HI recruits 01 Early Childhood Development Specialist HQ

HI recruits 01 Early Childhood Development Specialist HQ

Handicap International

Lyon, France / Brussels /Washington
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement

Early Childhood Development Specialist HQ
Pays : France
Ville : Lyon, Brussels, or Washington
Date de prise du poste : 01/04/2021
Durée de la mission : open-ended contract
Date de clôture des candidatures : 03/02/2021
Référence de l’annonce :  -ECA-01-21-6175
CONTEXTE DE TRAVAIL : « Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity »

Handicap International is changing his name and becomes « Humanity & Inclusion ».HI, Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.
Since the organisation was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programmes in more than 55 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.
For more information, please visit:  http://www.hi.org

CONTEXT OF THE MISSION: The Global Health & Prevention Direction works to ensure that Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 3) “Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages” can become a reality for persons with disabilities and vulnerable populations all along the various Nexus contexts. We focus on inclusive health system strengthening, inclusive health programming and prevention of preventable impairments and we work on the following sectors: Safe and Inclusive Mobility (1 Specialist), Mental Health and Psycho social support (4 Specialists), Non communicable diseases (1 Specialist), Sexual and Reproductive health, including Family planning, HIV, Maternal, newborn and child health (2 Specialists) and Disability Inclusive Policies (1 Lead).
The Global Health & Prevention Direction works in close collaboration with the other technical Directions, namely Rehabilitation, Protection & Risk Reduction, and Social & Inclusion, as well as with the 5 Geographic Directions.
DESCRIPTION DE POSTE : HI is a leading actor in early child development and one of the very few international NGOs advocating to promote early child development as a powerful equalizer to allow every child to develop to its full potential. Since its launch in 2018, HI promoted internally the nurturing care and the early child development frame and is now piloting its implementation in selected countries.

In this context, HI is looking for a dynamic ECD and nurturing care Specialist motivated to provide technical support to the design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the ECD HI frame. S/he will have a strong understanding of global evidence, best practices, and gaps around early childhood development interventions. The ideal candidate will have a particular emphasis on the Nurturing Care Framework and experience integrating ECD interventions into health, rehabilitation, education, protection and other service delivery platforms. A sound comprehension of the gender, age and disability perspective on ECD is a plus.The ECD Specialist will lead technical discussions and strategic thinking around ECD/Nurturing Care with key internal stakeholders, such as the Specialists from the other technical directions, Operation officers and Geographic Directors, HI field staffs etc. The ECD Specialist will lead ECD activities, coordinating with the Knowledge Management Direction to stay abreast of research and better practices related to multi-sectoral interventions and early childhood.The ECD Specialist will contribute to strategic plans, budget development, and annual/quarterly work plans as well as provide overall ECD technical guidance in line with HI strategic vision. In addition to global-level contributions, the ECD specialist will provide ECD technical assistance to countries, leading the development, adaptation and implementation of 0-8 ECD materials and interventions.
Under the direct responsability of the Global Health Director, the ECD Specialist will have for main responsabilities:
1/Technical Support Provide Technical support to the development of the pilot ECD projects, in Rwanda, RDC and Uganda• Develop and roll-out tools, resources, and trainings to improve ECD program implementation• Provide technical and programmatic support to build the capacity of in-country teams on ECD programming• Participate in the development and monitor of technical work plans and budgets; ensure appropriate levels of technical assistance in program interventions; coordinate partners’ efforts in program implementation• Undertake regular technical supportive supervision, mentoring and monitoring visits to project sites as necessary• Work with and provide technical leadership and support to relevant project staff for effective program planning, implementation and monitoring• Provide technical support to the ongoing maternal, newborn and child health projects
2/Definition of Technical frame • Lead on the elaboration of HI’s ECD policy paper and its internal and external dissemination• Contribution to the elaboration, dissemination and implementation of the ECD strategic action plan
3/Continuous learning and knowledge management Work with the country teams to systematically document all processes, tools and lessons learned and liaise with other senior project staff in order to identify areas of improvement• Explore and take advantage of opportunities to share/disseminate HI’s ECD program evaluations results• Assists in preparing donor progress reports• Facilitate knowledge generation and lessons learnt events within HI and with relevant stakeholders through, publications, webinars and other knowledge sharing forums.• Share and disseminate internally HI’s ECD knowledge, skills and know-how• Lead the knowledge management related to ECD programming, and assuring that a lessons learned mechanism is elaborated and fully functional• Development and contribution to new ECD related resources and publications• Contribute to and facilitate cross-geographies and cross-program learning
4/Networking and representation Promote externally HI’s visibility, capacity and know-how in the field of ECD• Active participation in international networks on ECD such as ECDAN etc.• Representation in major international fora, initiatives and events related to ECD, with frequent contact with International donors
PROFIL ATTENDU : -you hold a Master  in Public Health
-you have a Health background (medical doctor, midwife or nurse) with relevant experience in technical management of complex multi-partners, multi country projects-your are proficient in SRHR, Gender, Age and Disability Inclusion, and Human Rights Approaches-you have at least 5 years of experience on ECD and nurturing care in low and middle income settings (LMIC)-you have excellent and proven familiarity with the ECD international context, with deep technical understanding of the main stakes of the child development-you have experience with implementation of complex, big financial volume, multi-stakeholders projects-you have demonstrated understanding of the socio-cultural issues and nuances of working in communities and with vulnerable populations-you have strong record of fostering new and effective partnerships on an international level including participation in technical advisory groups, international consultations, boards, etc.-you have in-depth experience undertaking and supporting research, data collection, analysis and report and article writing-you have a broad capacity building and training experience-you have demonstrated success in working with local government and NGO stakeholders-you are experienced in remote technical support-you have excellent strategic and analytic thinking, good synthesis skills and writing skills-you are able to work on complex projects in multitasking-you are able to work in a fast-paced environment and to respect tight deadlines-you have excellent communication skills-you speak English and French fluently
SPECIFICITES/PARTICULARITES DU POSTE : The position can be based either in France (Lyon), Belgium (Brussels), or in the US (Washington)

CONDITIONS : • start date: 01/04/2021
• lenght of the contract: open-ended contract• status: salaried contract• Lunch vouchers tickets, medical insurance• Package depending on the localisation of the position POSTULER

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