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Early Childhood Education (ECE) Specialist -ZREAD

Job Description

Position: Early Childhood Education (ECE) Specialist -ZREAD

Location: World Vision Zambia – National Office

Purpose

To provide technical support and supervision to Development Facilitators for the execution of programme interventions for the delivery of ZREAD Technical Programme outcomes.

Major Responsibilities

Technical programme support:

  • Support the development, selection and/or adoption of guidelines, tools, Learning Roots Model and protocols to aid programme implementation

  • Provide technical support and supervision to Area Programmes (AP) on community and other partner engagement regarding Early Childhood Education (ECE)

  • Support in the design and implementation review of technical program interventions

  • Assess and support AP quality activity implementation to ensure that the programme is within scope, time and budget.

  • Ensure that information, education and communication (IEC) materials are in place for effective implementation.

  • Ensure recommended technical program models are contextualized for effective implementation in Aps

Programme Effectiveness and Quality Assurance:

  • Support research/Studies on ECE related topics and produce technical briefs for sharing with key stakeholders.

  • Participate and review data collection tools in conducting research/studies to generate lessons learnt for programme improvement.

  • Utilize and adapt learning from monitoring and evaluation processes to inform programming.

  • Consolidate and review monthly, quarterly and annual reports for timely submission.

  • Ensure all emerging industry technical standards are captured, documented and shared across APs

  • Provide technical guidance on teaching and learning materials and material development

People management:

  • Facilitate Training of Trainers (TOT) of partners, WVZ technical program staff, other stakeholders to ensure effective implementation

  • Support staff orientation and participate in building capacity of technical staff through coaching and mentoring for increased/enhanced competency

  • Provide input in performance appraisal of technical programme staff for increased accountability

Networking, Collaboration and Liaison:

  • Represent WVZL in various key meetings including Ministry of General Education Joint Annual Review Meeting (JAR), Zambia National Education Coalition (ZANEC) and other meetings for alignment of National priorities.

  • Build and maintain relationship with internal and external partners/stakeholders for enhanced collaboration and sustainability

Qualifications/Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Degree in Education or relevant field with minimum 5 years’ experience in relevant field, BA/MA Degree in Early Childhood Education, or Higher Diploma (Post Graduate) in education or relevant field, including Teacher, Teacher Professional Development Systems and Literacy Programming with minimum 6 years’ experience

  • Post Graduate certificate in Curriculum Development or Education management will be an added advantage.

  • Experience in Teaching, Teacher Professional Development Systems and Literacy Programming

  • Experience in a complex, international organisation preferably NGO context

  • Experience in organization capacity building

  • Experience in project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and report writing essential

  • In-depth understanding of how children learn to read and write

  • Experience working on Early Childhood Education projects

  • Experience with EGRA and EGMA

  • Registered with the Teaching Council of Zambia

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Knowledge and understanding of World Vision operations would be an added advantage,

  • Must have excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical, decision making, conflict management, negotiation, networking, liaison and donor engagement skills

  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment and functional teams.

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Computer literate in Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Work Environment

  • Office-based 40%: field 60%

Travel: international as required