Head of Education at Save the Children Nigeria


Save the Children Nigeria is an organization for children in need by improving their health, education and economic opportunities.

Head of Education is needed at Save the Children Nigeria

JOB TITLE: Head of Education

Ref No: 200002NI
LOCATION: Abuja, Nigeria
Team/Programme: Programme Development and Quality
Grade:  TBC
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Contract Length: 2 Years
Reports to: Director, Programme Development and Quality
Date of issue: May 2020
Author: PDQ Director

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

General responsibilities in Child safeguarding:

  • Ensure you fully understand the provisions of the Child Safeguarding Policy, the Code of Conduct and Local/ Country Procedures.
  • Conduct yourself in accordance with the rules of the Child Safeguarding Policy, in your personal and professional lives – which includes reporting suspicions of child abuse.
  • Ensure the way you are carrying out your work is not putting children at risk (or further risk) – this means constantly scrutinizing your work through a child safeguarding lens and talking to children about possible design/ implementation “flaws”.
  • Promote the message of child safeguarding to colleagues in other organizations and government ministries, children on their own and beneficiary families, and community members in general.
  • Be vigilant about observing possible child abuse/ harm in their personal and professional lives.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Education, Pedagogy or a relevant field Degree in Education/pedagogy, etc.
  • At least five years’ experience in the education sector – experience in preparation of project designs, strategic planning and implementation of related activities including in basic education and early childhood care
  • Extensive experience in an NGO, including working abroad
  • Minimum   of   three   years’   experience   working   in   humanitarian   contexts, including   conflict-affected environments
  • Familiarity with UNICEF, USAID, EU and other major donors’ regulations and policies
  • Experience in supporting and partnership management (working with community, civil society, government, children, Education Cluster, etc.)
  • Experience working with children (girls and boys) and communities;
  • Good experience working with the Education Cluster
  • Experience in inclusive education, promoting education for marginalized groups including girls
  • Gender sensitive and able to use gender analysis in relevant areas of work; able to lead towards gender transformative change.
  • Have access to a broad network of education stakeholders within the country or proven ability to network
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in diverse team situations
  • Demonstrated ability to work in complex, politically charged, unstable environments, and work across different cultures
  • Superior analytical and strategic skills: able to facilitate, write, edit and promote education strategies in the forms of programme and project design, briefs, policy support documentation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

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Job Features

Job CategoryEducation / Teaching / Training
Deadline1st June, 2020.
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