Deadline: 11 February 2022
The following are some of the tasks required by the position
Proven experience in developing and implementing strategies in policy advocacy;
Develops, plans, implement / oversee, and coordinate policy advocacy strategies and programs at
national and SADC regional levels on early childhood development;
Develop and implement national and regional policy advocacy strategy plan; Identify strategic partners and build national and regional policy advocacy teams for inclusion of ECD policies and frameworks in national and regional decision-making spaces;
Build the capacity of partners, teams and employees in policy advocacy processes for ECD;
Oversee and draw terms of reference for ECD policy advocacy monitoring, learning and evaluation;
Oversee media strategy development and implementation.
Projects planning, coordination and reporting
Plan, coordinate and oversee all ECD policy advocacy programs, evaluation and reporting;
Produce draft narrative quarter, annual and projects / institutional policy advocacy, membership and networking reports;
Develop and produce planning, coordination and reporting frameworks for projects;
Develop and implement programming systems and structures for efficient and effective management of ECD policy advocacy, capacity building, networking and knowledge generation;
Monitors and approves programming budgets.
Knowledge generation and networking
Identify research gaps, trends and policy analyses;
Design research and evaluation studies;
Develop terms of reference, recruit, implement and review research studies;
Facilitate validation and sharing of research.
Identify gaps and niche ideas for proposal development and resource mobilization;
Develop fundable proposals for all programming projects;
Build a diversified programming funding portfolio.
Recruit, mentor, motivate and capacity build an efficient and effective programming team;
Develop individual and team key performance / results areas for the programs;
Appraise programming staff performance quarterly and annually.
Assist in forging memorandum of understanding with various government, intergovernmental and civil society organisations for ECD policy advocacy, capacity building, networking and research;
Represent ZINECDA on programming issues at national, regional and as assigned by the National Coordinator.
Qualifications and experience
Possess bachelor’s and master’s degrees in any of the following combinations: public policy analysis, international relations, education especially in early childhood development (ECD), strategic management, law, developmental studies;
Have knowledge of influencing governments and international government organisations;
Have experience of or worked in government or in international NGO environment;
Has excellent protocol, writing and communication skills at high level;
Possess reporting, research skills and coordination; Is articulate in facilitation and presentation;
Is able to mentor, train, motivate and coordinate other people in a unit nationally and regionally;
Is a proactive thinker who identifies, prevents and solves challenges before they manifest;
Is able to write winning proposals and mobilise resources for the unit and organization;
Can work without much supervision.
All applications should be sent to ZINECDA by the 11th of February 2022 on the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org Hard copies will not be accepted.