Job Description: Integrated Early Childhood Development (IECD) Provincial Coordinator
Kampong Thom province and in Preah Vihear province
Cambodia Integrated Early Childhood Development (IECD) Activity
Despite rising incomes, Cambodian families continue to face significant challenges that jeopardize children’s holistic development. The experiences of many young Cambodian children illustrate how adversities accumulate, increase families’ vulnerabilities, and undermine children’s ability to reach their developmental potential. Much progress has been made in Cambodia in the past 20 years in decreasing poverty, infant mortality, and disease burden through economic growth and investments in health, education, protection, and other sectors, yet the complex interplay of risks to child development has not yet been comprehensively addressed.
The Cambodia IECD Activity seeks to improve holistic development outcomes for young children by promoting nurturing care, preventing stunting, and increasing early identification of and intervention for children with developmental delays and disabilities. The IECD Activity takes a multi-sectoral approach to achieve these goals and focuses on the early childhood years, especially the first 1,000 days of life. The Cambodia IECD Activity also provides flexible support to meet the needs of families with young children as circumstances surrounding COVID-19 evolve.
Under direct supervision of the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) and dot line to the Child Development Manager, the IECD Provincial Coordinator will oversee and implement the IECD project activities following workplan assigned in Kampong Thom and Preah Vihear provinces.
- Oversee and implement IECD activities plan at assigned targeted province, districts, communes and villages in accountable to RTI and donor’s compliance requirements.
- Collaborates with IECD partners and the Royal Government of Cambodia at the targeted provincial, district, commune, and village levels to ensure alignment of IECD project workplan and implementation.
- Provides technical support to government technical staff including IECD related sectoral offices at provincial, district and commune levels, Village Health Support Groups (VHSGs), Child Development Leaders (CDLs) and Commune Committees for Women and Children (CCWCs) to effectively implement IECD project activities mainly such as regular fortnight parent meeting, caregiver/parent groups formation, home-visit, and IECD Behavior Change Communication Campaign activities.
- Provides technical and capacity-building assistance across activity objectives to VHSGs and CCWCs.
- Collaborates with IECD technical staff in the areas of child development, nutrition and disability inclusion to develop, implement and report IECD progress at provincial level.
- Supports work planning, design, implementation and reporting of IECD activities to be implemented at provincial level.
- Supports activities to strengthen community engagement, efficacy, and ownership of IECD activity-supported services and resources.
- Supports IECD activity assessments, evaluations and studies.
- Masters degree and 1 years of experience or Bachelors Degree and 3 years of experience, with degree in education/ social development or related field
- Minimum of 3 years of working experience implementing community-based programs focusing on health, agriculture, nutrition, and social services, and on outcomes for children, including experiencing in building strong network and relationship with Commune Councils, Women and Children Consultative Committees and other government offices at provincial, district and commune levels to implement community development works related education, health, child protection, and gender empowerment.
- Demonstrated success in providing hands-on capacity building and technical assistance to local stakeholders.
- Attention to detail, ability to think critically and work in a fast-paced environment to meet deadlines.
- Ability to build relationships with clients, peers, and stakeholders and to work collaboratively with officials from the Royal Government of Cambodia, the USG, NGOs, civil society organizations, and others.
- Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
- Fluency in Khmer, proficiency in English.
The (IECD) Provincial Coordinators will report to the Deputy Chief of Party and dot line to the Child Development Manager.