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Education Technical Program Officer

Job Description

Purpose of the position

To contribute to achieving WVB’s child wellbeing targets in designated cluster through Planning, design, monitoring and implementing education program in line with applicable technical approaches, technical programs and WVB National Office Strategy. Secondly the Education technical officer will have technical accountability to oversee programs and also geographical accountability by supervising CCDFs in a specific Area Program

Major responsibilities

Major Activities

Project Design, Planning and implementation

  • Ensure that the cluster designs are in line with the Education and life skills sector and national office strategy

  • Integrate Education and life skills project activities with other sectors and also the district development plan (PCDC)

  • Supervise and monitor ongoing activities under the Cluster ADP Education projects

  • Roll out education and life skills project models that meet quality standards

  • Coordinate Cluster/AP education projects being implemented by partners and technical resource persons.

  • Initiate and participate in education district Advocacy initiatives

  • Liaise with the National office Education Technical Manager for quality implementation of education projects.

  • Facilitate mainstreaming of cross cutting themes (gender, advocacy, child protection, faith and development, disability, environment) in education.

  • Work with volunteers and partners to ensure Registered Children and their households are participating and benefiting from education programme interventions

  • Ensure CCDFs read, understand and implement education project according to the TP documents (TP narrative, TP logframe, TP budget, AP plans and project and the business path ) for all key interventions

  • Supervise CCFDs in working with local partners, CBOs, government and FBOs to implement business path

  • Ensure CCDFs provide guidance to CBOs. local partners and FBOs in sponsorship service operations in the AP

  • Support CCDFs identify needs, strengths, opportunities, weaknesses and risks to improve the wellbeing of children in collaboration with stakeholders.

Capacity building and training

  • Mobilize SMCs and PTAs and conducting trainings to build capacities on education

  • Provide mentoring and coaching to literacy boost mobilisers, reading camps facilitators, book banks custodians, school management committee members, child protection committee members, interns in education, staff, and other volunteers; local level capacity and local linkages to support education programs of the cluster.

  • Identify technical experts to train community members on new approaches

  • Liaise with the National Office Education Technical Program Manager on staff capacity building in relevant fields.

  • Participate in training the enumerators for baselines, LQAS, endlines and other action research to be undertaken in the education sector

Partnership and networking

  • Identify and build strategic linkages, relations, collaborations and networks with partners and other stakeholders in implementation at the communal and provincial level.

  • Participate and represent WVB in key donor engagements and technical working forums at provincial and communal, regional and National level when applicable

  • Point of contact for consultation on issues to do with Cluster education programme

  • Identify opportunities that present through networks and relationships with other institutions and organizations and NGOs working in the areas of education

  • Work closely with Education department staff to facilitate local level advocacy

Research, M&E and Documentation

  • Effectively document all information related to project successes, innovations and promising practices and disseminate through appropriate mechanisms

  • Identify research areas, conduct research and document learnings

  • Responsible for capturing child wellbeing indicators literacy, numeracy and life skills in the cluster /APs

  • Support processes of project baselines and evaluation of education projects

  • Regular record and update monthly activity monitoring data to support evidence based monthly report

  • Spearhead the Cluster/APs education periodic project output & outcome monitoring processes.

  • Support GIK for his sector and be responsible for GIK good management and reporting for all distributions done in his sector.

  • Ensure CCDFs review and share children monitoring data with sponsorship business systems Assistant for quality and accuracy before entering them in the sponsorship system

  • Coordinate with CCDFs to develop an integrated monitoring plan in collaboration with partners.

