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Job Posting with Education Above All

Sr. Education Specialist
Education Above All
31 May 2018


Role purpose; Senior Education Specialist has front-line responsibility to engage with countries on the development of foundation's activities that include strong partners and promising activities and to ensure the quality and integrity of all foundation's programmatic activities. 


Education Above All (EAA) is a foundation founded in 2012 by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser. Its aim is to build a global movement that contributes to human, social and economic development through the provision of quality education. With a particular focus on those affected by poverty, conflict and disaster, it champions the needs of children, youth and women to empower them to become active members of their communities.


To bring new life chances and real hope and opportunities to poor and marginalised children, youth and women in the developing world.


Key accountabilities and activities include but are not limited to:  

Responsible for developing a program strategy focusing on Education Programs and lead the implementation of the strategy.
 Responsible for managing all education projects and grants while providing overall technical and management leadership to achieve the results as defined in grant agreements and as per the guidelines.
 Review, analyse, and provide technical education insight for Expressions of Interest and project proposals.
 Advise on ways to enhance founations reach and impact.
 Interact with organization leadership and stakeholders regarding the progress and accomplishments of foundation’s funded projects.
Maintain constructive dialogue and technical exchange with field counterparts and technical staff of implementing partners.
 Ensure that the program outputs are effectively coordinated with all stakeholders.
Ensure the on-going monitoring of foundation supported work in coordination with internal stakeholders.
 Provide leadership to draw/document lessons learned and best practices developed at the country level and translate them into advocacy messages.
Organize periodic review meetings with stakeholders to track progress and make adjustments
Effectively participate in the Steering Committee meetings
Conduct opportunity assessments of potential partners for projects in existing and new countries and advise on strategic and/or impactful opportunities.
Develop collaborative relationships with strategic partners, client organizations, relevant government agencies, bilateral and other NGOs.
Contribute to the effective and efficient conduct of foundation’s meetings, workshop, conferences, and events.
Represent the foundation in external meetings and events as requested.
Assist in maintaining a high level of quality and appropriate branding for all products posted, published or distributed by the foundation.
Submit all contractual and programmatic deliverables and related reports on time and of the highest quality possible.
Address budget problems in over or under spending, budget amendments etc.


Education and qualifications

  • Master’s degree in International Development or Education or a relevant field from a reputed university, preferably with specialization in Education System Development.


  • 10+ years of experience in providing technical assistance to large education development programs in the developing world.
  • Experience working in a UN system agency or organization is an asset. Familiarity with emergency response is an asset, such as OPS, HRP, 3RP


Arabic and English are essentials


Application Procedure

Please send a soft copy of your CV to ensure your application email has the subject heading of [Sr. Education Specialist] – [insert your name]

Due to the large volume of applications we usually receive, we cannot respond to every applicant individually. There may be a delay between the deadline and the moment we contact selected applicants.

If you have not received a reply we regret to inform that we have continued with other candidates .