3 Entry Level Community Development Facilitator CDF Social Work Jobs – Plan International

Organization: Plan
International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Programme Unit
Manager (PUM)
About Plan:
Founded 75
years ago, Plan International is one of the oldest and largest children’s
development organizations in the world. We work in 50 developing countries
across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions
of children out of poverty. Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children
realize their full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and
dignity. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental
affiliations.
Job Summary: The Community
Development Facilitators (CDFs) will be Plan International’s first line community
development staff responsible for the effective facilitation of Child-Centred
Community Development and building meaningful working relationships among the
multiple stakeholders in the community development process. The incumbent will
be responsible for one or more parishes or a Sub County for overall program
coordination and provides technical leadership in one new Country Strategic
Plan Strategic Technical Areas.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1.
Program/project management:
·        
Support the children, youth and other marginalised
segments of community to identify their own problems, and development
priorities.
·        
Build the capacity of Parish development
structures/committees to manage their own inclusive planning process and have a
Community Development Plan as well as ownership of the programs and projects.
·        
The incumbent will disseminate the program
objectives and approaches defined within the Country Strategic Plan, Strategic
Technical Areas and Programme Unit Annual Plans among communities and other
stakeholders while protecting Plan’s image.
·        
Prepare and design Project outlines and budgets in
accordance with Plan Uganda guidelines and complete project outline
modifications as needed and submit to PUM for review and approval.
·        
The job holder will routinely facilitate children
and communities to prepare Project Requests in accordance with their CDP, and
the PU Annual Plan as a basis for writing Project Outlines (POs),
·        
Build and strengthen working relations with local
authorities (sub-county, parish and village) and ensure they are adequately
consulted/informed of Plan’s operations and investments.
·        
Actively monitor and document all projects and on a
monthly basis complete project progress logs and write Project Completion
Reports (PCRs) within one month of project completion.
·        
Significantly contribute to regular reflection,
learning and action to ensure continuous improvement in Plan’s operations and
document and share lessons learned on Programs and Projects in liaison with the
Monitoring and Evaluation coordinator.
·        
Ensure that project budgets (both sponsorship and
grants) are managed effectively and efficiently and there is value for money as
per Plan policies and donor requirements
·        
Actively promote teamwork within Community mobilisers
and stakeholders in the sub county
·        
Work closely with the Civil Society Strengthening
specialist and the PUM, carry out capacity building of communities.
·        
Facilitate groups/communities to identify and
prepare for engaging in advocacy and lobbying with the state on issues they
have prioritised.
·        
Work in liaison with Country Technical
Leads/Specialists and Project Manager/coordinator of respective projects, apply
programmatic operational guidelines as appropriate in project design and
implementation.
·        
Actively promote effective Communication and
dissemination of Plan Values in the community.
2.
Sponsorship:
·        
Provide leadership and direct supervision of
community-managed sponsorship operations.
·        
Manage and facilitate a team of community mobilizers
to produce sponsorship communications in a timely manner and review sponsorship
communications for quality and submit to the PUM.
·        
Coordinate caseload management with the community
mobilizers and the PUM.
·        
Actively facilitate a highly participatory process
in the production of Area Updates and Area Overviews.
·        
Ensure that all sponsor visits are well managed.
·        
Ensure that Plan’s Child Protection policy and
principles are adhered to by all associates.
·        
Act as the first point of contact for unannounced
visits in the areas of operation.
·        
Visit each sponsored child at least once a year and
complete a home visit report.
3.
Community Managed Projects (CMPs):
·        
Enable partner communities under the Parish
Development Committee (PDC) structure to plan and implement CMPs.
·        
Facilitate the PDCs to identify training needs.
·        
Render support in the development of training
modules and facilitate training for community members.
·        
Take lead in the development of a Community Based
Monitoring and documentation System (CBM&D).
·        
Work closely with the PDCs and communities, ensure
timely accountability of project funds as per CMP guidelines.
·        
Carry periodic mapping and profiling of NGOs/CBOs
operating in the parish/sub county
·        
Develop and document benchmarks for the CMPs.
·        
Carry out analysis, community agreements and monitor
Plan funds under communities.
4.
Empowerment and Sustainability:
·        
Maintain a welcoming and engaging Community Resource
Center within area of operation.
·        
Through immersion and building relationships, create
relationships based on trust and mutual respect.
·        
Be aware of power relationships and identify most
vulnerable and marginalized through social mapping and wealth ranking.
·        
The incumbent will facilitate the inclusion of
marginalized groups into the community development process.
·        
Identify and build relationships with community
leaders, groups and other typically marginalised groups.
·        
Establish an inventory of civil society/ community
groups and organizations in the area.
·        
Facilitate civil society/community groups through
regular capacity development and networking.
·        
Facilitate community leadership development, gender
equality and the promotion of the rights of the child.
·        
Strengthen the capacity of civil society and
community groups to manage their own development process and projects.
·        
Facilitate community local resource mobilisation.
·        
Equip civil society and community groups with the
skills and confidence to effectively engage with local government and hold them
accountable for performance and results
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        
The Plan International Community Development
Facilitators should hold Bachelor’s degrees in social science, development
studies or any other related technical field.
·        
At least two years’ experience in facilitating the
implementation and monitoring of community managed projects and familiarity
with children’s issues in particular.
·        
Past exposure and experience in use of participatory
approaches to programming, including PRA skills.
·        
Working knowledge and application of Rights based
approach to programming.
·        
Broad understanding and knowledge of basic laws and
policies related to children – UNCRC, African Charter of the Rights and Welfare
of Children, Children’s Act, LG decentralisation policy, etc
·        
Detailed working knowledge of monitoring and
documentation of projects.
·        
Computer application skills – MS word and Microsoft
Excel.
·        
Prior experience in the design, implementation, and
monitoring of community development projects.
·        
Excellent communication and writing skills.
·        
Prior exposure and experience  in networking with NGOs, local government
partners, and local community-based organisations.
·        
Team work and willingness to work long hours.
·        
Exhibit high level of integrity, honest and easily
approachable.
·        
High levels of humility and respect for others.
·        
Results oriented, focused and self-driven.
·        
Skills, ability and willingness to ride a
motorcycle.
·        
Knowledge of the local language i.e. in Kamuli and
Tororo
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates should send their letters of application, together with
updated CVs, contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant certificates, names
and contact details of three references plus salary history and send to:
The Country
Human Resources Manager,
Plan Uganda
Email to:
uganda.recruitment@plan-international.org.
NB: As a child
centered development organization, Plan strives to ensure that children are
kept safe in all the areas we operate. The organization further has a Child
Protection Policy that every staff is required to sign. Potential candidates
will be required to provide information confirming whether or not they have
ever been convicted of any child abuse crimes.
Deadline: 28th August, 2015
Please consider
your application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from us by 28th
October, 2015
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