Technical Advisor- Learn (Education)

Plan International Nepal View All Jobs By Recruiter
Based in Regional Office-West (Surkhet) 6/10/2021 - 6/23/2021

Position Details

  • 1
  • None Specified
  • Bachelors(Undergraduate)
  • Education
  • Based in Regional Office-West (Surkhet)

Summary of Position


Title: Technical Advisor- Education (LEARN)

Functional Area: Programme

Reports to: Direct: Senior Technical Advisor- LEARN
                              Administrative: Regional Manager (WRO)

Location: West Regional Office, Surkhet

Travel required: Plan International Nepal working districts

Effective Date: 1st June 2021

Grade: D1

Type: Mid-level role with Fixed Term Employment until June 2023 based in Regional Office-West (Surkhet)



Plan International is a development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We strive for a just world, working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners in over 75 countries. Our programs are underpinned by a core of defined values, including transparency and accountability, team collaboration, inclusion and integration, as well as the overall ambition to empower girls and young women as legacy. 

Plan International has been working in Nepal since 1978 and developed a strong reputation as a respected development and humanitarian actor helping marginalised children, their families and communities to access their rights to health, education, economic security and protection. Through the support of local partners, Plan International works in 24 districts in Nepal. 

Plan International Nepal has a vision for 2030 as “an inclusive, just and safe society where all girls and young women enjoy their rights and live in freedom”. This is coupled with the ambition of taking action so that 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive as “Girls and young women in all of their diversity reach their full potential as equal and active citizens” by 2023. The country strategy is put into action through the implementation of three interrelated program areas defined as follows:

LEARN: the “Education and Skills and Opportunities for Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship (SOYEE)” program aims to assist vulnerable and excluded girls and young women in adapting and thriving in a changing climate;

LEAD AND DECIDE: the “Youth as Active Drivers of Change and Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR)” program aims to empower girls and young women in leading change, having control over their bodies and making informed decisions; and

THRIVE: the “Early Childhood Development (ECD), Child Protection and Child Poverty” program enhances vulnerable and excluded children, especially girls, to be valued and cared for without discrimination, fear and any forms of violence.

Plan international Nepal seeks candidates who practice feminist leadership, promote diversity, actively seek innovative solutions for problems, courageously and respectfully share their opinions and ideas, break down barriers and engender cross-department collaboration, practice active listening, maintain confidentiality, build trust and are passionate about children’s rights and equality for girls.


The Technical Advisor–Education (LEARN) will provide support to develop Plan International Nepal’s strategy and programmatic/influencing approach on education. The Education Technical Advisor will support the Senior Technical Advisor- LEARN in designing, implementing and monitoring education projects; focused to increase learning outcomes of early grade children via promoting child friendly learning environment, strengthen gender transformative & inclusive learning environment & system, improve STEAM based teaching & learning system, reduce disaster risk & climate change effect in schools and communities. The Education Technical Advisor will also be responsible for capacity development of Plan International Nepal and its partner staff on education.

Given this is a field faced position, Education Technical Advisor will primarily be responsible for quality implementation of education programme in field, provide technical support & guidance to programme specialists (LEARN), both from ERO & WRO, build the technical capacity of partners and, manage external relationship with government and like-minded agencies at province level. S/he will also engage with MERL team to generate evidences of Plan Nepal’s education programme and share them with STA-LEARN and other relevant personals within organization. S/he will also lead to start-up new education projects in field and support to develop project management tools; including Implementation Guideline, Quality Benchmark, Training Manuals, Beneficiary & School selection tools, etc. S/he will also support STA-LEARN to position Plan Nepal related to EiE at province & district level.



Reports to: Senior Technical Advisor- LEARN and is a mid-level position

Budget Accountability: None

Number of reports: None, but responsible for working closely with 6-8 field based project implementation staff within the sector

Key stakeholder groups: Active engagement with a diverse set of local, regional and international stakeholders including Government, UN Agencies, Donors, INGOs, Academia, CSOs and Media

External relationships and representation: Frequently represents Plan International Nepal to external stakeholders.



Provide technical expertise in developing Plan International Nepal’s strategy in education

  • Gaps in education at national and community levels are identified
  • Communities, partner organisations, government line agencies and other relevant stakeholders are consulted to prioritise programme/influencing needs in education
  • Strategic partners in education at national and provincial levels are identified
  • Identify creative innovations to improve program quality and delivery


Develop and ensure effective design, implementation and monitoring of education related projects

  • Project concepts and funding proposals are developed involving all relevant staff members in priority areas for competitive bidding
  • Programmes related to education are delivered effectively to achieve the desired outcomes. 
  • Monitoring plan of education projects is developed and implemented to assess the project outcomes
  • Technical inputs/feedback is provided to project team for high quality delivery of education projects 


Identify advocacy/influencing agenda

  • Research need on education are identified to establish evidence 
  • Relevant networks on education identified to establish relationship with actors on education
  • Key trends, good practices on education within Plan International and externally are collected, analysed and shared appropriately
  • Media content on education prepared to disseminate all stakeholders and external audiences.


Develop capacity of Plan International Nepal and partner staff

  • Training needs of Plan and partner staff identified
  • Short and long-term plan developed to strengthen the capacity of Plan International Nepal and partner staff
  • Guideline/manual is developed for training at different levels
  • Training and follow-up conducted as per training plan 


Partnership management of Country level Partners

  • Identify potential partners for CO level strategic program implementation
  • Develop partnership agreement as per the partnership policy of Plan International Nepal
  • Manage program implemented by partners
  • Provides technical inputs to support partners for effective implementation 


Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.



  • Master’s degree in education with at least 3 years of experience in education sector
  • Bachelor’s degree in education with at least 5 years of experience in education sector
  • Experience in designing / management and quality delivery of projects on education; especially regarding learning outcomes, early grade learning, child friendly learning environment, gender transformative & inclusive education and, school safety.
  • Experience in development of advocacy strategy and policy advocacy on education.
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation of education
  • Experience in networking/engaging with key actors on education
  • Experience in capacity development of project staffs
  • Capacity to produce evidence-based, robust program design and public policy recommendations and positions. 
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with colleagues, a variety of team members and external contacts, through good written and spoken communication skills



  • Experience of working in both development and emergency context
  • Understanding of the structures, processes and trends in the Nepal political system and specific to education sector.
  • Good understanding of the processes by which you achieve policy change and of how to conduct power and political analysis.
  • Ability to plan work and meet deadlines when working under pressure on a number of projects.
  • Commitment to Plan’s values including the rights and needs of children 
  • Experience of working for an international development organisation



  • Operational planning & execution 
  • Analysis & reasoning 
  • Managing work relationships ( internal/external)
  • Communicating, one to one, in groups both in writing, verbally, presentations and reports, in English, Nepali and relevant local languages.
  • Preparation and management of  budgets and assessment of  financial implication in work situations
  • Facilitation, negotiation and networking 
  • Persuasion and ability to influence
  • Ability to problem solve,  handle setbacks and pressure 
  • Ability to use basic office electronic equipment & computer applications



We are open and accountable

  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people


We strive for lasting impact

  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.


We work well together

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.


We are inclusive and empowering

  • We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential
  • We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our programs and our workplace
  • We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives. 



  • Based in Plan Nepal’s West Regional office, Surkhet with frequent travel to project areas from both East & West RO.
  • Able to work in difficult circumstances (disaster areas, etc.)
  • Work with multi-culture and multi-lingual staff/team members



Mid contact: Occasional interaction with children 

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