Early Childhood Development Specialist NGO Careers – World Vision International

Job Title:          Early Childhood Development Specialist
Organisation: World Vision
International
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Technical
Program Manager
About US:
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy
Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and
communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41
districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children
and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with
children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all
applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.
“Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart,
the will to make it so.”
Job Summary: The Early
Childhood Development Specialist will 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 Duties and
Responsibilities:   
  • Develop a thorough analysis of the Early
    Childhood Development (ECD) landscape in World Vision Supported
    communities
  • Render support in the design/development
    of ECD activity guideline to ensure that program implementation is done in
    line with the policy guidelines and standards
  • Actively 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
  • Formulate 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
  • Provide support in the 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, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the World Vision Early
    Childhood Development Specialist job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree
    in Education with a bias in Primary Education or early Childhood Education
  • At least five years’ experience in implementing
    an education program with reputable institution, national or international
    NGO
  • Broad knowledge and 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
  • Computer literacy i.e. working knowledge
    of data analysis software such as SPSS, Ms Excel, stata
  • Proven experience and skills in research,
    analysis and report writing
  • Excellent 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
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by
visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link
below.
Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at
World Vision’s e-recruitment portal. 
Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 13th September
2017
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