FHI360: Early Childhood Development Technical Advisor

FHI360
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 20 March, 2015
Opportunity type: 
Employment

FHI 360 is a non-profit organisation dedicated to improve lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. We are seeking qualified candidates for a program to be based in Pretoria, South Africa, providing capacity strengthening, technical assistance & grants administration to organisations that implement HIV/AIDS programs, including support to orphans & vulnerable children (OVC).

FHI 360 Capacity Development and Support (CDS) Project funded by USAID/PEPFAR plans to recruit an Early Childhood Development (ECD) Technical Advisor to provide technical guidance, strategic management & support to the Department of Social Development (DSD) in the ECD programme over a period of 2 years.

The Technical Advisor will be seconded & housed at DSD office and will be responsible to:

  • Provide technical management and coordination support of the ECD programme and develop programme reports and workplans;
  • Provide technical guidance and support to DSD and other ECD stakeholders in developing and/or implementing national, provincial
  • and local level policies, standard operating procedures, guidelines and minimum standards for ECD services;
  • Develop and implement the Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (MER) and Knowledge Management Framework and systems to
  • track impacts and outcomes on ECD;
  • Identify and organize capacity building initiatives including training, coaching and mentoring for key stakeholders at national,
  • provincial and district levels on the technicality and management of ECD services;
  • Facilitate inter-sectoral coordination, collaboration and networking between government departments, civil society, developmental
  • organisations and the private sector at all levels and
  • Develop and facilitate the implementation of the research agenda to close key gaps.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in education, social science or psychology or related field;
  • 5-10 years’ experience in the field of ECD, OVC and HIV/AIDS;
  • Demonstrated experience in managerial skills with the ability to plan, organise, coordinate and implement work inputs from several
  • sources and partners;
  • Prior experience in policy development and planning working with SAG;
  • Proven ability in providing technical assistance and in-depth knowledge of ECD policy, legislation, services and provisions;
  • At least 10 years of working experience preferably in the social development sector with at least 3-5 years of successful managerial
  • experience at senior level;
  • Prior experience in capacity building and training including development of curricular, training and other capacity building materials;
  • Experience on planning, monitoring and evaluation of ECD projects will be an added advantage;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with strong ability to develop relationships and networks;
  • Strong strategic, analytical skills, negotiation and advocacy skills and
  • Excellent written and oral communication and fluency in at least one of the South African languages.

Interested candidates may apply through submitting their CV/Resume and cover letter to sa-vacancies@fhi360.org.

Closing date: 20 March 2015. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Location: 
South Africa

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