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  • Posted: Mar 18, 2023
    Deadline: Mar 31, 2023
  • Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. JRS undertakes services at national and regional levels with the support of an international office in Rome. Founded in November 1980 as a work of the Society of Jesus, JRS was offi...
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    Regional Education Coordinator (REC) - Eastern Africa Region

    Key Responsibilities
    Strategic Vision and Planning

    • Promote the vision, identity and unity of the JRS in the Region
    • Assist the Regional Director and Country Directors in the development and implementation of multi-year strategies

    Policy and strategy and programme development

    • Ensures compliance and adherence to JRS policies, guidance, and procedures concerning education in emergencies (EiE) and livelihood sectors
    • Contributes to the development of policies, strategies, tools, and new approaches with a focus on innovation and piloting
    • Supports the development of country/regional strategies and implementation plans in line with JRS’ global policies and strategies
    • Works with the GET and the International Office (IO) education and livelihood unit to develop strategy and innovation
    • Contributes to resource mobilization and fundraising related to education and livelihoods programming

    Technical development, support, and capacity building

    • Provides technical support and quality assurance to implementing teams
    • Leads education competency building in the region
    • Develops country programs’ expertise in design, monitoring and implementation of evidence-based education projects
    • Assists countries to coordinate resources linked to quality implementation
    • With the country offices, guides strategy implementation and ongoing strategic thinking on education in the region
    • Supports country education teams in conducting assessments for new initiatives
    • Supports efforts to fundraise for education programs in the region, based on gathered and analyzed evidence

    Quality standards, data analysis, and M&E

    • Ensures that Education M&E standards are adhered to in countries in line with JRS’s M&E framework
    • Gathers lessons learnt from country Education programs, including documentation and dissemination of new knowledge, and ensures that lessons learnt are shared and considered for effective Education programming
    • Supports monitoring, research and learning activities in the region
    • Builds capacity and provides support to JRS National Education staff/focal points on education in emergencies, programme design, research, and M&E of education-related programming

    Networking, representation, and relationships

    • Leads cross country coordination and cooperation on education programme component by liaising with country teams
    • Provides opportunities for cross-country Education knowledge acquisition, capacity, and competency development, including but not limited, to the areas of education in emergency
    • Identifies potential opportunities in the region and builds, develops and maintains key partnerships, networks, and alliances for synergies to advance advocacy efforts in the field of education
    • Represents JRS in regional and /or global education fora such as INEE and others to identify areas of synergy and learnings for improved education intervention
    • Assist the Regional Director in setting policies for the JRS EAR in consultation with the Project Directors, Country Directors and the International Office
    • Assist the Regional Director in the design and implementation of regional strategic planning
    • Advise the Regional Director on key regional and country issues

    Qualifications and Experiences

    • Master level degree or specialization in Education or other relevant areas
    • At least 5 years of experience in similar role and more specifically in education in emergencies (EiE)
    • A minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience, including supervision of remote teams
    • Experience with Programme development, proposal writing, experience with Project and budget management
    • Experience/membership in education coordination mechanism locally, regionally and globally such as regional education working group, Inter-agency for network on education in emergency (INEE)
    • Ability to organise and lead training workshops and develop tools for field use building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning
    • Excellent proficiency in English and French both written and verbal
    • Excellent writing, editing, verbal communications skills and presentation capacities
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team in a multi-cultural, international, professional environment
    • Strong analytical, strategic-thinking, and planning skills
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 package

    Working knowledge of JRS programmes or other faith-based organisations

    Required Core Values

    • Good understanding of and alignment with the values of JRS
    • Commitment to JRS’ mission, vision and values to convey with enthusiasm JRS’ role in accompanying and serving forcibly displaced people and to advocate for their right to protection and a life in dignity
    • High integrity, honesty and confidentiality; ability to deal tactfully and discreetly with people, situations and information
    • Acceptance of diversity and inclusion as a core value

    Method of Application

    All applicants are requested to submit the following documents through this link no later than 31 March 2023:

    1. Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English including three (3) professional references with their contact information, phone, and email address
    2. A cover letter describing the candidate's desire and motivation to work for JRS, and his/her qualifications and experience are a good fit for this position.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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