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Community Development Facilitator


Position: Community Development Facilitator

Report to: Program Manager

Location: Kiboga and Pader Districts

Purpose of the position:

To guide and facilitate programme development, monitoring and implementation in the ADP in line with programme plans.

Main responsibilities:

  1. Guide ADP programme planning and Development.

  • Support and guide ADP scheduled assessments, evaluations, TDI measurements and designs.

  • Facilitate development of the ADP design document and AOP/ DIP.

  • Gather and analyze community perspectives, and prepare annual work plans and cash flows.

  • Write concept papers and proposals for non-sponsorship fundraising.

  • Monitoring of progress and achievements of programmes in the ADP.

  1. Mobilization of communities, local organizations and institutions for programme development and implementation.

  • Mobilize community participation in programme/project planning, development, implementation and monitoring.

  • Mobilize government institutions and technical staff in the planning and implementation of ADP programmes and plans.

  • Mobilize grassroots organizations, Churches and other civil society organizations on poverty reduction.

  1. Build ADP level partnerships, networks and coalitions with civil society organizations and local government institutions.

  • Facilitate networking with government institutions and other development partners within the ADP in planning and implementation of development programmes.

  • Identify and nurture local partnerships with grassroots civil society organizations, Churches and sub county government.

  • Build and facilitate the capacity and growth of community and grassroots organizations.

  • Facilitate growth of strong grassroots movements on specific advocacy issues.

  • Build leadership and mobilization capacity of programme/project committees and facilitate their participation in programme/project development activities.

  1. Facilitate capacity building of communities and local organizations.

  • Support and facilitate graduated growth of partnerships and community based organizations.

  1. Implementation of ADP programmes and interventions in line with approved designs and AOPs/ DIPs.

  • Organize community programme development and resource mobilization of planned activities such as community contributions.

  1. Child protection

  • Facilitate the operations and functioning of ADP child protection committee.

  • Ensure adherence at ADP of child protection policy, guidelines and protocols.

  1. Management of sponsorship performance

  • Support and facilitate sponsorship staff and sponsorship service operations in the ADP.

  • Monitor performance of sponsorship performance in line with child sponsorship standards.

  1. Proper and efficient management and use of ADP finance and assets.

  • Ensure ADP financial and asset resources are managed and used in line with policy guidelines.

  • Provide accurate and timely variance explanations on ADP over and under expenditures.

  1. Monitoring and track progress of programme implementation.

  • Organize ADP level forum to assess progress of implementation of planned activities.

  • Monitor progress of programme/project interventions against plans within the ADP.

  • Organize review, reflection and learning forum for ADP staff, community, local organizations and government.

  • Documentation and sharing of programme learnings.

  1. Reporting.

  • Produce ADP quality and timely reports to keep track of progress of planned activities within the area of operation.

  • Produce timely and quality bi-annual and annual reports.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • You must have a University degree in Social Science, Development Studies, Education or any other related field.

  • At least three years’ experience working with communities in a development field.

  • You must be highly reliable and independent.

  • You must have the ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Must be able to identify training needs among supervisees

  • You must possess highly developed interpersonal and communication skills

  • You must have knowledge of development work and ability to integrate it with sponsorship

  • You must be competent in managing business process in large organizations.

  • Good budget and personnel management skills

  • Should possess good writing skills

  • Must possess strong networking and advocacy skills.

  • Riding skills with a valid class A driving permit is a must.