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Job Title: Climate Change and Education Technical Advisor

Tracking Code: 4258-689
Location: Abuja with field travel

Where you Come in

  • In this fulltime, maximum term 18 month role (with strong potential for extension), ideally based in any country in the West Africa region, you will play an integral part of the delivery of the Climate Smart Education Systems, Strategic Capability Initiative was launched by the Global Partnership for Education in June 2023.
  • Working alongside UNESCO, UNESCO-IIEP and our Save the Children county offices you will be part of a multidisciplinary climate and education team with experts in policy and planning, financing, coordination, data management, infrastructure, school management and curriculum and play a key role supporting Ministries of Education think through what support they want from the project to further the integrate climate change into the education sector.

You will Make an Impact by:

  • Sharing your experience and expertise in the multidisciplinary team to help identify opportunities to support ministries of education.
  • Being the expert in coordination, financing, school management, or infrastructure.
  • Traveling to selected countries to work with the UNESCO and Save the Children local teams so support the Ministries of Education to identify what more they could be doing to address the impacts of climate change.
  • Building the capacity of Ministry staff and our country colleagues to better understand how climate change will impact children’s education and what we can do about it.

Does this Sound like you?

  • You are a technical expert in education, school safety and / or climate change with in-depth knowledge of how climate change will impact children in schools and what Ministries of Education can do to reduce those impacts.
  • You love to travel and engage with a variety of people who work in or support Ministries of Education. You know how to facilitate a conversation and lead from behind bring the best out in people.
  • You know West Africa really well and you know what makes people and systems work in the regions.
  • You are a confident operator and can go between the bigger picture and finer details of delivering quality technical assistance projects.
  • You’re an excellent communicator and have a passion for the environment and climate change action as want to see vulnerable children thrive despite the challenges the world throws at them.

This Role Requires

  • At least 5 years experience working in climate change and education.
  • You must have extensive experience and expertise in at least one of the following areas as they relate to climate change in the education sector: Policy and planning, coordination, financing, school management and or infrastructure.
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills supported by strong analytical capabilities.
  • Experience operating within a complex environment and dealing with ambiguity.
  • A friendly, communicative, accessible and positive personality.
  • Fluent spoken and written English and / or French.

Benefits
Working at Save the Children is more than just a job:

  • It’s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same.

In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Agile work environment including working from home
  • Support for workplace wellness, including access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) as well as internal networks to support our diverse workforce,
  • Competitive salary + super
  • Additional annual leave options available

Application Closing Date
18th August, 2023 – 4 P.M

Method of Application

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