Adult Literacy Officer

Save the Children - Assiut

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Experience Needed:
More than 4 years
Career Level:
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Type:
Full Time
Salary:
Confidential
Languages:
English
Vacancies:
1 open position
About the Job

Child Safeguarding: Level 3: the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

ROLE PURPOSE:

Save the Children implements the USAID funded Literate Village program. The Program Goal is” All women and primary school aged children in targeted villages possess the necessary literacy skills for continuous learning and self-improvement”. Results: Quality of reading instruction for rural primary school aged children increased; and rural mothers' ability to contribute to their children's primary education increased. The LV Adult Literacy Officer reports to the Governorate Coordinator and works closely with the Cairo-based Adult Literacy Specialist. S/he is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day implementation of the adult literacy activities and provides technical support to partner local NGOs and CDAs as well as local government staff from the Adult Education Authority (AEA) at the governorate and district level. The Adult Literacy Officer is expected to spend at minimum 80 % of his/her time in the field.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Governorate Manager

Staff directly reporting to this post: (No official direct reports)

FIELD Travel: Post holder is expected to spend at minimum 80% of his/her time in the field

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Technical Support

  • Provides technical support to the program interventions in the area of adult literacy and works closely with stakeholders at directorate and district levels to ensure achieving planned results and sustainability of program interventions.
  • Builds the capacity of project staff of the implementing local partners (NGOs and CDAs) and provides day to day coaching and mentoring.
  • Conducts regular follow-up and monitoring to ensure proper and efficient implementation including conduction of regular field visits to monitor literacy classes and community literacy activities.
  • Supports the preparation of project implementation plans and assists the NGO and CDA implementing partners in the planning process.
  • Identifies critical issues in the implementation of the project and together with the staff of the NGO and CDA implementing partners, takes the necessary actions to address challenges in the field
  • Actively participates in the selection and follow up of target beneficiaries in targeted villages.
  • Provides technical support for local NGO staff in their engagement with AEA at the governorate and district level.
  • Ensures technical approaches adopted through the adult literacy component are gender- and disability-inclusive.
  • Coordinates with the other officers to ensure that: adult literacy interventions in the targeted communities are effective and well-integrated with the community school interventions and cross cutting activities.
  • Ensures the alignment of learning objectives for children and mothers.
  • Works with the Governorate Coordinator and the M&E team to ensure that results are effectively communicated, and lessons learned are incorporated into program database.
  • Actively participates and contributes in the facilitation of workshops, trainings and project agreement signing processes at field level.
  • Undertakes other tasks as assigned by the Governorate Coordinator.

Organizational Learning and relationship management

Establishes effective relations with governmental authorities at the governorate and district levels.

  • Establishes effective relations with PNGOs and CDAs project teams.
  • Participates in meetings when required, annual planning meetings etc.
  • Ensures proper documentation of observed impact of activities and lessons learned.
  • Prepare timely technical reports regarding adult literacy activities as required by the program.
  • Maintains project database and information related to the project.
  • Supports all program monitoring and evaluation activities, research and learning efforts and advocacy plans.

Budget Management Support

  • Together with the implementing partner staff, prepares annual and quarterly project budgets, clear and detail implementation plans.
  • Follows up on budget utilization and project expenditure at field level.
  • Organizes and maintains information on costs and prices for the purpose of project planning and management at field office level, including procurement support.
  • Provides input during the project budget revision.
  • Facilitates communication and interaction between field level staff of the implementing partner and project finance team.

General

  • Ensure that all the adult literacy activities in the governorate are in line with and achieving results against the monitoring and evaluation indicators
  • Identify and leading the documentation process of success stories and case studies for adult literacy in the governorate
  • Prepare relevant reports, presentations and documents in relation to adult literacy section in the governorate.
  • Any other tasks as assigned by supervisor

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice) Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving results together with children and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
  • Creates a managerial environment in-country to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for self and team, takes responsibility for own personal development and encourages team to do the same
  • Widely shares personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future oriented, thinks strategically and on a global scale

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with own team, colleagues, members, donors and partners
  • Values diversity sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
  • Always acts in the best interests of children
Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in supporting community participation programs in the education sector.
  • Education: BA, MSc/MA level in Social Studies or relevant field
  • Ability to provide reports and communicate in English.
  • Previous experience of providing coaching and technical assistance.
  • Excellent training and communication skills

Desirable

  • Has Previous work experience with USAID education programs
  • Excellent knowledge of the education policies with a focus on community schools, challenges and context in local and national level
  • Previous experience in development of analytical report and policy documents related to children, preferably experience with preparation of community-based situational analysis
  • Profound knowledge of human rights-based approach to programming
  • Ability to synthesize large amounts of information combining quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Demonstrated facilitation and consultation skills, and ability to meet ambitious deadlines with quality deliverables.
About this Company

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In Egypt and around the world, we work every day to give boys and girls a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always... (More)

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