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Programme Coordinator – ECD

Tunis (Tunisia)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Tunis (Tunisia)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-09

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Description of task

Under the direct supervision of the Early Childhood Development Specialist and team lead, the UN Volunteer Programme Coordinator (ECD) will be serving as coordinator of interventions supporting ECD governance and the positive parenting programme. S/He will work in close collaboration with the ECD team in the office and with relevant national partners. Primary responsibilities include programme management, coordinating and ensuring synergies across multiple partners at national and local level, supporting the monitoring the implementation of activities at national and regional level; documentation and reporting. Specifically, s/he will undertake the following tasks:

  • Ensure effective programme management and the coordination of programme interventions on parenting and facilitate synergies between the different programme workstreams (capacity building of service providers, parents’ groups, community engagement, media, digitalisation, etc.);
  • Ensure regular outreach, liaison and information sharing with national and regional stakeholders of the programme, prepare and lead or co-lead the coordination of relevant meetings (steering committee at national level; technical committees at local level; coordination meetings with government and NGO partners, civil society, media, etc), draft meeting minutes and ensure follow-up actions;
  • Draft, monitor and update on a regular basis relevant programme documents including workplans, monitoring frameworks, reports and strategies, and help coordinate inputs on technical documents for effective programme implementation
  • Support the development of partnerships for programme implementation, including through outreach to potential partners, the drafting of calls for expression of interest, terms of reference, PCAs, SSFAs and other relevant documents;
  • Lead the development and implementation of a private sector engagement plan for the programme, in close collaboration with international and national programme partners;
  • Support the implementation of programme activities as necessary (at national and regional level), in particular in the preparation and coordination of partner consulta-tions, trainings, the piloting of parenting packages with different service providers (health workers, educators, social workers, etc.) and campaigns with the media;
  • Ensure the monitoring of programme activities and support budget monitoring including through regular liaison with partners, field monitoring visits, follow up on the timely submission and feedback on deliverables and the consolidation of reports;
  • Document the development and implementation of governance, M&E and reporting mechanisms of the programme to help facilitate synergies with UNICEF’s support to governance/M&E of the broader ECD strategy;
  • Ensure effective knowledge management of the programme, including documenta-tion, reporting and the development of lessons learned on the programme and manage a shared document repository;
  • Provide inputs in donor and other relevant reports in line with UNICEF standards;
  • Any other tasks as requested by supervisor/ senior management particularly related to ECD more broadly and specifically on ECD governance and the parenting programme.
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments:

Master’s Degree from an accredited academic institution

Type of Degree: International development, political science, education, early childhood development or another relevant social science field.

Required experience: 60 Months Experience remark:
  • At least five years of experience in project or programme management in social area, coordination of partnerships and reporting;
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating diverse stakeholders including national authorities, civil society;
  • Experience in the following sectors is highly desirable: early childhood development, education, health, nutrition or child protection;
  • Experience in working with the international development sector is highly desirable;
  • Drive for results, teamwork and communication skills required;
  • Demonstrated networking and partnership building skills.

Computer skills: Good knowledge of Microsoft Office software package (MS Word, Excel, Spreadsheet, Internet etc.) and experience in handling of web-based management systems.

Language skills:
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise: Development programme management, Early childhood, compulsory and higher education, Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination Driving license: No Competencies values:

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Working in Teams

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