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Project Coordinator-Zambia Education School Based Training


Position: Project Coordinator

Location: National Office – Lusaka

Project Cycle: 41/2 Four and half years

Type of Contract: Three years renewable

Purpose of the position:

To coordinate project design, and ensure implementation as well as capacity building of Education Support Teams (EST) and monitoring of the Zambian Education School-based Training (ZEST) Project in line with the Project Strategy and contribute to WVZ child wellbeing objectives.

Major Responsibilities

Project development and Implementation

  • Provide technical support to the development, trialing and scaling up of ZEST activities ensuring alignment with Project Strategy

  • Ensure quality implementation and monitoring within scope, time and budget.

  • Produce consolidated monthly, annual/semi-annual reports for the Project for sharing with other stakeholders

  • Collaborate with the Ministry of Education at National, Provincial and District levels to ensure successful implementation of the ZEST Project.

  • Support documentation and dissemination of promising/best practices for future programming.

  • Support the development of data repository for the project for better knowledge management and utilization

  • In collaboration with MoGE FPP, support DRCC in Building capacity of Education Support Teams through coaching and mentoring for increased/enhanced competency.

Capacity Building

  • Facilitate building capacity of Education Support Teams to ensure project activities are rolled out and effectively implemented

Programme Effectiveness and Quality Assurance

  • In collaboration with ZREAD DME Specialist, facilitate project evaluations - Baseline, Midline and Endline, i.e. development of consultancy TORs and advertising, offer of consultancy

  • Collect monitoring data with MoGE in a collaborative and systematic way

  • Facilitate joint monitoring with MoGE and reporting of the project for effective implementation and quality control.

  • Write and timely submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports for improved project implementation and decision making

  • In collaboration with ZREAD DME Specialist and MoGE, conduct project review for improved quality of programming

  • Work with ZREAD DME Specialist to input data databases and develop information management systems.

  • Participate in documenting and sharing project lessons and promising practices with partners and stakeholders.

  • Other duties as designated by the ZREAD Technical Programme Manager or her delegate

Qualifications/ Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills, Competencies and Experience

  • Degree in Education/Development/Project Management with minimum 3years’ experience in relevant field

  • Master’s Degree in the relevant field or its equivalent is an added advantage with minimum 3 years’ experience in the relevant field

  • Experience in School Based Teacher Professional Development

  • Primary School Teacher qualification and teaching primary school grades will be an added advantage

  • Experience in Education Program Management in a complex, international organization preferably NGO context

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

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

  • Must have excellent communications, interpersonal, analytical, decision making, conflict management, negotiation and networking skills

  • Training and facilitation skills a must

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Office-based 30% : field 70%