Essential Responsibilities: Field Coordinator- Achieving Reduction of Child Labor in Support of Education
- 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 .
LOCATION: Chipata, Zambia
UNIT: Civic Engagement and Social Equity (CESE)
GROUP: Civil Society & Education