Development Coordinator - MADAD
Work Context/ Background
MADAD is a 2 years Project to be implemented in Beirut and Mount Lebanon with the aim of strengthening youth resilience and empowering youth to utilize knowledge and opportunities that would enable them to confidently participate in economic and social life. The project also aims to mobilize and train youth to implement initiatives that benefit their local communities with a special focus on promoting peacebuilding, positive interaction and social cohesion through joint participation of refugee and host community youth in peace-building initiatives and local decision making processes at school and community level to reduce tension while improving access to basic child and youth friendly services in targeted areas.
PURPOSE OF POSITION
Madad Development coordinator will have the responsibility for the implementation of the youth peacebuilding component under three different municipalities as well as the life skills component in several schools. He / She will be responsible of engaging with a multitude of internal and external stakeholders to ensure quality, timeliness, and effectiveness of the implementation as per the project requirements
End Results Expected
Maintaining and establishing youth municipal councils in partnership with three different municipalities as per the grant agreement.
3 Youth group established and endorsed by their respective municipalities
Lead and coordinate the capacity building of the youth groups to deliver the outcomes effectively and keeping them fully engaged during the project implementation.
Youth groups are motivated and actively participating in the project.
Lead the implementation of the youth peacebuilding component as per the project scope, budget and timeframe with close coordinator with the project team.
Youth successfully undergoes the capacity building, needs assessment, planning and implementation phases.
Lead the community in implementing the life skills project activities in the assigned communities with support from community volunteers, field interns, Community-Based Organizations, stakeholders, external consultants and World Vision Lebanon staff.
Deliverables are on time and as per the standards.
Monitor the implementation and progress of the life skills and peacebuilding project(s) in the assigned communities according to approved objectives, plan of action and budget by working closely with the Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation unit and the project manager.
Project results achieved on time and on budget, as agreed to in grant agreement.
Ensure compliance with WV standards in procurement, financial, monitoring, visibility and reporting
High standards of quality assurance and reporting
Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports (financial and operational) on the proceedings of the project(s) for the assigned communities.
Regular submission of Progress reports that are approved by the project manager.
Build positive and constructive relationships with community members and partners in order to understand their realities and facilitate development processes effectively.
Local community trusts World Vision and is willing to collaborate and share resources to work for the benefit of the most vulnerable children
Strengthen the understanding of community development and ownership and of social sustainability among the stakeholders in the area.
Ensure WV core values and principles are upheld at the project site by all staff.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
University degree in a field related to community development or social work
Good understanding of community development concepts and practices
Knowledge of project planning and implementation
Solid communication, interpersonal, negotiation and relation management skills and experience
Proven ability to work effectively and sensibly in cross-cultural settings and complex environments
Experience in implementing youth projects.
Minimum of 4 years’ experience in community development work
Basic understanding of design, monitoring, and evaluation processes
Development facilitation skills , including catalyzing, connecting, and building the capacity of community groups
Experience in building and maintaining relationships and networks with individuals, communities and development partners.
Excellent command of written and oral English and Arabic
80% field work and 20% office based
Flexibility to work in the afternoons and on weekends as per the youth availability
Driving license is needed