Faith in Development Coordinator
PURPOSE OF POSITION
To provide leadership and technical support to World Vision Lebanon’s ministry in bringing holistic transformation through integrating faith perspective in programming:
Drive, in measurable ways, WVL’s goal of achieving positive social change leading to a more equal and just society for Lebanon’s children that is consistent with our Vision, Core Values and Policies, creating opportunities for open and dynamic dialogue leading to greater mutual understanding among staff with different Faith traditions
Working in collaboration with the External Engagement Unit, lead in the development of partnerships with faith based organizations and liaise with leaders of different faiths in Lebanon to get involved in social change/development issues
Champion partnering and social cohesion for WVL, including growing WVL's understanding of partnering and helping build the capacity of staff to be more effective partners.
End Results Expected
Lead Church and Interfaith Relations
Support the Spiritual Nurture for Staff
Lead in Developing Staff Capacity in Partnering
Other Portfolio Tasks
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Bachelor’s degree relevant to social science, development, public relations. Masters degree is preferred.
3-5 years of professional experience in relief and/or development field working with local or international NGOs.
Demonstrated project management skills in working collaboratively with local partners, donors, and international organizations
Understanding of development processes and ability to translate technical language into language that is easily understandable by various partners and donors
Strong interpersonal and communications skills and networking abilities
Able to oversee and manage budgets
Experience of working with churches and/or FBOs
Experience in project management
Understanding of the Church diversity and specifics of the different theological frameworks and ability to navigate a complex faith context like the one in Lebanon
Ability to manage and negotiate expectations of the diverse stakeholders
Manage and support partnerships and projects in a transparent manner towards all the partners and honor partnering commitments and show openness for critical feedback
Effective in written and oral communication
Ability to speak and write with a high standard of English
Fluency in Arabic
Computer literacy; good computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint as well as database management
Understanding of the intercultural & interfaith relations, religious diversity in the local context and programs; understanding of negotiation and conflict resolution is preferred
Ability to mobilize local faith leaders and faith communities and FBOs to address CWB issues
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.
Be prepared to travel to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.