Education & Skills Development Specialist - Bangladesh

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To provide leadership and management of the World Vision’s Education as integrated in the Child Protection portfolio in Bangladesh Refugee Crisis Response Program. The position holder will be responsible to directly manage projects, support Education staff in the implementation of World Vision’s education as integrated in the Child Protection portfolio. S/He will be responsible for coordination with the education subsector, reporting, cross departmental coordination, financial accountability and external stakeholder engagement.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Project Implementation & Management:

  • Take lead in implementation of education and skills development for children and adolescents respectively while coordinating effectively with both Child Protection Education staff.

  • Manage and support the Education Program Implementation Team including Coaching with clear standards of accountability.

  • Support the integration of pre-vocational and foundational skills training PSS, and life skills during the implementation of multi-purpose child and adolescent centres while coordinating with the Child protection team.

  • Ensure cross departmental coordination is taking place between Education team, Child protection, GBV and the respective World Vision Support Departments.

  • Ensure all education projects meet grant requirements including time frame, resource allocation, scope and risk management.

  • Work with the Human Resources team on recruitment and orientation for new program team staff.

  • Provide opportunities for capacity building to all education staff in consultation with the Sector lead and Human Resources Department to ensure proper technical, managerial and personal development.

  • Know grant/donors regulations, compliance issues and build the capacity of his/her team in this respect.

  • Ensure staff and education program compliance with the child safeguarding policy ( this include visitors and media protocols, partnering with communities and other agencies or CBOs and children participation).

  • Collaborate with Finance to review financial reports and maintain accurate spending reports and up-to-date budgets.

  • Lead and evaluate education projects’ budgets, projects’ funding, expenditures and accomplishments of ministry objectives.

  • Develop, Monitor and submit projects budgets, financial reports, cash flows, carry forwards, etc.

  • Provide relevant information from Education coordination, project review and monitoring for new grant initiatives (new projects, new donors) in collaboration with the Sector lead and Education Technical programs Manager.

Quality Education Program Implementation and Sustainability:

  • Update and maintain the Education implementation plan while collaborating with Programme Department to make sure programme designs are based on needs assessment findings (primary & secondary data) and analysis.

  • Ensure all programmes refer to technical standards, consider the education working group and government standards and are aligned with internal and external Strategic Objectives.

  • Ensure education plans are developed and implemented with community engagement, taking into account local needs.

  • Follow up with Accountability to respond to feedback from areas of implementation to strengthen Education sector approach.

  • Coordinate and support establishment of education data base to inform the education sector and donor reporting.

  • Develop strategic activities to mainstreaming child safeguarding including PSEA, disaster risk reduction and social cohesion.

  • Supervise and control all projects’ activities as set out in the Action Plan.

  • Prepare and conduct donor’s field visit to ensure proper communication and relationships.

  • Participate and review projects evaluations in close coordination with the internal and/or external evaluator.

Partnership, Networking & Advocacy:

  • Ensure collaborative planning with external stakeholders such as UNICEF, Education Sector coordinators and co-chairs, Camp in charges, other NGOs, Govt ministries community representatives and stakeholders.

  • Ensure World Vision is appropriately represented at the education sub sector and it’s affiliated focused Working Groups.

  • Represent World Vision with appropriate Donors and Government Ministries including the Ministry of Education.

  • Ensure partner agencies are engaged and on target with program implementation expectations.

Advocacy:

  • Represent WV and our EIE work internally and externally, contributing proactively to advocacy, media and comms messaging as well as through technical policy and practice developments, evidence and research.

  • Ensure humanitarian education work contributes towards both global programmes, organizational and global advocacy objectives, including the Education in Emergencies Breakthrough.

  • To support delivery of policy and practice changes through advocacy to key donors to influence the financing, quality, prioritization of humanitarian response in education.

  • Liaise and engage with the relevant external bodies and organizations within the sector, including INEE and the Global Education Cluster as relevant.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Must have at least a Bachelor or Master’s degree in relevant field.

  • At least 5 years of practical experience in humanitarian related work.

  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills.

  • Substantive operational experience and a track record of success in delivering high quality emergency response programmes in education integrated with Child Protection, in sudden onset and chronic settings and demonstrable strong commitment to Education in Emergencies and skill development for women, men and youth.

  • Demonstrable experience in effective Project management.

  • Demonstrable experience in effective team and line management as well as capacity building mentoring and, coaching.

  • Strong communications and diplomacy skills (both written and verbal) at a level appropriate for high level external representation (lobbying, presentations).

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to develop recommendations for an appropriate response.

  • Understanding and practical experience of the work of the Education Cluster.

  • Highly developed writing skills (e.g. at level for producing an assessment report or proposal) and strong financial management skills (experience of working within budget constraints).

