Integrated Development Facilitator
Integrated Development Facilitator – Job Summary
To implement and facilitate implementation of activities, in an integrated approach, by communities and other local partners as well as monitor activities’ outputs and report on them in the operational area.
The position interacts with community and partners to mobilize them, involve and empower them in activities implementation and monitoring as well as in children (including Registered Children) monitoring.
The positions are based in any of the following locations: Krachi, Nkwanta, Ga West, Mpohor Wassa, Ashanti, Kintampo, Sekyere East, Saboba, Gushiegu, Bawku and Savelugu.
S/He reports to the Cluster Programmes Manager
Build relationship within communities as catalyst, broker and facilitator, working with partners and various stakeholders towards high community mobilization, involvement, support and participation in program planning & implementation
Map and identify new partners within and outside target communities with interest in Child Wellbeing Outcomes and mobilize them for viable partnerships in promoting the wellbeing of children at community level.
Implement properly, on timely manner and in an integrated approach, with children, communities and others local partners participation, planned activities under the supervision of the Cluster Programmes Manager and with the technical support of the sectoral projects officers.
Monitor implementation and outputs of activities with appropriate processes and tools to ensure that program interventions reflect the needs, opportunities and capacity of the community and report to the sectoral Project Officers and the Cluster Programmes Manager.
Support communities and partners in reflection and other learning processes so that lessons are incorporated to inform future work.
Facilitate assessment of feasibility, risk management and community readiness for sponsorship in such a way that communities understand the essence of sponsorship and are actively participating in its related activities.
Facilitate and participate to community ongoing monitoring of children (including Registered Children and the most vulnerable) and ensure that learning and documentation of lessons learned and best practices inform management decision making
Ensure capacity building of community volunteers, CBO and FBO leaders for an ongoing community-led co-creation, ownership of development and transformation process and its sustainability.
Support the monitoring of children and management of sponsorship and integrate these with other projects (Education, Health & Nutrition, WASH and Food Security) activities’ implementation.
Collect stories, data and information from the assigned AP area so that it can be included in AP generated regular reports or specific responses
Education / Work Experience / Key Competencies
First Degree or Equivalent in Community Development Studies, Sociology, other Social Sciences in related field.
Higher National Diploma in Community Development Studies or similar technical skill in any discipline
At least three years’ experience in Community Development field
Good development and facilitation skills, including catalyzing, connecting, and building the capacity of community groups/ partners.
Strong communicator at all levels with interpersonal skills, ability and commitment to listen to others.
Demonstrate commitment to the empowerment of the poor in rural communities.
Working knowledge of programs/projects cycle management.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff and key partners.
Experience in community entry and mobilization and development facilitation.
Working knowledge of proposal writing and negotiation skills.
Monitoring, reporting and proposal writing skills.