Technical Manager, Education job at ChildFund International
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Technical Manager, Education

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Human Services , Category: Management ]

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ChildFund International

Deadline of this Job:
Wednesday, March 06 2024 

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Lusaka, South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 21 2024, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Worldwide, 570 million children live in extreme poverty, vulnerable to many factors that threaten their well-being. Children need protection, support, and care at each stage of childhood to stay safe, healthy, learning and on track to achieve their potential. ChildFund works with local partner organizations, governments, corporations, and individuals to help create the safe environments children need to thrive.
ChildFund International is committed to a workplace culture that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Furthermore, ChildFund International is committed to ensuring a workplace that safeguards and protects all children, including preventing their sexual exploitation and abuse, as well as preventing the sexual exploitation and abuse of its staff, partners, and program participants.
• SUMMARY OF THE JOB JOB PURPOSE To provide technical support to ChildFund staff, partners and communities in the appraisal, planning, design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation of ChildFund supported education programs. This will ensure that all education related programs conform to the CSP guidelines and outcomes.

Principal Accountabilities
Remain alert and responsive to any child safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills which will enable you to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the Child Safeguarding Policy.
PROGRAMMING Provides technical input in development and scaling-up of program models in education programs at national and program area level to ensure conformity to Country Strategic Plan outcomes.
Liaises with M&E Manager in designing the Monitoring, Evaluation and Research tools of all ChildFund supported education programs.
Ensures that monitoring and review of the programs is done on a regular basis and in collaboration with implementing partners.
PLANNING AND BUDGETING Provides technical input in the development of Strategic Plans within ChildFund and ensures input into action plans for education interventions in all program areas in line with the organisation’s strategic direction.
Monitors expenditure of all education related grants to ensure conformity to budgets and to ensure optimal use of resources.
NETWORKING & RESOURCE MOBILISATION Lead the process and provide technical support in proposal development/grant acquisition efforts at National, Area and community level related to education opportunities.
Provide insights into donor mapping and intelligence gathering on all education related opportunities for in country and Mult-country opportunities.
Establishes partnerships and linkages with NGOs and government entities to increase resource mobilization and long-term sustainability of local programs
CAPACITY BUILDING Establishes in-house networks to enhance integration of learning across the organisation.
Conducts awareness and training programs regularly for all staff, volunteers, board members, and community workers about protection of children in ChildFund programs.
Identifies latest trends in education programs and cascades these to implementing partners and other stakeholders in order to improve service delivery of all education related programs
COMMUNICATION & DOCUMENTATION Documents achievements and best practices in programming for internal and external circulation
Compiles periodic impact assessment reports and provide recommendations for management actions to Managers in technical areas.
Responsible for formulation and implementation of policies, procedures, and relevant documents for proper management of projects and programs.

OTHER DUTIES As assigned by Program & Sponsorship Director.
QUALIFICATIONS University degree in education and related field is required.
Post-graduate degree is preferred. Knowledge in teaching methodologies and Early Childhood Learning (ECE) programming is added advantage.
At least five years work experience in project design and evaluation, networking, formulation and development sector specific policy direction, resource mobilisation, documentation and replication of best practice, establishment and implementation of standards of accountability, effectiveness and efficiency in the sector, and coordination of capacity building at relevant levels is required.

Core Competencies Knowledge
• Program Management : plans, implements, monitors and evaluates effectiveness of programs
• Crisis Management : analyses roots of crises and implements contingency measures in a timely manner
• Organization Development : maintains an awareness of changing organization issues and needs and adapts accordingly
• Training and Development : training needs analysis, training design and development interventions, implementation, evaluation

• Strategic Planning: establishes priorities and action plans based on the mission-vision
• Problem Solving & Judgment: adopts a systematic, rather than a reactive approach to problems
• Decision making: takes timely action after assessing urgency and potential impact of situations
• Communication Skills: listens, speaks and writes clearly and concisely
• Interpersonal skills: works well with people from diverse backgrounds
• Computer literacy: is familiar with Windows software and basic hardware
• Proposal writing : drafts program plans or requests for grants
• Social Research : analysis and evaluation

• Analytical: breaks down problems and applies a methodical approach
• Organized : demonstrates concern for accuracy and detail
• Self-motivated : displays interest and persistence in doing the tasks at hand
• Integrity : achieves a high level of trust in relationships
• Adaptable : values different points-of-view; remains open-minded to change
• Service orientation : anticipates and responds to needs of internal and external clients; makes sure needs are met
• Learning Orientation : accepts mistakes and continuously seeks new knowledge and skills.
• Teamwork : involves others in setting goals, solving problems and making decisions

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Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

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Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
ChildFund International is committed to safeguarding the interests, rights, and well-being of children with whom it is in contact and to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for children.
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Job Info
Job Category: Management jobs in Zambia
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Wednesday, March 06 2024
Duty Station: Lusaka
Posted: 21-02-2024
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 21-02-2024
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 21-02-2066
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