Development Facilitator - BMD
Position: Development Facilitator Business and Marketing Development (BMD)
Locations: Mporokoso Area Program and Katete Area Program
Purpose of the Position
To facilitate community engagement, community changes, build and maintain local partnerships, build community and partner organization capacity, and strengthen community-led initiatives/innovations to improve and sustain well-being of children and families. To implement, monitor and report technical program interventions at Area Program level for improved child well - being.
Program Development and Implementation
Facilitate the planning and implementation of Business and Market Development (B&MD) within the SEED technical programme activities using recommended models, techniques, standards and tools to achieve output targets within scope, time, and budget
Communicate World Vision’s identity, mission, vision, values, policies and our approaches to facilitate development processes to realize well-being of the children in the communities
Facilitate the interpretation and distribution of context appropriate B&MD technical Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials for effective implementation.
Work with other technical program staff at Area Programme to implement technical programs activities for improved integrated implementation for impact and scale
Raise awareness and facilitate critical analysis of community issues and opportunities in the Business and market development area for improved access to markets and financial services at AP level
Work closely with the community and district partners such as the church to mobilize community for local partnership and ownership, participation in implementation of B& MD activities to achieve sustainability of technical programme interventions
Participate in the district development plans of line ministries to ensure WVZL technical programmes are mainstreamed and aligned
Local Partnering and Networking
Collaborate with value chain actors, local level stakeholders involved in the identified value chains in the SEED technical program for effective programme implementation and sustainability.
Represent WVZL in various key meetings at district level including Technical Working Group (TWG) for alignment of national and local priorities.
Facilitate and support local level Business and Market Development related advocacy for better service provision/delivery
Facilitate building capacity of CDW’s and Volunteers on the Business and Market Development technical issues for effective roll out and activity implementation
Facilitate training for community partners and other relevant stakeholders to ensure market access and financial services related activities are effectively implemented
Programme Effectiveness and Quality Assurance
In collaboration with DME specialist, build capacity for CDW’s and volunteers in data collection, interpretation and utilization
Collect monitoring data with community workers and volunteers in a collaborative and systematic way
Facilitate joint technical monitoring and reporting of the project for effective implementation and quality control.
Write and timely submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports for improved technical programme decision making.
Participate in the review of technical program interventions for improved quality of programming
Work with technical program DME to input data databases and develop information management systems.
Participate in documenting and sharing programme lessons and promising practices with partners and stakeholders.
Qualifications/Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
Diploma in Agricultural Sciences, agribusiness, Enterprise Development, Business Management with minimum 5 years’ experience in relevant field
Degree in Agricultural Sciences, agribusiness, Enterprise Development, Business Management or its equivalent is an added advantage with minimum 2 years’ experience in the relevant field
Experience in Program Management in a complex, international organization preferably NGO context
Knowledge and understanding of World Vision operations would be an added advantage,
Experience in project design, implementation, monitoring and report writing essential
Must have excellent project management, community engagement, mobilisation, facilitating and donor engagement skills
Must have Strong technical skills with practical experience in value chain development with a market facilitation lens, and community financing systems
Communications, interpersonal, analytical, conflict management, negotiation, and networking skills are highly desired
Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment, and must be a mature Christian.
Computer literate in Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Capacity to function well in a team and contribute effectively to team efforts.
Must be a committed Christian and inspire other, able to stand above denominational diversities and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.
Perform other duties as required.
Working Environment / Conditions:
Work environment: Office-based 20% : field 80%
Travel: international as required.