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Community Development Assistant- Education

Job Description

Position: Community Development Assistant- Education

Reports to: Child sponsorship and Development Facilitator (CSDF)

Location: World Vision areas of operation.

Purpose of the position:

Contribute to achieving equitable access and quality education planning, implementing, and monitoring the Education Quality Improvement Program (EQUIP) activities through approaches that improve enrolment, retention, completion, literacy, numeracy and life skills. The position will also support the roll out of best practices and models in a manner that promotes ownership and sustainability.

Major Responsibilities:

Project planning and implementation

  • Plan and coordinate all area based project activities in supervisor and Education Programme Officer

  • Supervise and monitor ongoing school based project activities.

  • Ensure quality in rolling out of education project models ensuring sufficient funds allocated to particular activities in annual plans

  • Ensure that teachers and field facilitators are supported in breaking down models into simpler work breakdown structures for easy implementation

  • Track and manage activity budgets and ensure timely and cost effective project implementation.

  • Produce timely, accurate, compliant and quality reports

  • Participant in project management meetings and reflection forums

  • Support and participate in district education Advocacy initiatives

Ensure cross cutting themes are mainstreamed in education project.

Technical support and training

  • Develop a district capacity building plan and mobilize participants for capacity building

  • Mobilization of and conducting trainings to build capacities on supporting enrolment, retention and completion

  • Provide mentoring and coaching to teachers and district staff to build local capacity for understanding and connecting with community linkages.

  • Identify technical experts to train district and community groups

  • Liaise with the Education Programme Officer for technical support on capacity building

Partnership and networking

  • Identify and build linkages, relations, collaborations and networks with partners and other stakeholders in implementation at the District level.

  • Mobilization of teachers and parents for project activities

  • Participate and represent WVU in key technical working forums at district,

  • Point of contact for consultation on issues to do with project education programming in the district

  • Conduct advocacy campaigns for education in general and girl child education in particular

Documentation and Reporting

  • Conduct school mapping and peer group mapping in preparation for project activities

  • Effectively document all information related to girl child enrolment trends in targeted school

  • Responsible for capturing individual children attendance, performance and behavior indicators related to drop out of children

  • Document good practices and project success stories and share them

Required skills and experience

  • Must be a holder of a degree in education or any other degree but with a diploma in education

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in education and or community work. Experience in the education sector programming in a reputable organization is an added advantage

  • Computer literate

  • Writing and reporting skills

  • Networking and influencing skills

  • Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s)

  • Passion for children.

  • Track record demonstrating high integrity, reliability and dependable

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.