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INTERSOS – Education specialist – Libia

INTERSOS sta selezionando un/a Education specialist da inserire nella sua operatività in Libia . Durata 4 mesi. Scadenza candidature 20/02/2023

INTERSOS is an independent humanitarian organization that assists the victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts and exclusion. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable people.

Terms of reference

Job Title: Education specialist

Code: 52-4500

Duty station: Tunisia

Starting date: 27/02/2023

Contract duration: 4 months

Reporting to: Programme Coordinator

Supervision of: Education facilitators, teachers

Dependents: non-family duty station

General context of the project

General context of the project: In the context of the Libya crisis, INTERSOS is providing quality services to respond to child protection and education needs in underserved and vulnerable areas in the Western Eastern and Southern parts of the Country. Main focus of the Libya program revolves around an innovative and community responsive approach, where community centres tackle the needs of the identified children and families through an integrated needs-based intervention.

INTERSOS started to work in Libya in 2018 and is currently present in the south (Sebha, Brak Al Shati, Qatrun), in the West (Grater Tripoli, Tajourah and Gaser benghashir) and in the East (Ajdabiya, Tobruk and Benghazi) of the country, intervening in the sectors of Education, Protection, Health and WASH.

Main objectives of the mission are:

  • Increase availability of and access to inclusive and integrated social and protection services and strengthen community-based child protection.
  • Multi-sector static and mobile services for children. INTERSOS established 3 multi-sector service centers, to provide child protection, education and health services to children and youth from 6 to 21 years old. The centers are operational in Tripoli, west of the country, in Sabha, in the south of Libya and in Ajdabiya, in the east of Libya.
  • To reinforce community ownership of social protection initiatives.
  • To contribute towards increased access to services for communities and households by improving health, education and social protection related community/public infrastructure.
  • In view of growing needs affecting displaced populations in Tunisia, the mission is actively positioning itself to be part of the response.

General purpose of the position

The Education Specialist is in charge to define, supervise and implement the education programme. He/She provides technical guidance and advice to education staff ensuring that specific components of the programme are delivered according to internal guidelines and in line with international standards and principles, in order to achieve mission’s goals effectively, according to INTERSOS vision and values.​

Main responsibilities and tasks

Coordination and support:

  • Contribute to design the education strategy of the mission and provide technical support and assistance to its implementation
  • In coordination with the Programme Coordinator, support to contextualise and adapt internal and global guidelines, guarantying these are rolled out and known by staffs
  • Ensure cohesion and harmonisation of education activities and services across the different implementation sites within the mission
  • In coordination with the Project managers, deliver trainings and workshops to staffs to build their skills on specific education topics identified with them
  • Support the Project Managers to deliver trainings and workshops to non-education staffs to build skills and knowledge of education principles and best practices
  • In coordination with the Project Managers, assess education related needs and gaps of target populations in current and prospective areas of operations, periodically update the education situation analysis and inform the programme accordingly
  • Support the Project Managers in providing ongoing strategic education analysis and development of periodic trend reports (including aspects of conflict analysis, gender, and risk management) and lessons from programme experience to inform programme development, implementation and policy/advocacy work
  • Support the MEAL team in overviewing that education data is collected, archived, processed, analysed and disseminated in ethical modalities, in line with internal data protection protocols
  • Under the supervision of the Programme Coordinator, undertake regular field monitoring visits and provide support tools to monitor quality of programme implementation
  • Identify opportunities for new education interventions and support assessments and developments of new project proposals

Supervision and Staff Management:

  • In coordination with the Programme Coordinator, organise ad hoc education meetings with relevant staffs to share challenges and priorities and develop action plans to address them

Networking and Partnerships:

  • Maintain collaborative relations with relevant clusters and related working groups at national and/or field level
  • In coordination with the Programme Coordinator, ensure that main education concerns are brought to relevant stakeholders to advocate for respect of human rights and minimum protection standards
  • Network with Education Specialists of other missions to share best practices and resources​

Required profile and experience


  • BA in relevant field (Education, Pedagogy or other fields related to social development and humanitarian work)
  • Desirable Master degree (MA or LLM)

Professional Experience

  • Minimum of three years of relevant working experience in protection-related sectors, preferably within an INGO, and two years for higher education degree (Masters/LLM)​

Professional Requirements

  • Experience in complex emergency setting involving internal displacements
  • Reporting skills, experience with monitoring tools and systems, data collection and analysis
  • Capacities in developing training program in specific thematic areas
  • Excellent computer literacy (word, excel and internet)​


  • Fluency in English.
  • French and Arabic are considered a plus​

Personal Requirements

  • Strong theoretical, technical and practical background in education
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work and integrate in a multicultural team
  • Ability to work under pressure, flexibility
  • Problem solver, dynamic, mature, proactive
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to manage efficiently multiple priorities, deadlines and tasks
  • Solid time-management skills, resourcefulness and attention to details.
  • Diplomatic skills in networking with partners, authorities and donors​
How to applyInterested candidates are invited to apply following the link below:

Please note that our application process is made of 3 quick stepsregister (including your name, email, password, citizenship and Skype address), sign-up and apply by attaching your CV and motivation letter in PDF format. Through the platform, candidates will be able to track their applications’ history with INTERSOS.

Please also mention the name, position and contact details of at least two references, including the line manager during your last job. Family members are to be excluded.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.

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