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About War Child UK:

War Child, the specialist charity for children affected by conflict. For more than two decades we’ve delivering high-impact programmes that are rebuilding lives across Afghanistan, Iraq, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Central African Republic and Yemen. We understand children’s needs, respect their rights, and put them at the centre of the solution – from reintegrating children formerly associated with armed groups and armed forces (CAAFAG) in the Central African Republic to reuniting children with their families in Afghanistan. We look forward to a world in which the lives of children are no longer torn apart by war. This is a vision that can only be realised through the collective actions of children themselves, communities and their leaders, organisations like War Child, governments and key decision

Job Description:

Your role

The Education in Emergencies Advisor is responsible for supporting the strategic direction for War Child UK’s education related work in Afghanistan in line with the global and country strategy. The Advisor provides hands-on support to develop, position and implement education programmes in within the emergency response. The focus is on ensuring that teams and partners have the skills and capacity to meet technical quality standards in our emergency education work, and that the organisation is able to achieve and evidence outcomes and impact in our work based on sound technical design.


The Advisor plays a crucial role in ensuring that War Chid is active and well represented on external coordination fora, and in initiatives to develop WCUK’s leadership and profile globally. Representation on NGO, UN and donor networks is an important feature of the role, ensuring that War Child is effectively networked across the sector, and that our programmes learn from the experience of others. The Advisor will also collaborate with teams to develop strategies and proposals for Afghanistan, providing essential technical expertise in programme design and assuring that our interventions meet sector quality standards.


Your responsibilities:

  • Strengthen War Child Afghanistan’s education in emergencies (EiE)programming, supporting rights-based, quality education interventions for girls and boys across a range of humanitarian settings.
  • Develop the thought leadership in EiE n collaboration with colleagues as part of alliances and committees, including initiating new approaches and research directions for our work.
  • Represent War Child UK at technical, coordination and donor meetings at country level and ensure strong coordination with other War Child agencies.
  • Identify and support relevant partnerships with donors, humanitarian agencies, academic institutions and private sector to build-up the profile and reputation and War Child’s education work in Afghanistan.
  • With the Programme Funding Team, scan the sector for relevant funding opportunities.
  • Provide capacity building support to staff members  on War Child EiE priority areas including early years care and development, accelerated learning, school reconstruction, teacher training, curriculum development.
  • Lead on the design of EiE needs assessments and develop related education strategies and responses.
  • Travel to programme areas to assist in education programme start-up, rapid needs assessment, monitoring and support.
  • Support the recruitment of new education staff, consultants or other external support, in coordination with human resources.
  • Develop and pilot-test innovative accountability feedback mechanisms.
  • Establish communities of practice, discussions fora and learning events to support cross-team learning.
  • Contribute to creating a culture committed to the safeguarding of children and adults and compliant to WCUK’s Child Safeguarding and Adults at Risk Policies.

These duties provide a framework for the role and should not be regarded as a definitive list. Other reasonable duties may be required consistent with the grade of the post.


Our values


We use our passion and creativity to deliver high quality evidence-based work designed to maximize our beneficial impact for children in conflict.

Accountable to Children

Children can rely on us to respond to their voices and to treat them with respect and dignity.


We expect to be held to account by our supporters and beneficiaries and we respond with openness and honesty.

Committed to each other

We support each other and our partners to achieve ambitious goals and to the best we can be we are honest and open with each other, sharing our success and confronting our challenges

Job Requirements:

  • Experienced in designing, supporting, monitoring and evaluating education programmes in complex emergencies and/or post conflict situations.
  • In possession of an excellent track-record in programming in education areas.
  • Able to demonstrate coordination, networking and relationship building skills with key partners including government, donors, INGOs, national and local organizations, and UN agencies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate complex information in an effective way.
  • Skilled in qualitative and quantitative research methods report-writing, documentation, and dissemination of learning in Education in emergency are
  • Significantly experienced in education proposal development, and the ability to effectively mainstream education within psychosocial support, child protection, food security and livelihoods.
  • Able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, positive and professional attitude, ability to lead and work well in a culturally diverse team setting and with multiple partners. Strengths include listening, empathy, flexibility, and creativity. Fluent in English and Dari / Pashto.

Submission Guideline:

How to apply

  • Please go to this link:, fill in your information and attach your documents before the closing date – (27-Dec-2021).
  • Applications after closing date will not be accepted.
  • Please note that there is no telephonic inquiry and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for written test/interview.


Child safeguarding and Adults at Risk

Our work with children and at-risk adults to keep them safe is the most important thing we do. We are committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults in all areas of our work. We have zero tolerance for any behaviours and practices that puts children and/or vulnerable adults at risk of abuse and/or harm. Successful applicants will be expected to be compliant and sign up to our Child Safeguarding policy, our Code of Conduct and PSEA: Adults at Risk Policy. You can find the Child Safeguarding and Adults at Risk policy here:


Pre-employment checks

  • Employment with War Child will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:
  • a satisfactory police record check to include a International/National Criminal Record Check, and a clear vetting and Due Diligence check
  • receipt of three satisfactory references
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