Saturday, August 16, 2014

Technical Specialist (Child Development) - ChildFund India (Apply by: 25 Aug'14)



ChildFund India is part of ChildFund International (www.childfund.org), one of the leading International Child Development Organizations in the world operating in 31 countries and working with over 15 million children globally. ChildFund International is a founding member of the ChildFund alliance – a global force of 12 international development organizations that partner to improve the lives of children and their families in 55 countries.
ChildFund started its operations in India in 1951. ChildFund India’s goal for 2013-2017 is to advance survival, comprehensive development, education, livelihood, participation and protection of deprived, excluded & vulnerable children by enhancing their access to quality services and reducing inequalities and discrimination. Please visit the website, www.childfundindia.org for more information/details.

ChildFund India has identified a project with a goal to improve the quality of early childhood practices by strengthen capacities and global knowledge on ECD.In alignment with the global Niche Core Program (NCP), ChildFund India becomes an externally recognized agency for its technical depth and quality programming on Early Childhood Development (ECD) by 2018. 

With this objective in mind, ChildFund India proposes to build a Center for Learning and Excellence on ECD (CLEECD) to drive the agenda of ECD within the country which will be established in Delhi. CLEECD is a unique project of ChildFund India which comprises of technical people with an objective to build the capacity of ChildFund India staffs, partners, government functionaries and communities in ECD to improve the effectiveness of program in Infant & Young Children (Life Stage 1). The project is aiming at creating a self-sustaining Centre of Excellence on Early Childhood Development (ECD) aligned with national childhood care and education policy, which will be equipped with necessary resources (develop tools, modules, manuals, job aids and web resources) to impart quality ECD education and services.  

Be a part of ChildFund India team!

We are a growing organization and invite committed professionals to join us to take our vision forward in India. If you share our vision and feel that you can contribute to our mission then we look forward to receiving your profile.

Please find the Job Description for the position of Technical Specialist – Child Development enclosed below.

Title: Technical Specialist – Child Development
Division /Dept.: Program  
Location: Delhi            
Reporting to: Technical Advisor, Life Stage 1

SUMMARY

The Technical Specialist – Child Development reports to the Technical Advisor, Life Stage 1 (TA, LS1) and is responsible for providing technical guidance on pre-school education, early childhood stimulation and child development. The incumbent will expert of the subject and providing guidance to partner organization for tracking progress of the child for home based (birth to three years) and centre based (3-6 years) intervention. S/He will support the TA, LS1 in programmatic roll out of Early Childhood Development program.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Be responsible for developing program design/intervention package, M and E system forpre-school education, early childhood stimulation and child development program.
  • Develop implementation plan for pre-school education, early childhood stimulation and child development intervention in ChildFund India’s entire program.
  • Ensure that submission of reports from partner is timely/accurate/adequate and effectively used for program management, and to initiate mid-course corrections.
  • Support linkages and resource mobilization for ChildFund India through networking and linkages with other external organization, corporate, foundations and other resource organization.
  • Provide direct technical support in line with specific project objectives and/or facilitate quality external technical support through facilitating the identification of quality consultants, preparing Scopes of Work and regularly reviewing their progress as per expected deliverables.  
  • Actively participate in state, and national level forum as appropriate in strategic planning process.
  • Develop linkages with organizations working on pre-school education, early childhood stimulation and child development.
  • Develop ready to use proposal for Early Childhood in line with the global strategy, core outcome and country strategy for external funding.
  • Conduct regular technical assistance visits to the field and areas offices for regularly monitoring the implementation of programming related to infant and evaluate the effectiveness of these activities in the attainment of our core outcome.
  • Develop success stories and lesson learnt from the field for wider dissemination.
  • Providing program guidelines and approvals, monitoring program quality including necessary interventions and reporting.
  • Facilitating learning and capacity building through internal and external resources to support projects designed for the specific age-group.
QUALIFICATION/EXPERIENCE
  • Post graduate degree in a relevant field, such as  Sociology, Development studies, child development or early childhood development preferably from premier institutions.
  • Minimum of 6-8 years of experience in providing technical assistance to early childhood in pre-school education, early childhood stimulation and child development program.
  • Good knowledge of current issues, policies and best practice in child development program, particularly in early childhood stimulation and pre-school education, both nationally and internationally.
COMPETENCIES
  • Strong expertise in providing technical inputs for program development, development of training and capacity building manual, IEC materials, research & evaluation, advocacy and networking issues pertaining to early childhood development program.  
  • Excellent written and verbal skills in English and one of the regional languages.
  • Abilities to write project proposal for new opportunities.
  • Willingness to undertake large number of competing demands.
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver quality results with minimum supervision.
  • Strong fundraising and interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to undertake field visits often to rural areas.
Please send your profile with a covering letter to recruitment@childfundindia.org before 25thAugust 2014 mentioning clearly the Position Title in the subject line. Kindly mention your current salary/ expectations if any.

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