South East Asia CSEF Capacity Development and Advocacy Support Officer
Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE)
Last Date: November 17, 2010
South East Asia
CSEF Capacity Development and Advocacy Support Officer
Description and Selection Criteria
The Asia South Pacific
Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE) is a regional association of
over 200 civil society member organizations from 30 countries in the Asia
Pacific Region. ASPBAE works to build a strong constituency in the region
committed to quality, empowering education for all, especially for marginalized
groups. Further information about ASPBAE can be found on the website
ASPBAE is a member of the Global
Campaign for Education (GCE), a large international network of civil society
education organizations (CSOs). ASPBAE and GCE share the aim of supporting
national education coalitions so that they develop their capacities to advocate
for education policy change with their governments towards achieving the
international Education For All (EFA) goals. Further information about GCE can
be found on their website,
The Civil Society Education Fund
CSEF) is an international initiative of GCE designed to develop the capacities
of national civil society education coalitions to effectively engage their
governments to bring about education policy change. Eligible national coalitions
are from countries in the Asia Pacific region that qualify for the EFA Fast
Track Initiative (FTI) to provide the most disadvantaged countries with
education funding support.
The CSEF Regional Secretariat in
the Asia Pacific will be managed by ASPBAE and will undertake the following
Capacity development for national education coalitions to
be able to avail themselves of the funds and use them effectively.
Support for the Regional Funding Committee that makes
decisions on which national coalition proposals will be accepted.
Communication and liaison support for the Fund Manager in
its dealings with the national coalitions about financial management of their
Documentation, monitoring and evaluation support.
ASPBAE is seeking a highly
experienced, motivated and committed person to add to its professional team to
fulfill this CSEF Regional Secretariat role.
Development and Advocacy Support Officer for South East Asia
Sub-regional Capacity Development and Advocacy Support Officer will report to
and work closely with the CSEF Regional Coordinator and will be required to
undertake the following roles:
Provide capacity development support to national education
coalitions in South East Asia in planning and conducting effective education
Assist these coalitions in developing strong and viable
CSEF funding proposals. This will entail assessing the administrative and
financial management and reporting capacities of the national coalitions,
staff capacities, work plans and the measures they intend to take to ensure
effective implementation of their proposals and the satisfactory acquittal of
Ensure national education coalitions develop and maintain
sound administrative and financial management and reporting systems.
Work as a supportive CSEF Regional team member and
communicate regularly with the Regional Coordinator and other staff.
Liaise effectively with a range of national and regional
stakeholders in relation to education policy.
Ensure the timely provision of documentation and reports to
meet all reportorial obligations.
The Capacity Development and
Advocacy Support Officer should:
Be a creative, flexible
problem solver, able to work under pressure.
cross-cultural, gender aware interpersonal & communication (written and oral)
Have sound analytical,
organizational, financial, project and time management skills.
Have at least 7 years
experience working with NGOs and campaigners in the relevant sub-region,
preferably at a national or sub-regional level.
Preferably have experience
working on GCE campaigns.
Have a relevant degree at
least at Bachelorís level.
Have a sound knowledge of
development issues as they relate to education policy in South East Asia.
Have knowledge of current
issues in CSO capacity development, particularly relevant to national CSO
Have strong skills in the
use of the internet and spreadsheets.
Be fluent in English.
Be willing to travel
extensively in the Asia Pacific region, especially in South East Asia.
This position is initially until
end June 2011 but with a reasonable prospect of continuing beyond this time.
Remuneration: a total package of up to US$ 26,400 pa is available. The
successful applicant should be available at short notice.
Applicants are requested to
send a cover letter addressing the selection criteria of no more than 3 pages,
plus a CV and names, email and phone details of three referees to the ASPBAE
Secretary General Ms Maria Khan, email
Applications close 17 November
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