Purpose of Position
The Chief of Party is responsible to lead the Child Resilience project; a one-year, privately funded, $1.37 million project that will start over 140 after-school clubs for children ages 6 to 14 in the West Bank. The Child Resilience Chief of Party will lead dynamic implementation of the project, which includes two main components: (1) identification, preparation, and physical start-up of all clubs; and (2) quality training and roll out of the clubs’ technical programme, particularly the social emotional learning curriculum. The clubs are part of World Vision’s holistic Child Protection & Advocacy programming and will provide an opportunity for children in World Vision’s existing programme areas to develop life skills.
The role includes direct management of staff and potential partners. It also includes responsibility for coordination with World Vision staff to ensure the clubs transition to World Vision’s sponsorship funding and zonal office management by October 2022. The role requires the ability to work with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, including community leaders and World Vision support departments, to ensure on-time, quality start-up.
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Clubs Established & Operationalized
Finalize the type of club model (i.e., alpha, beta, gamma) appropriate for each village based on village size and number of registered children
In coordination with the zones, finalize the criteria to determine village readiness to host and offer clubs in terms of physical space and other required components.
Develop a village roll out plan to start clubs through three tranches.
Work with staff to ensure the adequate preparation of space, including organizing a schedule of rehabilitation and associated procurement, for all clubs to start by May or June 2022.
Lead a process across zones with relevant staff to ensure club facilitators are recruited and identified in each village, leveraging partners from other World Vision activities when possible (e.g., IMPACT club leaders, community monitors, village committee members, community health workers)
Develop an operational manual for clubs and ensure training for all facilitators, including essential components like Safeguarding requirements.
Ensure guidance is developed and included in the operational manual, in collaboration with the zones, to identify registered children to participate and additional children are recruited.
Technical Programme Roll Out
Identify, map out and coordinate necessary steps to ensure World Vision staff, partners and facilitators are trained in Lions Quest, including the application of a training of trainers for World Vision education and life skills staff.
Coordinate with Lions Club representatives to ensure additional years for the curriculum are translated into Arabic.
Ensure a technical guide and technical requirements is clearly captured and available to all facilitators to ease their implementation.
Work with other departments to finalize the calendar and establish procedures for other departments to offer the ‘flexible’ session activities throughout the year such as sponsorship, psycho-social support, safe play, and other child rights related topics.
Ensure that what each club needs in terms of stationary, supplies, and other tools or equipment is identified and procured.
Ensure all club resources and guidance are available in World Vision’s online system (Box) and to communities and all stakeholders know how to access as well as their responsibilities.
Ensure the first months of the clubs and associated summer camps are monitored and feedback provided to ensure at least minimum standards and preferably high quality implementation of the programme.
Team Identification & Management
Identify and hire appropriate staff and/or establish an MoU with a local partner to implement both components of the project.
Build a team environment with synergy and ability to accomplish the objectives well, on time, and in coordination with relevant World Vision JWG staff from other programmes and projects
Monitor expenditures and develop the procurement plan required for the project
Engage with communities in coordination with zonal offices and Community Engagement and Social Change staff
Ensure internal and donor reporting
Lead and or participate in coordination meetings with zonal staff, Child Protection and Advocacy staff, and Education and Life skills staff.
Participate as part of the monthly Operations Team Meeting.
Required Professional Experience
Masters degree preferred in development or project management, social science, education, child protection, or related fields;
Computer literate, with knowledge and hands on skills with email and in MS Office Word and Excel.
Background in education or life skills programming preferred.
Due to the nature of operations frequent, almost daily travel throughout the West Bank is required.
Types of decisions made without prior approval:
Types of decisions referred to higher authority or decisions controlled by policy
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