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Community Engagement and Education Specialist (CEES) (10)

ChildFund Zambia is an International, Child Protection and Development Agency working for the well being of children; supporting locally led initiatives that strengthen families and communities in overcoming root causes of child poverty and ensuring the protection of Children’s rights. ChildFund assists about 15.2 million children and family members in 32 countries regardless of race, creed or gender. It is the World’s oldest child sponsorship organization. ChildFund Zambia wishes to recruit for various positions to work on a 5 year, USAID-funded Reading Project in Zambia. “Let’s Read Zambia” will target approximately 1.4 million students in 4,000 public and community primary schools, including Early Childhood Centers that are clustered in an estimated 400 zones in 48 districts in the provinces of Lusaka, Southern, Muchinga, Eastern, and Northwestern. The project will ensure that students attending Grades 1, 2, and 3 in Zambian public and community schools in five targeted provinces will have an opportunity to learn to read grade level text with comprehension and to write at grade level in one of the seven local official languages of instruction: Cinyanja, Chitonga, Icibemba, Kikaonde, Lunda, Luvale and Silozi after three years of primary schooling in Grades 1-3.

  • This position will provide support and technical assistance in community engagement activities to implement better education initiatives within the Zambian education system and to build local community champions for literacy.
  • These will be required from the first year to end of project.
  • This position will also be responsible for the design, implementation and monitoring of reading and literacy activities on the program.
  • There will be two (2) CEESs in each province, coming to a total of ten (10) working 10 months year 1, full time years 2-4, and 9 months in year 5.

Required Qualifications & Experience

  • University degree in education t field is required.
  • Post-graduate degree is preferred.
  • Knowledge in ECCD programming is added advantage
  • At least five years work experience in project design and evaluation, networking, formulation and development sector specific policy direction, documentation and replication of best practice, establishment and implementation of standards of accountability, effectiveness and efficiency in the sector, and coordination of capacity building at relevant levels is required.
  • Kindly note that these job offers are contingent on winning the award from the USAID by the Prime Organization.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are advised to email their application letters clearly stating the position being applied for as the subject to the following address:

Application deadline
27 Jun 17:00
Email applications to
zambiaoffice@childfund.org
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