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World Vision Africa Program Officer - Education & Child Protection Job Vacancy

Job Title: Program Officer -Education & Child Protection


 APHIA plus – Zone 1and 2

Closing Date:
 November 26 2010

Purpose of the Position:

To provide Technical leadership and direction needed to support World Vision Kenya’s efforts to enhance education and protection of vulnerable children and youth in Western Kenya.

In order to successfully do so, the Program Officer- Education & Child Protection must be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Lead the successful roll out of all Education and Child protection program elements in Western and Nyanza Province areas covered by Aphia plus programme
  • Ensure quality, focus and feasibility in the development, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of education and child protection program interventions in Aphias plus
  • Ensure that these interventions are implemented not only in alignment with a fully integrated three track ministry approach but also in compliance with WVI, GOK and other accepted norms and standards;
  • Provide and/or establish the needed tools, methodological approaches, technical assistance, training / capacity building, DME support and accompanying business processes to ensure that Education and Child protection program interventions achieve or surpass Aphia Plus objectives;
  • Support the consolidation of a learning culture - based upon evidenced based best practices and industry standards - to enable program staff to achieve and/or surpass established targets and standards and.
  • Consolidate and share evidenced based education/child protection best practices for learning and documentation in a timely manner and in accordance with donor and WVK requirements.
  • Impart appropriate mentoring, coaching and supervision in order to equip, motivate and empower staff in education and child protection programming within WVK.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience:
  • The holder of this position must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Education, community development and other relevant Social Sciences from a recognized University. An advanced degree is highly preferred;
  • At least with 5 years practical experience in Education, preferably in an NGO or in education programming at the district, provincial/ local authority and/or national levels with evidence of successful implementation of education programs in the framework of ECDE interventions
  • Must have understanding and/or experience in child rights interventions
  • Must have both an extensive conceptual understanding of and demonstrated practical command for implementing program design, management and evaluation principals:
  • Must be a results orientated leader who can manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands
  • Should have experience in training and coaching staff in education and child rights programming
  • Must also have solid public relations skills and be a strong team player.
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How to Apply

All application letters and detailed CVs together with names of three referees, one of whom must be a church leader/priest/pastor, should be sent to reach the undersigned not later than November 26, 2010.

People and Culture
World Vision Kenya
P.O. Box 50816 - 00200 Nairobi, Kenya

Please indicate clearly on the envelope or on the subject line the position you are applying for.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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