Promoting access to quality, safe, and relevant education for all persons affected by crisis

Job Posting with Save the Children Norway

Roving Education in Emergencies Advisor / Programme Manager
Save the Children Norway
Oslo / Global
19 August 2018


Save the Children Norway (Redd Barna) is a non-governmental child rights organisation working to realise children's rights in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Our vision is a world where children survive, learn and are safe. We aim to reach the most deprived children. We are a membership organization, and we are politically and religiously independent. Save the Children Norway is a member of Save the Children International which works in 120 countries.


1 year temporary position (with the possibility of extension) 
The Humanitarian Section in Save the Children Norway (SCN) supports Save the Children International’s delivery of humanitarian response through funding, surge deployments, advocacy and technical expertise. We work globally in sudden onset emergencies and protracted crises, and also support Disaster Risk Reduction and programming for longer term solutions for affected populations.   
Education in Emergencies   
Education in Emergencies is a key focus area for Save the Children Norway (SCN). In order to strengthen our ability to provide quality technical support to education responses we are currently expanding our Education in Emergencies team with an experienced and dynamic Roving Education advisor who will be deployed to support Save the Children Country Offices, the Global Education Cluster and UNHCR on new or longer-term emergency responses worldwide.     


Roving Education in Emergencies Advisor/Programme Manager    
The Roving Education in Emergencies (EiE) Advisor/ PM will play a critical role in designing and implementing quality education programming in Save the Children’s humanitarian responses worldwide. While deployed, the EiE Advisor/PM may be asked to take on a variety of advisory, coordination and/or management responsibilities, including conducting assessments and designing strategy, developing proposals for funding, troubleshooting implementation, building and managing teams, leading representation and coordination for Save the Children International’s EiE programs and conducting trainings for staff and stakeholders. While not deployed the EiE Advisor/PM will work closely with both the Humanitarian and Education teams in Oslo. He/she will support program development, backstop SCN programs in the field and contribute to SCN’s key strategic initiatives for EiE.  


Essential qualifications   

  • Academic qualification in a related field   
  • Excellent knowledge of education in emergencies programming and links to long term programming, including standards, policies, frameworks and relevant networks and stakeholders globally (INEE, ECU, GPE, etc.)   
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in humanitarian education in fragile or complex contexts   
  • Experience in strategy development and strong strategic thinking skills   
  • Experience in developing and conducting trainings   
  • Good knowledge of cross sectoral linkages with education and willingness to engage with other sectors (child protection, health and nutrition, livelihoods, etc.)   
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills and ability to develop complex arguments   
  • Solid budgeting skills and understanding of working with donors   
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures   
  • Fluency in French and English, both verbal and written    
  • Commitment to Save the Children values   
  • Willingness and availability to travel

20% Oslo (or home) based 80% field based.   


What we offer   

  • Enriching and meaningful work in an international dynamic organization   
  • Good career opportunities   
  • Positive and exciting work environment   

Terms and conditions will be discussed during the recruitment process.   
If you would like more information regarding the position, please contact Deputy Humanitarian Director Lisa Butenhoff at For inquiries regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Partner Thomas Seeberg Yri at
Please follow the link to complete your application. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates may be contacted for an interview before the final deadline.