World Vision International

Programme Officer (Zamboanga)

Job Description

POSITION TITLE: PROGRAM OFFICER for Zamboanga Del Norte

The Program Officer represents WVDF in the Municipality or City or within a specific geographical area assigned to her or him. S/He is primarily responsible for the quality, timely and effective implementation, integration, contextualization, monitoring and reporting of all WVDF’s Technical Programs in partnership with the Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Local Government and Line Agencies, Churches, Schools, Private Agencies and all other relevant organizations. S/He uses the principles, processes, standards and tools of Development Program Approach (DPA) as well as the Community Engagement and Sponsorship Plan (CESP) to ensure that WVDF’s interventions contribute to improving child well being, community shared plans and sustainability of results.

In times of emergency response especially within the area program or cluster or field office, the Program Officer may become part of the Response Team depending on her/his expertise and training with prior agreement with her/his supervisor. This role must be clearly defined, agreed and supported with appropriate training, coaching or exposures and a plan to cover her/his responsibilities is in-placed while on a special assignment.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

(70%)

  1. Facilitates or Coordinates at least once every 2 months meeting of the Municipal or City Council for the Protection of Children or other related local coalition/network to track progress of all program implementation and progress towards the achievement of Child Friendly Local Government Seal

  2. Identifies primary implementing partners of various TPs and ensures that a partnership agreement is signed

  3. Prepares and submits contextualized detailed implementation plan (annual) in line with the overall plan of the Area Program and facilitates & tracks weekly/monthly implementation against targets including budget utilization

  4. Works with the Barangay Council for the Protection of Children (BCPC) to ensure that implementation of TPs are well participated and child well being issues and concerns are addressed on time

  5. Prepares and submits monthly, semi-annual and annual reports of all TPs (as planned) including CESP using the required standard tools/templates

  6. Taps expertise and/or coordinates necessary training of local agencies, institutions or companies in implementing project models or interventions

  7. Collaborates with the Technical Program Specialists in building the capacities of local partners if lack of local expertise or capacity is determined

  8. Partners with churches and/or faith based organizations in implementing TPs and in integration of spiritual nurture activities and values formation

  9. Facilitates community planning, implementation and reporting on community shared plans including community disaster preparedness plan and local level advocacy i.e. facilitates community processes to lobby for laws and ordinances for the well being of children.

  10. Manages and/or decides on resolution of issues and concerns within her/his covered areas especially those affecting child well being and program implementation

(30%)

  1. Implements and monitors sponsorship essentials (caseload ranges between 1,000 and 1,500 depending on the context of the AP)

  2. Addresses child well being issues especially directly affecting the RC

  3. Collaborates with the Child Data Analyst to ensure consistency, correctness and up-to-date RC records

  4. Manages resolution of RC special cases and reports progress until resolved

  5. Facilitates community orientation on WV and Child Sponsorship and continuing education of Program partners, its staffs and community volunteers.

  6. Ensures that sponsorship processes are integrated with development programming and the two essentials of sponsorship

  7. Coordinates sponsors/donors visits

(10%)

  1. Participates to team meetings and other activities

  2. Attends to staff development activities as planned

  3. Complies with WVDF policies and standards i.e. finance, P&C, etc.

  4. Performs other tasks as maybe relevant to the implementation of programs in her/his assigned areas including NRD or Grants acquisition related

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  1. Graduate of BS Social Work, Community Development or related Social Sciences

  2. At least 2 years experience in program/project management for NGO

  3. Trained on LEAP 3 and DPA or foundations of Community Organizing and Development

  4. Experienced in working with local governments, line agencies, churches and other organizations

  5. Experienced in facilitating children’s activities

  6. Familiar of the basic requirements and standards of child sponsorship

  7. Experienced in program/project monitoring and evaluation

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  1. Excellent communications, networking, alliance building and facilitation skills

  1. Understands child rights and responsibilities including the basic requirements for Child Friendly Local Government

  1. Willing to live in the barangay or primary focus area

  2. Can operate MS office softwares and has the capacity to use technology in program management

Note: The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 70% of the time.