Field Officer

Foundation for Children’s Rights (FCR)

                                                            

Background

Foundation for Children’s Rights (FCR) is a child rights organization, based in Mzuzu City and has its operations in Karonga, Rumphi, Nkhata-Bay and Mzimba Districts. The vision for FCR is a free and safe society for optimum child development and protection. The mission is to contribute towards the creation of a society where children are aware of their rights and responsibilities in respect to their development, participation, survival and protection.

FCR has secured financial support from the Norwegian Church Aid, to implement a project entitled ““Promoting Inclusive Early Childhood Care and Development (IECD), and Adolescents’ Access to Comprehensive Sexuality and Reproductive Health Information and Services” in Mzimba South”. The project will run for 1 year and will be implemented in Mzimba South. The project to a larger extent aims at contributing to quality inclusive early childhood development services/care, and to reduce adolescents’ pregnancy rates in Mzimba South.

FCR, therefore, seeks the services of a Field Officer, who is qualified to implement the project in the stated project impact area.

Field Officer

Purpose of Position

The Field Officer will be responsible for assisting in the planning and implementation of the Inclusive Early Childhood Care and Development (IECCD) in the impact area. The officers will work very closely with Care Givers, CBCC Management Committees, CBO leadership, HSAs and other key stakeholders at TA, GVH and Village levels.

The Field Workers will actively support documentation and dissemination of the project’s lessons learned, case studies and best practices at community level.

Key Functions

  • Assist in facilitating community mobilization meetings through TAs on exclusionary issues for participatory identification and assessment of deprived children i.e children with disabilities and ultra-poor children and advocacy work on IECCD
  • Assist in the facilitation of referrals for deprived Children to the appropriate services to the district
  • Assist in the dissemination of data findings for advocacy in line with M&E officer, care givers, PEAs and other education stakeholders to improve the learning environment
  • Provide technical support during training and continuous professional development activities for IECCD caregivers, CMCs and HSAs
  • Facilitate and support regular review meetings with the CMCs, caregivers, HSAs and stakeholders at CBCC level to check project progress, successes lessons learnt and any challenges being faced during implementation of the interventions
  • Participate in dissemination of best practices and lessons learnt to partners through program review meetings, partners collaboration meetings as well as to other relevant stakeholders at district and community levels in collaboration with Project Officer and M&E officer
  • Assist to organize and facilitate community mobilization and IECCD capacity building trainings for caregivers, CMC members, and other Community-based groups to implement IECCD interventions fin order to promote enrolment and/or retention of learners, with diverse needs in CBCCs
  • Facilitate Community-based activities targeting CBCCs and primary schools to provide support on implementation of the project
  • Assist to prepare monthly, quarterly, biannual, and end of project reports apart from the Activity based reports
  • Establish and ensure implementation of feedback mechanism in CBCCs and communities to mainstream accountability issues across the project intervention/ impact area
  • Provide on-going support to caregivers, CMCs, and PEAs to ensure that their work plans and activities are implemented in the targeted CBCCs.

Qualifications

  • Qualification in Early Child Care and Development from a recognized institution,
  • Those with experience in Inclusive early childhood care and development, psychosocial care and support and child protection will be an added advantage.
  • Familiar with project management skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Clean Motorcycle License.

Remuneration

The successful candidate will be offered a competitive remuneration on renewable one year contract.

Mode of application

Application letters must include a detailed CV and names of three traceable referees and should arrive address below by 9th August, 2019. Only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged. FCR is a gender sensitive organization. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

All application letters must be sent to:

The Executive Director

Foundation for Children’s Rights (FCR)

Private Box 1170

Mzuzu

Malawi.

Or

mmcfoundation@yahoo.co.uk