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Position: (ECCD) Program Assistant -- Save the Children

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Save the Children’s mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children programs focus on Education, Health and Nutrition, Child Rights Governance, Child Protection, Child Poverty and Humanitarian/DRR. We work with government partners and local NGOs to improve children’s lives, especially marginalized and disadvantaged children. Save the Children is looking for high quality, motivated national candidates to fill several positions across the country office.

Save the Children’s mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children programs focus on Education, Health and Nutrition, Child Rights Governance, Child Protection, Child Poverty and Humanitarian/DRR. We work with government partners and local NGOs to improve children’s lives, especially marginalized and disadvantaged children. Save the Children is looking for high quality, motivated national candidates to fill several positions across the country office.

Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Program Assistant with regular travel to field (4 positions based in Pursat and Kampong Chhnang province)

The Purpose of the Role
The ECCD Program Assistant will provide day to day support to the Program Officers in the implementation of the ECCD for Floating Villages project activities. The post holder will ensure high quality project implementation, and compliance with the Operations Manual of JSDF/World Bank and SCI rules and regulations. Moreover, the Program Assistant will ensure the project’s expected outputs and outcomes are delivered effectively and efficiently, producing impacts on target children in an accountable and sustainable way.

Qualifications and Experience
Essential
  • At least Bachelor’s Degree in related fields (preferably in education);
  • Some experience in management of programme/projects;
  • Good understanding of education in Cambodia, particularly in policies, guidelines, curriculum, systems, teaching methodology, and materials for ECCD;
  • A minimum 2-3 years of relevant work experience in education, especially ECCD or other equivalent work;
  • Strong community mobilization skills;
  • Good interpersonal, proactive and dynamic communication skills;
  • Good computer skills in Microsoft Office;
  • Motorcycle driving licence is needed;
  • Ability and willingness to travel in the floating village and rural communities.
  • Willingness to abide by SCI’s Child Safe Guarding/Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct.
Desirable
  • Long-term experience in working in ECCD using multiple approaches;
  • Strong coordination, facilitation and presentation skills will be considered a definite advantage;
  • Minimum 1-year experience in assistance projects related to ECCD or Basic Education;
  • Good experience in working with local government and NGOs partners.
How to apply
Interested applicants are requested to submit a CV and cover letter to jobs.cambodia@savethechildren.org or post at Save the Children office. The deadline for application is 26 March 2017 at 17.00.

Note: The selection of Consultants will follow the “Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers” dated January 2011.

“All recruitment practices and procedures reflect Save the Children’s commitment to protecting children from abuse”.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and people with disability are strongly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified for interview. Submitted documents will not be returned.

Save the Children: P.O. Box 34, Villa 5, Street 242, Sangkat Chaktomouk, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.Phone: (855) 23 223 403/4/5/6, CCC Box 59,
Email: jobs.cambodia@savethechildren.org  / website: http://cambodia.savethechildren.net
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Position Title: Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Program Assistant
(4 positions)

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Education Program


LOCATION: 2 in Kampong Chhnang, 2 in Pursat Province; travel to the field at least 80% of the time.
GRADE: 5

POST TYPE:
Child Safeguarding:
Level 3:  the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

“To carry out the responsibilities of the role in a way this reflects Save the Children’s commitment to safeguarding children in accordance with the Child Safeguarding Policy”.

ROLE PURPOSE:

The ECCD Program Assistant will provide day to day support to the Program Officers in the implementation of the ECCD for Floating Villages project activities. The post holder will ensure high quality project implementation, and compliance with the Operations Manual of JSDF/World Bank and SCI rules and regulations. Moreover, the Program Assistant will ensure the project’s expected outputs and outcomes are delivered effectively and efficiently, producing impacts on target children in an accountable and sustainable way.

SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: ECCD for Floating Villages Consultant (Project Officer)

Dimensions: The Program Assistant will work closely with the Provincial and District Departments of Education, Youth and Sport, schools, Commune Councils, Commune Committees for Women and Children at commune level, Women’s and Children’s Consultative Committees at district level, community people and the education team of Save the Children to deliver results to children. The project covers multiple districts so it is necessary for the post holder to travel extensively to the target schools, communities and ECCD Resource Centres.

