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Save the Children Denmark (SCD) is looking for an Education in Emergencies Senior Advisor, International Department


Save the Children Denmark (SCD)


Søndag, 23. september 2018 - 23:55


Education in Emergencies Senior Advisor, International Department


Does your heart beat for Education in Emergencies? Would you like to use your 5 years of field experience in a strategic position where we believe the right to education is meant to leave no child behind? Save the Children is co-leading the humanitarian

Global Education Cluster and you will play a key role in supporting it.


You will be part of the International Department at Save the Children Denmark (SCD), collaborating with and supporting Save the Children International (SCI), the world’s leading child rights-based organization. The purpose of the Education in Emergencies Senior Advisor is to lead the Education in Emergencies work in Save the Children Denmark to ensure quality education in emergency programmes, policies, and advocacy.



You will be hired to enhance education in emergency (EiE) programme development in Save the Children Denmark. In your daily work, you will be supervised by the Head of Education and Youth Engagement.

The core deliverables in the role are:

  • Providing technical assistance and support to SCI categorised emergencies;

  • Act as the EiE coordinator for the SCD Emergency Response Plan and the focal point for relevant actors in house;

  • Provide common frameworks and guidance to country programmes to ensure preparedness, as well as, high quality operations and advocacy in humanitarian contexts;

  • Travel to the field on short notice to set up education in emergencies programmes (30%);

  • Support the Global Education Cluster on all levels;

  • Maintain a strategic overview of education issues affecting children in humanitarian contexts, including, monitoring trends, and providing input to strategy, planning, and response processes;

  • Be available for short-term assignments and emergency capacity development training in Country Offices/Partner.


You have a Master’s Degree in education, social sciences, or equivalent. Experience from country-level engagement in education in emergencies is mandatory. Furthermore, you have:

  • Excellent knowledge and skills in education in emergencies and humanitarian responses;

  • 5+ years of work experience in education in emergencies (EiE);

  • Strong facilitation and capacity building skills;

  • A good knowledge and application of EiE technical and professional standards which is reflected in your work;

  • Strong experience in policy and programme development;

  • Proven experience establishing successful partnerships in a coordinating role;

  • Excellent oral and written English, and French is an advantage.


You have a high level of expertise within the thematic area, which you use to make decisions and continuously develop and implement innovative solutions. With a natural self-drive and future-orientation, you define goals, deliver results, and take responsibility for planning and prioritizing in transparent coordination with your stakeholders. You master operationalization while at the same time keeping strategic and global needs in mind. Colleagues know you for your positive ‘can-do’ attitude and you truly enjoy building fruitful working relations with many different stakeholders.





You will be employed according to the terms and conditions of the local Collective Agreement between Red Barnet (Save the Children Denmark) and the relevant unions. The position is an AC classification with 37 working hours per week.  


Deadline for applications is 23rd September 2018.  We plan to hold interviews 4th and 24th October.




For further information, please contact Head of Education and Youth Engagement Helle Gudmandsen [email protected]


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