Winrock International Field Coordinator Jobs in Zambia

Winrock International Field Coordinator Jobs in Zambia

  • Winrock International is is recruiting applicants for the position of Field Coordinator for the Achieving Reduction of Child Labor in Support of Education program. ARISE is a high-quality, results-oriented program to prevent and help eliminate child labor through improved awareness of the hazards of child labor, greater livelihoods opportunities for vulnerable households, and improved access to education for children and youth. The position has an anticipated start date in 2020.

  • The Field Coordinator is responsible for monitoring and supporting district, community-, project start up activities and school-level planning and implementation, facilitating networking and collaboration among stakeholders, and reporting on and documenting program activities, achievements, and areas for improvement. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    Essential responsibilities:

  • Work with district and community/area based officials to start/re-activate District Community Child Labor Committees (DCLCs) and Community Child Labor Committees (CCLCs)

  • Follow up on plans for child labor mainstreaming and integration by different community-level structures, e.g., DCLCs, CCLCs, village government, FBOs, CBOs.

  • Follow up on action plans by CCLCs and other community-level stakeholders and where necessary provide technical support to the communities for the sustainability of the advocacy for child labor reduction and elimination.

  • Work with JTI Leaf Technicians and other stakeholders to orient communities on ARISE toolkits.

  • Work with the schools to form anti-child labor clubs, follow up on the activity plans of the clubs, and build the capacity of teachers to enhance the quality and impact of the clubs.

  • Work with and build the capacity of CCLCs and DCLCs to implement child labor awareness activities.

  • Collaborate with ARISE staff members and other government and CBO stakeholders to ensure successful VSL group and individual businesses, group dynamics, and cohesion among VSL/agribusiness groups and, when necessary, provide trainings to reinforce them.

  • Support and report on youth vocational education linkages and programs. Support youth and VSL groups’ action plans and linkages to community- and district-based markets and extension services.

  • Assess the
    capacity of CCLC members and other ARISE groups and recommend cost-effective initiatives/activities that will build their capacity in addressing child labor among smallholder tobacco farmers.

  • Working with other ARISE staff, take a leading role in the organization of ARISE awareness days, World Day against Child Labor (WDACL) commemorations, donor visits, and other field visits.

  • Work with ministry extension workers and other change agents to ensure follow up for referrals for psycho-social care and other services for child beneficiaries, provide technical assistance, support VSL groups, etc.

  • Attend district and ward meetings with relevant stakeholders when possible to inform them of important activities for their buy-in and support of the project’s goals.

  • Document success stories for the program and contribute towards the writing of country update reports, quarterly reports, and annual reports.

  • Work with the CCLCs to collect/verify and enter data from ARISE groups, schools, etc. and submit it to the Program Manager monthly.

  • Compile monthly field reports on programmatic achievements and concerns.

  • Complete other tasks as assigned by Winrock.

    Qualifications and Background:

  • Successful candidates will have solid experience facilitating, monitoring, and reporting on programs in complex rural environments with a wide variety of stakeholders. Specific experience and specialization in at least one of the following is required: child labor prevention/eradication, agricultural training/education, youth development, community mobilization, and/or economic empowerment.

  • A diploma in community development, education, social welfare, agriculture, or other relevant field.

  • At least five years’ experience in implementation of community centered and driven projects

  • A strong understanding of community development and group dynamics and project start ups

  • Experience in capacity building, especially community training, is desired.

  • Strong skills in interpersonal relations, communication, and collaboration with the donor and key stakeholders.

  • Experience with participatory community based Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

  • Ability to work independently and adhere to the highest ethical standards required.

  • Candidates should be able to ride a motorbike

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Winrock International Field Coordinator Jobs in Zambia

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