Save the Children Vacancy: Refugee Coordinator Manager, Jordan Country Office - Amman

Save the Children Vacancy: Refugee Coordinator Manager, Jordan Country Office - Amman
Save the Children is an international leader in education programming for children in crisis and post-conflict contexts, and has a strong education and child development portfolio in Jordan. Around the world, Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves. In education, we are at the forefront of addressing issues of access, equity and learning achievement. Save the Children has been a pioneer in recognizing and addressing gaps in learning achievement, and particularly in literacy/numeracy in developing countries.

Save the Children is seeking a Refugee Coordinator to support a five-year Basic Education program funded by USAID/Jordan. The objective of the program is to institute reading and math teaching and learning methodologies, policy and practices, at the school, community and government levels that focus on improving learning outcomes for reading in Arabic and math in grades K‐3 in Jordan. It will be implemented in direct collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MOE) and Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). The project will also: i) improve early grade reading and math learning materials that are integrated into every K‐3 classroom in Jordan; ii) better prepare teachers and administrators to provide effective reading and math instruction through inservice, induction, and pre‐service training, mentoring and supervision; iii) engage communities to participate in the education of reading and math for all children and hold schools accountable for results; and iv) support the MOE’s efforts to institutionalize early grade reading and math policies, standards and assessments.
The Refugee Coordinator will report directly to the DCOP and will assist with the design and implementation of program activities related to engaging partners, specifically the Ministry of Education and communities, in ensuring Syrian refugee children have increased access to quality education with an emphasis on addressing specific psychosocial and social cohesion needs within the classroom as well as a focus on reading and math activities to improve student learning outcomes. The incumbent will work with relevant stakeholders, including Monitoring and Evaluation teams, to define and monitor refugee interventions for quality, attendance, and participation. S/he will work as part of a team on identifying community volunteers, developing and conducting trainings for volunteers, developing materials, and ensuring quality. The Refugee Coordinator will help ensure that the refugee communities’ voice, needs, and input are reflected in all levels of the project intervention.

  • Advanced degree in education, sociology, refugee studies or international development,
  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience working in refugee or displaced population settings, partner and community engagement, training and project management,
  • Demonstrated ability to address social cohesion and psychosocial needs of diverse communities, preferably within the education system,
  • Demonstrated understanding of education models and experience in Non-Formal Education systems,
  • Demonstrated ability to work with host government and partners in managing a complex project in the field under challenging circumstances;
  • Significant knowledge of community based/non-governmental sector in Jordan, specifically organizations working in education and community development;
  • Experience in training, support, coaching and supervision;
  • Experience working with community based organizations;
  • Experience working on similar USAID or other donor-funded programs; familiarity with USAID regulations and policies preferred;
  • Experience working within the MENA region preferred;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Arabic required.
How to apply:
Please submit your CV directly to Ronnie Sue Stanford, Senior Specialist - Recruitment, at: for consideration. EOE

Closing Date: 07 Jul 2014