  • Demonstrated leadership, people management, coaching, mentoring, and team building skills.

  • Strong problem identification, analytical and solving skills.

  • Strong competency in proposal & report writing, monitoring and budgeting skills.

  • Experience working with communities and local governments, INGOs, donors and other key internal and external stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated ability to meet strict deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Demonstrates cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina. Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context.

  • Ability to live and work in difficult remote areas and travel extensively.

  • Ability to maintain performance despite intense workload and work pace.

  • Committed to World Vision Core Values and Mission Statement.

  • Knowledge of and adherence to the Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Master’s or advanced degree in International Development/Education or related subject area.

  • INEE Practitioner.

  • Do No Harm practitioner.

  • Skill development practitioner.

  • Minimum of 3 years working experiences in the relevant field with Significant experience in integrated child protection and education programs.

  • Knowledge of INEE standards, Child Protection standards, adolescent and youth development programs and DRR strategies in the humanitarian sector.

  • Working knowledge of programs/projects cycle management.

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all staff and other key partners.

  • Good planning and organizational skills.

  • Financial and program management skills.

  • Human Resource skills.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: Field Office based.

  • Travel: 20 % Domestic/international travel may be required.

  • On call: 10%

  • Willingness to travel and work extensively - sometimes at short notice, in difficult places and under long hours - according to a results-based approach.

Education in Emergencies (EiE) Specialist - SAFCER, Mozambique

BACKGROUND:

On 14 March 2019, Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall near Mozambique Beira City, leaving devastating loss of life and large-scale destruction of assets and infrastructure in its wake. In the following days, some entire villages including schools were destroyed and submerged as flood waters rose across the central region of the country in the provinces of Sofala, Zambezia, and Manica. The cyclone and the subsequent floods within the three provinces have affected an estimated 1.85 million people.

World Vision has established an Emergency Management Structure based in Beira (Sofala Province) for the Mozambique response in order to coordinate efforts effectively across multiple levels of the organization and through the UN Cluster system. The Mozambique Response Plan aims to reach 150,000 affected people through the provision of support in the following sectors: WASH, Child Protection, Health and Nutrition, Food and NFIs, Livelihoods, Protection and Education.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Provide technical support to all education projects and at the same time leadership and management support to the UNICEF Education in Emergency project that is implemented according to the education in emergency minimum standards.

The position holder will be the focal point for both internal and external engagements related to UNICEF project on behalf of Southern Africa Food and Cyclone Emergency Response (SAFCER) program.

The person will spearhead working with Ministry of Education at provincial and district levels, partners and community partners to implement some of the programs and ensure that the partners progressively have the requisite capacity to meet donor standards.

The incumbent will provide technical support to field-based teams; promote team spirit, a culture of information sharing and excellence in internal/external coordination. Champion sector growth, through active engagement with donors and Support Offices. Promote a culture of information-sharing and collaboration with cluster mechanisms and strategic partners.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership:

  • Provide strategic oversight and leadership of the Southern Africa EiE & Cyclone Emergency Response (SAFCER) operational areas (Sofala, Manica) education per Disaster Management Team (DMT) and donor standards and agreements.

  • Lead interagency roll out of INEE CSE pack to inform regional CS analysis and promote integration with WVI CS tools (ICAPS/GECARR/MSTC).

  • Lead the design and implementation of EiE strategies in line with global and state-of-art trends.

  • Use Secondary data to develop WVI EiE strategy based on INEE MS.

  • Coordinate with and where appropriate, develop integrated program interventions with other sector program (in particular – livelihoods, shelter, EiE, health and CP) in the same operational area to ensure a coordinated response .

  • Define work plans, timelines and budget to implement EiE programs and projects in accordance with EiE programs strategy and project design.

  • Manage EiE programs and project budgets including regular budget reviews to ensure available funding is being maximized to achieve programs objectives and expenditure complies with WV and donor requirements.

  • Develop and contextualize quality standards.

  • Provide quality oversight, monitoring and ongoing support for program delivery.

  • Review, write and submit high quality EiE management and program monitoring reports that meet the needs of internal and external stakeholders.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Harmonize processes of data collection with partners and adapt WVI tools to standard of education cluster using INEE MS.

  • Design Needs Assessment.

  • Analysis of Assessment data Ensure M&E systems used by WVI generate relevant and meaningful data to report against WVI global commitment (including use of cash based transfer modalities).

Grants Acquisition:

  • Coordinate development of new project proposals and concept notes in response to education funding opportunities.

  • Facilitate the signing of MOUs, Field Level Agreements with partners and support offices with WV Mozambique before any implementation.

Coordination:

  • Liaise and coordinate with MoE and facilitate MoE active engagement with Cluster system.

  • Participate actively in cluster (or sector) meeting to contribute to design the EiE sector strategy based on INEE MS and on best practices and lessons learnt shared at global level by the Global Education Cluster.

