Senior Technical Specialist – Inclusive Early Learning

  • Full Time
  • Kathmandu
  • Applications have closed

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Senior Technical Specialist – Inclusive Early Learning

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential. We work together, with our partners from civil societies and government, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We reached approximately two million populations and invests over 40 million US dollars annually to reach more children than ever before, through programs in Health, Nutrition, Education, Protection and Child Rights and Governance, Livelihood, HIV and AIDS, and Humanitarian crises.

We are currently seeking a Senior Technical Specialist, Inclusive Early Learning for the USAID-funded Equity and Inclusion in Education Program in Nepal. The project aims to support the Government of Nepal in reducing out of school children and improving learning outcomes for marginalized students. To achieve this, USAID seeks to support efforts to provide targeted support to municipalities to implement evidence-based interventions that are driven by the local context in agreed upon provinces of either Province 2, Sudurpaschim, and/or Karnali.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.


  • Serve as focal point for Save the Children International, coordination with the government, implementing partners and USAID.
  • Ensure timely and high-quality submission of project deliverables, including work plans, quarterly and annual reports, and other reports or documentation required by USAID.
  • Oversee and provide technical support to implementing partners and develop/adapt technical resources and training materials as needed.
  • Use evidence to drive program improvement by conducting studies to build the knowledge and evidence base around equitable and inclusive early learning and basic education.
  • Facilitate learning exchanges to foster a culture of innovation, collaboration and quality improvement across the project.
  • Serve as a strategic resource for Save the Children Nepal to strengthen key national and provincial partnerships, disseminate innovative programs and influence provincial and national strategies.
  • Represent Save the Children in networking events to strengthen key partnerships with other actors.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Masters’ degree in international development, Inclusive/Special ECCD or Education with 7 years of experience in development sector;
  • Prior experience working in any of the following area(s) of inclusive ECCD, inclusive education, systems strengthening, use of digital/contactless education solutions, multi-sectoral programming in education;
  • Understanding of the barriers to education for disadvantaged groups, particularly in Nepal;
  • Experience managing a diverse team with strong interpersonal skills;
  • Proven experience working collaboratively with partners and building capacity of government bodies and local NGOs;
  • Commitment to child rights, gender equality and social inclusion; and
  • Fluent oral and strong analytical, written English communications skills is required.

Preferred qualifications:

  • USAID-funded program experience
  • Knowledge of local languages and of the proposed impact areas

Required No.(s): 1(Nepali Citizens only)

Contract length: Fixed Term

Location: Based in Country Office, Kathmandu

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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information

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.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, 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.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Job description:

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Closing date: 16 Jan 2022 – 23:59 +0545

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal

Department: Programme, Development and Quality

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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