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Education Officer, Flexible
Job Title: Education Officer

Reports to: Senior Education Advisor

Liaises with: Education Advisor, other units in the Strategy, Advocacy and Learning department, Country Offices, International Programmes and Emergency Directorates.

Job location: Dublin or another Concern operational country. This role includes 30% travel.

Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Ireland/UK or any other Concern operational country at the time of application.

Pay Band:

 If based in Dublin – Band 4 (€45,535 – €52,040)
 If based in Belfast – Band 4a (£29,928 – £33,079)
 If based in London – Band 4a (£34,178 – £37,776)
 If applying from another Concern operational country ( more information here), the salary will be benchmarked for that country.
If applying from another Concern operational country (more information here), the salary will be benchmarked for that country.

Contract: 1 year

Job Purpose: To support effective education and multi-sectoral programming in fragile and conflict-affected states, refugee and development contexts through the provision of technical and strategic support to country programmes on education access, quality and wellbeing, and through the documentation of learning and best practice.

Key Responsibilities:

 Under the supervision of the Senior Education Advisor, provide technical guidance on education access, quality and wellbeing, to country teams to ensure programmes are designed, implemented, monitored, and evaluated to maximise positive impact on children and adults living in conditions of extreme poverty and those affected by humanitarian emergencies;
 Under the supervision of the Senior Education Advisor, conduct field visits, provide remote support, assist with building technical capacity of Concern and partner staff and develop strong working relationships across the organisation.
 Contribute to the implementation of Concern’s Education strategy across both development and humanitarian contexts.
 Feed into Concern internal discussions related to education programmes and education initiatives within other sectors (eg: Adult Literacy and Numeracy within Livelihoods programmes).
 Support cross-sectoral analysis, through for example undertaking Contextual Analysis and / or Conflict Analysis in conjunction with other advisors
 Analyse data sets, synthesise information from country reports and evaluations, write up best practice and learning.
 Support and develop of relationships with other agencies, technical working groups, coordination mechanisms and represent Concern in national fora as relevant.
 Contribute to the development of new project proposals.
 Potentially be deployed to support emergency responses for up to six weeks.

In line with Concern’s commitments under the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS):

 actively promote meaningful community participation and consultation at all stages of the project cycle (planning, implementation, M&E); 
 work with relevant colleagues to ensure that the Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) is functional and accessible, that feedback and complaints are welcomed and addressed;

 work with relevant colleagues to ensure that information about CRM, safeguarding and expected staff behaviour is disseminated among programme participants and communities.

Skills and Experience Required:


 A minimum of two years’ experience working in the area of Education or Adult Literacy in an NGO, development or humanitarian agency, one of which should have been based in a crisis affected country.
 A. or equivalent qualification in Education or related field (eg: Technical and Vocational Education, Development, Social Sciences)

 Experience in at least two education technical areas such as Adult Literacy, Technical and Vocational Training, Continuous Teacher Professional Development and Wellbeing, Education in Emergencies, Non-specialised Psycho-Social Support, School-Related Gender Based Violence etc.
 Strong understanding of the barriers to education faced by people living in conditions of extreme poverty and those affected by humanitarian crisis.
 A strong understanding of inequality and protection issues in relation to education programmes.

 Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills; works well as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Adaptable to evolving work priorities and schedules.
 Willing to travel overseas for up to 30% of working time.
 Ability to communicate and write well in English and/or French.
 Keen to learn and promote learning.

 Masters Degree in Education or related field (eg: Development, Social Sciences)
 Experience in analysing and processing data; interest in new technologies that support data collection and knowledge transfer.
 Experience working with EiE coordination mechanisms.
 Experience working in integrated, multi-sectoral programmes including social protection, livelihoods, nutrition, health, protection and WASH. Familiarity with social and behaviour change approaches.
 Fluency in spoken and written French.
To apply: CVs should be submitted through our website at by the closing date.

Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Ireland or the UK any other Concern operational country at the time of application.

Concern is an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all section of the community.

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy accessible here. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working or volunteering with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.

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