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Development Facilitator

Job Description

PURPOSE OF POSITION

To serve as a catalyst, partnership broker, and builder of the capacity of local partners, facilitating the community-led initiatives to improve and sustain the well-being of children and their families. To implement directly or with partner’s the program activities and sponsorship requirements. To facilitate the participation and engagement of Registered Children(RC) in programs

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected

50%

Building relationships within communities

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

  • Increase the 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.

  • Implement the plan for building understanding on Sponsorship in communities during each step of the program process in close co-operation with Sponsorship Officer (SpO).

  • Coordinate with the SpO in order to meet Sponsorship process through programming.

  • Implement and facilitate advocacy projects, initiatives and campaigns at the community level.

  • Assist in identifying and responding to existing and potential child protection threats at the community level in close coordination with WVL Child Protection Specialist.

  • Develop and maintain relations with key stakeholders and ensure representation and participation in related advocacy coalitions and networks at the area level.

10%

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

  • Enable and facilitate networking and connections among local stakeholder groups and between local partners

  • 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.

  • Work with partners to coordinate volunteers’ efforts to enable integration and synergy and prevent duplication and burn-out.

35%

Assist in Program planning and implementation including sponsorship business process

  • Actively support the coordinator in project planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting processes relevant to assigned area

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

  • Actively participate in sharing feedback, reflection and learning

  • Collect accurate and timely data for project design

  • Plan and implement as per sponsorship guidelines activities that promote children’s participation using child-friendly methods and tools.

  • Work closely with a sponsorship officer to apply Child Monitoring Standards and processes in program activities in ways that promote their outcomes.

5%

Other duties:

  1. Security management responsibilities:

    1. Responsible for the security of project staff, ensuring that staff abide by WVL security procedures and policies. Report any security breaches as necessary.

    2. Participate in personal safety training as required

  2. Undertake any other duties as shall be delegated by the supervisor.

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.);  

  • Strong understanding of community-led development standards and work

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

  • Proven experience in community mobilization;

  • Strong understanding of protection standards and main project models through understanding of best practices and strategies in protection and Education programming (protection monitoring, GBV, Child protection, ECCD);

  • Experience in implementing projects through local partners and providing direct technical support to local organizations;  

  • Above average computer literacy in Microsoft Office package (incl. Excel), and holder of a valid driver’s license.

  • Good Communication and interpersonal skills with ability to network and negotiate with partners and government bodies.

  • Ability to work in and contribute to team building environment

  • Good analytical and organizational skills

  • Excellent written and spoken English. Knowledge or Arabic language is an added advantage.

  • At least 1 year of proven experience in implementation of Education/Child Protection/Protection programming; human rights and/or advocacy work