Staff directly reporting to this post: None

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

I. Project Planning:
  • Work with ECCD project team members and partners (with technical support from ECCD Technical Advisor, ECCD for Floating Villages senior advisor, and Education  Program Manager) to develop ECCD annual, semester, quarterly, monthly, weekly, and daily work plan and schedules for activity implementation. This includes provincial integration plan;
  • Work with ECCD project team to develop catch-up plan for ECCD projects in the province as needed;
  • Work with ECCD project teams, provincial team members to conduct feasibility/needs assessment for development/continuation of existing and new projects for target area.

II. Project Implementation
  • Establish and maintain good communication and relationship with POE, DOE, teachers, community, WCCC/CCWC and other partners at district and community levels;
  • Provide technical support and build capacity of POE, DOE, teachers, local NGOs and WCCC/CCWC partners to set up and operate home-based and community-based ECCD in target areas;
  • Coordinate day-to-day project activities in the field, such as construction, ECCD activities, and partner activities;
  • Provide technical support and build capacity of POE, DOE, Commune Councils, communities and schools to mobilize existing local resources for operation of home-based and community-based ECCD;
  • Coordinate and conduct training to core trainers, parent groups, teachers, village leaders, and WCCC/CCWCs, etc. on ECCD, health, nutrition and Child Rights, based on designed training curricula;
  • Participate in designing and developing ECCD training curricula and learning-teaching materials.
III. Project Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning
  • Assist ECCD for Floating Villages project senior advisor (Project Manager), Program Officers and partner teams to undertake project baseline, mid-term review, and final evaluation;
  • Conduct day-to-day monitoring and follow up of home-based ECCD, community pre-schools and community-based ECCD activities with project team and partners;
  • Regularly follow up and provide feedback on activities carried out by partners, CCWC and community pre-school teachers by making sure that partner are accountable to target children and communities;
  • Ensure the functioning of all home-based and community-based ECCD activities in all target areas;
  • Support POE, DOEs, community and partners to have functional ECCD information management system and tools with availability and accuracy of education data and information, which are updated regularly;
  • Document results and lessons learned from the project implementation for further dissemination and replication;
  • Support POE, DOEs, CCWC, schools and NGO partners to organize coordination meetings to ensure harmonization and alignment of education intervention and integration concepts.

IV. Project Report and Visit
  • Assist Program Officers and Manager to write reports and case studies in the targeted areas;
  • Write monthly project report for Program Officers.

Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Take into account the risk lens (including DRR, CCA) through the project cycle management to ensure disaster proof programming;
  • Participate in Education program in emergency preparedness and response and deploy on time during emergency.

Occasional duties
  • Undertake other tasks required by line management.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
Accountability:
  • holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
Ambition:
  • sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
Collaboration:
  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
Creativity:
  • develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.
Integrity:
  • honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Essential
  • At least Bachelor’s Degree in related fields (preferably in education);
  • Some experience in management of programme/projects;
  • Good understanding of education in Cambodia, particularly in policies, guidelines, curriculum, systems, teaching methodology, and materials for ECCD;
  • A minimum 2-3 years of relevant work experience in education, especially ECCD or other equivalent work;
  • Strong community mobilization skills;
  • Good interpersonal, proactive and dynamic communication skills;
  • Good computer skills in Microsoft Office;
  • Motorcycle driving licence is needed;
  • Ability and willingness to travel in the floating village and rural communities.
  • Willingness to abide by SCI’s Child Safe Guarding/Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct.

Desirable
  • Long-term experience in working in ECCD using multiple approaches;
  • Strong coordination, facilitation and presentation skills will be considered a definite advantage;
  • Minimum 1-year experience in assistance projects related to ECCD or Basic Education;
  • Good experience in working with local government and NGOs partners.
Date of issue:   03 March 2017                                                                  Author : Kith Marady
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