Position: Development Facilitator
Work location: Tirana, World Vision Albania
Deadline of applications: 26 November 2018
Type: Fixed term, Full time
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.
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
Experience with faith, community based and child focused empowerment programs (Preferred)
Previous relevant experience, including at least one year of development facilitation in and with communities (Preferred)
Experience with program assessment, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation processes
Strong understanding of community-led development work
Strong facilitation skills, including catalyzing, connecting, and building the capacity of community groups
Creative and able to apply innovative thinking, partnership building and problem solving skills
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
Effective in written and oral communication; able to speak and write with a proper standard of English (Preferred)
While we appreciate all applications received, only those selected for the next phase of recruitment process will be contacted.