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Basic Education Specialist

Job Description


The Basic Education Specialist temporary position will drive project model development for WVI for two key project models focusing on Girls’ Education and Safe and Nurturing Schools.

S/he will develop tools and approaches for the effective planning, implementation and evaluation of the 2 project models, support the piloting processes of these project models, and review and adapt project model documents as learning develops. The emphasis in project model development will be targeting most vulnerable populations, particularly girls, and utilizing the evidence based frameworks that have already been developed to further build out programming models.


Development of basic education project models and or frameworks for National Office use in following areas:

  • Integrated Adolescent programming framework that integrates education, health, WASH, nutrition and child protection sectors for key issues.

  • Girl Vision: Collaborate with Child Protection and Gender teams to develop a project model on quality and access to education for the success of girls and their transition from primary to secondary school, building on project model documents already developed by the incumbent.

  • Safe and Nurturing Schools: collaborate with WVUS, and other sectors to develop a project model addressing school related gender-based violence, and a positive school climate, building on the theory of change and other documents already completed.

  • Support piloting processes of project models.

  • Full scope of work with key deliverables to be determined.

Strengthen Capacity of WV’s basic education community:

  • Lead the Safe Schools Interest Group and support a vibrant EDLS COP and Basic education community.

  • Collaborate with EDLS communication to streamline and promote effective messaging around basic education programming.


  • MA or Phd in Education or a related social science.

  • Previous experience leading basic education programs.

  • At least 7 years of experience working in the education sector with developing countries.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.


  • Candidates with a working knowledge of an additional UN language.

  • Previous work on gender and child protection and education programs.

  • Strong project management skills and previous project mgmt. experience.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25 % of the time.