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Education Officer Myanmar (100%)

The Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation (PCF) is a Swiss non-profit organisation, which promotes peaceful cohabitation worldwide by empowering the most marginalised children and adolescents. The Foundation seeks to provide children and youth with access to holistic quality education and to strengthen their intercultural competencies. The Pestalozzi Children’s Village in Trogen (Appenzell Outer-Rhodes) is at the heart of the Foundation and its activities in Switzerland and in twelve countries. Abroad, PCF works with local partner organisations to enable children to access quality education in primary schools. For more information, please visit www.pestalozzi.ch.

In Myanmar, PCF works with local partner organisations to enable children to access quality education in public schools, particularly in rural areas. PCF in Myanmar contributes to enhancing inclusive and equitable quality education by strengthening basic skill development of vulnerable girls and boys in preschool and primary school living in geographically isolated rural areas stricken by poverty with limited access to inclusive and equitable quality education.

PCF Myanmar is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of

Education Officer 100%

The post is based in Yangon and open to Myanmar nationals or permanent residents only. This position will report to the Country Representative and will be responsible for educational analyses, capacity development, monitoring activities and strategic support to the Country Programme.

We are looking for a motivated, reliable and result-oriented individual, committed to learn from peers, willing to travel in the field 30% and with excellent interpersonal skills and team spirit.

Starting date: 1 January 2023 or as per agreement

Main Responsibilities

  1. Analyses of the education sector and support strategic development of the Country Programme.
  2. Knowledge sharing and trainings.
  3. Country Safeguarding Focal Point.
  4. Monitoring and reporting on the results.

PCF's actions are based on the principles of human and child rights. The foundation has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with its values and its commitment for protecting human and child rights, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of power and discrimination. PCF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. Therefore, all selected candidates undergo reference and background checks, and all employees are required to sign PCF's Safeguarding Code of Conduct.

How to Apply

Interested applicants who meet the requirements should submit their application in pdf per e-mail, including a motivation letter in English (max.1 page), a recent CV (max. 3 pages), two recent references, work certificates, copy of diplomas and their salary expectation, no later than 25 September 2022 to the following contact person:

Martin Jenni, Finance and Administration Manager, E-Mail: jobs@pestalozzi.ch. Please state in the subject line “Application for Education Officer Myanmar”. Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applications received after the deadline and through means other than the address given above will not be considered. All applications will be treated confidentially.