Position :( 01) Quality Education &Life Skills Advisor
Reports to:Program Effectiveness Director
Purpose of the position:
The NO Quality of Education and Life Skills Advisor will be responsible for overall technical leadership, guidance and coordination of education and life skills programming in Niger, to ensure the projects drive results in achieving the CWB Targets,ministry performance and resource mobilization; ensure the projects are implemented according to work plans and budgets and finances are on track, data is collected, quality standards are met, appropriate education projects personnel are hired and required reports are prepared.
The NO Quality of Education and Life Skills Advisor will serve as the principal institutional liaison and key representative to external partners, governments in Niger; facilitate relationships among project partners and collaborators, coordinate visits to the field, organize meetings, trainings and technical exchange, and lead evaluation activities. He will provide the partners with a voice and a face at the National levels on issues related to Education and Life Skills programming and communicate with national decision makers, governments and program donors, being a source of information on progress and constraints.
The NO Quality of Education and Life Skills Advisor Lead will oversee Education and Life Skills will advise NOs and partners on the relevant Education policies and priorities of Nigergovernment, multilateral and bilateral agencies and link partners' efforts at the local level to efforts at the national.
Coordinate Quality of Education Thematic
National Quality of Education Strategy Definition & Execution
Define Quality of Education standards, share best practices & assets
Build Quality of Education skills & expertise in NO
Knowledge Management - Thought Leadership and Publications
Provide technical support to all Projects and ADPs
Establishment of Linkages and networking
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:
This is a National position that requires a person with extensive technical & thought leadership experience in Quality of Education program management and coordination.
The following knowledge, skills and abilities are required:
Advance degree in education, social science or relevant or equivalent qualifications. The knowledge, skills and abilities required for this job may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, or on-the-job training
At least five (5) years relevant professional experience in education program/projects planning, implementation, management and evaluation in the country
Senior level experience working with an NGO or international agency in the field.
Excellent skills required in program design, reporting and documentation, and monitoring and evaluation, and in managing by results
Knowledge of child rights and community development
Knowledge of World Vision operations, regional and national office programming preferable
Must be a creative individual with strong sense of vision, commitment and priorities
Must have strong organizational skills and an ability to work with diverse teams across considerable distances
Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and strong interpersonal skills
Public relations, marketing, and communications skills.
Ability to build trust, relationships and work productively with highly creative people across sectors and cultures.
Strong coordination, presentation, coordination and networking skills
Excellent skills in speaking, reading and writing English
Proficiency in use of internet and world-wide web
Skills in project management, including managing resources, and financial and budget planning
Environment / Conditions:
Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field, ability to work with large diversity of individuals and groups in rural and remote areas with diverse culture and believes.
Travel: 30% Domestic/international travel is required.
On call: Available for communication with partners and colleagues from diverse time zones.
Attitude and Behavior:
World Vision reserves the right to disqualify a candidate who has any record relating to child abuse or opposite behavior to child protection, even after the hiring.
*Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
World Vision does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. World Vision does not concern itself with information on bank accounts.