Save The Children

Education Technical Lead

Save The Children

Job Description

The Opportunity

The overall aim of the program is that hard-to-reach children have access to education services that meet their learning and well-being needs. All children have a right to education, but many children in Myanmar experience barriers to accessing education, including language, gender, disability, remoteness, politics, or income. The program will support these children by strengthening education systems to address these barriers and ensure children can adequately, appropriately, and safely access education.

The role holder will be responsible for expanding its education team and further professionalise its approach to partner support and technical engagement. Working closely with the Head of Education, the Education Technical Leads will work to contribute to the development and implementation of education initiatives through partnerships. As part of an education team, the Education Technical Lead will be responsible for providing regionally focused education-based Technical Support to partners. The role holder will collaborate closely with the Monitoring, Accountability, Evaluation and Learning Manager to ensure that programme learning, external Analysis, and insights inform and contribute to evidence-based Programme Planning and policy and advocacy.

The role holder must possess excellent communication skills and have proven experience of providing direct technical support and building technical capacity to implement, measure and continuously strengthen education programmes. S/he will also have the opportunity to work as part of a dynamic, interdisciplinary team and to further develop his/her own professional expertise.

Key Responsibilities

Education strategy and Quality Assurance

  • In collaboration with the Head of Education, take a lead role in designing high quality educational strategies and approaches in support of Education's overall strategy and partnership approach.
  • Take a lead role in ensuring the quality of educational technical assistance at a regional level
  • Collaborate with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Manager in developing approaches to monitoring education access, quality and management, tracking progress against the results frameworks and building specific partners' capacity for analysis and monitoring of education participation and quality and evaluation of educational strategies.
  • Support partners in key cross-cutting issues, including ensuring Child Safeguarding, Gender, Disability and Social Inclusion actions are prioritised and implemented across all partners, providing technical support as required.

Complementary education systems strengthening

  • With a regional focus, provide direct technical support and skills that build capacity in order to strengthen education systems.

  • Take a lead role in the Design and practical implementation of technical trainings directly related to teacher education and Continued Professional Development (CPD) for partner organisations.

  • Work with the education team to support an ongoing process of identification of professional Capacity Development needs of partner complementary education systems and implementing appropriate and creative strategies to meet these needs.


  • Work closely with peer Education Technical Leads and the Education Coordinators to streamline support given to partners.
  • Contribute to the quarterly, mid-year and annual reports in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate with the education team to develop short and long-term work plans.

Research and policy engagement

  • Represent the team in Coordination, policy dialogue and advocacy forums as agreed as part of a whole-team approach.
  • Support the identification of opportunities to link programme partners into policy, advocacy and research initiatives and forums and the identification, development and management of research to inform systems strengthening and policy dialogue.

Budget responsibility

  • Work closely with the Head of Education to determine budget lines needed for activity implementation
  • Carry out quarterly budget reviews in line with quarterly work planning sessions.

Monitoring, Accountability, Evaluation and Learning

  • Ensure programme learning, external analysis and insights informs and contributes to evidence-based programme planning and policy and advocacy.
  • Ensure that all education activities align with and contribute towards the programme's Theory of Change and can be clearly monitored through the overarching Results Framework.
  • Support the development of quality benchmarks to enhance performance monitoring, ensuring these are used and regularly updated based on programmatic needs and learning from implementation.
  • Support the development and use of appropriate accountability mechanisms

Child Safeguarding Responsibility:

  • Develop specific and contextual guidance to ensure that the safeguarding of children is incorporated into programme's strategies and children are protected from exploitation, increased vulnerability, or any form of harm or indignity.


  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to safeguarding, Child Protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Build and maintain optimal working relationships with all programme teams and partners, in line with partnership principles.
  • Ensure that child participation and child safeguarding is integrated into design and implementation of activities, and that children's voices are represented.

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 and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

Closing Date for Application: 14 June 2023

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.

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