FIELD OFFICERS (EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT)

  • 5 months ago
  • Several Districts

    Job Description

    The Anglican Council in Malawi (ACM) has received funding from Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) to implement an Early Childhood Development (ECD) Project in Rumphi, Mzimba, Kasungu, Ntchisi and Kasungu districts. The project is an integral part of NCA’s Economic Empowerment programme in Malawi whose overall goal is to contribute to increased incomes for farm households and improved food and nutrition security. The specific objectives of the project are to provide quality pre-primary education for children from 3 to 6 years, facilitate access to antenatal, post-natal preventive and basic health care services which improve child survival rates.

    ACM is seeking suitable candidates to fill positions of Field Officers (Early Childhood Development) to be based in the operational districts. This is an exciting opportunity for outstanding and energetic professionals wanting to make a lasting difference at the grassroots level in Malawian communities.

    Field Officer (Early Childhood Development)
    The Field Officer who will report to the ECD Coordinator be the primary contact person between the project and the communities (primary stakeholders). The Field Officer will facilitate the implementation of all project activities in the targeted communities.

    Main duties

    • Ensure that the ECD project is implemented in line with government and ACM Child Protection
      Policy.
    • Advocate for and assist children presenting special needs by promoting a thorough understanding of their needs as expressed by their behavior, and by backing and encouraging teachers to follow suit
    • Document and track all children’s assessments and screenings as required.
    • Support development of project plans, ECD curriculum in line with prevailing government guidelines and schedules while ensuring alignment with project design
    • Train volunteers and care givers on ECD issues, including nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene including cross cutting issues such as gender, HIV and AIDS, climate change mitigation.
    • Promote community resource mobilization to sustain the services and motivate volunteers and caregivers
    • Monitor child growth and health and facilitate referrals to professional assistance where necessary.
    • Establish and maintain effective partnerships with other local stakeholders in the ECD sector working in the same impact area in order to increase service linkages and ensure sustainability of services.
    • Maintain strict professional standards of confidentiality regarding children and families.

    Qualifications and Skills 

    • At least Advanced Diploma in ECD/Social Development, Community development, Food security and Nutrition or any other related field
    • At least 3 years’ experience working directly with communities in ECD or basic education projects.
    • Well-developed Community mobilization skills.
    • Excellent training and communication skills in English and local languages.
    • Passion about ECD, child protection and working with children.
    • Strong report writing skills and experience
    • Good team work and networking skills
    • Excellent computer skids, especially MS word, excel and Power point.

    Appointment and Remuneration
    The position will initially be one-year contacts with a possible 3-year extension. The renewal of contracts is subject on performance and continued funding from NCA. Successful candidates shall be offered attractive salary and benefits in accordance with the Anglican Council in Malawi Conditions of Service.

    Mode of Application
    Applications including detailed CVs, photocopies of relevant certificates and names and contacts of at least three most recent traceable referees should be sent to.

    The General Secretary,
    Anglican Council In Malawi,
    Box 31120,
    Lilongwe 3
    E-mail: [email protected] .with copy to [email protected] not later than 5th June, 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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