  • Maintain high level of coordination with partners from other sectors (especially child protection, health and nutrition) in all phases of project cycle to deliver advocacy messages and integrate functional competency in staffing programs.

Budgetary Control:

  • Manage all UNICEF education resources and budgets in conjunction with Finance Department and ensure spending and expenditures are within budget and adhere to donor requirements. Ensure no over/under spending on projects.

Participation and Design:

  • Use data generated by community parent’s engagement to elaborate advocacy messages in global forum .

  • Lead the design and implementation of EiE strategies in line with global and state-of-art trends.

  • Use Secondary data to develop WVI EiE strategy based on INEE MS.

  • Promote the piloting of WVI Education core project models in emergency or fragile contexts program designs.

  • Contribute to the development of new education Project Models tailored for emergency/fragile contexts.

Networking and Collaboration:

  • Attend key humanitarian meeting including UNICEF and working with the HEA Team Leader, ensure relevant Cluster Meetings (EiE) are attended.

Capacity Building:

  • Ensure WVI competency framework is in line with global.

  • competency framework for the sector.

  • Design specific capacity building initiative aimed at securing WVI EiE niche.

  • Implement capacity development strategy aimed at increasing quality programming and organizational capacity in line with INEE MS.

  • Engage with external partners to coordinate sector professionalization pathways to align WVI staff capacity development and retention.

  • Identify and support engagement with external training opportunities for staff.

  • Work with National MoE (and other key cluster partners) to identify capacity gaps and plan to be developed.

  • Support the design of a national capacity building strategy and plan.

  • Implement capacity development strategy aimed at increasing quality programming and organizational capacity in line with INEE MS.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Minimum a Bachelor’s degree with minimum of five years’ experience in Education management and programing in emergencies. A Master’s degree in Humanitarian Assistance or related field from a recognized University will be an advantage.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience designing, planning, implementing, supervising and reporting on Education in Emergencies Programming and at least 3 years’ experience in EiE management.

  • Preferred: International experience, managing staff from multiple backgrounds and contexts.

  • Excellent proposal development skills and familiar with UNICEF grant regulations.

  • Must have proven networking and donor engagement skills.

  • They must have both an extensive conceptual understanding of and demonstrated practical command for implementing program design, management and evaluation principles.

  • The holder of this position must be a results orientated leader who can manage and satisfy multiple and at times competing organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands.

  • Must also have solid public relations skills and be a strong team player.

  • Must be analytical, innovative and self-managed leader.

  • Strong design, monitoring and evaluation skills preferred.

  • Strong experience in collaborating and partnering with the UNICEF EiE at lead negotiator level.

  • Flucency in English.

  • Portuguese an added advantage.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum a Bachelor’s degree and minimum five years experience in EIE programming. A Master’s degree in Humanitarian Assistance or related field from a recognized University will be an advantage.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience designing, planning, implementing, supervising and reporting on EiE and at least 3 years’ experience in EiE management.

  • International experience, managing staff from multiple backgrounds and contexts.

  • Excellent proposal development skills and familiar with UNICEF grant regulations.

  • Must have proven networking and donor engagement skills.

  • They must have both an extensive conceptual understanding of and demonstrated practical command for implementing program design, management and evaluation principles.

  • The holder of this position must be a results orientated leader who can manage and satisfy multiple and at times competing organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • 30% travel involved.

Especialista en Tecnología de la Información

Oportunidad de Contribuir

a la tierna protección de la niñez en Honduras

Título del puesto:

Especialista en Tecnología de la Información y La

Comunicación para el Desarrollo

Fecha límite de aplicación:

15 de septiembre

Localidad del puesto:

Tegucigalpa

Fecha de inicio vacante:

23 de septiembre

Cantidad requerida:

1 Plaza

Esquema de trabajo:

Plaza fija

Propósito del Puesto

Coordinar y dinamizar los procesos y aplicaciones de las Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicación en la gestión programática y operativa de World Vision para promover el desarrollo personal y profesional de niñas y niños, adolescentes y jóvenes, docentes de Educación Básica y técnicos de programas y proyectos institucionales que posicione a World Vision Honduras como una organización que contribuye a cerrar la brecha tecnológica y de desarrollo en Honduras y a la promoción del bienestar y desarrollo pleno de la niñez y juventud.

Requisitos Técnicos:

  • Ingeniería en Sistemas Computacionales, Ingeniería en Informática, Licenciatura en Administración y Dirección de Empresas, Mercadotecnia, Relaciones Laborales o Económicas, o afines.

  • Experiencia Mínimo 1 año en diseño gráfico, páginas web, videos, fotografías, edición, generación de contenido para redes sociales y generación de comunidad.

