Jobs – Community Development Facilitators needed at World Vision

Job Title: Community Development Facilitator (Area Development Programme)

World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 40 districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”

Job Summary: The Community Development Facilitator (Area Development Programme) will guide and facilitate programme development, monitoring and implementation in an Area Development Programme (ADP) in line with programme plans of World Vision Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Guide ADP Programme Planning and Development:
  • Actively support and guide ADP scheduled assessments, evaluations, Transformation Development Indicator measurements and designs.
  • Actively facilitate development of the Area Development Programme (ADP) design document and Annual Operations Plan/ Detailed Implementation Plan.
  • 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.
  • Monitoring and track progress of programme implementation.
2. Implementation of ADP programmes and interventions in line with approved designs and AOPs/ DIPs.
3. Mobilise and Organize communities to participate in and own programme interventions:
  • Organize ADP level forum assess progress of implementation of planned activities.
  • Monitor progress of programme/project interventions against plans within the ADP.
  • Organize review, reflection and learning forums for ADP staff, community, local organizations and government.
  • Documentation and sharing of programme learnings.
4. 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.
  • Support the growth of strong grassroots movements on specific advocacy issues.
5. Management of Sponsorship Performance:
  • Actively support and facilitate sponsorship staff and sponsorship service operations in the ADP.
  • Monitor performance of sponsorship performance in line with child sponsorship standards
6. Child Protection:
  • Facilitate the operations and functioning of ADP child protection committee.
  • Ensure adherence and compliance to the ADP child protection policy, guidelines and protocols.
7. Proper and efficient management and use of ADP finance and assets: Manage ADP financial and asset resources in line with policy guidelines.
8. Reporting: Produce timely and quality bi-annual and annual reports.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by Management.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The Community Development Facilitator should ideally possess a University degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Education or any relevant field.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience facilitating community development with direct experience in any of the key sectors of WVU programming (Education, Health, Food security and Child protection)
  • Excellent writing and reporting skills
  • Good networking and influencing skills
  • Excellent track record of demonstrating high integrity, reliability and dependable
  • Possess the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • All candidates must be mature and committed Christians, able to demonstrate an active involvement with their faith and also able to appreciate and stand above denominational diversities.
How to apply for the job:
All suitably qualified candidates must send their applications with complete Curriculum Vitae, via email to:  Please address the application to the People and Culture Specialist (Recruitment) and do indicate the post title in the email subject line.
NB: Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 7th March 2014

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