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Education Strategic Planner and Capacity Building Specialist

Job Profile

Cambridge Education/Mott MacDonald is currently preparing to tender for the management of DFID’s new education sector technical assistance programme in Lebanon “Support to Reaching All Children through Education II” (SR2).
The objective of the Government’s RACE II strategy is to scale up access to quality education for refugees and vulnerable Lebanese children. RACE II’s focus is on improving equitable access through both formal and non-formal routes, enhanced quality of teaching resources and teacher training, and strengthened systems of governance and managerial capacities.
DFID’s SR2 will support the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE) and the Centre for Educational Research and Development (CERD) with on-demand access to high-quality technical assistance to support its drive to improve public sector service delivery and strengthen capacity within the formal education system.

Job Description

We are now looking for an experienced, senior Education Strategic Planner and Capacity Building Specialist with extensive working experience in the technical areas below, preferably in the Middle East:
  • Assist the Ministry in prioritising and planning and provide strategic advice
    including the
    development of
    strategic frameworks
    and policy
  • Create an enabling environment, strengthening the skills of staff for the planning and delivery of educational services, with an emphasis on access to all, equity and equality.
  • Provision of support and/or mentoring across aspects of project management, governance, HR, financial management, M&E and strategic planning.
  • Provide advice in planning and programming of services at central and decentralized levels, from experience of working within the context of fragile states and education in emergencies.
  • Develop and deliver training if required on educational management for organisational capacity building of Ministry of Education and Higher Education staff

This full-time position will be embedded in the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Beirut and as indicated
one of the main activities will be to build capacity within the Ministry.

Candidate Specification

Required skills and qualifications:
  • A Master’s-level degree in education, organisational development, or a relevant field, from an accredited university is essential
  • Significant experience in implementing education programmes in complex education systems – experience in the Middle East and at international level would be an asset.
We would be interested in hearing from you if you would like to be considered for full time work on these exciting prospects. Please give an indication of your expected daily fee rate.
Only candidates who meet the required criteria will be shortlisted and contacted.

Mott MacDonald is an employee-owned management, development and engineering consultancy serving the public and private sector around the world, with more than 16,000 staff worldwide. Our International Development Services division operates portfolios within the international development sectors of Environment and Water, Education, Health and Social and Economic Development in over 40 countries. Together we implement and manage projects in developing countries and emerging economies around the world, supporting national governments and municipalities in policy, planning, project design and delivery. We are committed to supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and to provide our expertise to improve the lives of people in need.
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