FHI 360

Technical Advisor - Education

FHI 360

Technical Advisor - Education

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Technical Advisor - Education for an anticipated five-year USAID/Nepal Kathmandu Valley Clean Air Program. This program will seek to reduce air pollution in the Kathmandu Valley, and potentially other areas of Nepal, by addressing the sources of air pollution through: 1) building the capacity of and providing technical assistance to government to increase adherence to environmental regulations, use data for solution identification, and drive policy formulation, enforcement and implementation; 2) strengthening existing and new civil society and community networks, particularly those representing marginalized communities, to advocate and advance public interest on improving air quality; 3) and establishing private sector partnerships. In support of these goals, the program will develop and promote high-quality curricula and trainings that educate youth, families, schools and CSOs on air pollution knowledge, ultimately increasing engagement with these audiences on air pollution in Kathmandu and improving knowledge. In support of decision-making and evidence-based policy-making, the workstream will also support research that investigates the impact of air pollution on educational outcomes.

This position is subject to project award, funding, and USAID approval.
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all …

Technical Advisor - Education

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Basic Job Information

Job Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
Job Level : Senior Level
No. of Vacancy/s : [ 1 ]
Employment Type : Full Time
Job Location : Kathmandu
Offered Salary : Negotiable
Apply Before(Deadline) : Jun. 07, 2021 23:55 (5 days, 14 hours ago)

Job Specification

Education Level : Master
Experience Required : More than or equals to 7 years
Other Specification
  • Advanced degree in education, management or a directly relevant field from an accredited university. Masters degree, or international equivalent, preferred.
  • 7-10 years of relevant experience in management of and technical direction to education projects and/or programs in Nepal, some knowledge of environmental education is preferred but not required
  • Experience in curriculum and training design, including knowledge of how best to integrate new curricula into existing systems and most effectively roll-out training
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects and consultants, and to set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities required
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt implementation based on data or information from monitoring of activities
  • Thought leadership in education and demonstrated experience in advancing the field in Nepal and/or regionally
  • Experience with working in USAID projects is preferred
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication skills in English and fluency in Nepalese
  • Qualified female candidates and candidates from ethnic minorities, socially excluded and disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply

Job Description

Reports to: Principal Investigator

The Technical Advisor – Education will provide technical and scientific leadership in designing, implementing and evaluating the project’s education strategy. S/he will support the Principal Investigator in providing technical advice and leading initiatives with government stakeholders and partners based upon expertise on evidence- based methods and strategies for achieving learning results on air pollution knowledge and generating new evidence on the impacts of air pollution on educational outcomes. S/he will ensure the use of best practices in the field and rigorous design and implementation. The Technical Advisor – Education will lead activities to design adolescent curriculum, implement vocational trainings, guide research on the intersection of air pollution and educational outcomes and liaise with educational institutions and media outlets to raise awareness.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership in the design, development, execution and evaluation of an education engagement strategy, ensuring the project’s activities use a systematic planning process that is evidence-based and reinforced through a coordinated, shared vision among partners, key stakeholders, and the Government of Nepal
  • Lead development and preparation of annual workplans and routine donor reporting for the education workstream of the project
  • Work with project stakeholders to develop education tools and frameworks
  • Lead the development of curricula on air pollution and design training plans and modules to deliver content to pre-defined groups of learners
  • Lead research on the impact of air pollution on learning outcomes that can support decision-making and advocacy
  • Ensure that new knowledge and best practices in education for air pollution reduction are shared and contribute to the knowledge base through participation in local, regional and global partner and technical networks, scientific forums and other knowledge-sharing platforms
  • Work with the project’s M&E Specialist to track whether program education activities are achieving the project’s indicators
  • Oversee planning and implementation of other specific civil society activities

Applying Procedure

Interested candidates are invited to apply through the https://www.fhi360.org/careers as soon as possible, but no later than June 7th, 2021. Applications will be reviewed as they are received on a rolling basis.

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