TITLE: ECCD Program Advisor
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Program Development and Quality (PDQ)
CONTRACT LENGTH: fix term contract
POST STATUS: national position
CHILD SAFEGUARDING: (select only one)
Level 3: the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
As a member of the Program Development and Quality team, the ECCD Program Advisor is responsible for leading the development of high quality and innovative early childhood care and development (ECCD) program for children aged 0-6 to deliver immediate and lasting change for deprived children in China.
The role may be required to offer support in a humanitarian response situation.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: National Education Lead
Staff reporting to this post: No
Budget Responsibilities: According to SOD
Staff directly interacting with this post: Director of Program Development and Quality, Director of Programme Implementation, education program staff, health program staff; communication team; donor relation team, monitoring and evaluation team, SCI technical Advisors.
External interacting with this post:
Universities and research Institutions, International and domestic NGOs, local education bureaus in project areas, project schools
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :
Technical Coordination and Programme Quality
Management of key Advocacy Efforts
Knowledge Management and Learning
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same.
Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
Willing to take disciplined risks.
Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
Master in Education or Psychology, preferably on pre-school education, child development psychology
Masters in Social Studies or Sociology with practical working experiences in ECCD sector will also be considered
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
At least 3 years practical working experiences related to ECCD such as project implementation, teacher training, curricuclum development, or research.
In-depth understanding of situation of child development in different settings, government policies and guideline, existing service provision system, effective models to support teachders, parents.
Hands-on skills on project design, proposal and logframe development and solid knowledge of project management cycle in NGO sector.
Strong strategic thinking and analytical skills to interpret and present the program strategy, approaches and results.
Ability to lead the thought and guide the program team through constructive interaction and communications.
Recommended advanced fluency in both Chinese and English.
Have a high self-awareness, self-driven and taking initiatives, being innovative.
Experiences working with high level government education department, academics and research institutes.
Connection with existing platforms of NGOs, research organizations home and abroad.
Additional job responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.
Date advertised: 7 Jan 2021
Closing date: 21 Jan 2021 - 23:59 CST
Location: Beijing, China
Department: Programme, Development and Quality
Type: Fixed-term contractSchedule: Full-time