Education Technical Advisor

Save the Children’s vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children started our work in Vietnam in 1990, and implements programs in the key thematic areas: Education, Health and Nutrition, Child Protection, Child Rights and Governance, Child Poverty, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Emergency Response. At present, Vietnam Country Office has programs in 20 out of 63 provinces in Vietnam.

Save the Children in Vietnam continues to develop innovative programming that reflects the overall strategic goal of measurably improving the survival, health, protection and development of Vietnam’s poorest children by strengthening the capacity of women and children, caring adults, communities and partner organizations.

Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children.

Child Safeguarding positioning statement:

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.

We are looking for consultancy services for:

  • Vacancy: Education Technical Advisor
  • Location: Hanoi

Main Responsibilities:

To provide overall leadership in technical support for the education sector (Sponsorship and other education projects), including representation in education events and providing support to SMT in management decision making.


  • At least Master’s Degree in Education or related field
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience working in a development context (INGO, ministry, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience in education programming with demonstrated experience in technical capacity building, research and report writing skills

Experiences & Skills


  • Good understanding of challenges facing vulnerable children and communities in Good understanding of challenges facing vulnerable children and communities in Vietnam
  • Quick learner with ability to think strategically and creatively
  • Ability to provide technical support/inputs in developing and implementing sound MEAL (M&E, Accountability and Learning) systems for children
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Vietnamese
  • Commitment  to  and  understanding  of  SCI  mission,  values  and principles  including rights-based approaches
  • Ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and at different levels, to motivate and inspire team work


  • Flexibility, live and thrive in challenging circumstances
  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
  • Experience of working in an emergency setting and/or commitment to build that capacity
  • Excellent people management and interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to respond effectively to challenges, and work effectively in a cross culture environment

Please send CV and a completed application form, contact of three referees and a covering letter in English addressing the list of competencies to: Save the Children International, Hanoi Office: 4th Floor, Mercury Building, No. 444 Hoang Hoa Tham street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi or by Email: [email protected]

The SC’s application form and full job description are attached.

The closing date for application is 5 pm on 27 January 2019. Applications will be treated in confidence. Due to the volume of applications we receive, only short-listed candidates will be contacted and CVs cannot be returned.

Save the Children is an equal opportunities employer. Our selection processes reflect our commitment to the protection of children from abuse, and our people are as diverse as the challenge we face.  We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of age, disability, HIV/AIDS status, race, national origin, religion, or sexual orientation.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Save the Children
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2019-01-27