  • Dominio del idioma inglés y español

¿Cuáles serán tus funciones principales?

  • Coordinar el diseño y gestión de la Currícula de las Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicación para el Desarrollo.

  • Promover la gestión del conocimiento sobre las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación para el desarrollo con actores clave de las comunidades atendidas por World Visión en los diferentes programas y proyectos.

  • Administrar y actualizar las plataformas virtuales de manera innovadora para su difusión y funcionamiento apropiado para dar respuestas a las demandas e intereses en procesos formativos de la juventud hondureña para empleabilidad y emprendedurismo.

  • Trabajar estrechamente con otros actores e instituciones clave para eficientar y buscar sostenibilidad de los recursos y plataformas tecnológicas desarrolladas de acuerdo al mercado en Honduras.

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Education Technical Advisor, Global Technical Services Team

*Preferred position location: Canada. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Global Education Technical Advisor (TA) is part of a team of experts that provides high quality technical assistance to World Vision offices in programme design, execution, monitoring, evaluation and proposal development. The Technical Advisor’s role is instrumental in achieving WV’s strategy which focuses on improving child well-being, especially of the most vulnerable. The role includes support of all aspects of grant acquisition and management for foundations, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors including facilitation, partnering with peer organizations and private sector engagement as per needs. The TA will continue to learn and grow in technical expertise to provide best in class service. This position will travel up to 30% for client requests.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Policies, Standards and Guidance:

  • Upon assignment, TA refines terms of reference with clear objectives, timeline, role & responsibilities and deliverables.

  • Provides high quality technical assistance to Field Offices for programme design, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Co-creates and develops new project models and sector approaches in collaboration with global team.

  • Provides technical assistance to field offices to contextualize and adapt project models and sector approaches to their contexts.

  • Conducts technical reviews and provides consulting in response to requests from clients.

  • Engage with leading global practitioners and donors to learn, share, develop and communicate external best practices and standards.

  • Using best practices, innovative thinking and cutting-edge technical expertise, TA provides insight and practical ideas for adaptive design of core project models and next generation approaches.

Staff Capability:

  • Work alongside country office staff to build understanding of WV’s Education global sectoral approaches and core project models including global best practices and lessons learned.

  • Provide training to clients as requested.

  • Mentors and coaches’ technical staff across World Vision offices.

  • Contribute to the development of learning pathways for technical staff.

Innovation/Research:

  • Influence global and field implementation teams with innovative and promising approaches.

  • Share learnings within and across teams.

  • Lead or support the development of articles, presentations and other products that contribute to World Vision’s technical brand.

Programme Design:

  • Provide technical expertise for all aspects of programme design (including win themes, theory of change development, logframe, proposal coordination and writing etc.)

  • Develop research agendas for inclusion in grants and technical programmes.

  • Lead, facilitate or participate in assessments.

  • Lead or participate in developing winning proposals for grant donors as per requests from clients including developing alternative approaches.

  • Act as temporary Deputy Chief of Party, Chief of Party or other technical staff of grant funded programmes for Field offices during start-up or transition phases.

Programme Implementation:

  • Facilitate and/or participate in learning events.

  • Document lessons learned.

  • Ensure programme designs meet organizational standards.

  • Influence decision makers and technical specialists across World Vision offices for continuous Programme Quality and quality improvements.

  • Lead and/or participate in programme assessments and evaluations and provide inputs and advice.

  • Assist with scale-up of project model implementation in country offices, in alignment with strategy.

Technical Service Organisation (TSO) Business Processes:

  • Knowledge Management and Communications.

  • Contributes to organizational learning through active engagement and leadership within CoPs.

  • Share client engagement best practices across teams.

Professional Development:

  • Commitment to ongoing learning for professional development and growth.

Internal Relationships:

  • Work collaboratively with staff in other sectors across World Vision offices.

  • Approach work with a commitment to client-service, that grows the capacity of clients.

External Engagement:

  • Engage with external agencies as needed in the provision of technical services to clients.

  • Represent WV in external conferences, donor meetings, technical forum, etc. as requested by clients.

Administration:

  • Maintain projects in Workfront.

  • Complete travel bookings and expense reports.

  • Ensure internal information management systems are updated and maintained.

  • Complete required Compliance Trainings.

  • Participate in team meetings and communications.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Senior technical specialist;

  • 10 years (min) field level and headquarters experience.

  • Master’s degree in relevant technical area of specialization.

  • Substantive grant experience required.

  • Practitioner/contributor DME experience necessary. Research skills a plus.

  • Fragile context or humanitarian experience ideal.

  • Language skills appropriate to geographic assignment’.

  • Training / adult learning as a required capability.

  • Strong experience in grants acquisition and management with bilateral and multilateral donors as defined in attached GAM competency overview.

  • Experience in programming, grant implementation and management.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.