|Job Title:||Director, Myanmar Education Consortium (MEC)|
|Employer:||Save the Children|
|Job Location:||Yangon, Myanmar|
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We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.
Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with c15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.
Contract length: 2 years, accompanied
The Myanmar Education Consortium (MEC) is a national program designed to respond to these rapidly evolving changes occurring in the education sector and the overall country context. MEC supports complementary (non-government) education systems - ethnic and monastic schools - with the goal of supporting the transition to a more inclusive, coherent national education system. The program adopts a systems strengthening approach - working in partnership with local stakeholders to improve learning outcomes in complementary systems and to promote broad participation in national education reforms, addressing policy issues that limit children's education opportunities.
Working in a highly dynamic environment, including in conflict affected areas, and addressing politically sensitive issues, the program has been designed with a high level of responsiveness and flexibility. The strategy draws on lessons from Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation, Thinking and Working Politically and peace building approaches to build a strong learning approach and a program which continually responds to the changing environment.
The Director will need to build strong relationships across ethnic, religious, government and civil society leaders, to embed understanding of political and conflict dynamics in the program team, to build trust between stakeholders and to advocate for positive change. The program is built on strong partnerships with local organisations and working with local partners to develop practical and innovative programs, to support local leadership and to develop the capacity of partner organisations. The successful candidate will need to be able to manage a complex organisation, to promote a culture of learning and being able to adapt to changes in the operating environment. The program is supported by an Education Adviser. Experience in education will be an advantage but is not a pre-requisite.
The Director will be responsible for the effective and efficient implementation of MEC program, including a $30 million budget and the management of a predominantly Myanmar national team of 25 people. The Director reports to the program Steering Committee, which includes donor and fund manager representatives (currently Australia, UK, Denmark and Save the Children) and is responsible for strategic oversight of the program. MEC is managed by Save the Children. Plans are currently in development to extend the program to 2020.
Skills and Experience
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