Development Facilitator - Akkar

11421-13N04053
Akkar
21-Sep-18
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
2+ Years

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The purpose of the position is to serve as a catalyst, partnership broker, and builder of the capacity of local partners, facilitating the emergence and strengthening of community-led initiatives to improve and sustain the well-being of children and their families.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected

25%

Build relationships within communities

Local community trusts World Vision and is willing to collaborate and share resources to work for the benefit of the most vulnerable children.

  • Build positive and constructive relationships with community members and partners in order to understand their realities and facilitate development processes effectively.

  • Strengthen the understanding of community development and ownership and of social sustainability among the stakeholders in the area.

  • Encourages an understanding of and sensitivity to child development and child vulnerability factors among community members and partners.

  • Communicate effectively World Vision’s identity, mission, vision, values and its approach in order to work in ways that are contextually appropriate and clear.

  • Undertake social networks analysis in order to understand the functions various stakeholders fulfill, power dynamics, and to identify potential local partners and assess their capacity building needs.

20%

Act as a Catalyst, broker and facilitator in working with partners

Relationship is built with a wide range of local partners who are willing to work for the well-being of children

  • Facilitate relationship building and strengthen relationships and partnerships between existing groups in the community

  • Actively search for new partners within and outside the community, identify how these partners can work together towards shared priorities for child well-being and initiate, develop and manage partnership arrangements with them.

15%

Build community and partners’ capacity

Partners and local community are able to develop plans and projects focusing on child well-being

  • Build the capacity of WV and partner community groups to deliver the joint outcomes effectively.

  • Build the capacity of WV and partner community groups to maintain and monitor the effectiveness of their partnerships over time.

  • Train partner community groups on appropriate skills and self-assessment methods to build their capacity for management of local initiatives.

  • Build the capacity of community partners and volunteers to facilitate and manage development plans focused on child well-being.

  • Participate in and support the community partners in the development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation tools and measurements of program/project effectiveness to track the delivery of joint outcomes.

  • Encourage and enable communities to share and learn from their own experiences as part of confidence and capacity building.

  • Assist communities and partners to prepare and implement community-managed disaster preparedness plans.

15%

Assist in Program planning and implementation

Projects goals and activities are relevant to community needs and the local community’s involvement is effective

  • Actively support the Area Manager and collaborate with project coordinators and sponsorship officer, and social groups in project planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting processes relevant to assigned areas.

  • Work with social groups to support, monitor and evaluate ongoing activities according to approved stated objectives, plan of action, budget and record progress.

  • Ensure that gender analysis, Faith & Development, and child protection are mainstreamed within WV initiatives in the assigned communities.

  • Raise awareness and facilitate critical analysis of community issues and opportunities.

  • Facilitate visioning and planning processes with community members – especially the most vulnerable, and within community based groups.

  • Actively participate as an ADP team member in sharing feedback, reflection and learning.

5%

Work with technical specialists and subject matter experts

Technical specialists and other support staff are involved in the programme effectively

  • Help community partners to prioritize projects based on opportunity, needs and community capacities.

  • Assist stakeholders and community partners to identify and mobilize community resources needed for project implementation.

  • Supporting advocacy work with partners for children’s needs, rights, protection, and participation.

10%

Facilitate Sponsorship Assessment

  • Facilitate assessment of feasibility, risk management and community readiness for sponsorship in the context.

  • Assist community preparation for sponsorship by introducing sponsorship as a way of focusing the attention of the program on the well-being of all children – especially the most vulnerable.

  • Facilitate community understanding of how to be active promoters of sponsorship and its possible development impacts.

  • Facilitate community-led selection of registered children and use the child monitoring standard to catalyze and advance community –led child protection mechanisms.

  • Select, train, support, and monitor sponsorship volunteers or partner groups to follow-up with sponsored children and their families

  • Conduct sponsorship communication through programme activities for individual engagement and respond to queries on a periodical basis through ongoing visits/activities.

10%

Perform other duties as required

  • Attend and participate in capacity building trainings locally and internationally.

  • Attend and participate in WVL’s spiritual nurture and other organizational events.

  • Responsible of own security and actively contribute to a positive security culture.

  • Abide by the security policies and procedures and report any incidents or breaches to line manager and / or security manager.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Line Manager

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • University degree in a field related to community development work (preferably with experience in a field such as sociology, public health, agriculture, economics, education, etc.).

  • At least two years’ previous relevant experience, including at least one year of development facilitation in and with communities

  • Strong understanding of community-led development work

  • Basic understanding of design, monitoring, and evaluation

  • Strong critical and analytical thinking skills

  • Strong facilitation skills

  • Strong communication skills and cross cultural sensitivity

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability and commitment to listen to others

  • Very good command of Arabic and English.

  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office package.

  • Experienced in building and maintaining relationships and networks with individuals, communities and development partners

  • Knowledge of children rights

  • Knowledge of Child well Being

  • Knowledge in Partnering principles

  • Development facilitation skills , including catalyzing, connecting, and building the capacity of community groups

  • Good negotiation skills

  • This position requires regular local travel

  • 80% field work with the local community; 20% Office based