  • Produce evidence based quality weekly plan and share it with the supervisor and matrix supervisor

  • Produce evidence based quality monthly, semiannual and annual TP and other reports, share it with the line manager and matrix supervisor

  • Review reports from Sponsorship Systems and follow up with CCDFs for appropriate corrective actions (case management)

Project management and coordination

  • Lead budgeting process of education programs for the cluster

  • Track financial management and budgets allocated for the APs project

  • Continually monitor all expenditures of Education projects

  • Submit timely information on budgets and financial reports, and be prepared to explain budget variances for APs projects

  • Assure strict budget management and adherence to activity timelines to ensure proper accountability to WV and donors and effective project implementation

  • Adhere to all WVB policies on procurement and financial management and report early to Supervisor as soon as any issue arises that may impact on the adherence to these policies

  • Produce timely, accurate, compliant and quality reports to the direct technical and administrative supervisors.

  • Responsible for project assets at cluster/APs office

  • Supervise CCDFs( performance and people management)

  • Ensure the integration of cross cutting themes and empowered world views (gender, advocacy, community behavior change, cc and child protection,… ) in education projects in the cluster

Resource Acquisition

  • Identify projects ideas for viable funding proposals for resource acquisition to support education programme interventions.

  • Participate in resource mobilization through concept papers/proposal writing for fund raising and market them with support offices and other donors

  • Contribute to feed into the pool of proposals ready for review and submission to donors.

Coordinate Child Sponsorship activities and processes in the area programme

  • Work with the World Vision team to contextualise sponsorship messages and prepare a communication plan for partners, community members, families and children.

  • Manage process to introduce sponsorship to partners, community groups and children.

  • Ensure that the partners, community groups, and children who introduce sponsorship to the wider community have a clear understanding and ability to share about what sponsorship is and is not.

  • Monitor and manage ongoing community understanding and ownership of child sponsorship and design plans for continuous education and increased ownership over time.

  • Involve partners and community groups in defining and adapting child selection criteria.

  • Support partners to design and engage in a community awareness process for sponsorship and child selection criteria in ways that promote community ownership and include focus on vulnerable children.

  • Engage families, organisations and institutions in sponsorship processes and activities that will increase their capacity to care for children.

  • Integrate Child Monitoring Standards and processes with the activities of partners (and other World Vision projects) in ways that promote their outcomes.

  • Collaborate with development facilitators to create and maintain and integrated activity plan.

  • Ensure that partners, volunteers and community groups are equipped to monitor children through visits and project activities.

  • Design of a process which fully involves partners to shortlist the children who will be targeted in the programme

  • Ensure the Gift Notification (GN) are executed in the assigned AP according to GN implementation framework.

Risk management

  • Identify risk and set mitigating measures

  • Report any incident that might require management attention, natural hazard, security and any other.

Integrate crosscutting themes

  • Ensure adherence to child protection policy, guidelines and protocols by partners, community volunteers, beneficiaries, CBOs/FBOs etc.

  • Ensure the implementation and integration of cross cutting business paths as appropriate (Faith & Dev, gender, advocacy, peace building and child protection, environment, DRR and HIV)

  • Disaggregate data by gender and most vulnerable children

  • Mobilise communities for engagement and influence for behaviour change

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Sciences or other degree with a diploma in education. Post graduate education training is an added advantage

  • Demonstrated experience and skill in research, analysis and report writing

  • Relevant experience of at least 5 years in Education programming with reputable institution, national or international NGO

  • Experience in Burundi teaching strategies

  • Experience in projects management

  • Fluent and English skills

  • Good understanding of education concepts and issues in development context especially in Burundi

  • Skills in driving and valid driving license

  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills with a passion for sharing knowledge

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team

  • Working knowledge of data analysis software such as SPSS, Ms Excel, statistics

  • Working knowledge of the logical framework approach to project design, monitoring and evaluation/ project cycle management

Work Environment:

  • Limited travel, working in team and provide support

  • On call: 30%

How to apply

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-burundi. If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process. All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

In case you face challenges applying through the online system, please call HR department for support. The closing date for submission of applications (Updated and signed CV, motivation letter, certificates of service, and Certified Degrees) is May 31, 2017 no late applications will be accepted.

Important Note:

  • World Vision Burundi does neither use employment agencies nor does it charge money for recruitment, interviews or medical checks.

  • As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children.

  • Although all applications will be considered on their individual merit, suitably qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.