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Advocacy Development Facilitator -ZAP e-Page

Job Description

POSITION: ADVOCACY DEVELOPMENT FACILITATOR (2)

LOCATION: LUAMPA & KAOMA DISTRICTS AND KAPIRI MPOSHI & CHIBOMBO

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The purpose of the position is to facilitate the implementation of Social Accountability processes in the targeted communities for improved accountability in the delivery of social service. Provide coordination and administrative support for Social Accountability workshops and public policy engagement meetings with Government and non-state partners at district and provincial levels, and in some cases at national level.

Building relationships within communities, with Social Accountability Stakeholders and Government

  • Facilitate community mobilization and orientation in the Social Accountability models with Community Advocacy groups

  • Coordinate civic education with Government officials on public policies and service standards in various sectors including Health, Education, Agriculture and livelihood and WASH sectors

  • Assist in monitoring the implementation of action plans drawn after community gatherings and other related meetings

  • Engage with Community Based Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations; Faith based Organization, forums, networks and local sphere of government for policy dialogue and advocacy

  • Collect and document community advocacy related data (e.g. detailed advocacy issues) regularly including stories.

  • Hold stakeholders meetings with Community Advocacy groups

  • Compile and submit reports on monthly, semi-annual and annual basis.

  • Uploading all community gathering data: monitoring standards, community scorecards and action plans on the database

  • Manage the filing system (all records are safely kept in order and managed e.g. attendance registers, project monitoring reports, training reports, case studies and any other)

  • Promote major cross cutting themes including environment, gender, protection, disability, peace building and Christian commitment in the Social Accountability work

Catalyst, broker and facilitator, working with partners

  • Enable and facilitate networking and connections among local stakeholder groups and between local partners and others outside the area. (Local stakeholders groups may include formal and informal community-based organizations, local churches, other faith-based organizations, businesses, other NGOs and local government agencies).

  • Actively search for new partners within and outside the community, identify how these partners can work together towards shared priorities for the social accountability initiate, develop and manage partnership arrangements with them.

  • Facilitate an empowering approach to formation and ongoing capacity building of new and existing community organizations for holistic sustainable development, including partnership with World Vision for project implementation where appropriate.

  • Work with partners to coordinate volunteers’ efforts to enable integration and synergy and prevent duplication and burn-out.

Build community and partners’ capacity

  • Build the capacity of WV, partner/stakeholders and community groups to deliver the joint outcomes effectively.

  • Build the capacity of WV, partner/stakeholders and community groups to maintain and monitor the effectiveness of their partnerships over time.

  • Train partner/stakeholders and community groups on appropriate skills and self-assessment methods to build their capacity for management of local initiatives.

  • Facilitate community (including children, youths and the marginalized) to participate in the gathering of, reflection upon and learning from local information.

  • Support community partners to define monitoring process and indicators for mutual learning and accountability with WV and partners in project implementation and capacity building.

  • Participate in and support the development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation tools and measurements of program/project effectiveness to track the delivery of joint outcomes.

  • Help align the program and project objectives and activities with people’s aspirations and the work of various community partners resulting in the well-being of children.

  • Encourage and enable communities to share and learn from their own experiences as part of confidence and capacity building.

  • Assist communities and partners/stakeholders to prepare and implement community-managed disaster preparedness plans.

  • Ensure that disaster preparedness plans strengthen the resilience of communities for disasters and reduce disaster risks. Assist partners in local management of disasters.

Program planning and implementation

  • Actively support program team leader and collaborate with project coordinators and sponsorship coordinator in project planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting processes relevant to assigned areas

  • Ensure that gender analysis, Christian commitment, and child protection are mainstreamed within WV initiatives in their assigned communities.

  • Raise awareness and facilitate critical analysis of community issues and opportunities.

  • Facilitate visioning and planning processes with community members – especially the most vulnerable, and within community based groups.

  • Actively participate as an AP team member in all areas, including feedback, reflection and learning

  • Other responsibilities as reasonably assigned by programme team leader

Working with technical specialists and subject matter experts

  • Help community partners and stakeholders to prioritize projects based on opportunity, needs and community capacities.

  • Assist the M&E in the prioritized projects. Identify technical project and program needs at appropriate times through the lifespan of the programme.

  • Assist stakeholders and community partners to identify and mobilize community resources needed for project implementation.

  • Assist technical specialists to take complicated subjects and communicate them simply and practically.

Personal development and transformation

  • Grow in spiritual maturity and understanding and practice of incarnational ministry.

  • Develop strong understanding of local politics/governance and how it affects development processes.

  • Be flexible and adaptable - the advocacy development facilitator is expected to progress in his/her growth and transformation as civil society groups and organizations also grow and become stronger.

Competencies/Attributes:

  • Good Facilitation and organizational skills

  • Excellent communication skill – oral and writing skills

  • Passionate and active in community development initiatives.

  • Knowledge of children rights and responsibilities

  • Must have the ability to integrate denominational diversities, including cultures

  • Perform other duties as required by the AP

  • Strong critical and analytical thinking skills

Qualifications/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Technical Training qualifications required: Professional technical skill desired in advocacy or children / human rights

  • Experience: 3-5 years of experience in the field of advocacy/social accountability and children/human rights/ interaction with community structures.

  • Good background in Health and Education fields.

  • Strong documentation and communication skills, with evidence of documentation products

  • Familiarity with community mobilization and stakeholder/partner engagement techniques

  • Must have strong advocacy skills and ability to network and influence

  • Leadership and motivational skills

  • Project and people management skills.