Field Coordinator - Achieving Reduction of Child Labor in Support of Education (ARISE III)
Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is recruiting applicants for the position of Field Coordinator for Achieving Reduction of Child Labor in Support of Education (ARISE III) program.
GENERAL: Winrock is a recognized leader in US and international development with a focus on social and environmental issues. As a mission-driven, field-based organization, we believe that sustainable development is inclusive and that complex challenges require integrated solutions. We pride ourselves on being a learning organization that embraces continuous improvement in program results and processes and a culture of accountability.
APPLICATIONS: Applicants should send a current resume, cover letter, and reference contacts to ARISETZjobs@winrock.org, no later than Nov 06, 2018. Only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted. EEOE/AA.
SALARY & BENEFITS: The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.
LOCATION: Urambo, Tanzania
DEPARTMENT: Civic Engagement and Social Equity
REPORTS TO: ARISE Tanzania Program Manager, Civic Engagement and Social Equity
PROGRAM SUMMARY: ARISE is a high-quality, results-oriented program to prevent and help eliminate child labor through improved awareness of the hazards of child labor, greater livelihoods opportunities for vulnerable households, and improved access to education for children and youth. The position has an anticipated start date of January 1, 2019.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The Field Coordinator is responsible for monitoring and supporting district, community-, and school-level planning and implementation, facilitating networking and collaboration among stakeholders, and reporting on and documenting program activities, achievements, and areas for improvement. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Follow up on plans for child labor mainstreaming and integration by different community-level structures, e.g., DCLCs, CCLCs, village government, primary societies, FBOs, CBOs.
- Follow up on action plans by CCLCs and other community-level stakeholders in grassroots advocacy and where necessary provide technical support to the communities for the sustainability of the advocacy for child labor reduction and elimination.
- Work with the ARISE schools to form anti-child labor clubs, follow up on the activity plans of the clubs, and build the capacity of teachers to enhance the quality and impact of the clubs.
- Work with and build the capacity of CCLCs and DCLCs to implement child labor awareness activities.
- Collaborate with ARISE staff members, and other government and CBO stakeholders to ensure successful VSL group and individual businesses, group dynamics, and cohesion among VSL/agribusiness groups and, when necessary, provide trainings to reinforce them.
- Support and report on youth vocational education linkages and programs. Support youth and VSL groups’ action plans and linkages to community- and district-based markets and extension services.
- Assess the capacity of CCLC members and other ARISE groups and recommend cost-effective initiatives/activities that will build their capacity in addressing child labor among smallholder tobacco farmers.
- Working with other ARISE staff, take a leading role in the organization of ARISE awareness days, World Day against Child Labor (WDACL) commemorations, donor visits, and other field visits.
- Work with ministry extension workers and other change agents to make and follow up on referrals for psycho-social care and other services for child beneficiaries, provide technical assistance, support VSL groups, etc.
- Attend district and ward meetings with relevant stakeholders when possible to inform them of important activities for their buy-in and support of achievement of the project’s goals.
- Document success stories for the program and contribute towards the writing of country update reports, quarterly reports, and annual reports.
- Work with the CCLCs to collect/verify data from ARISE groups, schools, etc. and submit it to the M&E Specialist monthly.
- Compile monthly field reports on programmatic achievements and concerns.
- Complete other tasks as assigned by Winrock.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION: Successful candidates will have solid experience facilitating, monitoring, and reporting on programs in complex rural environments with a wide variety of stakeholders. Specific experience and specialization in at least one of the following is required: child labor prevention/eradication, agricultural training/education, youth development, community mobilization, and/or economic empowerment.
- A diploma in community development, education, social welfare, agriculture, or other relevant field.
- At least five years’ experience in agricultural training/education.
- A strong understanding of community development and group dynamics.
- Technical knowledge in savings and entrepreneurship is preferred.
- Experience in capacity building, especially community training, is desired.
- Good interpersonal skills and ability to work on a team.
- Candidates should be able to ride a motorbike or be willing to learn.