Education in Emergencies Advisor

Save the Children

We want you to be a driving force behind our Education in Emergencies work. Channel your Humanitarian and Education expertise to the benefit of children, families and communities across the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific. We believe that all children have the right to learn in safe schools in times of both crisis and peace. Work with us to ensure children are learning and getting the very best education they possibly can.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We’re ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children’s rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there’s a disaster – like an earthquake, drought or conflict – we are there on the ground.

Where you come in:

In this full-time, fixed term role, based somewhere in the Middle East, Australia, Asia or the Pacific*, you will influence strategic direction and ensure high quality education in emergency programming for Save the Children Australia. You will be part of our Policy & International Program Department and report to our Team Lead – Senior Education Advisor.

You will make an impact by:

  • Expanding the reach and improving the quality of education in emergencies programs through implementing evidence-based approaches as well as trying and testing new education innovations such as emerging digital education and training
  • Coaching and capacity building country-based program staff, helping them do the best they can
  • Positively representing Save the Children in national and regional education in emergency forums
  • Linking our education in emergencies work with school safety and long-term development programming

Does this sound like you?

…You understand how the global community, through policies and programs, addresses the challenges of educating the hardest to reach children and keep abreast of the latest innovations. Thriving in complex coordination settings, you are confident and can go between the bigger picture and finer details of delivering quality programs. You love capacity building others and working closely with national counterparts helping them do the very best they can. You can’t stand knowing children are out of school for a day longer than they have to be because of disasters or conflict.

This role requires:

  • Extensive experience of working in emergency response contexts or fragile states
  • Substantial experience in the design and delivery of education in emergencies programs in complex crises and disaster contexts
  • Experience in the design and delivery of training and capacity building exercises for diverse target audiences
  • Successful organisational representation, incl. stakeholder engagement with international bodies, governments and donors
  • The ability to work as a technical advisor or hand-on implementer

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:

  • Opportunity to work on additional projects alongside business as usual
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Agile work environment including working from home
  • Pet friendly work environment
  • Child friendly work environment
  • Support for workplace wellness, including access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Full salary packaging benefits
  • Additional annual leave options available

How to apply

Sound interesting?

We’d love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume via our ATS here: Save the Children Australia Careers (

Applications close: 4PM AEST Thursday, June 30th, 2022

Position Description – Education in Emergencies Advisor

For more information about this position, please contact Nora Charif Chefchaouni, Team Lead – Senior Education Advisor, on [email protected]

*We understand flexibility is important to you. We’ve advertised this role as a full-time, fixed term position, based somewhere in the Middle East, , Asia, Australia or the Pacific, but if you’re looking for something slightly different, please let us know. We offer flexible hours, remote working, and flexible job structure, among many other employee benefits. All are available for the right candidate!

Save the Children is committed to providing and maintaining a safe working environment for its employees and client groups, consistent with our obligations under OH&S legislation. Successful applicants are required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19, or proof of medical exemption.

We have tested our application process with diverse groups in mind, with the intent to ensure it’s straightforward and accessible for all to apply. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and improve our ability to reach our most vulnerable client groups. But we also know there is no one-size fits-all when it comes to recruitment – so if we didn’t quite hit the mark for you, please let us know! We’re dedicated to ensuring Save the Children Australia is a workplace suitable for all people and can modify our processes to suit you – no matter your race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, neurodiversity, culture and beliefs.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy