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Provincial Coordinator - Education

Job Description

Mission of the position:

To provide technical and coordination leadership and facilitate the implementation of the PACEF project through its processes: planning, monitoring, evaluation, reporting and partnership in line with WVI/B’s standards and guidelines, NO strategy and contractual commitment with UNICEF. Ensure cycle 4 teachers, inspectors, advisors and headmasters of basic education (fundamental) are trained as planned in the project document.

Major Responsibilities

  1. Project management

  • Coordination, planning, implementation, leadership and strategizing the execution of project in his/her region with respect to WVI/B and UNICEF agreement

  1. Building Capacity:

  • In collaboration with the MoE, project team and WVI/B education staff, coordinate the PACEF in technical implementation while coordinating targeted trainings to the MoE staff, developing tools on a regular basis to facilitate timely and quality delivery of the projects deliverables

  1. Monitoring, Evaluation & Planning:

  • Ensure that planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation, and reporting processes are done as per project timelines; participate at developing tools that will facilitate effective implementation and quality of project deliverables

  1. Technical input:

  • Initiate/Review, provide input to the project strategies and raise all PRFs according to the needs of his region, supply and delivery of all materials and services, and all other necessary inputs to successful project outcomes, working with relevant WV departments in the limit of the committed budget.

  1. Information Management:

  • Document and Keep accurate and up-to-date records of all the project documents, resources, lessons and good practices, and facilitate their circulation and use within the NO, across the partnership and with partners.

  1. Innovation

  • Contribute at introducing new and innovative practices, methodologies or concepts to feed the WVB Education programme, Enhance the expansion of teachers capacity building interventions and collaboration with the ministry of education.

  1. Building Partnerships:

  • Pursue and develop meaningful and formal partnerships with decentralized Government services at provincial, commune and school levels.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Must be a mature, committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications : Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

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

  • Minimum Qualification required: Degree in Education (IPA5 or ENS5, Psychology et sciences de l’education), social sciences, development studies,

  • Experience: 3 years managing an education project, preferably in a senior position, having participated in cycle 4 of the basic education (ecole fondamentale) is a plus

  • Technical Skills & Abilities:

    • Excellent facilitation and coordination experience, especially in the education sector

    • Fluency in French and English.

    • Excellent project management skills and good understanding of the project life cycle

    • Excellent understanding of best practice Education and life skills approaches in community development

    • Experience with development project management tools such as log frames, monitoring and evaluation tools and budgets.

    • Excellent training, mentoring and coordination skills

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including report-writing and formal communication skills.

    • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office (Word and Excel) and Lotus Notes (or another main email system such as Microsoft Outlook).

    • Strong negotiation skills.

    • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, and ability to work with a wide range of people from different backgrounds.

    • Emotional and spiritual maturity and ability to lead a team of professionals.

    • Good understanding of World Vision and Sphere relief standards.

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

    • Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Domestic Travel: 90% Regular internal travel to the two zones and NO is required.

  • On call: 10% In emergency and disaster situations, the position will be required to be on-call.

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, certificates of service, and Certified Degrees) is April 9, 2017; no late applications will be accepted.

Important Note:

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

  2. 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.

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