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Key Responsibilities

  • Support the Education Director in the implementation and evolution of the educational strategy for SIR
  • Oversee the educational development of the programs in pursuit of the organizational mission and goals of each program
  • Take on increasing managerial and technical education-oriented responsibilities for each of our sites: an international school for children living in slums in Kenya, a rehabilitation school for child manual laborers in the DRC, and informal schooling for Syrian children lacking educational alternatives, as well as any further sites the organization opens.
  • If not already possessed, study and network to gain the knowledge and understanding of International Baccalaureate required of the role;
  • Mentor and supervise a small team of school leaders, supporting their professional growth and increasing their performance capacity with the aim to empower them to run their programs as self-autonomously as feasible
  • Ensure the on-site education teams are well-managed and supported, as well as activities implemented and run following the organization’s vision and guidelines
  • Track performance and deliverables, providing feedback and assessments based on the program goals and the educational strategy of SIR
  • Regularly meet virtually with site personnel to discuss developments and educational strategies and activities
  • Write up progress reports for internal staff as necessary
  • Monitor weekly and monthly quantitative and qualitative data
  • Assist with hiring of education department personnel
  • Alongside the Professional Development Specialist, help design, coordinate and implement training at all stages of a teacher’s journey through their Professional Pathway.

Essential Requirements

  • Professional experience in a variety of educational settings, including international schools
  • Professional experience in international development educational contexts in both field and HQ positions
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and professionally develop people in the Education sector from a remote role
  • Demonstrated ability to collect, evaluate and respond to regular quantitative and qualitative data
  • Demonstrated ability to pursue multiple goals in a complex environment, developing processes and practices which will achieve those goals, and bringing others on board in the endeavor
  • Commitment to the cause of empowering site staff to take effective and sustained ownership of their programs
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of an international network of remote staff
  • Excellent competence using the Google Suite
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills.
  • Availability during the working hours of Europe and Africa

Preferred Requirements

  • Working verbal and written proficiency in French and/or Spanish
  • Master’s Degree in education, development or related field
  • Courses or certifications in school administration or project management
  • Experience with the International Baccalaureate system.

Method of Application

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications, including a copy of their CVCover Letter, and a written authorization to personal data processing, by sending an email, indicating in the subject “***Education Specialist***”, to the address: hr@stillirisengo.org.

At Still I Rise, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We thrive on it for the benefit of our programs, our mission, and our community.




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