Title: Technical Program Officer Education
Reporting to: Program Manager
Location: Oyam Kole Cluster
Purpose of the position:
Contribute to achieving WVU’s child wellbeing targets in designated clusters through planning, monitoring and implementing the health and nutrition programme in line with applicable technical approaches and WVU national strategy. Oversee roll out of best practices and models in a manner that promotes ownership, sustainability
Project planning and implementation
Ensure that the cluster designs are in line with the Education national office strategy
Supervise and monitor ongoing activities under the Cluster Education projects
Ensure quality in rolling out of education project models ensuring sufficient funds allocated to particular activities in annual plans
Ensure that teams are supported in breaking down models into simplier work breakdown structures for easy implementation
Coordinate Cluster education projects being implemented by partners and technical resource persons.
Initiate and participate in education district Advocacy initiatives
Liaise with the National office education technical specialists for quality implementation of education projects.
Ensure cross cutting themes are mainstreamed in education projects.
Ensure operational integration with other WV sectors in intervention areas such as livelihoods & food security, health and child protection.
Work with CSDAs to ensure Registered Children and their households are participating and benefiting from health program interventions.
Technical support and training
Identify local level capacity needs and support capacity building activities for WVU staff and partners to improve the quality of education
Participate in development /adaption of training curriculum/manuals for implementation in the program area
Mobilization of and conducting trainings to build capacities on education models
Provide mentoring and coaching to cluster staff to build local capacity for understanding and connecting with community linkages.
Identify technical experts to train district and community groups
Liaise with the National Office technical specialists on staff capacity building in Education programming
Partnership and networking
Identify and build strategic linkages, relations, collaborations and networks with partners and other stakeholders in implementation at the District level.
Participate and represent WVU in key donor engagements and technical working forums at district, region and National level when applicable
Point of contact for consultation on issues to do with Cluster education programming.
Work closely with District initiatives through the District education Office
Research, Documentation and Evidence building
Effectively document all information related to project successes, innovations and promising practices and disseminate through appropriate mechanisms.
Responsible for capturing child well being indicators related to Education projects in the cluster
Ensure identification of research areas, conduct research and document learnings
Spear head the Cluster education in output & outcome monitoring processes
Support processes of project baselines and evaluation of education projects and interventions.
Track and manage budgets allocated for the projects across assigned APs
Produce timely, accurate, compliant and quality reports
Participant in Cluster management meetings and reflection forums
Identify and initiate viable funding proposals for resource acquisition to support Education program interventions.
Participate in resource mobilization through concept papers/proposal writing for fund raising and market them with support offices and other donors
Support respective grants/PNS projects in area of operation
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
A Bachelor Degree in Education, social science or any related field
5 years practical experience in education programming, At least three of which must have been involved in program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
Good Training facilitation and coordination skills
Experience in development of Proposals/concept papers development for fund raising
Excellent Research, monitoring and evaluation skills
Experience in conducting Needs assessment and report writing