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Education Advisers to the Education Team at Oxfam IBIS Head Office

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OXFAM IBIS

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Onsdag, 13. juni 2018 - 12:00
 

Two education advisers to be part of our team based in Copenhagen.


 

 

The advisers will, together with colleagues in the education team, spearhead the strategic work on education, thus contributing to making both Oxfam IBIS and the Oxfam confederation a stronger voice on education - globally, regionally and nationally. We are looking for professionals with a passion for education, experience with programming and influencing work, strong networking skills and a good sense of humour.

Free quality education is a cornerstone in the fight against poverty and inequality, and it plays a key role in the development of social and economic justice, gender equality and sound democracies. It is a fundamental and enabling human right, paving the way for the realisation of other human rights. Oxfam IBIS works primarily with civil society partners to ensure the right to inclusive quality education for children, youth and adults, both in development and fragile contexts.  Transformative quality education is an important instrument bringing virtual capital in the hands of the poor and the marginalized, and a prerequisite for fighting inequality, bringing social mobility and catalysing political mobilization. For quality education to live up to its transformative potential, it has to be relevant, conflict-sensitive and contextualised, enabling learners (within formal or non-formal education) to raise their voice, participate and organise.

The Oxfam IBIS Education team key responsibilities are to

  • Support the country programs in which Oxfam IBIS is engaged with thematic and strategic expertise;
  • Support the integration of education into Oxfam programs also in countries where we currently are not directly involved;
  • Contribute to Oxfam’s global and regional structures, and campaigns strategically with aspects related to education programming and policy;
  • Spearhead knowledge development, evidence-based learning and innovation regarding education within the framework of Oxfam including leading the Education Community of Practice and Influencing - ECPI;
  • Promote education policy and influencing work at different levels including implementation and monitoring of the SDG 4.

Adviser 1: Education adviser with focus on Latin America and innovation
 
Responsibilities will include

  • Providing ongoing strategic, thematic and capacity development support to educational programs and interventions in 2-4 countries in Latin America and the Latin American region more broadly;
  • Participating in fundraising and grant management/reporting and to build donor relations (both Danida, institutional donors and private donors);
  • Spearheading learning and innovation both on different educational topics e.g. ICT and education and through building partnerships with diverse actors.
  • Contributing to the development of approaches, tools and frameworks in support of the implementation and monitoring of Oxfam IBIS’ Education strategies and programme activities;
  • Strengthening processes and platforms for networking and knowledge management across educational interventions and between Oxfam, partners and other relevant actors; hereunder support to documentation of results/lessons learnt and the utilization of this to improve our practice;

Adviser 2: Education adviser with focus on French-speaking West Africa and global civil society advocacy partners
 
Responsibilities will include

  • Providing ongoing strategic, thematic and capacity development support to educational programs and interventions in 2-4 countries in French-speaking West Africa, as well as with regional and global civil society partners;
  • Participating in fundraising and grant management/reporting and to build donor relations (both Danida, Institutional donors and private donors);
  • Supporting partners and Oxfam on advocacy and policy issues
  • Contributing to the development of approaches, tools and frameworks in support of the implementation and monitoring of Oxfam IBIS’ Education strategies and programme activities;
  • Strengthening processes and platforms for networking and knowledge management across educational interventions and between Oxfam, partners and other relevant actors; hereunder support to documentation of results/lessons learnt and the utilization of this to improve our practice;

The successful candidates will bring the following qualifications, experiences, skills and personal attributes:

  • Documented experience of at least 5 years with programme management, preferably international, from a developing country;
  • Documented experience of at least 3 years with providing strategic and thematic support to educational programs, including methodological advise, capacity development and evidence based national level policy influencing;
  • Documented experience from working in partnership with different types of actors, including civil society strengthening and inclusive participation of disadvantaged groups;
  • Experience with piloting education models and approaches that target and involve the most marginalised and using evidence gathered to influence formal education policies;
  • Familiarity with the SDGs/2030 agenda, a human rights based approach, transformative education approaches, gender equality, youth education, as well as ICT in education;
  • Robust experience with fundraising, grant management and reporting from institutional and private donors;
  • Proven collaboration, communication and networking skills ranging from staff and partners at different levels and from different contexts, to building relationship with donors, campaign teams and the Danish audience;
  • Able to co-create and think in new ways, and to both work closely in a small team and at the same time thrive in the changing environment of a big global organization, being able to bring people together around a joint agenda;
  • You are results oriented and strategically thinking; and live for achieving inclusive quality education and global justice;
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Specific to Adviser 1: Spanish language skills, experience in working with innovation and ICT is desired
  • Specific to Adviser 2: French language skills are desired, experience in working with advocacy a requirement

 We offer

  • A friendly and busy working environment
  • A challenging job position with the opportunity to contribute to an important agenda and develop professionally.
  • A permanent position with 30 or 37 hours a week (as preferred by the right candidate) at Oxfam IBIS office in Copenhagen
  • Travel to program countries
  • The chance to make a positive difference in the world

 Conditions for the employment
The work place is in Copenhagen at Oxfam IBIS headquarters.
Salary and working conditions due to present collective agreement with a salary scale between 36.964 DKK and 51.122 DKK including pension and pay supplement. Pay grading will be based on the level of experience.

Start date: As soon as possible.
 
Application
Please submit your application via the ‘send application’ button and include your motivation letter and CV. Please make clear in the headline of your application which job you are applying for
 
Application deadline: 13th June 2018 at 12.00 PM. Expected interview dates between 18-22 June 2018.
 
Please note that only applications received using the link provided can be taken into consideration.
 
Applicants must be nationals of a European Union member State or have a valid work permit for the European Union.

Oxfam IBIS is committed to equal employment opportunity we therefore encourage everybody – irrespective of age, gender and of religious, sexual, national or ethnic affiliation – to apply for this position.
 
For further information about the position, please contact Sanne Müller ([email protected])


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