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Cluster Coordination Specialist - Surge Rosta

We are currently establishing an Education in Emergencies Roster of Cluster Coordination specialists who would be available to deploy to cover gaps and backfill opportunities across our global humanitarian operations.      

Save the Children co-leads the Global Education Cluster in partnership with the UN and provides support to over 20-education clusters/EiE Working Groups, which collectively, coordinate education in emergency responses to over 13 million children.

On deployment you would typically take on the role of a Cluster Coordinator and assume overall responsibility for the co-leadership of the Education cluster; or provide strategic and advisory support to existing Cluster Coordinators. Standard accountabilities would include supporting needs assessments and ensuring education is prioritized in all multi-sector assessments, developing, implementing and monitoring the cluster strategy and work plan, ensuring clear and effective communication between sub-national and national clusters and ensuring Child Safeguarding is addressed. You may also take on some capacity building responsibilities.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with the ability to deploy at short notice for up to 12 weeks at a time.

In order to secure a place on the roster you will bring:

  • Extensive progressively responsible work experience within the UN, government and/or NGO, including in a humanitarian context.
  • Prior experience of working within a senior management role or cluster coordination within a complex country programme in an emergency response or fragile state
  • Experience applying relevant interagency humanitarian frameworks and standards in education in emergencies (for example INEE Minimum Standards)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skill, including the ability to facilitate diverse groups.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with ability to act with of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • A high level of written and spoken English and preferably, at least one of the following additional languages – French, Spanish and/or Arabic.
  • Demonstrable ability to work and represent views across different stakeholders taking part in the Education Cluster.
  • Knowledge of the IASC Cluster System and recent humanitarian reform developments, including the Transformative Agenda
  • A demonstrable commitment to Humanitarian Principles and the Principles of Partnership
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Experience in coordination roles in the first phase of a major emergency response is helpful
  • Experience in child participation, child safeguarding or working with local partners would also be desirable.

Contracts would be issued upon deployment. Accommodation, flights and business travel insurance (including medical) would be provided.We offer $55,000 per annum as salary package for the deployments.

The Organisation 

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.  We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.


Application Information:

Please attach a cover letter and up-to-date CV with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. Please visit our website for a copy of the full Job Description:

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

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

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13 Jun 2019

1 Jan 2020 - 06:29 +0630

Worldwide, Worldwide

Programme Operations

Fixed-term contract


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