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Development Facilitator - World Vision in Kosovo

Job Description

Development Facilitator in Kosovo

Purpose of the 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 inclusive of their diversity.

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

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

  • Enable and facilitate share of information and connections among local stakeholder groups.(Local stakeholders groups may include formal and informal community-based organizations, local churches, other faith-based organizations, businesses, other NGOs and local government agencies).

  • Facilitate an empowering approach to formation of new community organizations with close support from Technical Program Advisor.

  • Support Technical Program Coordinator and Team Leader in the process of partners capacity assessment

  • Monitors partners activities are following agreed terms.

  • Prepares annual budget based on the agreed targets and suggested budget by Technical Programs Advisors.

  • Share learning and identified child wellbeing issues from the community with the technical team in National Office/ Sponsorship staff in National Office.

  • Assist technical specialists/ Sponsorship staff in National Office to contextualize subjects and capacity building methodologies and modules taking into consideration local capacity and expectations.

  • Contribute in the planning of Technical Programs/Sponsorship activities in annual and intermediate planning.

  • Responsible for monthly planning of activities in the Area Program level.

  • Ensure implementation of Technical Program/Sponsorship activities in Area Program level upon agreed plans.

  • Ensure that cross cutting themes are considered in all activities as designed by respective Technical Program Advisor/Sponsorship Manager and Sponsorship staff in National Office.

  • Ensure documentation are in place as per requirements.

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 preferred

  • Driver license

While we appreciate all applications received, only those selected for the next phase of recruitment process will be contacted.

Application deadline:Thursday April 12, 2018.