ECD Trainer

Posted By: Aga Khan Foundation India

Lucknow

Executive/Staff

Program Implementation

Child Care and Nutrition

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

• Support anganwadi supervisors to plan capacity-building sessions for anganwadi workers and helpers on Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) concept.

• Under the guidance of the Project Coordinator (ECD) and the Programme Officer (ECD and Education), support the development of training modules for Supervisors, Anganwadi Workers and Helpers

• Organise cluster-level meetings with the anganwadi supervisors and community meetings to improve parent involvement in child development. 

• Encourage anganwadi supervisors to actively participate in block level training sessions

• Support two- three anganwadi supervisors in their respective catchment areas

• Collaboratively work with anganwadi supervisors to develop 7-8 anganwadi centres as Model Centers in the given catchment areas

• Demonstrate Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) activities with the support of anganwadi supervisors during joint visits to anganwadi centres, as well as components of Responsive Care during home visits. S/he shall ensure that these child-centric activities are organized at the centers frequently.

• Provide support to anganwadi workers on the formation of “Matri Samiti” (Mothers’ Group), facilitate regular meetings of these groups, building their understanding and capacity on ECD and ECCE. Where feasible, use the existing platform of women SHGs to further disseminate improved practices of ECD, ECCE and responsive care.  

• Ensure regular formative assessments of children enrolled at anganwadi centres. 

• Gather program-related information and data during field visits for the project's management information system (MIS)

• Prepare field visits and monthly progress reports and share them with the Project Coordinator- Early Childhood Development Program

• Other than the ECD workforce, she/he will coordinate with the other key stakeholders, including teachers, Panchayat Raj Institution (PRI) members, and community representatives.

• Carry out any additional duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the State Programme Manager (Uttar Pradesh) and Project Coordinator (Early Childhood Development Program) from time to time.


Eligibility Criteria

• Graduate/Postgraduate qualification in Social Work/ Social Science/Education or any similar discipline and passionate to work with marginalised communities.

• A minimum of two years of experience in a similar role, with a specific focus on ECD/ECCE concepts.

• Good understanding of Early Childhood Education or Pre-primary Education.

• Willingness to update himself/ herself on changes in ECE/ Education domain and proactively support AWS and AWW to implement these changes in their respective areas.

• Strong facilitation skills and ability to facilitate training through participatory methods.

• Excellent interpersonal skills and communication (both verbal and written) in Hindi and the local language are essential. 

• Self-driven and highly motivated, with a commitment to improving the quality of life of marginalized communities and a willingness to travel extensively, especially within the Bahraich district.  

• Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel and Ms PowerPoint is required.  


Desired Candidate Profile

Post Graduation - MSW

The ECD trainer will work closely with anganwadi supervisors and conduct joint visits to anganwadi centres at least twice a month to develop them as resource centres. They will be responsible for providing support to anganwadi workers and helpers to develop their knowledge and skills on early childhood development and early childhood education. They will also be responsible for conducting training, and supportive monitoring in the field to ensure successful program implementation at the ground level.

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Aga Khan Foundation India
  • About Organization:The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) brings together human, financial and technical resources to address some of the challenges faced by the poorest and most marginalized communities in the world. Special emphasis is placed on investing in human potential, expanding opportunity and improving the overall quality of life, especially for women and girls. The Foundation primarily works across seven thematic areas – agriculture and food security, climate resilience, work and enterprise, education, early childhood development, WASH, health and nutrition, and the strengthening of community institutions to lead development interventions. AKF is a member of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of 11 development agencies addressing the needs of poor and marginalized communities in more than thirty countries where it operates. AKF started its operations in India in 1978, and today implements programs in both rural and urban areas across Delhi, Bihar, Gujarat, UP, Telangana and Maharashtra.