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Education & Early Childhood Advisor

Nairobi, Kenya
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Industry: Non-Profit Organization Management
Description: World Vision is an international Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working in almost 100 countries world-wide to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.
Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

Technical support in Program design and Quality Assurance

  • Provide effective technical support to APs and Grants implementing Child Learning and other education interventions
  • Participate in the development and review of National Strategy and Technical Programs and ensure Education is well articulated in the CL & HHR Technical Program, related concepts and proposals and utilized to implement NO Strategy
  • Participate in technical coordination, planning and review meetings for Education within and externally
  • Develop and disseminate guidelines that will support delivery of the Education objectives throughout the strategy period appreciating the unique contexts where the TP will be implemented.
  • Support development of Child Learning TP and AP plans (AOPs, DIPs, Annual Budgets)
  • Provide effective technical support to field project teams to roll out of World Vision Partnership and other recognized and approved Child Learning Core Models (GbG & Learning Roots)
  • Coordinate as applicable sector integration interventions for ensuring integrated Child Learning implementation with other TPs at NO and field level.
  • Support/enhance linkages with EARO and GC Education learning centres for continued backstopping to enable quality programming within WVK
  • Ensure that business processes, standards and guidelines related to Child Learning initiatives are effectively applied by field programs

Program Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, Learning, Research and Innovation 

  • Participate/Support CL & HHR TP adaptation processes, Program assessments, monitoring & evaluation,
  • Ensure interpretation and utilization of assessment, baselines, evaluations and verification on quality of designs
  • Strengthen research, learning, documentation and dissemination of WVK work in Child Learning
  • Provide technical linkages and implementation of innovations related to the TP models both with National and Regional Level Governments, public and private partners
  • Ensure development of standardized monitoring tools & staff capacity building including core models Data Quality Tools (Learning Roots & Go Baby Go) to ensure are in use with appropriate feedback
  • Gather data at National level for reporting on Child Learning (MMR, Semi-Annual, Annual Reports, WVK annual & Board TP Report)
  • Coordinate and participate in regular learning forums to profile, communicate and ensure adoption of promising Child Learning practices
  • Participate in joint program monitoring visits with key partners to track and document program progress in the targeted program sites.
  • Ensure the feedback from monitoring exercises feeds into the working of relevant technical working groups within the Program counties.
  • Support quality reviews of program reports and core documents as per WVK guidelines and donor standards.
  • Design/Coordinate/participate in education & child learning operational research, documentation, publication and dissemination of useful research findings
  • Identify capacity gaps in child learning to inform the National level staff capacity development strategy
  • Ensure skills and capacity development for staff and partners in child learning strategies, models and approaches.

Program Development and Resource Acquisition

    • Technically support Resource Acquisition & Management (RAM) team to develop proposals/concepts to prospective donors and SOs for Child Learning
    • Respond effectively to calls and queries by donors and SOs on Education & child Learning Concepts/Proposals in coordination with RAM
    • Physically present/defend Education & Child Learning Proposals to donors in coordination with RAM when required
    • Participate in Go-No Go Processes, write ups, meeting with prospective donors and submission of concepts/proposals
    • Develop quality and coherent Education & child Learning capacity statements
    • In liaison with communications team, develop context specific electronic and live media communications on education & child learning and market related activities.
    • Develop Sector specific Job Descriptions for technical staff in liaison with People & Culture

Collaboration and Advocacy 

      • Forge and strengthen partnerships with National and County government and other stakeholders involved in Education and ECDE Sectors
      • Lead in development and utilization of MOUs / working agreements with sector strategic, funding and program/project implementation partners
      • Participate in the planning and execution of ECDE Networks in all the counties, County level conferences e.g Nairobi County Conference, National Education Summit
      • Facilitate formation of the working committee for the National Education sector engagement for policy influence on the integration of the WVK Child Learning Models
      • Establish and maintain strategic contacts with the UN, Government, INGOs, Universities, Research Institutions, Donors and Embassies
      • Ensure WVK representation in key strategic Education working groups and forums
      • Gather and provide quality feedback and data to be used to develop technical papers and recommendations on key issues for external engagement with decision makers
      • Support advocacy efforts to influence County Governments’ Planning and Budgeting processes and resource allocation to the priority needs within the sector
      • Ensure active engagement on policy at County and National level on issues to do with the food and nutrition security and sustainable use of natural resources
      • Support development of technical papers and or policy briefs on key issues for external engagement with decision makers
      • Build capacity of field staff on advocacy for enhanced advocacy mainstreaming in Child Learning projects
      • Participate and contribute in various committees and task forces and other assignments
      • Ensure Linkage with World Vision EARO and World Vision GC Education Initiatives/forums for continued backstopping to enable quality programming within WVK.

Others

      • Perform any other duty as assigned by the supervisor.
      • Participate and contribute in committees and task forces as may be signed from time to time.

KNOWLEDGE/QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE ROLE

    • Minimum of a Bachelor of Arts in Education, BA Early Childhood Development, BA Early Childhood Care & Development or a closely related field from a recognized University
    • Relevant Post graduate qualification(s) will be an added advantage
    • Demonstrated track record in proposal development, funding acquisitions and grant management for major government donors preferred
    • Good understanding of the international development trends and approaches at both national and global levels
    • Must possess good understanding, knowledge and experience of WVI global core Child Learning project models including Go Baby Go, Learning Roots among others
    • Computer literate especially in Microsoft Office Suite and basic knowledge of data analysis programs such as SPSS, Stata, EPI Info and use of GIS for socio-economic mapping
    • Excellent technical programming and management skills and a good understanding of the entire program/project life cycle
    • Must have good facilitation skills and ability to deliver staff and partner capacity building (training, coaching and mentorship) on relevant technical fields including roll out of CPMs
    • Ability to take initiative, solve complex problems, exercise independent judgment
    • A team player, capable of building staff and partner’s capacity in Education
    • Cross-cultural sensitivity and emotional maturity
    • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts
    • Strong budgetary and financial management skills.
    • Good interpersonal and organizational skills with leadership & management experience an added advantage
    • Should be a self-starter, able to work under minimum supervision and maintain good relationships
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, networking and representation skills with experience in public engagements
Education: Degree, Diploma
Employment Type: Full Time
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