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Education Policy and Advocacy Specialist


  • Working together with the Inclusive Quality Education Hub and the Education in Emergencies Network develop robust policy analysis and position papers on priority thematic issues related to education, particularly as it relates to education in crisis/ emergency including in displacement settings, education and the nexus approach and climate change education, for Plan International’s strategy, operations and influencing
  • Provide robust, accurate policy advice and information to drive Plan International’s strategic education influencing strengthening our niche in gender transformative education to ensure that advocacy efforts can be utilised for global and domestic purposes.
  • Manage global campaigning and advocacy efforts on education, coordinating with National, Regional, Country and Liaison Office colleagues.
  • Manage and coordinate external representation and partnerships as they relate to education in crisis/ emergency, education recovery and resilience and education and the nexus approach. Key strategic partners will include Education Cannot Wait, INEE, Global Education Cluster and the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack, among others
  • Provide though leadership, policy and advocacy support to the ECW and GPE Global Account Management (GAM) mechanisms to ensure coordination and harmonization.
  • Deploy (virtually or in person) to support Country, Regional and/or Liaison Offices with education policy and advocacy upskilling and capacity backstopping up to 20% of the time.

Qualification and Experience:

  • University degree in Education, International Development, Humanitarian Response or other relevant subject matter.
  • Proven advocacy and policy influencing experience in education, gender equality, and/or humanitarian systems. Strong preference given to experienced gained in a crisis affected country.
  • An understanding of concepts of the right to education, inclusion and quality within education both in development and humanitarian contexts will be essential.
  • Strong understanding of humanitarian systems and policy landscape, both globally and at country level.
  • Solid experience of working on children’s rights and gender equality at a global level within an NGO, UN agency or government department.
  • Proven experience of producing high quality evidence based policy positions and briefings. Having developed advocacy strategies on related topics in a national and/or international context using a variety of advocacy approaches, policy analysis and positioning.
  • Knowledge of global institutions, initiatives, and organisations with a priority focus on education combined with an awareness of the global financing requirements to achieve the right to education for all children, including domestic and international financing needs. Specific knowledge on ECHO funding is an asset.
  • Experience with external representation and effective relationship building at a senior level and a consultative, collaborative approach.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to manage multiple demands, meet deadlines and prioritise workload whilst remaining adaptable and flexible.
  • Experience working in a highly matrixed environment where multiple interdependencies are required to deliver various workstreams
  • Fluent in English and preferably French and/or Spanish

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Closing Date: 1st May 2022


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