Assignment Network- Early Childhood Development Systems Evaluation and Project Coordination Associate job vacancy in PATH (Seattle, WA)

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Company name : PATH
Location : Seattle, WA
Position : Assignment Network- Early Childhood Development Systems Evaluation and Project Coordination Associate

Description :
***Assignment Network available – this position is open to internal candidates only.***

This assignment network is an in-house networking process to facilitate matching opportunities and people for short-term and low-percentage assignments. We now have a new position available through the assignment network.

Percentage time: 50%
Program/Division: ECDAN
Location: DC, Seattle, or Kenya
Start date: Immediately available
End Date: Through March 2023

Launched in 2016 by UNICEF and the World Bank Group, the Early Childhood Action Network (ECDAN) is a global network that connects, gathers, disseminates, and advocates for cross sector solutions to improve the overall wellbeing of young children and families, so that every young child is safe, well-nourished, healthy, happy and learning.

Since its inception in 2016, hundreds of members of the early childhood development (ECD) community have contributed recommendations for the type of network needed by the ECD community to advance the goals of its agenda — moving from science to scale and accelerating progress towards achieving the relevant Sustainable Development Goals for early childhood development. ECDAN is currently posted by PATH.

On behalf of ECDAN, PATH is currently recruiting a Systems Evaluation and Project Coordination Associate who will support ECDAN projects and will provide project management and research support for selected ECDAN projects.

This is a 50% time role through March of 2023.

Key responsibilities

Conduct literature reviews, program reviews, and other background desk reviews to help identify key programs and stakeholders to include in the Child-Centered Systems hub.
Support the writing and development of case studies and other communications and knowledge products on the cutting-edge research and practice of Systems Thinking.
Support the design, coordination, implementation, and documentation of Systems Thinking technical workshops on measurement, child-centered systems hub design, and country systems dialogues.
Support the conceptualization of learning webinar series on Systems Thinking for ECD, and lead on the outreach to speakers, coordination of webinar, and coordinating with the Communications Lead to ensure professionally designed presentations, advertisements, and other communications products to disseminate these events.
Create and manage workplans to track milestones and deliverables for the Systems Core team.
Provide manuscript and abstract submission support. Including creating production calendars and ensuring submission deadlines are met.
Ensure effective knowledge management support, utilizing Smartsheet, Teams, and Box, especially for the Child-Centered Systems thematic page and knowledge repository such that is accessible and user-friendly on ECDAN’s Knowledge platform.
Schedule team meetings and meetings with other internal and external stakeholders. Including liaising with partners, making logistical arrangements, managing RSVPs, assist in generating meeting materials, taking notes, and highlighting action items.

Required Skills

Required Experience

Master’s degree preferred.
2 to 4 years of work experience in a similar role.

Experience with Systems thinking or related fields preferred.
Excellent writing skills.
Familiarity with research process and methodologies.
Demonstrated project management skills with superior attention to detail.
Strong communication skills (verbal, written, and interpersonal).
Strong organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams and interface effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
Comfortable learning new information systems.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities.
Ability to work with a variety of work styles and personalities.
Demonstrated success working effectively while under deadlines.
Ability to work in team environment with minimal supervision.
Proven problem solving skills
Ability to work effectively and with sensitivity across barriers such as language, culture, and distance. Excellent listening skills and empathy.
Commitment to PATH and ECDAN’s mission, values, and principles.


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