Community Development Assistant- Education
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.
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
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.