WORK LOCATION- NONG DISTRICT, SAVANNAKHET PROVINCE
POSITION TITLE – School Up Project Manager
Primary Purpose of Job:
WV International Lao PDR is final approval from Korea Support Office to replace Community Pledget funding model with Grant/ PNS projects to Nong AP. The changing of the funding model to grant and PNS project lead to some changes in scope of the work (UL + Construction in schools) which need to manage by TPC now to be called SchoolUP Project Manager. The position aim to manage different funding sources of education project in Nong including carry forward budget from FY19, SchoolUP and SchoolPlus.
The SchoolUP project manager will work closely with Technical Program Manager-Education with support from education technical specialist and will be responsible for implementation of activities and coordination with government relations in their target district. With a strong technical background in education, the SchoolUP Project manager will plan, implement project activities, monitoring and reporting. He/she also working together with TDF to make sure that MVC get benefit from this project implementation and Micro projects will be used in order to increase engagement of the community around school needs and education priority for the children. In SchoolUp Project, Micro project will focus on the school related needs identified by the short term, low cost, contribute to CWB and Local initiatives.
Major Responsibilities of Job:
- Develop and manage annual project implementation plans and budgets in collaboration with Project Manager and Education Specialist.
- Oversee and support Project coordinators to ensure project quality implementation, including purchase and delivery of equipment and approval of project inputs.
- Provide assistance to Project Coordinators and government counterparts to prepare monthly plans of activities, and to monitor, reflect on and document lessons from field monitoring.
- Setup and maintain adequate filing system at all project office locations, for soft-copy and hard-copy. Filing system should be in logical order for easy access and retrieval and ensure key documents are from all locations are consolidated in one location for easy handover at the end of the project.
- Develop dynamic relationships with the Ministry of Education and other relevant institutions at national, provincial and district levels and support WVL BNC Coordinators to do the same at district level – including organizing district, province and annual meeting and government reporting according to the MOU.
- Networking with key non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other development agencies for shared learning, joint implementation and leveraging similar education interventions as relevant to the project.
- Ensure any problems or challenges are effectively communicated so that delays can be overcome and the project goals achieved.
I. Adaptation and Implementation of Project approaches
- As needed, Guide/lead feasibility assessments in technical area.
- Take lead on annual planning so that sectoral "best practices, lessons learned etc." are integrated into technically sound business plans and services are coordinated.
- Responsible for mapping and representation in sector related provincial partner integration for implementation.
- Develop/review and update annual, semi-annual and monthly budget and detail implementation plan.
- Recommend effective consultations with communities, partners and donors in the adaptation and refinement of project and relevant project models based on evidence and learning from project implementation-(particularly during planning and review )
- Ensure that PNS projects are well integrated with current TP implementation and supporting each other to bring maximize impact to most vulnerable children.
II. Project Management
- Manage scope & requirements of the technical programme & Community Engagement to ensure programme is implemented within the agreed designs.
- Responsible for Project annual budget implementation and compliance to donor requirements.
- Contribute to development of an agreed LEAP business process, particularly those with sector focus. Follow this business processes within agreed timelines for all LEAP documents.
- Organize /facilitate the development, pre-testing and production of culturally relevant communication materials to ensure effective and efficient program delivery, including facilitating behavior change, where necessary.
- Facilitate, assist donor visits and participate in donor visits when necessary.
- Represent WVI-Lao at provincial level and engaging in advocacy relevant to objectives, using credible M&E data and evidence.
- In times of emergency, provide technical support to disaster responses as directed by line management
III. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
- Working closely with NO M&E, CE, TPM and technical specialists and coordinate the project model baseline, monitoring and evaluation process.
- Work with DME team and TDF team to develop a monitoring plan; conduct spot-checks, reflect the project models implementation and carrying out the plan.
- Collect, analyses and communicate TP monitoring data for standardised indicators and communicate to key stakeholders
- Contribute to NO Child Well-Being (CWB) reporting by providing input on TP-related strategic objective progress
- Lead reflection and learning of technical project models and CE implementation for ongoing feedback and improvement.
- Work with sector specialist and NO Leader to ensure that lessons learnt from WV and other stakeholders are adequately incorporated into programming as well as TP re-design and strategy revision and Annual Programme Review.
- Participate in relevant community of practice to share lessons learnt, good practice and bring in new learning to improve TP implementation.
- Responsible for Monitoring of planned project activities and development of checklists and mechanisms for supervision and monitoring.
IV. Networking and External Relations
- Work with Technical Program Manager to manage provincial relationships with Government and relevant organisations
- Support advocacy components to influence local policy implementers/decision makers at district and/or commune levels through use of the evidence-based, etc.
- Play a key role in MOU development for sector and implementation of MOU.
- Build relationships, partnerships and coordination with external stakeholders increases the influence and quality of World Vision in relation to Child Wellbeing.
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES
- Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred)
- Understanding of the Education Sector in Laos – policies, challenges, issues, reform agenda, MoES Action Plan/s, etc.
- Understanding of school WASH.
- Particular understanding of issues around literacy and learning outcomes in Laos.
- For the EdLS sector this includes becoming certified as a “Master Trainer” in 1-2 of the EdLS subject areas.
- List of competencies (Competency ELS)
- M&E: Support literacy assessments
- Literacy: Lead programming for literacy
- Literacy: Provide teacher education and support
- Literacy: Community Action – parents
- Literacy: Community Action – community literacy volunteers).
- Literacy: Support the development of teaching & learning materials (TLM)
- School WASH.
- 4+ years of experience working with education programming (eg. literacy, early childhood education, teacher training, etc.).
- 2+ years in handling and leading broad teams.
- Experience with M&E for education programming (learning outcomes as well as tracking process indicators).
- Experience dealing with Provincial and District-level government, especially the MoES offices.
- Experience with organizing trainings, providing coaching and mentoring.
Work Environment: Need to travel at least 60-80 days in a year.
Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 31 March 2020, however applicants are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position will close early if a suitable candidate is found.
Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Mail: People and Culture Department
P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005