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Specialist - Education


Position: Education Specialist –ANEW Project (1) Location: Lusaka

Purpose of the position:

To provide technical support for the execution of programme interventions for the delivery of ZREAD Technical Programme outcomes under the ANEW Project.

Technical Programme Support

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

  • Provide technical support to area programmes to building capacity in local education officers and zonal heads and AP staff or improved teacher supervision and support

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

  • Ensure recommended technical program models are contextualized for effective implementation in the areas Area Programme

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

Programme Effectiveness and Quality Assurance

  • Support research/Studies on technical program 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

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Mature and Committed Christian, able to inspire others to World Vision Core Values, Vision and Mission Statement.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications/Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Degree in Education or relevant field with minimum 5 years’ experience in relevant field

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

  • Experience in a complex, international organisation preferably NGO context

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

  • Experience in organization capacity building

  • 2 years’ experience of teaching is 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, networking, liaison and donor engagement skills

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

  • Computer literate in Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based 40% : field 60%

  • Travel: international as required.