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World Vision Zambia (WVZ) Limited is a faith-based organization dealing with relief aid, development, and advocacy dedicated to working with children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. WVZ is part of World Vision International and serves all people regardless of religion, race, tribe, or gender. We are currently working on 38 large-scale programs in over 30 districts in Zambia.

Position: Education Officer – Learning through Play (LtP) Project (4 positions)

Reporting to: Project Manager – Learning through Play (LtP) Project

Location: Chongwe, Mbeza, Musosolokwe, and Buyantanshi Area Progranmmes

Purpose of the position: To facilitate implementation of the Learning through Play (LtP) project through enhanced Teacher Professional development and other community interventions for better outcomes.

Major Responsibilities:

Project development and Implementation

  • Ensure that project’s interventions are implemented in compliance with the donor guidelines and regulations.
  • Raise awareness and facilitate critical analysis of community issues and opportunities in the technical programme area for improved implementation
  • Facilitate the planning and implementation of LtP activities using recommended models, techniques, standards, and tools to achieve output targets within scope, time, and budget
  • Align project strategies with MoGE at school/district/provincial levels for better programming.
  • Strengthen and work through existing systems i.e. TOTs at both district and community levels for sustainability and ownership.
  • Support DRCC and other direct MoGE staff to enhance constant coaching and mentoring of Teachers in LtP
  • Communicate World Vision’s identity, mission, vision, values, policies, and approaches to facilitate development processes to realize the well-being of the children in the communities Facilitate the interpretation and distribution of context-appropriate technical program Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials for effective implementation.
  • Participate in the district development plans of line ministries to ensure WVZL technical programmes are mainstreamed and aligned
  • Provide leadership on Knowledge management for the Project.
  • Support the integration of gender and disability in monitoring progress in project implementation of M&E activities, thereby ensuring that they align with field standards, are consistently and systematically tracked and reported by the project
  • Facilitate M&E-related learning events for the project team and other stakeholders.
  • Initiate and lead the development of terms of reference for case studies and surveys.

Capacity Building


  • Facilitate capacity building of all stakeholders (teachers, community volunteers such as RCFs) at the school and community level for effective implementation of the LtP project.
  • Facilitate training, coaching, and mentoring of stakeholders (teachers, community volunteers) and other relevant stakeholders to ensure technical programme activities are effectively implemented
  • Facilitate training of stakeholders on the utilization of MEQA monitoring tools for effective reporting of data.

Programme Effectiveness and Quality Assurance

In close collaboration with LtP DM&E Specialist, the Education Officer will;

  • Track performance of implementation targets in line with the Detailed Implementation Plans.
  • Support and conduct joint technical monitoring and reporting of the project for effective implementation and quality control.
  • Write and timely submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports for improved and informed decision making.
  • Participate in the review of project interventions for improved quality of programming
  • Work with the LtP DM&E Specialist to input data into the database and develop an information management system.
  • Participate in documenting and sharing programme lessons and promising practices at the school and community level.

Other:

  • Show spiritual maturity, integrity, and energetic personality, through self-disposition and involvement in spiritual nurture programmes.
  • Other duties as designated by the NO staff and Area Program Manager.

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 minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Education/ Social Science /Project Management with a minimum of 3 years experience in a relevant field.
  • Experience as a Primary School Teacher will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge and experience of School-based Teacher Professional Development
  • Experience in project design, implementation, monitoring, and report writing
  • Good project management, community/stakeholder engagement, mobilization, facilitating, and donor engagement skills
  • Must possess good communication, interpersonal, analytical, conflict management, negotiation, and networking skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and beat deadlines.
  • Must have Computer skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Capacity to function well in a team and contribute effectively to team efforts
  • Knowledge and understanding of World Vision operations would be an added advantage

NOTE:

“World Vision Zambia is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from all forms of abuse and sexual exploitation. All employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks”.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply; ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

WVI.org/jobs/zambia/education-and-life-skills/education-officer/17816″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here

Closing Date : 15th October, 2021.

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