Development Advisor – Non Formal Education Job Vacancy

Job title: Programme Development Advisor – Non Formal Education (National Level)

Closing date: 29 Apr 2011

War Child Holland
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Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

• Build the capacity of WCH staff and partners to be able to deliver quality non-formal (and formal) education activities and projects. This is done through on-the-job training, coaching and support to Program Officers (PO’s), Program Coordinators (PC’s), Social Workers (SW) and partners. • Ensure effective design and implementation of non-formal education programming with a focus on quality of learning and economic insertion of children and young people through technical advice and support to the Deputy Country Director (DepCD), PDM, Field Location Managers (FLMs), PCs and POs. • Provide technical support and advice to FLMs, PCs and PO’s on implementation of existing formal education activities (Quality Education Improvement Plan). • Participate as an active member of the Program Development Unit (PDU) to ensure appropriate content and high quality of WCH programs. Includes involvement in formulating and translating WCH policies and standards into implementation strategies, safeguarding the quality of the programs and giving meaning to WCH principles and values. • Assists the PDM, DepCD and FLM’s to monitor programme implementation and measure programme effectiveness. • Represent WCH in his/her expertise related meetings and coordination platforms. Liaise with professional counterparts of (inter)national organisations and government ministries and technical interagency and government meetings. • Contribute to proposal development and report writing in relation to education projects.

Minimum Requirements:

• A relevant BSc and Masters in education, development or other relevant field. • A minimum of three years experience of supporting non-formal education programming for children and young people in an NGO in post conflict setting. • Strong advisory and coaching skills. • Extensive experience of training and capacity building of junior, senior staff and partner organisations. • Proven technical expertise and up-to-date with best practices and global developments in the field of non-formal education focussing on quality of learning for children and young people and economic insertion of youth. • Proven experience in development of strategy, tools, curricular and methodologies to support non-formal (and formal) education programming, including child centred and creative learning approaches. • Experience of networking with professional counterparts including governmental counterparts. • Technical knowledge in community based programming.

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