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’s(RC) in programs.
To coordinate sponsorship processes to fulfill sponsorship outcomes and outputs. Facilitate strong community and partner engagement and ownership of child sponsorship; develop sponsorship activities that promote children’s participation and well being in a fun and meaningful way. Foster meaningful relationship and communication between children and sponsors; and manage potential problems that might arise with sponsorship practices.
To contribute to the wellbeing of children in target communities through tracking the progress in lives of registered children via regular monitoring, to ensure their presence and active participation in the ADP activities.
End Results Expected
Local community trusts World Vision and is willing to collaborate and share resources to work for the benefit of the most vulnerable children
Relationship is built with a wide range of local partners who are willing to work for the well-being of children
Partners and local community are able to develop plans and projects focusing on child well-being
Projects goals and activities are relevant to community needs and the local community’s involvement is effective
Local community understands and welcomes the sponsorship concept
6. Safety and Security responsibilities
7. Personal development and other tasks
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 work
Creative and able to apply innovative thinking, partnership building and problem solving skills;
Strong facilitation skills, including catalyzing, connecting, and building the capacity of community groups
Basic understanding of design, monitoring, and evaluation
Strong critical and analytical thinking skills
Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability and commitment to listen to others
Effective in written and oral communication; able to speak and write with a proper standard of English.
Computer literate in Microsoft Office package.
A member of the community or acquainted with the community context.
flexible and adaptable personality
A full commitment to World Vision’s core value and humanitarian mandate.
Full adherence to World Vision Lebanon Child Protection, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies
Full Adherence to security protocols
At least three years’ previous relevant experience, including at least one year of development facilitation in and with communities
Experienced in building and maintaining relationships and networks with individuals, communities and development partners.
Experience with program assessment, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation processes.
One year exposure to secretarial work and child protection issues
This position requires regular local travel
80% field work with the local community
20% Office based
Position requires willingness and ability to continue to function during a crisis situation, including during a World Vision response to a manmade or natural disaster.