Project Officer - Education & Protection
Purpose of the position:
To ensure the successful implementation and monitoring of the education and protection project ensuring gender and disability integration for improved wellbeing of children.
Project design, Planning and Implementation
Provide effective, innovative and technical leadership in the education & protection(gender, child protection, disability) project management
Ensure sector programming with a focus on the Most Vulnerable Children (MVC) from the ADP community
Design appropriate strategies (specific sector interventions) that prioritize needy areas
Collaborate with relevant line ministries to implement education, gender, child protection and disability interventions within the ADP
Contextualize and adopt the national education, gender, child protection, and disability technical guidelines /designs at the ADP level
Ensure documentation of ADP education and protection(gender, child protection, disability) gaps ,interventions and impacts
Ensure accurate and quality education and protection (gender, child protection, disability) PDDs
Develop quality education and protection( gender, child protection, disability) project AoP’s and 4D matrix
Lead in timely mobilization and effective communication with communities and stakeholders during baselines ,evaluations and other relevant education and protection (gender, child protection and disability)programming activities
Ensure equity in education and protection(gender, child protection, disability) by focusing on the Most Vulnerable
Ensure effective integration of peace building and environment themes including appropriate linkage with other sector priorities
Provide technical guidance in enhancement of literacy skills for the targeted girls and boys including development of locally made reading materials.
Ensure gender responsiveness in all interventions including anti FGM campaigns, Alternative Rights Passage and End Violence Against Children
Ensure equity in education and protection by focusing on the Most Vulnerable Children (MVC) and particularly girls and boys.
Engage relevant education, gender, child protection and disability community leaders and partners in planning and monitoring activities
Ensure alignment of all education and protection DME activities with the stipulated DME standards
Guide the education, gender, child protection, disability, community leaders and other partners in monitoring education progress on a scheduled basis
Analyze, share and appropriately utilize the education and protection ( gender, child protection, disability) information gathered in all ADP monitoring activities
Facilitate regular reflection meetings to ensure action on all issues from the monitoring reports.
Develop quality education and protection (gender, child protection, disability) reports whether Annual, Semi-annul or Monthly Management Reports in line with WV reporting guidelines.
Identify best practices in education and protection at the ADP for documentation
Facilitate the community in identification and responding to quality education and protection (gender, child protection, disability) needs
Ensure effective integration of education and protection (gender, child protection, disability) interventions with other projects in the program.
Enhanced Empowerment & Capacity Building
Mobilize community members and facilitate empowerment programmes for ownership and sustainability of the education and protection( gender, child protection, disability) project activities
Build capacity of communities and partners on integration for synergy & community based monitoring for sustainability of education and protection interventions
Establish specific capacity building mechanisms for effective delivery & sustainability of project interventions
Build the capacity of education and protection partners (e.g PTAs,BoMs, CBOs, AACs) to enable them effectively intervene in education & Child Protection.
Take a lead in building ADP staff and community capacities in education & protection through trainings and other information sharing avenues to handle project activities effectively
Together with partners, conduct regular reflection and learning events
Facilitate mentorship, lifeskills and peer programme for boys and girls and especially the rescued girls
Facilitate Empowerment of girls, and women in the focus AP in order to break the cycle of poverty and discrimination.
Spiritual nurture of children – partners & institutions
Engage, empower and equip staff and partners to implement spiritual nurture of children and youth
Mobilise and empower the Church and other faith groups to implement Channels of Hope on Child Protection & gender.
Mobilise and empower the Church, other faith groups and Community based organization to integrate empowered World development in education & protection interventions
Advocacy, Engagement, Networking and Partnerships
Gather and provide quality feedback and data to be used to develop technical papers and recommendations on key issues for external engagement with decision makers
Establish and sustain working relationships with Government Departments and Agencies relevant to the programme’s focus area at the Ward, Sub County and County levels
Participate in the Annual County Government’s Planning and Budgeting process and influence resource allocation to the priority needs of the most vulnerable groups within the Programme Area
Ensure that Program participants and partners are kept informed of all the Government laws and policies in respect to the Technical Program being implemented and any changes to government laws, policies and budgets
Work with partners and coalitions to engage in advocacy activities with the government structures at the County level, to address the needs of local communities and inform national level advocacy initiatives
Work with community groups to utilize advocacy approaches such as Citizen Voice and Action (CVA) and Child Protection Advocacy (CPA) to enable service users and local partners to engage directly with local government service providers to improve the quality of government services for children and to generate information and evidence for use in national level advocacy work.
Ensure effective mobilization of community groups, youth and children, empowering them to hold their governments to account
Support communities groups, youth and children to engage constructively with duty bearers and service providers to improve access to, and quality of, essential services
Provide information to inform fund raising initiatives for education, gender, child protection and disability at all levels
Develop timely and accurate funding proposals in line with donor requirements and WVK standards in collaboration with ADP Manager and other sector specialists
Mobilize the community for community contribution for project interventions
Ensuring Integrated Sponsorship monitoring
Participate in Child Sponsorship Management
Ensure appropriate programming for child wellbeing issues reflected in SingleSTEP
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
Minimum Bachelor’s degree in education, early childhood development and special needs education or its equivalent
Minimum of two years working experience in education sector initiatives at community level
Experience in Advocacy, Child Rights and/or Community Development with strong partnership with GoK ministries and Churches