ChildFund International is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) working in over 27 countries to help deprived, excluded, and vulnerable children have the capacity to improve their lives and become young adults, parents, and leaders who bring lasting and positive change in their communities. ChildFund is committed to child-centered change that leads to healthy and secure infants, educated and confident children, and skilled and involved youth. Since 1938, ChildFund has worked for the well-being of children by supporting locally-led initiatives in health and nutrition, education, micro-enterprise development, early child development, and psychosocial assistance that strengthen impoverished families and communities to help break the cycle of poverty and protect children’s rights.
ChildFund International has structured its programming along the life stages of child/youth development. Life Stage 1 includes infants and young children, ages 0 to 5; Life Stage 2 includes children and young adolescents, ages 6 to 14; Life Stage 3 focuses on programming for youth, ages 15 to 24.
CHILDFUND’S EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
ChildFund International’s work for infants and young children (IYC) aged 0-5 focuses on ensuring improved nutrition, health, safety/protection and early stimulation/early learning experiences. ChildFund International is currently developing a Global Responsive Caregiving and Caregiver Well-Being Program Model and will be developing a related forthcoming research agenda that examines, amongst other topics, linkages between responsive caregiving programs and child protection.
To support the development of the global program model and identify evidence-based best practices, ChildFund is mapping former and existing internal organizational early childhood development initiatives and compiling both internal and external resources for best practices in early childhood development and child protection, particularly identifying resources with a focus on responsive and protective caregiving and caregiver well-being.
OBJECTIVES OF INTERNSHIP
LEVEL OF COORDINATION
The contracted person will work remotely with the Sr. Technical ECD Advisor who is based part-time both in NYC and Washington D.C. and has an intensive international travel schedule from January – March 2018。
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