Education in Emergencies Sector Coordinator - Myanmar

The Opportunity

Save the Children (SCI) and UNICEF share global responsibility for the coordination of Education in Emergencies as part of the UN humanitarian reform ( and the Cluster system. The Education in Emergencies Sector Coordinator in Myanmar is a shared position between Save the Children and UNICEF, representing all EiE Sector Partners in a neutral manner. The Education in Emergencies Sector Coordinator in Myanmar will be responsible for coordinating and supporting on-going Education in Emergencies Sector partners and activities in Rakhine, Kachin, Northern Shan and other crisis and emergency-affected States/Regions as relevant, and for strengthening sector coordination nationally in Myanmar, according to the Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Cluster/Sector approach.

Key Responsibilities

The overall aim of the Education in Emergencies (EiE) Sector in Myanmar is to support the coordination of a timely, coherent and effective education preparedness, plan and response by mobilizing and coordinating stakeholders to respond in a strategic manner to the three main ongoing humanitarian crises in Myanmar – Rakhine, Kachin, and Shan States – and to support preparedness capacity to effectively respond to human-made or natural hazards resulting in new disasters.

In order to achieve this aim, the Education in Emergencies Sector Coordinator will be accountable for collaborating with key stakeholders on the implementation of the following core EiE Sector functions at country level:

  • To support service delivery by
    • Being/providing an impartial and neutral resource and platform for the Education in Emergencies Sector that ensures service delivery is driven by the Humanitarian Response Plan and EiE Sector strategic priorities with a strong emphasis on humanitarian and development nexus/continuum and identification of durable solutions;
    • Developing and maintaining mechanisms to eliminate duplication of service delivery and identify gaps and resources/partners to address them. (demonstrated by the maintained ‘Education Sector Monitoring Tool’ database);
  • To inform the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC)/Humanitarian Country Team (HCT)’s strategic decision-making through the UNICEF Representative and SCI Country Director who are HCT members, and the EiE sector group as required, by
    • Preparing needs assessments (review of secondary data, as relevant) and analysis of gaps Identifying and finding solutions for (emerging) gaps, obstacles, duplication and cross-cutting issues.
    • Formulating priorities on the basis of analysis.
  • To plan and develop strategy by
    • Developing and updating strategic documents for the sector, including: Humanitarian Needs Overview, Humanitarian Response Plan, EiE Sector Strategy and Annual Workplan that address cross cutting issues (gender, human rights, disability, protection, etc.) and Humanitarian-Development nexus/continuum
    • Applying and adhering to common standards and guidelines.
    • Clarifying funding requirements, helping to set priorities, and agreeing cluster contributions to the HC’s overall humanitarian funding proposals.
  • To monitor and evaluate performance by
    • Monitoring and reporting on activities and needs (quantitative and qualitative approach), including but not limited to the consolidation and analysis of the Education Sector Monitoring Tool
    • Measuring performance against the EiE Sector strategy and agreed results.
    • Recommending corrective action where necessary.
  • To build national capacity in preparedness and contingency planning.
    • Support the development of EiE sector preparedness planning processes at national and sub-national level
    • Lead the EIE Sector collaboration with UNESCO IIEP in strengthening MoE and EIE Sector partners’ capacity in contingency/emergency response planning.
  • Advocacy
    • Identifying concerns that contribute to HC and HCT messaging and action.
    • Undertaking advocacy on behalf of the EiE Sector, Sector members, and affected people.
    • Maintain the engagement with the Ministry of Education and the Education Development Partners Coordination Group (EDPCG)
  • Accountability to affected populations
    • Introducing/mainstream existing mechanisms by which to obtain feedback from communities, ensuring this includes represents the full spectrum of stakeholders (including women, children and people with disabilities) on the effectiveness and efficiency of the education sector humanitarian response. 


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: 23 September 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.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Job description:

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Date advertised: 9 Sep 2019

Closing date: 23 Sep 2019 - 21:59 +06

Location: Yangon, Myanmar

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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