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Child and Community Development Facilitator

Job Description



Provide technical support and coordination of CESP management/ operations in an Area Program in a manner that meets child sponsorship standards and contributes to the wellbeing of children.


Operational planning.

  • Develop annual detailed implementation plans, monthly and weekly plans

  • Mobilize local partners, CBOs and local government to share and validate the plans

Quality Implementation

  • Understand business path for all key interventions

  • Work with Technical Officer, local partners, CBOs, government and churches to implement business path

  • Support and facilitate, CBOs, local partners and churches’ engagement in sponsorship operations in the AP

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Mobilize CBOs, local partners and local government to develop an integrated monitoring plan

  • Monitor progress and achievements of plans in the Area Program

  • Organize review, reflection and learning forums for community, local organizations and government

  • Work with TPOs to produce AP quality and timely reports (monthly, semi-annual and annual)

  • Keep an updated M&E Database, analyze the data to inform decision making

  • Gather sponsorship data from CBOs, local partners and share with sponsorship business systems Assistant for data processing in the single step

  • Gather data, information, reports from Sponsorship business systems assistant, share and follow up with CBOs, local partners for appropriate action.

  • Monitor sponsorship performance in line with child sponsorship standards and take appropriate actions

  • Support GIK management and reporting for all items distributed in his/her area of responsibility

Build AP level partnerships, networks and coalitions with civil society organizations and local government institutions.

  • Facilitate networking with government institutions and other development partners within the AP in planning and implementation of development programs

  • Participate in the identification, and nurture of local partnerships with grassroots civil society organizations, Churches and local administration

  • Build and facilitate the capacity and growth of community and CBOs and local partners

  • Work with strong CBOs and partners on specific local advocacy issues

Integration of cross cutting themes

  • Ensure adherence at AP of child protection policy, guidelines and protocols

  • Ensure implementation and integration of cross cutting business paths as appropriate (Faith & Dev, gender, advocacy, peace building and child protection)

  • Ensure data disaggregation by gender and most vulnerable children


  • University degree and/or in Social Science, Development Studies, Education or any relevant field.

  • At least three years’ experience working with communities for development.

  • Must be highly reliable and independent.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Networking and advocacy skills.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Emotional and spiritual maturity and ability to lead a team of professionals.

  • Good understanding of World Vision and Sphere relief standards.

  • Knowledge of and adherence to the WV Code of Conduct.

  • Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context.

  • Motorbike driving license is mandatory

  • Computer literate (Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet, etc.)

  • English proficiency

Work Environment:

  • Limited travel, working in team and provide support

  • On call: 30%

How to apply

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process. All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

In case you face challenges applying through the online system, please call HR department for support. The closing date for submission of applications (cover letter, updated and signed CV, certificates of service, and Certified Degrees) is November 11, 2016; no late applications will be accepted.

Important Note:

  1. World Vision Burundi does neither use employment agencies nor does it charge money for recruitment, interviews or medical checks.

  2. As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children.

  3. Although all applications will be considered on their individual merit, suitably qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.