WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:
World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. The East Asia Regional Office (EASO) provides oversight to 8 National Offices that cover operations in 8 countries where World Vision’s focus is predominantly programme implementation. The 8 field countries in which WV East Asia offices are located are Cambodia, China, DPRK, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The East Asia Region is under the oversight and leadership of the Regional Leader (RL). The role of the East Asia Regional Office is to support the RL in fulfilling its designated role and to provide quality services to National Offices, Support Offices and the Global Centre. The RL holds National Directors accountable for the effective implementation of the whole mission of World Vision in their respective countries.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The purpose of this position is to facilitate capacity building, learning and civil society mobilization to the Promoting and Protecting social and economic rights project, so it is able to achieve its overall objective to “strengthen the role and capacity of local civil society groups in promoting human rights” in Khammouane and Savannakhet provinces.
Prepare monthly plans of activities, and to monitor, reflect on and document lessons from field monitoring.
Ensure the coordination and effective communications with government counterpart and other stakeholders.
Prepare and submit all reporting requirements ensuring they are on time and meet minimum standards.
Carry out other tasks as requested by Project Manager.
2. Capacity Building and Technical Support
Facilitate human rights training to civil society groups
Build the capacity of community groups to implement micro-projects, from identification, planning, implementing, monitoring, learning and documenting stages
Facilitate VDC’s to assess their own capacity and set plans for ways that they will increase in capacity
Lead or coordinate VDC training in needed areas, possibly including governance, financial management, decision making, planning, facilitation etc.
Practice coaching and facilitate reflection and learning with stakeholders on a regular basis
3. Networking, Coordination & Communications
Work closely with ADP staff to help build capacity of CDWs
Work closely with ADP staff leading child clubs, facilitating sectoral activities and engaging the community through sponsorship so that there is coordination of all project activities within target villages.
Work closely with Government counterparts to ensure effective working relationships and to build Government staff competency to support annual village planning, VDC’s and other aspects of good governance.
4. Monitoring and Evaluation for Learning
Carry out monthly M and E collection and follow up within field to ensure that monitoring data is discussed and enables learning and planning within villages.
Ensure learning and reflection events are effectively run at micro project, village, district and ADP levels
Document field lessons and events to ensure effective learning and the ability to disseminate key lessons.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
University Degree in a related field
2 years experiences preferably in community mobilization, civil society capacity building or training role
Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. DEADLINE is on 11 March 2018, however applicants are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position will close early if a suitable candidate is found.
Mail: People and Culture Department
P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005
Email: [email protected]