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Peace for Youth Economic Development Grant Coordinator

Job Description



The Purpose of this Position is to provide leadership in the implementation of Peace for Youth Economic Development through Faith Partnership Project (P4YED) in WVB operational areas in Muyinga and Karusi clusters and lead the process of building community capacity to improve the wellbeing of children, families and communities by a) Leading the process of increasing faith partnerships' capacity to facilitate holistic development b) Facilitating faith groups peaceful coexistence and increased youth economic empowerment

In order to successfully implement the project, the Peace for Youth Economic Development Coordinator must be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others.


Partnerships and Networking

  • Develop and implement strategic partnerships with churches at national and local levels and promote establishment of strong faith groups networks for holistic development

  • Promote inclusive community development and church unity at national/provincial and community levels

  • Network and develop partnerships with NGOs, local government bodies, intergovernmental agencies, FBOs, local churches, other peace building stakeholders and community leaders in Karusi and Muyinga clusters.

  • Ensure coordination and collaboration with communal and provincial administration on P4YED activities

  • Regular monitoring and coordination forums with the Church partnership and Youth group representatives

Management and coordination

  • Document lessons learnt and share widely to improve Peace for Youth Economic Development through Faith Partnership Project (P4YED).

  • Ensure P4YED activities are fully integrated with other clusters’ interventions

  • Carry-out advocacy, child protection and Empowered world view undertakings

  • Implement economic development activities following SKYE approaches

  • Promote Empowering Children as Peace builders(ECaP) initiatives in target areas to enhance children and youth peace knowledge, skills, values and attitudes and strengthen their participation in peace building

  • Submit monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports, and provide evidence of learning, innovations, and impact

  • Participate in project baselines and evaluations to help WVB assess the project contributions to child wellbeing

  • Capacity building of the Church Partnership to facilitate peace building and Youth Economic Empowerment (Empowered World View curriculum, ECAP, and SKYE)

Integration of cross cutting themes

  • Ensure staff and partners understand WV child protection policy and other cross-cutting themes that are relevant to the P4YED.

  • Support establishment of systems and structures that seek to address issues of child neglect in Karusi and Muyinga clusters.


  • Qualification Required: University Degree in Social Sciences or equivalent in a relevant field, with experience in working with churches, communities and youths.

  • Minimum 3 years field experience in implementing community development projects, at least 2 years of relevant experience working with Non-Governmental Organizations.

Technical Skills & Abilities:

  • Very good communication skills in French and English and Kirundi

  • Good managerial and organizational skills

  • Good Knowledge of MS Office, Lotus Notes

  • Very good negotiation and facilitation skills.

  • Good understanding of sustainable development principles and practices

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina.

  • Ability to work in and contribute to team building environment.

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff and churches at all levels

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

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Travel: 10% Domestic/international travel is required.

  • On call: 5%

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 (Updated and signed CV, certificates of service, and Certified Degrees) is January 13, 2017; 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.