Children Development Technical Adviser

Asmae, Cairo, Egypt

Skill Required:, HR and AdminProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st October, 2016


Job Description

GENERAL PRESENTATION
· Job title: Child Development Technical Adviser
· Location: Cairo (Egypt)
· Report to: Country Coordinator

· General background:
Asmae is a French international solidarity NGO specialized in child
development. Independent, nonreligious and non-political, it is open to
everyone. Created in 1980 by Sister Emmanuelle following her experience
with scavengers in Egypt’s slums, Asmae keeps on respecting its
founder’s values and methods: listening and proximity, pragmatism,
respect of the differences, professionalism and reciprocity. Asmae’s
action aims to support vulnerable children and their families through
providing tailor-made and long lasting support to local stakeholders
working on child education and protection.
Its vision, “A fair world which guarantees that children can live and grow with dignity within their
environment, to become free women and men who contribute to society”, is broken down into four
missions:

  • Stimulate child development through a global approach. To do this, Asmae also works on
  • family support by taking their environment into account;
  • Build the capacity of local stakeholders involved in child development, boost cooperation
  • amongst them and maximize their social impact;
  • Stand up for children by raising awareness and advocating;
  • Experiment, disseminate and share practices. Nowadays Asmae supports
    education and protection projects through 64 local organizations in
    Burkina-Faso, Egypt, France, India, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali and
    Philippines. Furthermore, in France, Asmae also directly manages a
    mother and childcare center.

· Asmae in Egypt background:
Asmae is registered under the Ministry of Solidarity since May 2015.
Asmae promotes child education and care within two areas of
intervention: the prevention of school drop-out and underperformance and
the support to children with disabilities. Asmae is currently
supporting eight Egyptian associations working in informal areas of
Greater Cairo, in Alexandria and Arment (Luxor governorate). Asmae
Egypt’ team is based in Cairo with four persons (one Coordinator, one
Coordination assistant and two translators/interpreters). In its program
“Prevention of school drop-out and underperformance”, Asmae supports
five Egyptian associations including El Shehab Institute and the
Egyptian Association for Comprehensive Development. Asmae supports these
two association by providing them with technical and financial support.
El Shehab Institute implements a project aiming to reduce the rate of
school dropoutsin Ezbet El Haggana district (Cairo). A first field study
revealed that a large part of children dropping-out of school were
suffering from learning difficulties and had not received any relevant
support. A first pilot project was implemented in the district’s
schools. A second study revealed the most common learning difficulties
among these children. A second project focused on the training of school
teachers in order to support children with learning difficulties; the
development of a training (pedagogical tools and learning difficulties) ;
extra-school activities for children and parents’awareness. In 2015, El
Shehab Institute opened listening and counselling units for children,
parents and teachers as well as clubs focusing on training and
sensitization for the three target groups. The Egyptian Association for
Comprehensive Development is implementing an advocacy project to
advocate for the effective application of the Egypt Child’s Law in the
areas of El Marg and El Fayom. Through this project, EACD works with
schools local authorities, kindergartens, community-based associations
and parents to promote children’s rights, with a focus on the right to
education for
children with special needs. First, EACD used its past experience in the
field of earl childhood development focusing on active learning and
child global development has and transfered this expertise to other
kindergartens and schools. In addition, EACD implements activities
promoting children’s right to participation; activities of cooperation
between stakeholders (schools, parents); and activities to promote child
protection policy.

MISSION
The Child Development Technical Adviser is in charge of the capacity
building and training of Asmae’s partners in order to better identify
children’s difficulties (violence, learning difficulties,psychological
trauma, disabilities, etc.) and to design and implement intervention
plans for children

OBJECTIVES
To provide Asmae’s partners with preliminary knowledge related to their work with children with difficulties:

  • To work with the partners in order to identify their needs of
    training and development in the fields of child development and
    psychology, Children’s Rights, Child Protection (in Egypt and
    worldwide), national frameworks and policies related to childhood,
    keystakeholders in Egypt, etc.,
  • To design, with the partners, a training plan and a monitoring/evaluation system,
  • To develop training modules based on identified needs,
  • To train Asmae’s partners according to the training plan and training modules,
  • To monitor and follow up the post-training and to develop monitoring/evaluation and impact measurement tools,
  • To provide the trainees with a training material.

To support the Egyptian Association for Comprehensive
Development in the design and implementation of a support plan for
children with difficulties:

  • After the observation phase, to perform a diagnosis of EACD’s
    strategy, tools, methods and skills related to their work with children
    with difficulties (learning difficulties,handicap, psychological issues,
    violence, etc.),
  • Based on the diagnosis as well as EACD’s experience and strategy
    support the partner in the design of a support plan and tools related to
    children with difficulties, with a focus on active learning,
    psychosocial approach, multidisciplinary teamwork, and the
    identification and referral of children,
  • To support EACD in the implemention of their support plan (field activities, training monitoring/evaluation),
  • To conduct a training of trainers and to select, with EACD, trainers
    for their partners training (teachers, parents, community leaders, etc.

To support the El Shehab Institute in revising and
implementing their global support plan for children with learning
difficulties:

  • After the observation phase, to perform a diagnosis of El Shehab’s
    strategy, tools, methods and skills related to their work with children
    with difficulties (learning difficulties, handicap, psychological
    issues, violence, etc.),
  • Based on the diagnosis and El Shehab’s experience with children, to
    support the partner for the revision of its strategy related to children
    with learning difficulties –with a focus on the diagnosis of learning
    difficulties, and child psychology,
  • To support El Shehab in the implementation of their support plan (field activities, training, monitoring/evaluation),
  • To perform a training of trainers and to select, with El Shehab,
    trainers for their partners’ training (teachers, parents, community
    leaders, etc.).

To participate in the implementation of Asmae’s strategy in Egypt

  • To organize and facilitate experience sharing workshops between partners,
  • To work in collaboration with the Special Education Technical
    Advisor on common topics such as child development and learning
    difficulties, etc.,
  • To take part in the office team activities,
  • To submit a monthly report to the Country Coordinator,
  • To submit an end of mission report to the Country Coordinator.

PROFILE

  • Degree(s) in Social Sciences with excellent knowledge of child development.
  • At least, 5 years of experience in the field of child development and/or psychology is required,
  • Experience in INGO and/or association and/or of direct work with children is required,
  • Experience in training of adult desirable.
  • Fluent in Arabic (Egyptian Arabic, written and spoken) and English (written and spoken) is required,
  • French would be an asset
  • Familiar with Office Pack.
  • Autonomy,
  • Capacities of observation and analysis,
  • Able to adapt in cultural and professional various contexts,
  • Able to work with limited tools in small spaces,
  • Patience, diplomacy and sense of listening,
  • Ability to build confidence with various partners,
  • Dynamism and initiative,
  • Ability to work with a team,
  • Ability to work under pressure,
  • Good physical conditions.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Duration: 24 months (renewable)
Starting date: ASAP
Net salary: From 7000 to 9000 Egyptian pounds, according experience
Other advantages: Medical insurance for the employee and his (her) rights holders
Contract: Employee under an Egyptian labor code contract.
The position is based in Cairo.
The position requires frequent travels inside Greater Cairo and possible travels to Upper Egypt.
The office languages are French, English and Arabic.

How to apply:
Candidates should send a detailed resume as well a cover letter in English to the following email address: egypte@asmae.fr with the following reference : AS-TA- Child Dev-Egypte-2016, not later than October 31th, 2016


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