Inclusion & Equity Advisor (Myanmar)

Job Title: Inclusion & Equity Advisor (Myanmar)

Country: Myanmar
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 1 Dec 2021

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :
Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Strategic Planning
 Lead on strategic planning, implementation and evaluation of inclusive education and GEDSI focused activities in the MEC programme, promoting sustainable collaboration across MEC
 Lead the development of an evidence-based GEDSI and social inclusion analysis across MEC and its partners to create an action plan with overarching programme guidance, prioritisation and specific implementable recommendations for the MEC programme.
 Lead inclusive education and GEDSI related capacity and context assessments for new partner scoping, in collaboration with the M&E team..
 Support in the identification of inclusive education and GEDSI-related Strategic Alliances with relevant entities that could support improvements in GEDSI outcomes in partners’ areas of operation.
 Work with MEC’s technical leads to ensure that activities are designed and implemented in accordance with action plans and support GEDSI and inclusion integration throughout the MEC programme.
 Apply a GEDSI lens in developing and analysing budgets to support activities that are GEDSI responsive and transformative.
Monitoring and Evaluation
 Take a central role in ensuring that monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning processes support identification of, disaggregation and reporting on GEDSI outcomes and inclusive education indicators across the programme.
 Monitor the process that MEC and partners are taking towards the implementation of inclusion and GEDSI by MEC programme staff and partners and generate associated reports, including communications materials.
 Develop/adapt existing user-friendly tools and guidelines to support effective implementation of inclusive education and GEDSI by MEC programme staff and partners.
 Take a lead on and ensure that all inclusive education and GEDSI initiatives align to and contribute towards the programme’s Theory of Change and can be clearly monitored through the overarching Results Framework.
 Take a lead role in preparing the GEDSI aspects of MEC reporting commitments.
Research and Policy Engagement
 Work closely with the MEC Strategy, Policy, Planning and Learning department to identify areas of research and policy engagement and be actively involved with and lead on relevant activities where appropriate.
 Support ethnic and monastic partners to develop specific policies and practices that will better enable them to address identified barriers and promote inclusive education and GEDSI programming, managing safety and stigma concerns.
 Represent MEC in coordination, policy dialogue and advocacy forums as agreed as part of a whole-team approach, including updates to donors.
 Support the identification of opportunities to link MEC partners into GEDSI-related policy, advocacy and research initiatives and forums and the identification, development and management of research to inform systems strengthening and policy dialogue. One to two opportunities are expected to be identified within Year 1.
Capacity Development
 Support monastic and ethnic partners to strengthen their understanding of GEDSI and inclusive education within their local contexts, and at systems and school-based levels
 Identify opportunities and support the integration of GEDSI specific initiatives into programming.
 Conduct sessions and ongoing mentorship for MEC programme staff and colleagues on equity and inclusion principles and how to integrate these into the MEC programme.
General
 Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to safeguarding, child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
 Build and maintain optimal working relationships with all programme teams, SCI programme teams and MEC partners, in line with MEC partnership principles.
 Ensure that child participation and child safeguarding is integrated into design and implementation of activities, and that children’s voices are represented, with attention to safety and informed consent protocols.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Essential
 At least 8 years technical experience in inclusive education and gender equality, disability and social inclusion programming, including in conflict-affected and/or fragile state contexts.
 Significant experience of undertaking an inclusive education related role in a conflict-affected/humanitarian/development context
 Education to Masters level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience
 Experience of and commitment to working through and with partners, promoting a systems strengthening or capacity development approach, and experience of representation and ability to represent MEC with local partners
 Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands-on implementation capacity
 Proven capacity to train and coach staff, ideally in a remote capacity.
 Ability to facilitate/conduct large technical trainings
 Ability to write clear and effective assessment or other reports
 Excellent communication skills, politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and
diplomacy
 Proficiency in English and Myanmar language; proficiency in an ethnic Myanmar language highly desired
 Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally as assigned.
 The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes
insecure working circumstances.
 Experience in education programming highly desired

How to apply:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=21000843&tz=GMT%2B06%3A30&tzname=Asia%2FRangoon

Closing Date for Application: 1 December 2021 (Wednesday)

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