Early Childhood Development Project Job Vacancy at PASADA

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Mbeya

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Early Childhood Development Project Job Vacancy at PASADA

Job advert for the position of Early Childhood Development Project

Project Overview:

The overall purpose of ECD position is to provide strategic leadership and management of early childhood development activities integration into ACHIEVE household case management services. The Early Childhood Development Officer (ECD Officer) will work closely with a local government authority, community workers and existing ECD stakeholders in Mbeya DC, Chunya DC, Busokelo DC and Rungwe DC to ensure achievement of the objectives of the CNHF-funded activity. The ECD Officer will ensure the CNHF-funded interventions are implemented with high technical quality and are efficiently and effectively integrated with ACHIEVE project activities and platforms.

Project:             Early Childhood Development Project

Job Title:           Early Childhood Development Officer (7 positions)

Reporting To:        Program Manager

Office Location:    Mbeya

Duration:              1year Renewable

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

• Coordinate on-ground identification, implementation, and monitoring of ECD activities to ensure quality delivery of CNHF-funded              ECD activities and ensure implementation is integrated into the ACHIEVE case management platform and/or other suitable                        community platforms in the assigned councils.

• Work closely with CMO/CMCs   to provide   overall   leadership,  technical   guidance,  and management of Community Case Workers          (CCWs), Lead Community Case Workers (LCCWs) and Community Health Workers (CHWs) as they deliver early childhood development          services to ACHIEVE enrolled households.

• Disseminate guidance, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and other job aids to implement high quality, age-appropriate services          to children and caregivers in the assigned councils.

• Create community linkages for broader community engagement of parents/caregivers (at HH or group level) to strengthen nurturing          care giving services to children under the age of 3 years old.

• Closely follow up to ensure that all referrals issued on health and social services are completed and   beneficiaries   receive                            appropriate   services   including   support   to   children   0-3   with developmental delays, experienced abuse/violence, in need of                nutrition support etc.

• Regularly monitor ECD data trends including following up with CCWs and data clerks to ensure consistent data reporting, conduct                data analysis, visualization, and use data to improve project quality and implementation; proactively identify implementation                    challenges and help develop and implement practical solutions promptly under the technical guidance from Pact ECD team.

• Work in partnership with local government authorities and council level ECD stakeholders to ensure the designed ECD programming            aligns with the government of Tanzania’s guiding framework for providing a comprehensive and holistic package of early care and              development initiatives.

• Conduct monthly supportive supervision and mentoring visits to all community caseworkers in the field to ensure activities and data            reports adhere to guidance and SOPs and high-quality services reach the targeted children and caregivers.

• Conduct quarterly supportive supervision with local government authorities at the communities implementing ECD to assess program           progress, provide technical support, draw best practices and addresses implementation challenges.

• Coordinate council level trainings to ensure efficient preparations and logistics are done on time and accordance to the guidance.

• Submit monthly written updates to the Program Manager showing monthly progress and allow troubleshoot of implementation                    challenges.

• Participate in local level meetings related to ECD to show case project work, ensure coordination, technical quality, and learning.

• Document  and  share lessons  learned  and  best  practices  in  ECD  for  experience sharing  and replication.

• Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the Program Manager

Minimum Required Qualifications, Experience and Skills

Education:

• Bachelor’s degree or Higher in Social Work or Public Education, Community Development, Community Economic Development (CED),          Early Childhood Development, may be considered.

Skills:

• Strong technical knowledge of national ECD activities, guidelines, and policies, including the Go T’s Nurturing Care Framework for                caregivers and children ages zero to three years and the adapted Care for Child Development (CCD) package.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills in Kiswahili and English, including writing high- quality reports.

• Demonstrated ability to adapt policies, frameworks, and program analyses into actionable steps for community-level                                    implementation that are appropriate for children and caregivers.

Experience:

•    At least 2 years’ experience in an ECD-focused field position.

•    Experience in providing support on   M&E-related remotely or physically including data monitoring, evaluation and reporting,                       data quality assessment, data analysis, visualization, and use for decision making.

•    Experience strong working relationships with, including local Government, CSOs, and community             members.

•    Experience in Home Based (HBC), National Integrated Case Management Systems

(NICMS), PEPFAR OVC/MVC differentiated care of services etc. is preferred.

•         Experience creating strong working relationships with diverse stakeholders, including local government, CSOs, and community                       members.

•         Excellent written and oral communication skills in Kiswahili and English, including writing high- quality reports.

Job Application Procedure:

Please send your application letter along with the updated curriculum vitae (CV) in one document to recruitment@pasada.or.tz. In your CV, please indicate three reputable referees. Send your application before 23rd June,2024.

The application letter should be addressed to.

Executive Director,

PASADA Tanzania,

P. O. Box 70225

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania.

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