Policy Advocacy Coordinator

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Policy Advocacy Coordinator

  • Post Date:February 8, 2022
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  • Career Level Coordinator
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 3-5 Years
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Job Description

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 seeks 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.

The following are some of the tasks required by the position

Policy advocacy

  • Proven experience in developing and implementing strategies in 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

  • Possess bachelor’s 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.

To apply

All applications should be sent to ZINECDA by the 11th of February 2022 on the following email address [email protected]

Hard copies will not be accepted.