Mekong Inclusive Education Advisor

The Opportunity

As part of its strategic plan for achieving breakthroughs, Save the Children is seeking to increase its technical expertise across the Mekong region (Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam) and one of the priority areas for this is inclusive education. This position will support all three countries to achieve their Country Strategic Plans, and will be part of the Program Development and Quality team/s. The position can be located in any of the three countries and is open to national and international applicants. The Inclusive Education Technical Advisor (IE TA) will work across the three SCI Mekong countries of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia to provide technical advice to country offices on strategic direction and design of quality inclusive education programs, addressing disability, ethnicity, indigenous and gender identities. S/he will provide inputs into design of IE proposals and proactively search for opportunities to expand CO portfolios in this area and establish SCI in Mekong as technical leaders. S/he will advise on strategic program and advocacy objectives and strategies for IE work in Mekong and identify key evidence generation opportunities.

The Inclusive Education TA will strengthen capacities of CO staff and establish strategic partnerships with other organizations and relevant institutions. S/he will help establish SC as a leader in this area, in both humanitarian and development contexts, including through representation in key national, regional and international forums.

Key Responsibilities

  • Map out strategic goals within Country Strategic Plans related to IE and establish opportunities and plans for enhancing inclusive education in and across Mekong Countries.
  • Provide technical advice to CO teams on strategic direction for IE in concepts and proposals, quality IE programming through capacity building (staff and partners) and program monitoring
  • Contextualize global evidence, best practices, and models to fit local context
  • Maintain synthesis of evidence against IE Learning Agenda and support Country Office staff to apply learnings
  • Identify and pursue funding opportunities for IE
  • Ensure approaches to excluded groups, especially children with disabilities, are both technically sound and practical for CO teams to implement
  • Identify and mentor Country Office counterpart to increasingly take the technical lead on IE programming
  • Draw on SCI, especially the IE working group and Disability Inclusion Working group, and external evidence to guide decision-making on program implementation
  • Ensure evidence generated through programming and research has advocacy & external engagement applications for each Country Office.
  • Develop IE Advocacy Agenda aligned with Country Office strategies
  • Identify opportunities for strategic use of evidence for advocacy and work with Country Office counterpart to present evidence-based messaging to influence key audiences
  • Support CO teams in developing strong partnerships for IE at the country level, and engaging with networks in Asia and globally (in coordination with Country offices).
  • Assist CO in working with relevant government ministries in developing/strengthening national policies and programs on IE

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday

  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,

  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration, salary expectations, notice period and visa status in your country of work. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

Closing Date for Application: 18 July 2019

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Job description:

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Date advertised: 4 Jul 2019

Closing date: 18 Jul 2019 - 10:59 +06

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Department: Programme, Development and Quality

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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