Integrated Development Facilitator
Integrated Development Facilitator
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 RC) monitoring.
The position is based in Gushiegu AP.
The position comes with an attractive salary package.
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 RC 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 / Skills
First Degree or Equivalent in Community Development Studies, Sociology, other Social Sciences in related field required, Bachelors degree preferred)
At least three years’ experience in Community Development field.
Strong understanding of transformational development and frameworks.
Critical and analytical thinking skills and high capacity to identify and implement integrated community development approaches.
Good 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
Good negotiation and conflict management skills.
Skills in mentoring and coaching, especially of CBO leadership at community level.
Demonstrate commitment to the empowerment of the poor in rural communities
Ability to work in a team and to lead teams
Openness to and eagerness to learn – especially to embrace change and new innovations as well as divergent opinions.
Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
Attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.