Policy Advocacy Coordinator

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Policy Advocacy Coordinator :

  • Harare
  • Full Time

Job Summary

Zimbabwe Network of Early Childhood Development Actors (ZINECDA) in partnership with the National ECD Coalition of Lesotho (NECDOL), and the Malawi ECD Coalition are implementing a transnational project on strengthening the capacity of ECD coalitions for improved ECDE legislation, policies and measures in Southern Africa (TRANAC). The ZINECDA Alliance seek the services of a Policy Advocacy Coordinator to implement an ECDE regional advocacy project in Southern Africa. The Policy Advocacy Coordinator will report to the National Coordinator. S/He will possess the following skills and competencies
• Communication – speaks, writes and listens well
• Problem-solving
• Interpersonal
• Strategic thinking
• Report writing
• Policy advocacy
• Team building
• Facilitation
• Strategic planning

Duties and Responsibilities

The following are some of the tasks required by the position:

Policy advocacy
• Develops, plans, implement/oversee, and coordinate policy advocacy strategies and programs at national and SADC regional levels on early childhood development
• Develop and implement national and regional policy advocacy strategy plan
• Identify strategic partners and build national and regional policy advocacy teams for inclusion of ECD policies and frameworks in national and regional decision-making spaces.
• Build the capacity of partners, teams and employees in policy advocacy processes for ECD
• Oversee and draw terms of reference for ECD policy advocacy monitoring, learning and evaluation
• Oversee media strategy development and implementation

Projects planning, coordination and reporting
• Plan, coordinate and oversee all ECD policy advocacy programs, evaluation and reporting
• Produce draft narrative quarter, annual and projects/institutional policy advocacy, membership and networking reports
• Develop and produce planning, coordination and reporting frameworks for projects
• Develop and implement programming systems and structures for efficient and effective management of ECD policy advocacy, capacity building, networking and knowledge generation
• Monitors and approves programming budgets

Knowledge generation and Networking
• Identify research gaps, trends and policy analyses
• Design research and evaluation studies
• Develop terms of reference, recruit, implement and review research studies
• Facilitate validation and sharing of research

Resource mobilization
• Identify gaps and niche ideas for proposal development and resource mobilization
• Develop fundable proposals for all programming projects
• Build a diversified programming funding portfolio

People management
• Recruit, mentor, motivate and capacity build an efficient and effective programming team
• Develop individual and team key performance/results areas for the programs
• Appraise programming staff performance quarterly and annually

Relationship building
• Assist in forging memorandum of understanding with various government, intergovernmental and civil society organisations for ECD policy advocacy, capacity building, networking and research.
• Represent ZINECDA on programming issues at national, regional and as assigned by the National Coordinator

Qualifications and Experience

Qualifications and Experience
• Possess bachelors and master’s degrees in any of the following combinations: public policy analysis, international relations, education especially in early childhood development (ECD), strategic management, law, developmental studies
• Have knowledge of influencing governments and international government organisations
• Have experience of or worked in government or in international NGO environment
• Has excellent protocol, writing and communication skills at high level
• Possess reporting, research skills and coordination
• Is articulate in facilitation and presentation
• Is able to mentor, train, motivate and coordinate other people in a unit nationally and regionally
• Is a proactive thinker who identifies, prevents and solves challenges before they manifest
• Is able to write winning proposals and mobilise resources for the unit and organization
• Can work without much supervision

How to Apply

All applications should be sent to ZINECDA by the 12 January 2022 on the following email address: [email protected]
Hard copies will not be accepted.

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