EDUCATION TECHNICAL ADVISOR

Work Location: US - Atlanta, GA
Other Possible Locations:
Expected Travel: up to 40%
Language Requirement: English (and Spanish, French, Portuguese or Arabic)
Employee Duration: Active Full-Time
Type of Post: Accompanied - Family
Funding: Approved
Application Deadline:

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Description

CARE is seeking a talented Education Technical Advisor (ETA). CARE's education and girls' empowerment work, soundly grounded in strong community- engagement, emphasizes cognizance of the underlying factors that affect young girls and adolescents as a whole, and addresses these factors in a manner that promotes CARE's core values through the application of rights based approaches, innovative practice and multi-tiered advocacy. As a leading development organization, CARE strives to develop a strong knowledge base, based on effective strategies and approaches, generate evidence of impact, and build strategic partnerships for technical development, scale-up and advocacy.

The ETA will be responsible for providing geographic and issue specific support and expertise to CARE’s Country Offices - driving thought leadership in innovative programming that applies transformative approaches to education and youth empowerment. The ETA will liaise with country offices and lead donor stewardship for specific grants, providing technical review of workplans, budgets, and regular periodic reports. The ETA will collaborate with the Senior Research and Learning Advisor to ensure that project M&E plans and systems are rigorous and appropriate and contribute to the generation of knowledge, and that learning from these projects is captured and disseminated.

This position will report to the Senior Advisor for Education (SAE). Within CARE USA, the ETA will coordinate closely with Education Team members, especially fellow ETAs and the Advocacy Technical Advisor, the Senior Research and Learning Advisor and Knowledge and Learning Advisor, the Senior Advisor for Operations, and other colleagues within the PPL division and fundraising units. This position works closely with CARE Country Offices and CARE International members to lead capacity building efforts and influence program quality for girls' education and empowerment programs across the globe.

CARE is hiring 2 ETAs. The position will be based in Atlanta with frequent international travel.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Technical Leadership: The ETA will serve as the focal point for a portfolio of country offices, providing technical leadership for quality education programming, including staff capacity building, assistance with program design, quality enhancement for education and girls' empowerment programs, advocacy strategy development and impact monitoring and evaluation support.
  • Promoting Knowledge and Learning: The ETA will work closely with the Senior Research and Learning Advisor and the Knowledge and Learning Advisor to ensure the effective two-way flow of information which captures experiences and knowledge generated at the field level.
  • Representation, Partnerships and Advocacy: This position provides support to the representation and advocacy function of the Education Team, both external and internal, particularly technical level partnerships in the education sector.
  • Resource Development: The ETA plays a significant role in resource development and provides technical input to Country Offices and others within the Education Team to develop proposals and concept notes.
  • Education Team Membership: Participate in Education Team virtual meetings, team retreats, and task forces.

 

Required Skills:

  • Masters/Advanced degree in International Education and Development or related field
  • A minimum of 5-7 years of professional experience in education program design and implementation or related development programming
  • Willingness to travel up to 40% of the time is required.
  • Strong presentation, training, workshop development and facilitation skills including development of training materials and facilitation of participatory program development and capacity building
  • Proposal development and writing experience
  • Familiarity with research/analytical skills
  • Experience working in developing contexts and with culturally diverse teams
  • Knowledge of education strategies, including formal and nonformal education
  • Strong understanding of girls' empowerment and adolescent programming strategies, including gender transformative approaches
  • Strong ability to design, implement and monitor education and girls' empowerment programs
  • Fundamental understanding and practice of participatory learning and community organization methodologies.
  • Understanding of behavior change concepts
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills, particularly communication and presentation skills for diverse audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to work in team and/or facilitate teamwork
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relationship with donors and other development partners
  • Computer proficiency (including word processing, spreadsheets)
  • Knowledge of budgeting principle
  • Degree or coursework in educational/instructional technology is highly desired.
  • Experience in conflict/post-conflict or fragile environments is highly desired.
  • Ability to speak Arabic, French, Portuguese or Spanish a plus.

 

 

 

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