Save the Children seeks Education Sector Working Group Coordinator

Location: Athens, Greece
Full-Time (length: 3 months)
Closing date: May 3, 2017
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The role
The Education Strategy in Greece focuses on improving access to education for migrant and refugee children in Greece. The overall role of the Education Sector Working Group (ESWG) Coordinator is to jointly lead the work of the group with UNHCR and UNICEF in order to ensure the effective, coherent, and predictable provision of education and assistance to vulnerable children affected by the refugees and migrant crisis in Greece. The ESWG Coordinator will work impartially, serving the needs of all members of the ESWG, and should work closely with coordination staff from the co-leads (UNICEF), and UNHCR.

Qualifications and experience

  • A university degree in Education, Human rights Law, International Relations, Development Studies or similar or equivalent field experience.


  • Minimum of 5 years of education experience in humanitarian/emergency settings, preferably in the context of mixed migration flows and refugee/IDP camps
  • Previous experience in emergency response coordination is essential
  • Previous coordination experience is essential
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good knowledge of and experience in using established inter-agency standards and guidelines in education, such as the INEE Minimum Standards and Global Education Cluster guidelines
  • Experience working with strong government and civil society partners and using a participatory approach, as well as coordinating responses with a range of actors, including Government authorities, national/local organisations, NGOs, UN;
  • Ability to achieve results and maintain consistent high standards of professional behaviour and achievement, including when working alone
  • Ability to manage stress, be flexible and accommodating in difficult and frustrating working circumstance
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Knowledge of and experience with European migration and asylum policies is an asset
  • EU Residents or holders of valid EU work permit preferred (evidence will be requested)


  • Participation in Global Education Cluster Core Skills Course
  • Previous experience in cluster or working group coordination

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.

About Save the Children
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with c15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

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