World Vision International

Development Facilitator (Education and Sponsorship)

Job Description

Purpose of Position:

The purpose of the position is to serve as a catalyst, partnership facilitator, and builder of the capacity of local partners, facilitating the emergence and strengthening of community-led initiatives to improve and sustain the well-being of children and their families.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Build close and constructive relationships and actively learn within partner communities in order to understand their realities and facilitate development processes effectively

  • Work with stakeholders in a range of different development relationships towards the well-being of children in the communities.

  • Communicate effectively World Vision’s identity, mission, vision, values and our approach to work in ways that are contextually appropriate and clear

  • Ensure that dialogue includes whole communities and stakeholders inclusive of their diversity.

  • Encourage and enable communities to share and learn from their own experiences in the respective Area Program

  • Assist and support Area Program team leader in preparing annual budget based on the agreed targets.

  • Plan the Technical Program/Sponsorship activities in annual and intermediate planning.

  • Ensure monthly planning of activities in the Area Program level.

  • Ensure implementation of Technical Program /Sponsorship activities in Area Program level upon agreed plans strategically developed and ensure the active participation of registered children, but not only.

  • Ensure that cross cutting themes are considered in all activities as advised by respective Project Coordinator/Sponsorship Manager.

  • Ensure the following up of cases in collaboration with the partners and duty barriers according to the WV guidelines.

  • Support the Area Program team leader in Area Program level narrative reporting.

  • Responsible for expenditure of budget as per cash flow and preparation of financial reports as per requirements;

  • Actively search for new partners within the Area Program, identify how these partners can work together towards shared priorities for child well-being.

  • Facilitate an empowering approach to formation of new community organizations and other partners in the area.

  • Facilitate with the support of Area Program team leader the process of partners capacity assessment and draft a plan of building the partner’s capacities.

  • Work with partners to coordinate efforts to enable integration, synergy and prevent duplication of interventions.

  • Assist stakeholders and community partners to identify and mobilize community resources needed for project implementation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Degree in social science, or related subjects to development or relevant years of work experience

  • Strong understanding of community-led development work

  • Creative and able to apply innovative thinking, partnership building and problem solving skills

  • Strong facilitation skills, including catalyzing, connecting, and building the capacity of community groups

  • Good interpersonal skills and cross-cultural sensitivity, abilities to work as a team

  • Good analytical and writing skills; Basic understanding of design, monitoring, and evaluation

  • Computer literacy; Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Experience with program assessment, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation processes

  • Effective in written and oral communication; able to speak and write with a proper standard of English (Preferred)

  • Previous relevant experience, including at least one year of development facilitation in and with communities (Preferred)

  • Experience with faith, community based and child focused empowerment programs (Preferred)

Only selected applicants for the next phase of Recruitment process will be contacted!!!