World Vision International

Early Childhood Development Specialist – Kampala

Job Description

Position: Early Childhood Development Specialist - Inclusive ECD – Kampala

Report to: Technical Program Manager

Location: Kampala (National Office)

Purpose of the position:

Provide innovative professional support to enhance technical soundness and coherence of the Early Childhood programming in World Vision Uganda in line with the education Quality Improvement Program guidelines and standards.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities

  • Develop a thorough analysis of the Early Childhood Development (ECD) landscape in World Vision Supported communities

  • Support the design/development of ECD activity guideline to ensure that program implementation is done in line with the policy guidelines and standards

  • Participate in design and implementation of baseline, mid-term and final evaluations of inclusive ECD projects and ensure follow-up of recommendations to improve quality of the programming

  • Develop guidelines, tools and approaches for engaging teachers and communities for developing and implementing an integrated ECD program to ensure enrolment

  • Identify technical capacity needs and organize capacity building activities for project staff and partners at the national, district and community level develop and regularly update database on the project interventions and outcomes

  • Periodically monitor for quality assurance of ECD in consultation with the M&E specialist

  • Support documentation and dissemination of lessons learnt and best practices as well as emerging issues in the implementation of the education project

  • Develop case papers/policy briefs to drive WVU advocacy efforts on education in the technical working group meetings and to regularly interface with other subject matter specialists in the WVU Ministry priorities to foster integration the project with other ministry areas.

  • Grow the sector through identifying and developing concepts and proposals for ECD and education program

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • A degree in Education with a bias in Primary Education or early Childhood Education

  • Relevant experience of at least 5 years of implementing an education program with reputable institution, national or international NGO

  • Thorough understanding of Early Childhood development/or Early grade reading and experience working with the teachers

  • Good understanding of education concepts and issues in development context in supporting teachers to improve Early Grade reading

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

  • Working knowledge of data analysis software such as SPSS, Ms Excel, stata

  • Demonstrated experience and skill in research, analysis and report writing

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

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

  • Ability and willingness to travel regularly to field sites