Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Zonal Coordinator at Save the Children

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  • Company: Save the Children
  • Location: Ethiopia
  • State: Amhara
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: NGO Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Zonal Coordinator    supports for the coordination of ECCD program implementation activities including facilitating and delivering teacher/facilitator trainings, developing or/and adapting training modules, developing training TOR and work plan and facilitating workshops and meeting at school/kebele, woreda and zonal levels. He/she also regularly visits schools, provides supportive supervision to ensure quality program implementation, provides technical support to intervention schools and teachers, participates in budget planning and revision, compiles and produces monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and documentation of program lesson learned, and best practices. S/he is responsible for supplying all ECCD related data to education project manager and MEAL and facilitating community mobilization activities and assist in designing, planning, and implementation of education program in the field.

Key Areas Of Accountability:

Technical Leadership:

  •  Develop and improve work coordination with local key partners (community, Zonal and District Education Office).
  • Working closely with the Education Project manager, the Education zonal coordinator to ensure successful implementation of the project activities.
  •   Support Community mobilization activities and work in close collaboration with the community and teachers for the rollout of agreed project activities.
  • Develop work plan, budget plan and effective monitoring of all activities.
  • Ensures that the education program is implemented effectively in a good quality standards and ensuring consistency of the work in accordance to the programme goal and objectives and the Sponsorship CASP Module for ECCD.
  • Participates in annual program operational plan, work plan, budget planning and revision for education program
  •   Effectively support education program activity implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Closely works with construction and WASH team and follows up construction activities managed under education program.
  • Plans, organizes and delivers teacher training and facilitates workshops on regular basis as defined in the operational manual or toolkit
  • Develops activity work plan, training schedules and term of references(TOR)
  • Develops and/ or adapts training modules/materials and assessment tools into local language and context
  • Supports in school and community-based education program activities so that he/she conducts regular school visiting and supportive supervision
  • Maintains collaboration and cooperation with team, partners and stakeholders
  • Supports and participates in monitoring and evaluation activities including baseline, end line assessments and situational analysis surveys and community mobilization
  • Prepares and submits periodic achievement, accomplishment and progress reports of his/her respective program implementation.
  • Compiles and documents success stories, best practices, lesson learned and reports
  • Participates in monthly sectorial meeting
  • Undertakes additional assignments given by his/her immediate supervisors
  • SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


  •   Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds suppliers accountable to deliver on their responsibilities
  • Ambition:
  •  Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and takes responsibility for their own personal development
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  •   Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale
  • Collaboration:
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.
  • Creativity:
  •   Develops and encourages new and innovative solution
  • Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach
  • Integrity:
  •   Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
  •  Displays consistent excellent judgement

Job Requirements



BSc degree in Hydraulics, Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Health, Construction Management or Environmental Health related field.

Experience and Skills: 

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degrees in Education, any related field child development or equivalent accrued working experience or related fields. a
  • Minimum of four years’ service.
  • Good knowledge Ethiopian education policy
  • Good knowledge and skill in planning, organizing and delivering training. Ability to change business as usual work practices, flexible in working long hours and ability to work with incoming challenges
  • Demonstrated ability to set and achieve objectives.
  • Strong community mobilization and customer relations skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and writing skills).
  • Flexible, adaptable to dynamic changes, and fast-paced work environment.
  • Thorough understanding of Save the Children working principles and approaches Child Participation, Child Rights Programming, Partnership, Child Safeguarding, Zero Tolerance, Monitoring and Evaluation, Programme Integration etc.
  • Knowledge of local language is required.

Equal Opportunities

  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI’s global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Gender Equality Policies, supported by relevant procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

  • 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.

Safeguarding our Staff:

  • The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy.

Health and Safety

  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SC Health and Safety policies and procedures.
  • We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. The duty station of the position holder will be in Addis Ababa This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.

The Organizatio n We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030: • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday • All children learn from a quality basic education and that, • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 5th June, 2021
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