Combating Exploitive Child Labor through Education
Position: Education Specialist
Reports to: Project Director
Based in: Indonesia
Status: (Pending Award of Cooperative Agreement)
Posting closes 6/30/09
The Combating Exploitive Child Labor through Education proposed project is a $5.5 million, four (4) year program with the purpose of improving access to and quality of education programs for children in Indonesia as a means to combat exploitive child labor in areas with high incidences. In Indonesia, children are at high risk for engaging in domestic work and plantation agriculture, and they are also at greater risk for being trafficked for commercial sexual exploitation or forced labor.
In collaboration with the Project Director and the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, the Education Specialist will be responsible for the overall technical leadership of the project. The Education Specialist must demonstrate an understanding of child labor issues, particularly the needs of children withdrawn from exploitive child labor and appropriate ways to facilitate their return to school. This position will work closely with the Project Director to ensure that the project succeeds in strengthening the capacity of communities, local NGOs and government to expand access to quality basic education for children in exploitive situations or at-risk of being engaged in exploitive labor.
• Provide leadership, in collaboration with the Project Director, in developing the technical aspects of the project.
• Work with the Project Director to strengthen Christian Children's Fund's model for improving the quality and relevance of education to encourage enrollment.
• Work with national and local institutions to integrate child labor concerns into the formal school system, including public and private schools at the national and local levels.
• Identify approaches that facilitate access to formal schools for children in rural areas.
• Ensure that all education activities (both formal and non-formal) are technically sound and improve access to quality education.
• Provide training assistance as appropriate.
• Ensure education indicators are consistent with the U.S. Department of Labor's core indicators, and in coordination with the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, develop appropriate strategies for monitoring and evaluating education-related activities
• Assist in the strengthening of national institutions and policies in support of the Indonesian Government's efforts to eliminate exploitive child labor under the second phase of the National Plan of Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labor, including coordinating efforts with district level child labor action committees
• Represent Christian Children's Fund and the Project in technical areas relevant to educational access and quality.
• Liaise with relevant key stakeholders, such as Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration, Ministry of National Education, and as appropriate, with the ILO-IPEC Timebound Program on the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labor
• Collaborate with the National Action Committee on Child Labor and the National Task Force on Suppressing Trafficking to the extent possible
• Work with the Project Director to prepare annual work plans and the production of reports and other deliverables to USDOL
• Supervise Project Staff as necessary
• University graduate in an applicable discipline from a recognized university
• Fluency in English required, and working knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia strongly desired
• Minimum of 3-5 years work experience in the field of basic education projects in developing countries in the field of basic education including student assessment, teacher training, educational material/curriculum development, educational management and educational monitoring and information systems in a reputable NGO/INGO/UN Organization/ Government/ or, Private Organization/ Company
• Experience working with ministries of education, networks of educators, employer's organizations and trade union representatives or comparable entities
• Demonstrate an understanding of national education policy environment in Indonesia in terms of planning, policy design and implementation, curriculum delivery, budgeting and monitoring of quality and outcomes
• Demonstrate understanding or grounded experience in ILO conventions, the Millennium Development Goals, and UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as guiding pillars in education and child development efforts in the region
• Additional experience with exploitive child labor/education policy, as well as monitoring and evaluation is highly desirable
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
Please transmit CV and cover letter (in English) with the post title on the subject line explaining why you are qualified for these positions to hr@ccfindonesia. org cc to merry@ccfindonesia. org by close of business day of June 30, 2009. Please put in the CV your current or last salary/benefits amount and expected salary/benefits for this position.