Saturday, May 10, 2008

Education Specialist

Education Specialist, Combating Exploitative Child Labor in Jordan (1520)

CHF International's mission is to be a catalyst for long-lasting positive change in low- and moderate-income communities around the world, helping them to improve their social, economic and environmental conditions.

Job Title: Education Specialist, Combating Exploitative Child Labor in Jordan

Department: Office of Global Operations

Reports To: CHF Project Director, Combating Exploitative Child Labor in Jordan

Location: Field - Jordan

This position is contingent on CHF being awarded the contract

Position Summary: CHF International seeks an experienced Education Specialist to provide leadership in developing the technical aspects of the project in collaboration with the Project Director.

This proposed, four year program will focus on withdrawing and preventing children and/or youth from exploitative child labor through direct education and training opportunities. The goals of the program include:

Raise awareness on exploitative child labor and the importance of education for all children and mobilize a wide array of actors to improve and expand education infrastructures;
Support research and data collection on exploitative child labor;
Strengthen country capacity to combat exploitative child labor and promote education;
Promote long-term sustainability of efforts to combat exploitative child labor.

Position Responsibilities:

Provide strategic guidance to the Project Director and implementing partners to improve the quality of interventions;
Lead development of annual work plans related to direct educational services for children and the improvement of basic education in the target country;
Provide strategic guidance to relevant ministries and national level policy makers on how to improve educational services in country and reduce child labor;
Design and provide technical guidance for activities that complement basic educational services for children withdrawn from or prevented from entering exploitative child labor, including psychosocial support, teacher training, and curriculum development;
Design and provide technical guidance on awareness raising activities for community stakeholders (including parents, community leaders, and employers) that promote the importance and benefits of education;Provide technical guidance on how program approaches can be modified to increase sustainability and ensure continuation of interventions after the program closes;
Assess the educational needs of target areas and target schools to design interventions that address major gaps in educational services.

The duties listed above are not inclusive of all position duties at CHF International. CHF reserves the right to change and update position description at any time.


At least 5 years experience with basic education projects in developing countries including student assessment, teacher training, educational materials/curriculum development, educational management, and educational monitoring and information systems;
Understanding of child labor issues, particularly the specialized needs of children withdrawn from exploitative child labor when they enter/return to school, and/or have experience working with this target population required;
Experience working successfully with ministries of education, networks of educators, employers organizations, and trade unions or comparable entities required;
Previous work experience in the Arab world highly preferred;
Legally able to live and work in the country of assignment;
Ability to travel to and work in challenging environments.


Advanced degree in education, international development, or a related field required.


Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Fluency in English required;
Working knowledge of Arabic preferred;
Able to read and interpret documents, and communicate with others as necessary to perform job duties effectively.


Basic skills and able to perform job specific mathematics.
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