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Field Sponsorship Coordinator

Job Description

Field Sponsorship Coordinator (Part-Time)

Purpose of the position

The Field Sponsorship coordinator will engage in the implementation of Sponsorship project in the field which will contribute to all children of Tirana Area Program for a better life through transformed relationship between children and their sponsors. The Field Sponsorship Coordinator will lead all the processes in ensuring that the Area Program meets Sponsorship Operation Indicators through timely and accurate processing of sponsor-to-child and child-to-sponsor correspondence, maintaining Registered Children supply through adequate Registered Children management systems, ensuring carry-out of sponsorship activities in the Area Program.

Major responsibilities

  • Implement Child Sponsorship project activities in collaboration with other team members ensuring that all registered children enjoy a good health, are well educated, are cared for, well-protected and participate in Area Program activities;

  • Coordinate and support the Area Program team & community stakeholders in conducting all activities related to sponsorship and other Area Program projects, ensuring the participation of all registered children;

  • Facilitate an empowering approach to formation and ongoing participation of all registered children for project implementation.

  • Make sure that field activities are done in collaboration with community stakeholders and partners.

  • Provide all Area Program projects with information related to registered children and help them to address problems.

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

  • Build good relationship with all partners, stockholders and community groups.

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

  • Implement the strategy, inform and share the understanding of Child Sponsorship Project with the communities/partners/ children.

  • Assist community preparation for sponsorship by introducing sponsorship as a way of focusing the attention of the program on the well-being of all children – especially the most vulnerable.

  • Support the work of the Area Program Team in developing criteria for child selection with the strong collaboration with the community.

  • Ensure that Area Program team provide timely and qualitative correspondence that meets agency requirements;

  • Respond to sponsor inquiries within given deadline;

  • Report every case of child abuse, child health problem, education problem and coordinating with sectors for a solution.

  • Ensure follow up of cases in collaboration with other staff members on cases of child protection.

  • Compile monthly/semiannual/annual narrative report for the processes of implementing Child Sponsorship project;

Support compiling the Birthday Bounce-back activity proposal/report as well as the annual Child Census report

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Social science or community development related university degree preferred

  • Good understanding of community-led development work

  • Strong understanding on child rights/approaches in working with children

  • Good partnership building and problem solving skills;

  • Facilitation skills, including catalyzing, connecting, and building collaboration with community groups, stakeholders and partners

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

  • Effective in written and verbal communication

  • Willingness and able to travel often in the field (90% of the time).

  • At least three years’ previous relevant experience, including at least one year of development facilitation in and with communities

  • Experience with faith, community based and child focused empowerment programs.

Only selected applicants will be contacted. Closing date for application is July 12, 2017.