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Development Facilitator - Akkar



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.


% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


  • 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