacific regions; some travel is required for this role.

Are you:

  • A strong team player with great interpersonal skills?
  • Someone with excellent written and verbal communication skills?
  • Flexible and adaptable, able to work with people from different backgrounds and cultures?
  • Excellent at mentoring & coaching?

If so, you sound like someone ready to work alongside like-minded individuals to create lasting change for children and young people!

Key Duties

  • Contribute to developing our thinking about education and its role in international development programs, in order to advance ChildFund Australia’s strategic goals, including programs, research and advocacy initiatives
  • Collaborate with others to design, implement, and learn from programs and projects, informed by analysis and evidence-based solutions, and building on emerging/good practices in international development, to enable inclusive, rights-based and people-centred, sustainable, and transformational programming for children and their communities.
  • Support Country Office education teams with technical support and advice in project planning, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Assist Country Office staff with progress reporting both internally and to donors
  • Support the design and preparation of winning grant submissions including through writing concept notes and proposals
  • Build networks, collaborate, and work respectfully and equitably with a diversity of organisations to support transformational change and impact, and achieve sustainable success in project delivery for children and their communities.
  • Strengthen local partnerships and/or relationships, e.g., through capacity sharing to support localisation
  • Promote and integrate gender equality, disability, and social inclusion into day-to-day work
  • Remain alert and responsive to any child safeguarding or sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment (PSEAH) risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child safeguarding and PSEAH policy and procedures, and conduct yourself consistent with those policies.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Cross-cultural experience in an NGO/International development context
  • 3+ years as a teacher, preferably in formal, basic education and/or teacher education; and in a number of sub-sectors (e.g., Early Childhood, primary, secondary, tertiary, technical and vocational, teacher training, assessment and evaluation etc.) including some years in the International Development sector
  • Project management experience
  • Familiarity/experience with web-based communication platforms (Teams, Zoom, Webex etc.).

Desirable Qualifications & Experience

  • Sound project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Experience working in the Pacific region
  • Experience in supporting education in emergencies
  • Experience in the development of curriculum, policies, and guidelines

Department: International Programs Team

Location: ChildFund Australia, Level 8, 162 Goulburn Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Employment: Part-time, (0.6FTE, 3 days a week), 12-Month contract

Reports to: Senior Education Advisor

Other Information: Must have full working rights in one of the aforementioned countries. Some international travel and occasional interstate travel is required.

In line with our values, diversity of people and ideas is critical to our work and our success at ChildFund Australia. We strive for a team culture that is welcoming, inclusive and supportive. Childfund is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and strongly encourages people from all backgrounds, abilities, and identities to apply for any vacancies.

ChildFund Australia believes in a global community where children are safe and can reach their full potential. We take extensive steps to safeguard children in any work done by our people, i.e., our staff, volunteers and interns, supporters, partners, board members, ambassadors and suppliers. We strive to keep children safe through child safe practices, and rigorously ensure we prevent, oppose, and combat all exploitation and abuse of children and vulnerable people. As part of this commitment, all people working with us will undergo relevant background checks before joining ChildFund Australia.

A position description is attached.

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