Support to ACERWC Response Measures to the Impact of COVID-19 on the Rights and Welfare of Children in Africa

Country: Ethiopia Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Closing date: 11 Dec 2020 Re-invitation to Bid Reference No: 83368440 The Covid-19 global pandemic has resulted in unprecedented disruption of the health, social and economic order of the world and that of Africa. Its direct impact on health has already resulted in the death of hundreds of thousands and left millions in dire situations. The resulting macroeconomic downturn has affected every country and every sector resulting in mass disruption or loss of household incomes. The United Nations (UN) reported that COVID-19 is having a devastating impact on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals. It threatens to reverse years of progress on poverty, hunger, healthcare and education. It is noted that while the pandemic has impacted everyone, it is affecting the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people the most. Hence its overall consequences for Africa are overwhelming. Children, as the m

Specialist, Education

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ChildFund International -Ethiopia


Provide technical support and leadership for the conceptualization, development, and support of the Country Office’s ECD and Education programs to accomplish ChildFund’s core intent and outcomes within a theory of change and rights-based approach.


Program Design

  • Technical support for local adaptation of ECD and Education program models using program design tools that enable the implementation of program models with clear and consistent quality standards across all life stages, inclusive of child agency and participation.
  • Support the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) process; provide ECD and Education technical expertise on concept papers, program pipelines and proposal development.
  • Generation of life stage content for internal and external communications.

Program Management and Implementation

Build capacity of relevant staff on technical elements related to life stage ECD and Education interventions through mentoring, training, knowledge/information exchange, experience sharing and technical expertise.

  • Planning and executing the roll-out of ECD and Education program models with partners.
  • Regularly review and monitor progress of ECD and Education programs in accordance with established indicators, guidelines, and evidenced-based best practices; recommend improvement actions.
  • Support identification and selection of consultants or partnerships needed for ECD and Education program support in the country office.

Grants acquisition and Management Support

  • Support grant acquisition, including project and proposal development. Support the intelligence gathering, country office positioning, rapid response to competitive bids, and general project development and negotiations with donors.
  • Facilitate appropriate and legally sound relationships between the country office, region and organization with funding institutions based on a risk framework and in a manner that shields organization from direct or indirect liabilities.
  • Support editing of ECD and Education program reports for submission to donors and International Office.

Research and Innovation

  • Ensure high quality implementation of research and evaluation activities to support ECD and Education program models and other interventions across life stages.
  • As directed, undertake special project activities to research and or innovate ECD and Education program models and practices.

Visibility and Representation

  • Build/deepen partnerships with external partners and stakeholders based on organizational strategy; promote networking, collaboration and engagement with relevant platforms and processes within the country office’s ECD and Education Program portfolio.
  • Help promote ChildFund’s learning network of practitioners that can serve as a capacity building resource and facilitate the sharing of information.

Knowledge Management and Learning

  • Develop learning and knowledge products in ECD and Education that meet standards and enable organization-wide learning and sharing by documenting approaches, project and program designs and lessons, case studies and other knowledge products. Seek and leverage existing knowledge products in order to increase efficiency and effectiveness.

Child Safeguarding

  • Remain alert and responsive to any child safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills which will enable you to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the Child Safeguarding Policy.

Childfund Work Location: Addis Ababa – Bole, Ethiopia


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