• Project Officer – Education & Child Protection at World Vision

  • Posted on: 21 November, 2016 Deadline: 24 November, 2016
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    World Vision is an international Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working in almost 100 countries world-wide to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

    Project Officer – Education & Child Protection


    Major Responsibilities:

    Project design, Planning and Implementation

    • Provide effective, innovative and technical leadership in the education & protection (gender, child protection, disability) project management

    • Ensure sector programming with a focus on the Most Vulnerable Children (MVC) from the ADP community

    • Design appropriate strategies (specific sector interventions) that prioritize needy areas

    • Collaborate with relevant line ministries to implement education, gender, child protection and disability interventions within the ADP

    • Contextualize and adopt the national education, gender, child protection, and disability technical guidelines /designs at the ADP level

    • Ensure documentation of ADP education and protection (gender, child protection, disability) gaps, interventions and impacts

    • Ensure accurate and quality education and protection (gender, child protection, disability) PDDs

    • Develop quality education and protection (gender, child protection, disability) project AoP’s and 4D matrix

    • Lead in timely mobilization and effective communication with communities and stakeholders during baselines, evaluations and other relevant education and protection (gender, child protection and disability) programming activities

    • Ensure equity in education and protection (gender, child protection, disability) by focusing on the Most Vulnerable

    • Ensure effective integration of peace building and environment themes including appropriate linkage with other sector priorities

    • Provide technical guidance in enhancement of literacy skills for the targeted girls and boys including development of locally made reading materials.

    • Ensure gender responsiveness in all interventions including anti FGM campaigns, Alternative Rights Passage and End Violence against Children

    • Ensure equity in education and protection by focusing on the Most Vulnerable Children (MVC) and particularly girls and boys.

      Quality Assurance - Monitoring, Reporting and Documentation

    • Engage relevant education, gender, child protection and disability community leaders and partners in planning and monitoring activities

    • Ensure alignment of all education and protection DME activities with the stipulated DME standards

    • Guide the education, gender, child protection, disability, community leaders and other partners in monitoring education progress on a scheduled basis

    • Analyze, share and appropriately utilize the education and protection (gender, child protection, disability) information gathered in all ADP monitoring activities

    • Facilitate regular reflection meetings to ensure action on all issues from the monitoring reports.

    • Develop quality education and protection (gender, child protection, disability) reports whether Annual, Semi-annul or Monthly Management Reports in line with WV reporting guidelines.

    • Identify best practices in education and protection at the ADP for documentation

    • Facilitate the community in identification and responding to quality education and protection (gender, child protection, disability) needs

    • Ensure effective integration of education and protection (gender, child protection, disability) interventions with other projects in the program.

      Enhanced Empowerment & Capacity building

    • Mobilize community members and facilitate empowerment programmes for ownership and sustainability of the education and protection (gender, child protection, disability) project activities

    • Build capacity of communities and partners on integration for synergy & community based monitoring for sustainability of education and protection interventions

    • Establish specific capacity building mechanisms for effective delivery & sustainability of project interventions

    • Build the capacity of education and protection partners (e.g PTAs,BoMs, CBOs, AACs) to enable them effectively intervene in education & Child Protection.

    • Take a lead in building ADP staff and community capacities in education & protection through trainings and other information sharing avenues to handle project activities effectively

    • Together with partners, conduct regular reflection and learning events

    • Facilitate mentorship, life skills and peer programme for boys and girls and especially the rescued girls

    • Facilitate Empowerment of girls, and women in the focus AP in order to break the cycle of poverty and discrimination.

    • Spiritual nurture of children – partners & institutions

    • Engage, empower and equip staff and partners to implement spiritual nurture of children and youth

    • Mobilise and empower the Church and other faith groups to implement Channels of Hope on Child Protection & gender.

    • Mobilise and empower the Church, other faith groups and Community based organization to integrate empowered World development in education & protection interventions

      Advocacy, Engagement, Networking and Partnerships

    • Gather and provide quality feedback and data to be used to develop technical papers and recommendations on key issues for external engagement with decision makers

    • Establish and sustain working relationships with Government Departments and Agencies relevant to the programme’s focus area at the Ward, Sub County and County levels

    • Participate in the Annual County Government’s Planning and Budgeting process and influence resource allocation to the priority needs of the most vulnerable groups within the Programme Area

    • Ensure that Program participants and partners are kept informed of all the Government laws and policies in respect to the Technical Program being implemented and any changes to government laws, policies and budgets

    • Work with partners and coalitions to engage in advocacy activities with the government structures at the County level, to address the needs of local communities and inform national level advocacy initiatives

    • Work with community groups to utilize advocacy approaches such as Citizen Voice and Action (CVA) and Child Protection Advocacy (CPA) to enable service users and local partners to engage directly with local government service providers to improve the quality of government services for children and to generate information and evidence for use in national level advocacy work.

    • Ensure effective mobilisation of community groups, youth and children, empowering them to hold their governments to account

    • Support communities groups, youth and children to engage constructively with duty bearers and service providers to improve access to, and quality of, essential services

      Resource Acquisition

    • Provide information to inform fund raising initiatives for education, gender, child protection and disability at all levels

    • Develop timely and accurate funding proposals in line with donor requirements and WVK standards in collaboration with Project Manager and other sector specialists

    • Mobilize the community for community contribution for project interventions

      Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

      The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

    • A Bachelor’s degreein education, early childhood development, and special needs education or their or equivalent.

    • Minimum of two yearsworking experience in education sector initiatives at community level

    • Experience in Advocacy, Child Rights and/or Community Development with strong partnership with GoK ministries and Churches

      Working Environment:

    • Office based environment with frequent travel to the field

    • Travel required: mainly domestic travel with possibility of international travel.

    • On call: during emergencies

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to World Vision Kenya career website on careers.wvi.org to apply

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