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Education Advisor

Job Description

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Position :( 01) Quality Education &Life Skills Advisor

Reports to: Program Effectiveness Director

Location: Niamey

Position open to Niger Citizens and/or people already having a work permit in Niger

Purpose of the position:

The National Office (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 Child Well-Being(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.

He 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.

He Lead will oversee Education and Life Skills will advise National Offices and partners on the relevant Education policies and priorities of Niger government, multilateral and bilateral agencies and link partners' efforts at the local level to efforts at the national.

Major Responsibilities:

Coordinate Quality of Education Thematic

  • Coordinate the Quality of Education thematic to ensure consistency in education and life skills program planning, management, communication and decision making.

  • Drive the Quality of Education Theme, to ensure means to measure progress toward CWB Targets achievement.

  • In close collaboration with other thematic technical National Advisors jointly contribute to definition of thematic strategic objective, deliverables, outcome and KPIs (Key Performance Indicators); ensure results are tracked and reported according to performance measurement framework and according to WV Monitoring & Evaluation standards and procedures for measuring Child Well-Being Outcomes.

  • Contribute to overall program quality and impact through supporting innovative strategies and partnerships and ensure integration of key cross cutting themes by working closely with other National Technical Advisors.

  • Provide platform to contextualize Regional and Global Center guidelines in improved learning outcomes in education and life skills to suit National Office.

10%

National Quality of Education Strategy Definition & Execution

  • Lead the development of a Strategy in Quality Education Theme for delivering on the CWB aspirations, including the definition of outcomes, strategic objectives and KPIs for the NO (in alignment with National and Regional Strategies)

  • Work with the Ministry Quality and Ops Directors to allocate resources to the different projects in the Country

  • Lead the Planning, organizing and support activities related to projects and programs identification, preparation, implementation management and supervision of Quality of Education interventions in all the ADPs of the NO

10%

Define Quality of Education standards, share best practices & assets

  • Define and provide standards, project models, methodologies, tools and knowledge repositories for the National Office

  • Identify, disseminate and institutionalize common best practices and assets in Quality of Education related to combating child malnutrition, combating malaria and mitigation of natural disasters

  • Speed the adoption of new solutions and assets and increase consistency and level of quality in program delivery

10%

  • Build Quality of Education skills & expertise in National Office

  • Identify key resources with the relevant knowledge and skills (engage in recruitment of staff in Education )

  • Develop and retain skilled domain personnel with potential to offer ‘certifications’

  • Share learning and provide capacity development for personnel (as in Learning Labs, workshops, etc.)

  • Set standards, develop tools, and provide capacity building for national programs and projects related to improved learning outcomes, combating child malnutrition, combating malaria, and mitigation of natural disasters

15%

Resources Mobilization

  • Support the country & WV partnership in mobilizing human, financial resources, & facilitate activities implementation and reporting in Quality of Education Thematic Area in the NO

15%

Knowledge Management - Thought Leadership and Publications

  • Design & deliver operational research and cutting edge knowledge (knowledge that helps to influence policy, contributes to corporate branding and visibility, improves program quality and for building capacity)

  • Repository of knowledge of best practices in Quality of Education Programs

  • Establish partnerships with leading universities (locally and internationally), research institutions and Non-governmental Organizations for the purposes of research and scaling up knowledge.

  • Aspire to establish and provide leadership and maintain a world class Quality of Education in the National Office Promote studies cross-learning, training, best practices and sharing of experience on issues regarding the water sector, Environment development, child protection and related areas in the partnership as related to child well being

10%

Provide technical support to all Projects and Area Development Programs (ADP)

  • Provide the required technical support primarily to the National Office and secondarily to other organizational entities

  • Provide technical expertise to facilitate resource mobilization specifically on programs to combat child malnutrition, combat malaria, mitigate natural disasters and improve quality of education in the country

  • Develop Service Level Agreements to define the level of technical support to be delivered and measured to National Office

10%

Establishment of Linkages and networking

  • Establish linkages and networks with relevant WV communities of practice and experts, leading institutions, governments and other organizations

  • Establishing effective lines of communication, coordination & networking with other organizations working in the area of child education and take responsibility for releasing information on this thematic area to relevant parties

10%

Representation

  • Representing Education for Niger office at key meetings and forums in Niger and in the Global Partnership

5%

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.