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Tavush Early Childhood Development Coordinator

Job Description

Tavush Early Childhood Development Coordinator

LOCATION

Noyemberyan, Tavush marz, Armenia

DURATION

Open-ended

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

To provide technical and organizational support and oversee the contextualization and implementation of WV Armenia Early Childhood Development projects (ECD) in target Marz/ Area Programs (AP), liaise and work closely with health structures, stakeholders and community members locally, and carry out day-to-day coordination of respective project interventions and activities, including supervision and monitoring of efforts of assigned program support staff and service contractors for accomplishing program deliverables in compliance with ECD program/ project log frames, work-plans and budgets.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Program implementation

  • Initiate and lead effective implementation of ECD program activities in Tavush Area Programs, ensuring timeliness, efficiency and good quality of work;

  • Provide technical guidance and input in timely responding and finding solutions to issues related to ECD sector activities, in consultation with Country office ECD Program Manager and Tavush Development Manager;

  • In collaboration with Marz accountant administer ECD project budget within approved spending levels;

  • Ensure the quality monitoring of all training/ capacity building events within the scope of ECD programming according to the quality standards;

  • Actively participate in different meetings, events, initiatives, discussions, including feedback, reflection and learning related to or including ECD area;

  • Provide technical input and coordination of local advocacy actions in ECD promotion issues, under the guidance of Advocacy and ECD Program Managers.

  1. 2. Learning and capacity building

  • Understand the capacity building needs of staff at Area Program level. Develop staff capacity assessment and capacity building plan jointly with Tavush Development Manager;

  • Design and conduct capacity building actions for Area Program staff, stakeholders and beneficiaries as required to ensure quality implementation of projects in ECD sector.

3. Networking on Marz and local levels

  • Ensure effective cooperation with Health structures, partners at Marz level for successful implementation of ECD programming. Engage with Health structures, networks, associations, government groups and the communities of practitioners to maximise learning, coordination and Marz Health sector advancement;

  • Raise the profile of WV Armenia to advocate on ECD issues in Marz;

  • Identify and engage all possible stakeholders in Marz for promoting improvement in child well-being and rights; Take part in formal and informal networks to support ongoing and future collaboration and learning.

4. Performance quality and reporting

  • Carry out effective operational monthly planning, with clear role/ task distribution for himself/ herself and assigned program support staff in Tavush Area Programs;

  • Ensure complete preparation and timely submission of reporting and documentation related to his/ her tasks and activities at the assigned Area Program office location.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training:

  • Higher education in Health/ Public Health;

  • Two years of clinical experience and/or working experience in health sector;

  • Good computer skills including: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point;

  • Good knowledge of English and Russian;

  • Proven ability in coordination of integrated programs/ project interventions, strong presentation skills, speaking and writing;

  • Confidence and ability to deal effectively and diplomatically with senior management in partner organizations and Marz/ local government officials;

  • Ability and willingness tolearn new things and support new initiatives;

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and work under pressure, efficient task prioritization and time management;

  • Good relationships/ networking with the actors of Health sector;

  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with the community;

  • Strategic, creative, and innovative thinking;

  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with partners;

  • Understanding of community mobilisation and empowerment principles and approaches;

  • Excellent coordination skills;

  • Ability to engage in personal learning and development;

  • Experience with international NGOs or other similar organizations is preferred;

  • Experience of communicating with Government, Non-Government, organizations and other health area stakeholders is preferred;

Work Environment:

  • The position requires ability to move to the relevant region during work days.