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Project Officer - ECCD

Job Description

PURPOSE OF POSITION

To coordinate the implementation of the “Child Friendly Spaces” project by addressing refugee needs in a sustainable manner.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

ROLE DIMENSION / DESCRIPTION

End Results Expected

TIME SPENT

1- Facilitate project’s implementation

Projects activities are implemented as per the developed action plan

35%

  • Support animators and teachers in conducting ECE and PSS activities when needed

  • Review the day-to-day ECE and PSS programme activities as per the established schedule and modules

  • Monitor the distribution of the lesson plans in correspondence with the project duration and objectives

  • Monitor the implementation of parents’ sessions conducted by outreach facilitators according to the approved stated objectives.

  • Conduct various field visits to the community center to monitor the progress of the work periodically.

  • Coach and give technical support needed for Animators/Caregivers/outreach facilitators within their daily work.

  • Set periodic meetings with Animators/ ECE caregiver/ center supervisor to follow up on the implementation of ECE and PSS classes and the progress of children.

  • Identify children's special needs (e.g. health, PSS, learning difficulties) and refer them to appropriate stakeholders in community

  • Refer children to education opportunities and follow up on the referral cases

  • When needed and on an occasional basis, carry out public relations activities, which include accompanying foreign visitors and donors to the project site.

  • Full coordination with the project manager to ensure proper implementation of the project.

II - Mobilize partners and build relationships / capacities of related stakeholders

Strong network is built and the capacities of animators and partners is built

15%

  • Mobilize different stakeholders to participate in the CP/ ECCD committees

  • Establish CP/ ECCD committees

  • Identify the appropriate capacity building needs of different stakeholders participating in the CP/ ECCD committees

  • Ensure that ECCD/CP committees receive trainings on minimum requirements and standards for ECCD and CP services and mechanism, fundraising and advocacy

  • Develop and maintain relationship with concerned stakeholders to ensure the sustainability of project activities

  • Support in coordinating with the partners, local NGOs, and other organizations working in the Child Protection and Education sectors in the South area;

  • Assist in the identification/ provision of appropriate capacity building for ECE Caregivers/ Animators/ Outreach facilitators upon identified needs.

  • Coordinate with the Education/ protection specialist on a regular basis on the actions taken, needs and support given to the Animators/ ECE caregivers.

III- Ensure children’s safety and protection

Children attending the activities are protected and safe

10%

  • Work in compliance with and respect of the principles of Child Protection and confidentiality, working with refugee and host communities with sensitivity

  • Identify key protection threats affecting children or communities and raise them to project manager.

  • Ensure the implementation of solution measures addressing the threats.

  • Identify safety issues and raise to project manager and when necessary follow-up with the risk manager on the safety and security of the chosen locations

IV- Handle tracking, reporting on activities and filing

Progress reports are done and submitted as per the required deadline

10%

  • Ensure related means of verifications (MOV) including attendance sheets, pre posttests, evaluation documents… are in place for each activity.

  • Enter related MOV into the system.

  • Develop monthly operational progress reports with the support of project staff.

  • Assist project manager in the development of Semi Annual and Annual narrative progress reports.

  • Prepare weekly activities planning, activities reports and monthly operational progress reports with the support of project staff

  • Fill and archive specific forms for referrals and weekly reporting, ensuring confidentiality, accuracy and timeliness.

  • Ensure all Filing of records including agreements, PRFs, LPOs, and correspondences related to the project is properly conducted

V- Handle logistics responsibilities

All administrative and logistics matters are followed up on to ensure timely implementation of activities

20%

  • Ensure the list of items to be purchased is prepared and coordinate with project Manager and Procurement officer on all procurement needs.

  • Assist the project manager in the preparation of annual procurement plan

4- Perform other duties as required

10%

  • Responsible of own security and actively contribute to a positive security culture

  • Abide by the security policies and procedures and report any incidents or breaches to line manager

  • Be aware of the emergency procedures in a response and ensure that necessary preparedness measures have been implemented after coordination with Project manager

  • Attend and participate in weekly reporting and planning meetings to ensure adherence to standards of care, quality PSS and referrals, and reporting requirements are followed

  • Attend and participate in local and international capacity building events/ trainings as needed

  • Attend and participate in spiritual nurture events and other organizational events

  • Perform other related tasks as required by the Project Manager.

Total time spent

100%

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelor degree in a social development related field, (kindergarten studies, psychology, sociology, social sciences/humanities, specialized education or social animation)

  • Good command of English, both written and oral.

  • Good interpersonal skills and cross-cultural sensitivity.

  • Positive attitude with a willingness to learn.

  • Ability to cope and work under pressure.

  • Computer literate mainly in Microsoft Office package.

  • Willing to travel within Lebanon with a valid driver’s license

  • Willingness to learn and ask questions

  • Well-organized, self-motivated and ability to work in a team.

  • Ability to work in difficult and high risk situations

  • Knowledge of the psychosocial guidelines and approaches related to emergency context ( MHPSS IASC guidelines, PFA principles, etc.).

  • Familiar with core principles of Children Rights, Participation, Do No Harm, Community and Family Support as well as Children in Emergencies minimum standards.

  • One year experience in a similar related job.

  • Experience in project implementation, monitoring and report writing.

  • 80% field work, 20% office work

  • Position requires availability and willingness to work outside regular office hours occasionally.

  • Position requires willingness and ability to continue to function during a crisis situation, including during a World Vision response to a manmade or natural disaster.