PURPOSE OF POSITION:
To develop and integrate the initiatives for the spiritual training of the World Vision staff, to reinforce and initiate the development of partnership with churches / missions, other religious partners and the faithful expression of the Christian testimony in a holistic manner in order to contribute to the development of children, their families and communities to be equipped for transformational development. Assist WV Base Manager and Social Cohesion & Peacebuilding Manager in the development and integration of key project models and Faith & Development (F&D) approach in World Vision International's response in Central African Republic (CAR).
Communicate the identity and Christian ethic of World Vision International, demonstrate a quality of spiritual life and strengthen the peace process.
Leadership and Management:
Develop a strategic partnership with leading networks of churches and religious institutions and faith-based organizations for broad implementation of project models and approaches such as (CFC, CoH-CP, CoH-MNCH, EWV, DNH).
Develop and implement a Christian training program to build staff capacity. Equip staff to experience Christian identity and WV calling through a broad implementation of Mission Immersion Program (MIP).
Support local initiatives for social cohesion and peacebuilding led by local and religious institutions for peace and reconciliation.
Encourage the participation of churches in areas such as Christian witness, prayer and the spiritual edification of children in the context of peace and reconciliation.
Support and encourage churches to engage in holistic mission and support church unity initiatives in CAR.
Contribute to communicate the identity of the organization and to establish an ethics and a culture compatible with the Vision, the Mission and the Fundamental Values of World Vision International.
Technical and Program Quality:
Support staff in integrating key project models and approaches to F&D in emergency relief, advocacy and social cohesion by training staff.
Develop and implement targeted strategies for engaging with churches and Christian institutions as part of WV's ministry to the most vulnerable.
Develop and / or support programs of spiritual edification of children and youth in accordance with World Vision International policies and guidelines (Children's Spiritual Food Policy).
Assist the manager of social cohesion and peacebuilding in the coordination and implementation of Faith & Development interventions for the response in CAR.
Assist RAM team and operations in development of Concept notes and proposals.
Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning:
Ensure monitoring and evaluation of activities related to Christian commitment, social cohesion and peacebuilding, Christian witness and partnership with religious organizations.
Networking, Representation and Coordination:
Develop a networking and capacity building program for churches in their communities.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Bachelor's degree in Education Sciences or in Development Studies or Social Sciences
Four years of experience in the field of Christian leadership / social cohesion and peacebuilding. At least two years of field-based work in a similar, conflict-prone environment is required.
Experience developing concept note and proposals in the following fields preferred: Faith & Development, social cohesion and peace building, child rights & protection.
Experience working in a cross-cultural environment.
Excellent understanding of the dynamics of conflict resolution in the context of war, working with children in emergencies, understanding of humanitarian cluster and knowledge of CAR preferred.
Proven team management and coordination skills.
Strongly prefer fluency in French and English (written, oral).
Certificate for HEAT or other equal security training.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Level of education required: Bachelor's degree in theology or social science.
Very good understanding and respect of different churches and other communities of Faith.
Ability to work with churches of different Christian traditions.
Understand WVI's ethics, work philosophy, core values, etc.
Knowledge of the Code of Conduct of the International Red Cross.
Good command of the French language and English.
Development: Strong knowledge and understanding of the humanitarian industry (relief, development, and advocacy), including how INGOs operate in the global and local contexts. Strong understanding of WV’s current ministry and operations.
Strong networking skills.
Knowledge of children's rights, policies, laws and regulations in CAR and in WV's partnership.
Skills in project design, budget preparation, implementation and report writing.
Ability to independently develop log frames, monitoring and evaluation plans and indicator tracking tables for projects and programs.
Hardship posting with team house residence.
This position requires frequent travel to the field.