Advisor Safe Schools

Save the Children, Oslo, Norway

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
17th August, 2017

Job Description

Save the Children Norway (Redd Barna) is a non-governmental child rights organisation working to realise children's rights in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Our vision is a world where children survive, learn and are safe. We aim to reach the most deprived children. We are a membership organization, and we are politically and religiously independent. Save the Children Norway is a member of Save the Children International which works in 120 countries.

Advisor Safe Schools

Temporary position

59 million children are out of school worldwide and half of them live in countries with armed conflict where there are attacks on schools. Children in conflict are deprived of a safe space to learn and exposed to psychological and physical harm, recruitment, sexual violence and death.

Save the Children aims to ensure children affected by conflict have access to safe and protective educational opportunities, both through direct programming with schools, work through coordination bodies such as the education and protection cluster, work with governments on policies for safer education and advocacy with key stakeholders especially linked to the Safe Schools Guidelines.

Role: The Safe Schools Advisor is responsible for supporting Schools as Zones of Peace programming, collected data and evidence and supporting further scale up of the program.

The position includes:

  • Strategic lead on Safe schools’ program development
  • Technical support to School as Zones of Peace related grants
  • Development, consolidation and dissemination of global platform for best program practice in protecting education in conflict
  • Facilitation of the exchange of experiences and lessons learnt across Save the Children education programs
  • Consultation and engagement of key stakeholders to share resources and information linked to protecting education in conflict and specifically the implementation of the Safe Schools Guidelines
  • Engagement with donors, partners and the education/protection clusters
  • Representation of Save the Children Norway in relevant forums/clusters, including with national authorities and donors
  • Follow up and support evaluations to document impact of the programs
  • Support Country Office teams to ensure education programmes are inclusive, integrating gender equality and disability.

Essential qualifications:

  • Academic qualification in related field (Education, Human Rights, Protection)
  • Knowledge of education in emergencies or protection programming and programming fields, including standards, policies, frameworks and relevant networks and stakeholders globally
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in humanitarian education in fragile or complex contexts
  • Excellent networking skills and demonstrated ability to bring diverse stakeholders together
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation, coaching and capacity building as well as ability to work with culturally diverse teams
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written
  • Understanding Norwegian language
  • Competency in French and/or Arabic an asset
  • Commitment to Save the Children values
  • Willingness and availability to travel

What we offer:

  • Enriching and meaningful work in a dynamic international organization with global reach
  • Good career and personal development opportunities
  • Positive and exciting work environment
  • Terms and conditions will be discussed during the recruitment process
  • Contract until 1st July 2019


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