Global Technical Lead - Education Systems

Haywards Heath, West Sussex
22 Mar 2019
21 Apr 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Job Title: Global Technical Lead – Education Systems

Location: Haywards Heath, West Sussex, UK

Salary: Competitive 

Due to our expanding portfolio of donor-funded, pan-disability education projects, Sightsavers has created the new position of Global Technical Lead, Education Systems. Working in association with the other GTLs and our global, regional and national teams, the successful candidate will play a leading role in our work strengthening the capacity of education systems in low income countries to include children with disabilities. S/he will also take overall responsibility for our work in South Asia.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying new development opportunities and ways we can increase the scope, impact and sustainability of our work
  • Contributing to the design and development of project proposals
  • Monitoring our education projects to ensure they are ‘on track’
  • Providing technical assistance for our country offices and partners (Ministries of Education, Disabled People’s Organisations, national NGOs etc.)
  • Developing manuals, guidelines and other resources
  • Ensuring our projects generate learning and that this learning is disseminated locally, nationally and globally
  • Representing Sightsavers in the UK and internationally in conferences, workshops and other fora

The successful Global Technical Lead candidate will be expected to:

  • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and respect
  • Be aware of issues related to disability, education and international development
  • Possess a postgraduate qualification in a relevant field
  • Be a ‘team player’ while simultaneously able to work with minimal supervision
  • Be an effective networker
  • Have excellent communication skills both orally and on paper (fluency in English is essential and fluency in French and other widely-spoken languages is desirable)
  • Possess good ICT skills (Word, Powerpoint, Excel etc.)
  • Be able to think analytically and plan strategically
  • Possess significant development experience (experience working with Ministries of Education and other education-providers is highly desirable)
  • Possess expertise and experience in the education of children with disabilities
  • Be willing to travel overseas for 10-12 weeks a year, sometimes at short notice

We anticipate that interviews for this role will take place in mid-May 2019. Please read the accompanying Job Description and Sightsavers’ Education Capacity Statement

Closing Date: 21 April 2019

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