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Community Facilitator Majevica

Job Description

WORLD VISION BIH

COMMUNITY FACILITATOR

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

Lead on implementation of the technical programmes and assigned financial resources within respective primary focus areas. Nurture the quality of existing and develop new levels of partnering with other Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs), local government officials, local faith representatives and community leaders in the Primary Focus Area (PFA). Mobilise the community and develop agreement for sponsorship as part of broader community engagement process.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

15% of work time - Community Engagement and Partnering:

  • Act in accordance with WV-s mission and core values when engaging with community stakeholders. Engage with community stakeholders (children, parents and partners) to ensure effective implementation of the relevant Technical Programs (TP) and micro projects in the Primary Focus Areas (PFA.).

  • Mobilize the community and develop agreement for sponsorship as part of broader community engagement process.

  • Ensure ongoing capacity building of partners and community groups in line with adopted TPs.

  • Nurture the quality of existing and develop new levels of partnering with other NGOs, local government officials, local faith representatives and community leaders in the PFA.

  • Visit children, parents and partners to encourage, advice and build relationships.

  • Provide information through existing WVBiH communication systems on key events, activities and milestones of the project(s).

End results expected:

  • Established respectful and functional relationships with children, communities and families within the PFA.

  • Community partners, parents and children understand and are actively engaged in Child sponsorship.

  • Communities embrace child care and protection as foundation for long term development.

  • Program information, documentation, stories and reports provided through existing WV BiH comms system on timely basis

60% of work time – Project(s) Management & Implementation

  • Where appropriate engage, supervise and mentor community monitors.

  • Lead on implementation of the technical programmes and assigned financial resources within respective PFA.

  • Ensure high quality implementation of relevant TPs within the PFA, in accordance with World Vision standards & WV’s Direct Program Approach (DPA).

  • In cooperation with Area Program Manager/TP Manager, manage TP changes within the PFA to control scope and intensity of implementation.

  • In cooperation with Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Department conduct feasibility and risk management analysis for every TP within the PFA, along with ongoing management.

  • Ensure implementation of Registered Children (RC) household monitoring and other activities related to RC

  • In cooperation with TP Manager support communities and partners to engage in discussion with duty bearers and service providers within the PFA and in line with adopted TPs.

End results expected:

  • Community Monitors are engaged as per quality and ethical standards.

  • Necessary technical and financial resources to support the TP within the PFA are managed.

  • Programme targets are met in relevant TPs within the PFA.

  • RC monitoring supports communities and partners to adress and follow up on needs of children

  • Community activities are used to support creation of Sponsorship Plan (SP) outputs.

  • All SP outputs are created timely and in line with SP standards.

  • Local Level Advocacy (LLA) implemented/used within the respective PFA.

II.I. Project Planning – Assessment, Design and Budgeting

  • Together with Area Development Program (ADP) Lead/TP Manager engage in the TP(s) design and relevant micro projects.

  • Facilitate process where TP is presented, discussed and adapted with stakeholders and partners within the PFA

  • Ensure the adaptation of the standard TP into technical project, in consultation and coordination with stakeholders, TP Manager and AP Manager.

  • Contribute to TP baseline and evaluation processes at the start and end of each cycle.

  • Together with Area Manager (AM) engage in annual community review and planning meeting.

  • Contribute to annual analyses of the progress on TP implementation on AP level and development of next year’s plans

  • Contribute to development of the Community engagement Sponsorship Plan.

  • Practice exemplary good stewardship of WV's resources in all budget and resource utilization.

End results expected:

  • TP identified and adapted with stakeholders within the PFA

  • Adequate support is provided during relevant baseline and evaluation processes.

  • Respective PFA inputs provided for annual review and planning meeting

  • Recommendations made for any necessary changes to project plans for the next year. Learning incorporated in to new annual plan and budget.

  • Respective PFA inputs provided for CESP plan development.

  • Budget planning

II.II. Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparedness (DRRP) and

  • In line with WVBiH DRRP engage in emergency preparedness and response within AP communities.

  • Be aware of the Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs (HEA) standards and operational imperatives as well as the National Disaster Preparedness Plan (NDPP).

End results expected:

  • Adequately respond to natural and man-made emergencies in accordance to DRRP.

II.III. Child Protection and Participation (CPP), Child Well-Being Outcomes

  • Understand and follow the WV child protection policy. With support from Child Protection TP Manager take efforts to respond promptly and appropriately to child protection incidents.

  • Ensure high participation of children in all aspects of the program.

  • Promote child rights within AP.

End results expected:

  • Prompt and appropriate response to child protection incidents

  • Children are encouraged to engage in decision making

  • Child rights are promoted

20% of work time - Accountability and Quality Assurance

  • Apply relevant elements of WVBiH monitoring and evaluation system.

  • In collaboration with AP Lead ensure that project(s) financial processes comply with relevant sections of the financial manual, government grant provisions and other partnership standards.

  • In collaboration with AP Manager monitor relevant project (s) spending against budget.

  • Ensure projects responsible spend up to the level of funding commitment and/or provide adequate explanations for any significant variances.

End results expected:

  • Financial, partnership and other provisions are in compliance.

  • Spending is in accordance with planned budget.

  • TP monitoring data collected regularly and analysed including data on RC participation and support

  • Information on needs assessment within communities is adequately delivered to contribute to planning and budgeting process.

  • Monthly reports consolidated and submitted for their respective TPs within the PFA.

  • Inputs, impact & success stories, etc. provided to AP Manager for development of semi-annual and annual AP reports

4% of work time - Reflection and Learning

  • Participate in staff spiritual nurture activities.

  • Actively participate as an AP team member in all areas, including feedback, reflection and learning.

  • Mutually share learning and experience with other AP Community Facilitators (CFs).

End results expected:

  • Active participation in spiritual, reflective and team related activities.

  • Evidence of learning shared and received from other CFs.

1% of work time – Other

  • Integrate Gifts in Kind in programming

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  1. Preferably higher education degree in social work, child protection, education or other related studies

  2. Strong knowledge in area of child protection or education understanding and commitment to learn

  3. An energetic, analytical, flexible and self-starting approach

  4. Organizational and self-management skills

  5. Problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills

  6. Good verbal and written skills are essential

  7. English verbal and written skills are essential

  8. Thorough knowledge of MS Office, knowledge of Lotus Notes is preferred

  9. Ability to demonstrate strong collaborative team and networking skills

  10. Integrity, honesty, and accountability to both the quality and programing teams and the community

  11. Able to make quick decisions as needed

  12. Good facilitation skills

  13. Driving license B category is essential, with minimum 2 years of driving experience

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Child protection, education or community development is required

  • Minimum of two years of project cycle management experience.

  • Experience in program assessment, design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, report writing and emergency response is preferred.

  • Experience in working with children is highly preferred.

Work Environment

  • Willingness to spend at least 50% of the time in the field with children, families, communities and partners