International Education Opportunities
Save the Children US
Location: Washington, DC / Africa

International Education Opportunities
Save the Children

Dynamic growth in our international education portfolio has created immediate opportunities for international education and early childhood development professionals. Ideal candidates will have a passion for innovation and action; they will be leaders in their field, and will possess a track record of driving quality programming for that achieves results for children

Specialist, Early Childhood Development
Washington, DC

The Specialist, Early Childhood Development will provide technical support and leadership to Save the Children’s country offices around the world in the design, implementation, evaluation and integration of early childhood programs.

Master’s Degree in International Education, and minimum of 4 years experience in early childhood development with an understanding of holistic development and cultural variation in child rearing practices. Ability to implement strategies that generate community and partner ownership to ensure sustainable results. International travel 30-40%.

Sr. Specialist, Basic Education and Literacy
Washington, DC

The Sr. Specialist, Basic Education and Literacy will drive the development of an evidence-based literacy and numeracy strategy to improve reading achievement in international early childhood development transition programs and in basic education, and will collaborate closely with education colleagues to further define, pilot and replicate BE &L programs, build capacity and provide support for growing Basic Education portfolio.

The ideal candidate will have Master’s degree in reading, a deep understanding of evidence-based reading research and practices for teaching primary or early grades reading and assessing student progress toward achievement of benchmarks as documented in coursework and experience as a teacher of reading, and a thorough knowledge of literacy research and programming, experience in contextualizing interventions, and strong training and clear public speaking skills. He/she will become the face of Save the Children’s growing literacy work -- knowledge, passion and effective action in the topic essential in this role.

Project Director, Dubai Cares

Grow the partnership with Dubai Cares to achieve the strongest positive results for children!

Responsible for the overall strategic development, implementation, monitoring, and accountability of the Dubai Cares program, the Project Director will ensure that program targets and benchmarks are set and met, resources allocated, and results achieved in order to reach impact at scale. The Project Director will provide technical and management oversight and support of country projects, identify shared priorities for program and policy leadership in basic education, among Save the Children’s country programs, Alliance partners, and Dubai Cares. The Project Director will align Dubai Cares programming with the strategic plan for learning and development in Save the Children, shaping program activities and documentation to generate the evidence base for program objectives and advocacy. The Project Director will work closely with the donor to shape and strengthen a shared agenda(s), for example, improving quality and access to early primary education, to strengthen the partnership and increase the effectiveness and leverage greater impact with Dubai Cares investments in children’s learning and development.

Masters degree required in Education or related discipline and a minimum of seven years’ international experience in managing large grant programs and interfacing with non-government donors. Positive track record in proposal development; superior writing and communication skills in English required; fluency in Arabic also required.

Willingness to travel internationally 30% - 40%. Ability to work as team player and coordinate activities across countries and departments critical. A passion for action, innovation and strong leadership skills essential for success in this role.

The preference is for this position to be based in Washington D.C. Consideration of other locations may be possible in countries where Save the Children has an established presence.

Africa Area Education Specialist

Save the Children seeks an experienced, dynamic Education Specialist to provide cutting-edge technical assistance to our country offices in the Africa region and promote high-quality, evidence-based early childhood development (ECD) and education programs that reach greater scale in the Africa region. S/he will be an integral member of a team of education and child development experts based both in the region and in our US headquarters, and will be a key player in contributing to our overall goal of helping Africa’s children learn and develop to their full potential.

Master’s degree in education, child development, or related discipline and 5-7 years’ experience managing and providing technical support to education, or early childhood development in Africa or other developing regions. Solid technical knowledge of education and early childhood development and working knowledge of other sectors, such as HIV/AIDS, health, livelihoods and child protection, to facilitate cross-sectoral collaboration.

Excellent interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to provide technical assistance and conduct dynamic training and facilitation, and strong program design, monitoring and evaluation skills essential. Fluency in spoken and written English including superior writing and documentation skills. Proficiency in other African languages desired. Willingness and ability to travel within Africa and globally between 30 – 50 % of the time.

Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world and offers excellent benefits and compensation package, work-life balance, and opportunities for professional growth. For more information and to apply on-line, visit our career website at:


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