Exciting opportunity! Boston College is recruiting a Program Manager for the scale up of the Sugira Muyango parenting program in Rwanda.
JEiE Webinar - Publishing Practitioners’ Notes from the Field
October 2nd, 2019 9:30 AM New York (GMT-01:30 PM)
Duration: 1 hour
Event Link: https://rescue.zoom.us/j/146770277
This webinar is geared especially towards practitioners, but all are welcome to attend. During this time, members of the JEiE Editorial Team will present an overview of JEiE’s scope and aims, publication requirements, and what we look for in field notes manuscripts. Each webinar will also have an open Q&A section.
Additionally, we are excited to have JEiE Editorial Board Member, Dr. Sweta Shah, co-hosting this webinar. Dr. Shah will share her insights from her experience successfully guiding manuscripts from the field through the peer review process.
Dr. Joan Lombardi and Dr. Sweta Shah, our guest editors for the upcoming Special Issue on Early Childhood Development in Emergencies, as well as the JEiE Editorial Team are very interested in your submissions and believe that this webinar may contain relevant information about the submission and review process.
Further details about accessing the webinar can be found below and on our website. Additional details on our submission process and guidelines can be found here. Please reach out to me and our editorial team at email@example.com, with any questions.
Sneha Bolisetty | Editorial Assistant
I am very pleased to announce the launch of a new recruitment round for the Early Years Fellowship and I request your help to disseminate this announcement to promising candidates. We graduated our first cohort of Fellows from 15 countries in Africa in June 2019 and are now expanding the program globally to more than 30 countries (see list below)
Countries and Eligibility
Applicants will work in their home countries and must be between the ages of 25 and 40.
We will be accepting applications for the following countries: Angola/Sao Tome & Principe, Brazil, Botswana/ Lesotho/Eswatini, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Egypt, El Salvador/ Honduras/ Nicaragua, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana/Liberia/Sierra Leone, Jordan/West Bank/Gaza, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique/ Seychelles/Mauritius/Comoros, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Congo/ Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Serbia/North Macedonia, Tunisia, Uganda.
Background on the Early Years Fellowship and Program Design
The Early Learning Partnership (ELP) launched the Early Years Fellowship in 2017 to support governments and World Bank teams to scale up investments in the early years with the following objectives:
Improve the quality of ECD analytical work and project design and implementation by increasing the availability of experienced professionals to advise and support governments and World Bank teams;
Build in-country capacity and reduce reliance on international technical assistance and ensure sustainable, contextually-specific and informed responses to scaling up ECD at country level; and,
Develop the next generation of leaders to scale up investments in the early years and raise the profile of the ECD sub-sector as a viable and prestigious field of study and work.
Fellows spend 20 percent of their time enrolled in a professional development program designed to strengthen their technical skills in ECD and their understanding of World Bank operations. The remaining 80 percent of their time is dedicated to a country-specific work program to work across sectors to support ECD.
How to Apply
Recruitment is now open and the due date to submit an application is October 11th. The announcement is available here along with a video, FAQs and Terms of Reference for each country position.
The application form can be accessed here.
We look forward to receiving many applications. We regret we will not be able to answer questions via email or to speak by phone. We recommend all interested candidates to go to the website to read the information and FAQs.
Amanda E. Devercelli
Global Lead for Early Childhood Development
Program Manager for the Early Learning Partnership
A child’s most important steps happen before they set foot in a primary school. By their fifth birthday, children’s brains are 90% developed and the foundations for success at school and in later life are in place. This makes a child’s early years a critical window of opportunity – to set the foundations for life-long success, first at school, and later in life.
Early Childhood Development, Education and Care (ECD/ECEC) has become a priority for governments and international bodies. ECD/ECEC is explicitly included in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG4, 4.2), underlining the global consensus.
The East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Republic of Zimbabwe, hosted the 67th ECSA Health Ministers Conference (HMC) themed ‘Universal Health Coverage: Addressing Health Needs of the Underserved’. The conference brought together government officials from Ministries of Health, health experts and collaborating partners from Africa and beyond, with the aim of identifying policy issues and passing resolutions that contribute to addressing health needs of the underserved.
In June 2015, the AU Assembly committed to establishing of a team of 10 Heads of State and Government (C10). The team would serve as Africa’s Champions of Education, Science and Technology and would set a high-level platform for pursuing the achievement of SDG’s and implementation of AU’s Agenda 2063. The champion team of ten comprises Egypt, Tunisia, Chad, Gabon, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Mauritius, Malawi and Namibia.
AfECN in partnership with Kenya’s Ministry of Health and Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, under the auspices of the ECED cluster hosted an advocacy event during the African Union’s 2nd International Conference on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (ICMNCH) hosted by the African Union and Kenya Ministry of Health on in Nairobi, Kenya.
The first ever-international ECD conference was hosted in collaboration with the Government of Kenya at The Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi. In attendance were over 800 delegates from 48 African Countries, 5 Continents, over 100 organizations including Government representatives from Ministries of Education, Health, and Social Protection; Civil Society Organizations, representatives of teachers unions, high level political representation, UN agencies, private sector, philanthropists, donor communities and academia. This inaugural event was aimed at bringing together global, regional, national and local public and private interest groups to disseminate evidence and share experiences aimed at enhancing and scaling good ECD practices across Africa and beyond.
There is a global consensus about the importance of high quality early childhood development, education and care (ECDEC) programmes. Increasingly, the systemic characteristics of early childhood programmes are recognised by policy makers and international bodies. This ‘systemic turn’ has created new challenges.