Senior Education Technical Advisor


The Senior Education Technical Advisor (TE) will use her/his in-depth contextual understanding, technical expertise, and relationship building skills to define and deliver our strategic ambition for education in El Salvador.  The role will lead strategy development and the technical design and implementation of high-quality programs that deliver change for children in both emergency and development programming. The role supports national advocacy and influencing, while driving strategic partnerships for new business development. It supports the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems to demonstrate impact, while sharing learning across our programs, teams, and partners.

The role will work closely with operations colleagues and with partners in the El Salvador Country Office, building their capacity, ownership, and agency of local organizations.  This role includes a focus on external representation on priority issues including early childhood care and development, and foundational learning and uninterrupted learning (education in emergencies) to ensure all children have access to education leading to learning and wellbeing outcomes.

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.


  • Bachelor and degree in Education.
  • At least 5 years’ experience of leading the design and implementation of humanitarian and development programs in education.
  • Understanding of the education sector in El Salvador.
  • Familiar with education systems humanitarian/cluster systems as needed.
  • Track record in successful business development/fundraising such as Global Partnership for Education, Education Cannot Wait, EU, DIFID, USAID and World Bank.
  • Experience of strategy development and planning.
  • Experience of context, capacity and policy analysis, and influencing and advocacy at regional/international level in order to hold duty bearers to account to realise children’s rights.
  • Skilled at networking, representation and partnership development in order promote learning, strengthen civil society and mobilise resources.
  • Able to generate and use data and evidence to innovate, deliver, learn and share what works and what doesn’t work for children.
  • Experience of promoting quality and impact through at least one cross-cutting area: gender equality and inclusion, adaptive and safer programming; child rights; disability; migration and displacement.
  • Experience of supporting humanitarian preparedness, response and recovery.
  • Significant experience in training, capacity building, and mentoring.
  • Fluent in English and high level of English.
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