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Officer, Project job at ChildFund International

About the Organization

Worldwide, 570 million children live in extreme poverty, vulnerable to many factors that threaten their well-being. Children need protection, support and care at each stage of childhood to stay safe, healthy, learning and on track to achieve their potential. ChildFund works with local partner organizations, governments, corporations and individuals to help create the safe environments children need to thrive.

Job Description

ChildFund is a child-focused international development organization that works in 23 countries to connect children with the people, resources and institutions they need to grow up healthy, educated, skilled and safe, no matter where they are.
ChildFund’s Values
ChildFund values a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible environment where everyone is welcomed and celebrated equally. In our culture of connection, you will have ample opportunity to grow, learn, and lead while contributing your talents and innovations to our inspiring mission.

ChildFund’s Commitment
ChildFund International has a zero-tolerance policy regarding sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment (SEAH) and all other forms of harm by its staff, partners, and other representatives in the delivery of its mission and services for children. ChildFund is committed to creating a safe environment in the workplace as well as in the communities where it delivers programs and services. ChildFund expects every staff member, partner, and representative to adhere to this commitment and to ensure all organizational policies and standards are followed. This position is subject to a range of vetting checks, including a criminal records check and/or disclosure to ensure program participants are safeguarded.

About This Role
The Project Officer will implement and coordinate the implementation of an Integrated Early Childhood Education (ECE), child protection, and livelihood project in Parolinya Refugee settlement. The project aims at supporting parents, communities, and early learning centers to increase access to quality early childhood learning at the ECD centers for children 3 to 8 years of age. Child protection and livelihood of parents will be mainstreamed. The Project Officer will ensure that the project activities are met within the project budget and timelines. The Officer will coordinate with Project stakeholders at the ECD centers, the refugee settlement and host communities, and local government.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure that project activities are implemented in a timely and efficient manner in the targeted communities.

  • Closely work with and support project stakeholders including parents, ECD caregivers, and community leaders to support implementation of project activities.

  • Support acquisition, distribution, and safety of play materials to all targeted children and households.

  • Support in organizing events and trainings for parents, Care givers, and Community leaders.

  • Manage and account for project funds in compliance with ChildFund’s standards.

  • Mobilize and sensitize parents and community members to participate in ECD, child protection and livelihood project interventions at homes, at community level, and at early learning centers.

  • Coordinate with key actors in the district and refugee settlement and enhance a strong network of ECD actors.

  • Support the documentation and sharing of knowledge and learning experiences generated from the project interventions with project stakeholders.

  • Prepare activity reports, monthly and quarterly reports to the Project Manager.

  • Performs additional duties as requested.

Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in education/early childhood care and development, Child Development and Children’s Ministry, and Social Sciences, Project Management, and any other relevant course.

  • Minimum 2 years of professional experience implementing and/or managing community led programs for children 3-8 years in humanitarian/emergency settings.

  • Excellent writing and facilitation skills.

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office programs including MS Excel, MS Word, and MS Power Point.

  • Strong skills in teamwork and networking.

  • Good written and oral communication skills.

  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills in multi-cultural contexts.

  • Ability to ride a motorcycle.

  • Knowledge/ experience with the local context of the project locations and willingness to work in remote areas is highly preferred.

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