PURPOSE OF POSITION
The position holder ensures the technical quality of WV Lebanon’s work in the Education sector in Lebanon. The Education Specialist is responsible for:
Ensuring quality implementation of Education programming from design to completion according to World Vision and global best practice
Partnering with Program Officers to design Education programming across funding streams toward achieving the relevant child well-being objective(s) and according to the pathway of change and prioritised project models
Support the Area Programs to execute strong sponsorship funded programming that fulfils our donor promise
Provide external and donor representation for education programming, including cultivation of partnerships
Build organisational capacity and provide training to implement prioritised project models and evidence-based practices
Spend time in the field (at least 30% of the time) working with field operations staff to troubleshoot implementation issues
Provide input on the design of tools for monitoring, evaluation and other evidence building initiatives.
Review data and reports to understand and influence the quality of education programming
End Results Expected
Strategy & Program Development
Support Implementation, monitoring and reporting
Staff Management & Capacity Building
Networking & External Engagement
Learning and Research
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Bachelor’s degree in Education related field or Social Sciences.
Creative and able to come up with, embrace and coordinate innovative thinking, partnership building and problem solving skills;
Masters Degree in the above mentioned areas is preferred
Experience and willingness to take initiatives in all potential Education areas: early childhood education, care and development, basic literacy and numeracy, Remedial Education, etc.
Good analytical and writing skills;
Good interpersonal skills, influencing skills and cross-cultural sensitivity;
Strong networking skills
Effective in written and oral communication in English;
Able to work on multifunctional tasks in the pressure of time and organizational changes;
Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Three to five years of technical expertise in the areas of Education
Proven experience in working with MEHE and other education stakeholders
Experience in capacity building processes, tools and methodologies
Two years or more NGO experience in the humanitarian and development fields respectively
Experience in needs assessment and project design
Valid driving license (in Lebanon) for more than 2 years is required.
Excellent written English, with fluency in speaking Arabic and English
Experience participating in program implementation, monitoring and evaluation processes.
Experience with faith, community based and child focused empowerment programs.
The position requires 60% of the time to be office based.
The position requires 40% of travel within the country.
The position requires ability and willingness to continue to function during a crisis, including during a World Vision response to a manmade or natural disaster.
The position requires availability and willingness to work outside regular office hours occasionally.