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Education & Life Skills Project Officer

Job Description

Education & Life Skills Project Officer – Six (6) Months Contract

To coordinate, facilitate implement and monitor Education & Life Skills projects within the Cluster through capacity building, networking, partnership and participation of the communities.

The Package

  • The position will be based in Nkwanta

  • S/He reports to the Krachi Cluster Programmes Manager.

Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out needs assessment and reviews in communities to determine development interventions that are required.

  • Coordinate the preparation of Education & Life Skills projects plans and budgets within the cluster.

  • Ensure availability of qualitative and quantitative Education and Life Skills data and information.

  • Build capacity of Development Facilitators, volunteers, communities, Church and Government partners and other partners in Education and Life Skills issues.

  • Participate in children mapping and monitoring processes in communities to ensure participation of children and their families in Area Programs activities.

  • Facilitate communication between Registered Children and their sponsors and ensure

  • Participate in Registered Children registering, monitoring and data processing for marketing.

  • Ensure implementation of Audit and Risk Assessment recommendations in Education & Life Skills projects and their impact areas within the cluster.

  • Facilitate and report (monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annually) on Education activities, outputs and outcomes in Area Programs communities.

  • Ensure representation of World Vision cluster office at District and Regional events related to Education where World Vision is invited and report on them to the cluster programmes manager.

Education / Work Experience / Key Competencies

  • A degree in Education preferably Social science, Arts-Languages, psychology or early childhood.

  • Minimum three years’ experience in working on an Education Project.

  • Deep understanding of community-based approaches, including clear involvement of children, women and People with Disabilities.

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

  • Proven ability to communicate on Education topics with diverse groups.

  • Ability to support in the development and roll out of Education programs/projects.

  • Good development and facilitation skills, including catalyzing, connecting, and building the capacity of community groups/ partners.

  • Strong communicator at all levels with interpersonal skills, ability and commitment to listen to others.

  • Demonstrate commitment to the empowerment of the poor in rural communities.

  • Working knowledge of programs/projects cycle management.

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

  • Experience in community entry and mobilization and development facilitation.

  • Working knowledge of proposal writing and negotiation skills.

  • Monitoring, reporting and proposal writing skills