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Senior Pacific Education Advisor - Flexible location

Save The Children

We want you to be the voice of Education in all that we do in the Pacific. Channel your Education expertise to the benefit of children, families and communities across the Pacific. We believe that all children have the right to learn in safe schools in times of both crisis and peace. Work with us to ensure children are learning and getting the very best education they possibly can.

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 Australia 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 position, based somewhere in Australia or the Pacific (we're flexible as we want the best person for the job irrespective of where you live), you will influence strategic direction and ensure high quality education programming for Save the Children across the Pacific. You will be part of our International Program Department and report to either the Pacific Regional Director or our Education Technical Lead.

You will make an impact by:

  • Delivering against our Pacific education strategy
  • Expanding the reach and improving the quality of education programs through implementing evidence-based approaches
  • Trying and testing new education innovations such as emerging digital education technologies
  • Positively representing Save the Children in regional education forums
  • Providing high quality Education technical assistance to our Pacific Country Offices
  • Leveraging education funding to expand our education programming and impact

Does this sound like you?

You understand how the Pacific community, through policies and programs, addresses the challenges of educating the hardest to reach children and keep abreast of the latest innovations. Thriving in complex coordination settings, you are confident and can go between the bigger picture and finer details of delivering quality programs. Your knack with external stakeholders identifies 'out-of-the-box' opportunities to scale up education programs. You are at the cutting edge of education programming.

This role requires:

  • Substantial experience in the design and delivery of education programs in the Pacific
  • Successful organisational representation, including stakeholder engagement with regional and international bodies, governments and donors (eg. Global Partnership for Education; Education Cannot Wait; UNICEF)
  • Tertiary level qualifications in education
  • Knowledge and understating of the application of digital technologies in education programming

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. We offer a competitive salary, a friendly and flexible work environment, and great career opportunities - both locally and internationally.

Sound interesting?

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

Position Description - Senior Pacific Education 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.

Save the Children Australia supports the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. If you are successful in your application, we will request consent to access HR held information pertaining to your last 5 years of employment. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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