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Program Coordinator/Education Specialist

World Education, Inc./Bantwana Initiative

This is a Full-time position in Zambia posted 12/01/2021.

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World Education,
Inc./Bantwana Initiative

Empowering communities and helping vulnerable children

Zambian nationals only, based in Zambia

The Bantwana Initiative of World Education, Inc. (WEI/Bantwana) seeks
qualified applicants for various positions for a one-year donor-funded project
to improve the retention, support, and follow-up of vulnerable girls in
secondary schools in Zambia.

The Keeping Girls in School program is part of a larger effort by the
Government of the Republic of Zambia and its Ministry of General Education
(MOGE) to address inequities in educational attainment related to poverty and
gender. Under the Girls Education and Women Empowerment (GEWEL) Project,
launched in 2015, the KGS component aims to address high rates of secondary
school drop-out among adolescent girls. Initially set up to cover school fees
for extremely poor girls in Grades 8-12 (ages 14-18) from 27 impoverished
districts, the program has expanded its approach beyond financial assistance
with the understanding that vulnerable girls need a broader set of supports to
stay in school.

Collaborating closely with the MOGE, WEI/Bantwana has developed a
comprehensive Case Management Framework to help identify at-risk girls and
provide the necessary support (economic, social, psycho-social, and other) to
retain them in the education system. During the 2021 school year, the MOGE and
WEI/Bantwana plan to pilot the KGS-Case Management Framework in three project
districts, engaging multiple stakeholders and building capacity to eventually
implement the project at scale.

For over 60 years, World Education, Inc. has catalyzed social change and
improved lives through community development and capacity building initiatives
around the world. World Education’s Bantwana Initiative is a leader in
fostering high quality, comprehensive service delivery for vulnerable
communities. And our Bantwana Zimbabwe office has been implementing programs
in-country and throughout Southern Africa for more than 12 years. Visit our
websites to learn more about our work and programs at www.bantwana.org and
www.worlded.org.

Position Overview
The Program Coordinator/Education Specialist is responsible for overall
coordination, implementation, and oversight of the KGS Case Management System
pilot program that will operate in three districts of Zambia. The position is
will also communicate and collaborate with the Ministry of General Education
and the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services — from national
to regional, district, and local levels. This position is part of a core
three-person implementation team in Zambia, and reports to the World Education
Bantwana Team Leader based in Zimbabwe.

Key Responsibilities

> Help guide and lead the pilot project’s procedures, standards, and policies as they relate to education retention and support for targeted adolescent girls and young women in Zambia
> Keep abreast of current and new developments in Zambia’s education and social services sectors, as they relate to the process of adapting and piloting the KGS case management system, including conducting desk reviews and summarizing and analyzing key concepts for the WEI/B team
> Liaise closely with government, donor (World Bank), and development partners to assess needs and resource readiness and support the implementation of the KGS Case Management pilot in line with donor and ministry expectations
> Undertake regular field visits at district, community, and school level to observe the process of capacity building and operationalization of the Case Management System and report back to WEI/B and deliver needed feedback to stakeholders
> Contribute to research, analysis, and documentation of the Case Management pilot, with a view to incorporating lessons learned and establishing an evidence base for potential future expansion and national-level rollout
> Support the design, translation, and field testing of data collection tools for support services and resource mapping exercises
> Coordinate workplan, scheduling, and deliverables with the Case Management Officer and M&E Officer, and oversee the work of the project driver
> Identify and pursue opportunities and partnerships for potential new business and program activities in Zambia

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

> Master’s Degree in Education from a recognized institution
> 5+ years of design and implementation experience in the Zambian education sector, with a focus on programs for vulnerable students and/or child protection, especially for girls
> Prior experience leading coordination efforts and working with different stakeholders, especially the Ministry of General Education and the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services
> At least 2 years of supervisory/management experience
> Skills in adult education/training preferred
> Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; strong research skills
> Talented, critical thinker who is able to work independently, take the initiative, and identify new program development opportunities and relationships

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Email:: bantwana@worlded.org

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