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Literacy Boost Coordinator

Job Description

Contribute to achieving WVTs child wellbeing targets in designated cluster through planning, design, monitoring and implementing literacy boost model in line with applicable technical approaches, technical programs and WVT National Office Strategy. The Literacy Boost Coordinator will have technical accountability to oversee literacy boost projects and also geographical accountability by supervising and providing technical support to facilitators in a specific Area Program.

Roles and responsibilities

Project Management:

  • Supporting design of Literacy Boost (LB) project & Area Development Program (ADP) education project design requirements for literacy program.

  • Managing the project budget& provide budget guidance/advice to ADPs implementing LB.

  • Developing & monitor project implementation plans. Support ADPs to develop appropriate LB plans within their education projects.

  • Ensuring timely and comprehensive reporting

  • Overseeing the effective management of the LB pilot phase &assisting the scale-up of initiatives from FY15/16.

  • Coordinating communications between the READ Team & NO

Program Model & Implementation Approach

  • Facilitating the contextualization of the LB program to the Tanzania situation by liaising with the READ Team & National Office( NO )Education Coordinator

  • Working with technical specialists, developing additional content to programming components like reading camp curriculum, parental awareness raising workshops and teacher training resources.

  • Working with NO operations to adjust operational approaches to better support education programming focused on learning outcomes.

  • Establishing a strong and sustainable mechanism to enable creation, access and utilization of reading materials targeting grade 1-3 children.

  • Supporting ADPs to utilize a Programme approach that implement through local structures. Eg working with the MOEVT to deliver a high quality teacher training component; Work with community groups like PTAs to facilitate community and parental engagement for out-of-school literacy initiatives.

Program Technical Support& NO Capacity Building

  • Coordinate with the Read Team & NO Education Coordinator to engage technical advisers to support training, monitoring and other program quality issues.

  • Ensuring capacity of ADP staff is built to effectively implement LB

  • Participate in trainings as appropriate

  • Advising on Programme implementation as required

  • Conducting reflection workshops and cross learning visits to advance NO staff understanding of LB and its effective operationalization.

Monitoring & Evaluation:

  • Establishing/utilizing M&E framework for monitoring and evaluating project progress

  • Coordinating with M&E specialists to conduct literacy assessments that measure LBs impact.

  • Working with ADP & DME staff, undertake project monitoring, ensuring programming standards are being met.

  • Liaising with the READ Team to support ADPs with monitoring tools and utilization of appropriate monitoring practices/processes.

Knowledge Management, Communications & Networking:

  • Establishing a knowledge management system that supports documentation& sharing of project learning’s and progress.

  • Developing communication products that document progress, impact, and enable enhancements to LB components.

  • Undertaking networking activities and fostering partnerships with key education sector stakeholders to promote sustainable approaches for improving learning outcomes in school and community systems/structures.

  • Any other tasks requested by supervisor.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Post graduate education training is an added advantage.

  • Relevant experience of at least 5 years in Education programming with reputable institution, national or international NGO.

  • Good understanding of education concepts and issues in development context

  • Working knowledge of the logical framework approach to project design, monitoring and evaluation/ project cycle management

  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills with a passion for sharing knowledge

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team

  • Fluent in English and Swahili

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Perform other duties as required.

  • Ability to work with rural communities

  • Highly motivated to achieve quality results and service

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • High integrity.

  • Partnering and engaging with stakeholders

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Report writing skills

  • Networking and influencing skills.

  • Highly reliable and dependable.

  • Passion for children.

  • Skills in Programming.

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and donors

  • Computer skills

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Few office work with frequent visits to the field