Education & Early Childhood Advisor-World Vision Kenya

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

World Vision Kenya

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support for program design and quality assurance.
  • Assist in the implementation of Child Learning and other education interventions, offering effective technical assistance to APs and Grants.
  • Contribute to the development and review of National Strategy and Technical Programs, ensuring proper articulation of Education in the CL & HHR Technical Program, related concepts, and proposals.
  • Participate in technical coordination, planning, and review meetings for Education both internally and externally.
  • Develop and distribute guidelines to facilitate the achievement of Education objectives throughout the strategy period, taking into account diverse implementation contexts.
  • Support the creation of Child Learning TP and AP plans, including Annual Operating Plans (AOPs), Detailed Implementation Plans (DIPs), and Annual Budgets.
  • Provide technical guidance for the roll-out of recognized Child Learning Core Models (GbG & Learning Roots) in field projects.
  • Coordinate sector integration efforts to ensure integrated implementation of Child Learning with other Technical Programs at both the National Office and field levels.
  • Enhance linkages with EARO and GC Education learning centers to ensure continuous backstopping for quality programming within WVK.
  • Enforce the utilization of business processes, standards, and guidelines related to Child Learning initiatives by field programs.
  • Participate in assessment, monitoring, and evaluation processes, supporting the adaptation of CL & HHR TP.
  • Utilize assessment and evaluation data to ensure the quality of program designs.
  • Strengthen research, learning, documentation, and dissemination of WVK’s work in Child Learning.
  • Facilitate the implementation of innovations related to TP models at National and Regional Government levels, alongside public and private partners.
  • Develop standardized monitoring tools and provide staff training, including Core Models Data Quality Tools (Learning Roots & Go Baby Go).
  • Gather data for reporting on Child Learning at the National level.
  • Engage in regular learning forums to showcase and promote effective Child Learning practices.
  • Collaborate with partners for joint monitoring visits to track and document program progress.
  • Support the quality review of program reports and core documents based on WVK and donor guidelines.
  • Participate in education & child learning operational research, documentation, publication, and dissemination of research findings.
  • Identify capacity gaps in Child Learning to inform staff capacity development strategies.
  • Provide technical support to Resource Acquisition & Management (RAM) for proposal development and presentation to donors and SOs.
  • Cultivate partnerships with National and County governments and other stakeholders in the Education and ECDE sectors.
  • Participate in strategic events, such as ECDE Networks and County-level conferences, to advance the Education sector.
  • Advocate for policy integration of WVK Child Learning Models in national policies and strategies.
  • Maintain strategic contacts with relevant organizations, institutions, and authorities.
  • Provide feedback and data for technical papers and recommendations for external engagement with decision-makers.
  • Support advocacy for enhanced mainstreaming of advocacy in Child Learning projects.
  • Engage in various committees, task forces, and assignments.
  • Ensure linkage with World Vision EARO and GC Education Initiatives/forums for ongoing support in quality programming.
  • Fulfill any other duties assigned by the supervisor.
  • Participate and contribute to committees and task forces as required.

Qualifications:

  • Hold a minimum of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education, BA Early Childhood Development, BA Early Childhood Care & Development, or a closely related field from a recognized University.
  • Additional postgraduate qualifications are advantageous.
  • Demonstrated experience in proposal development, funding acquisition, and grant management for government donors.
  • Strong understanding of international development trends and approaches at national and global levels.
  • Familiarity with WVI global core Child Learning project models, including Go Baby Go, Learning Roots, etc.
  • Proficiency in computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite, and basic knowledge of data analysis programs.
  • Excellent technical programming and management skills, understanding the program/project life cycle.
  • Facilitation skills and ability to provide staff and partner capacity building in relevant technical fields.
  • Initiative-taking ability, problem-solving skills, and independent judgment.
  • Collaborative team player capable of enhancing staff and partner capacity in Education.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and emotional maturity.
  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts.
  • Strong budgetary and financial management skills.
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills, with leadership and management experience being advantageous.
  • Self-starter who can work with minimal supervision while maintaining strong relationships.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, networking, and representation skills, including public engagements.

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