Early Childhood Development Specialist

By University Research Company (URC) 2 weeks ago

Job details


University Research Co., LLC (URC). Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. URC focuses on finding ways to deliver proven approaches to health care problems, applying quality improvement (QI) methods and conducting operations research to tailor those approaches to various settings. Recognizing implementation barriers unique to each setting, we train local managers and service providers to strengthen health systems, integrate system elements, and bring improvements to scale. Job Id: 256.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • The Early Childhood Development (ECD) Specialist will provide technical support for the anticipated Zambia Scaling up Nutrition Technical Assistance project
  • The ECD Specialist will contribute to program development and implementation by providing in-person technical assistance to build capacity among program staff and stakeholders and support the incorporation of ECD into multi-sectoral nutrition planning and budgeting
  • Provide technical programming, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation support with integrated ECD programming
  • Conduct a situational analysis of current gaps in ECD programming in Zambia if needed
  • Develop platforms for multi-sectoral ECD programming, leveraging existing programs and infrastructure when possible
  • Adapt and test ECD platforms and programs based on situational analysis and key stakeholder input
  • Assist with knowledge sharing efforts to disseminate project experiences and results
  • Assist with the development of technical resources adapted to the local context
  • Supporting the implementation of integrated nutrition/ECD programs and policies at decentralized levels, through capacity development of staff and stakeholders


  • University degree in education, public administration/health, nutrition, psychology, human development, child development, or related field is required
  • Three to five years experience; preferred early childhood development related program experience in developing country context
  • Fluency in English is required
  • Experience in materials development to support ECD programming
  • Strong communication and training skills
  • Experience with integrated nutrition/ECD programs preferred
  • Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted
  • No phone calls please. However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise
  • Thank you very much for your interest
  • “Contingent on Contract Award”
  • URC is an E-Verify Employer
  • URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer
  • We value and seek diversity in our workforce

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