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DPA Development Facilitator (Umzingwane AP)

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
1-2 Years



Purpose of the Position

The purpose of the Development Facilitator is to serve as a catalyst, community mobilizer, community change agent encourager, partnership broker, and builder of the capacity of HHs/village community organizations, local partners,facilitating the emergence and strengthening of community-led initiatives/innovations to improve and sustain the well-being of children and their families.


Key Responsibilities

A: Building relationships, broker and facilitator within HHs/Village communities & Local partners

  1. Communicate effectively World Vision’s identity, mission, vision, values and our approach to coordinate and facilitate development processes effectively towards the well-being of the children in the communities.

  2. Build strong and diverse relationships within HHs/ village communities and partner communities, actively learning and understanding their realities.

  3. Enable and facilitate HHs/community organization to network and connect with relevant stakeholders and partners in an integrated and efficient manner.

  4. Contextualize Churches’ role in Transformational Development in different communities - Identify and act on capacity gaps.

B: Donor relations effectiveness

  1. Clearly understand the donor/community environment and be an effective facilitator of interventions or innovations that involve both parties.

  2. Foster productive dialogue/engagement between visiting donors and communities/Household (HHs) in line with communications protocols.

C. Build Community & Partners capacity

  1. Build community capacity in networking and partnership building

  2. Build Community and partner capacity in the following areas:

  • Resource mobilization and management at the community level, including subgranting.

  • Communications, marketing & sponsorship.

  • Kingdom values and leadership

  • Technical program skills, including leap processes and DME.

  • Prioritizing projects, project planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting processes relevant to assigned areas

  1. Be a promoter of/trainer in – community/village based IT/ICT innovations for program effectiveness.

D: Program planning and implementation

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

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

  3. Assist with community level DME for the prioritized projects. Identify technical project and program needs at appropriate times through the lifespan of the programme.

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

E. Sponsorship Facilitation

  1. Work closely with the program team leader, sponsorship operations staff, sponsorship volunteers, registered children, their parents and village community organization& local partners.

  2. Facilitate community organization ( i.e Parents/Teachers Association ) understanding of how to be active promoters of sponsorship and its possible development impacts.

  3. Facilitate village community-led selection of registered children.

  4. Follow up on sponsorship KPIs & enable village community organization to gradually understand what aspect of sponsorship to be managed by them.

  5. Enable village community organizations in championing child rights/protection.

F: Personal development and transformation

  1. Grow in spiritual maturity and understanding and practice of incarnation ministry.

  2. Develop strong understanding of local politics and how it affects development processes.

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

Experience, knowledge, skills and qualities required

Experience and knowledge

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Social work, Development or other relevant area)

  • Strong understanding of community-led development work

  • Solid understanding on design, monitoring, and evaluation ( specially led by HHs/village community organizations)

  • At least three years’ previous relevant experience, including at least one year of development facilitation in and with communities.

  • Christian professional – who could work / negotiate and coordinate different church groups.

  • Valid driving licence for Vehicle/motor- bike

  • Strong communication skills, including across cultures