Education Technical Advisor

The Opportunity

Save the Children is a dual mandate organization which seeks to make breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and make immediate and lasting change for children in all contexts. 
The Education Technical Advisor will support all education program teams and ensure that all Education / Emergency Education programming is of excellent technical quality, attracts significant donor funding and contributes significantly to Save the Children’s strategic objectives for education, including that children learn, are safe and have improved wellbeing, in addition to national/global learning and country level advocacy. S/he will provide strategic and technical leadership and assume the overall responsibility for the growth, development and quality of the education portfolio. S/He must bring a senior leadership profile with a proven track record in education and a sound technical background in programme design and delivery in emergency and protracted EiE contexts. S/he should also have experience of managing complex programming delivery in conflict and fragile contexts.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

In order to be successful you will bring/have: 

  • Significant (at least 5 years) professional experience of working at a senior advisory level in education for international NGOs in complex EiE settings.
  • Strong commitment to capacity building of national staff and partners with willingness to adopt participatory and consultative approaches with proven direct training capacity and experience.
  • Substantial progressive, professional-level experience at the management level with background in early childhood care and development and primary basic education and associated teacher professional development models  
  • An ability to effectively negotiate with prospective donors and a demonstrated ability to develop and write detailed technical project proposals meeting donor requirements, including budgets for the same. Strong report writing skills,
  • Ability to perform at a senior policy level must be demonstrable, and good communication, advocacy and leadership skills are critical.
  • The ability to liaise and effectively coordinate with government, local NGOs and community initiatives. Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties. 
  • Proven experience of living and working in insecure environments, able to follow security guidelines
  • High level of computer literacy 
  • Fluency in Turkish and English  
  • Previous experience in Türkıye is preffered 
  • Experience in promoting and mainstreaming Child Rights Based programming in education programme design, implementation and evaluation

Position holder will be based in Gaziantep or Hatay, while international applications are welcome, priority will be given to local applications.

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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued. 
Save the Children is committed to create a truly inclusive, effective and representative organisational culture, encouraging equity and diversity among its employees and eliminating discrimination. Having a diverse profile of employees, different age groups, backgrounds, cultures, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientation etc., including a range of different experiences and capabilities helps us understand, represent and serve children better. Therefore all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

Application Information:
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at

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. 

Job description:

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Date advertised: 17 Mar 2023

Closing date: 1 Apr 2023 - 02:59 EEST

Location: Gaziantep, Turkey

Department: Programme, Development and Quality

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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