Fresher Community Development Facilitator NGO Career Jobs – Plan International

 Job Title:    Community Development
Facilitator

Organization: Plan International

Duty Station:
Uganda

Reports to:  Programme Area Coordinator

 

About US:

Plan International
is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances
children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential
of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion
and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected. Working together with
children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just
world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all
vulnerable children.

 

Job Summary:  The Community Development Facilitator is the
organisation’s front-line community development staff responsible for the
effective facilitation of Child-Centred Community Development and building
meaningful relationships among the multiple stakeholders in the community
development process.

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 

Program/project management

·       
Facilitate
the children, youth and other marginalised segments of the 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 (CDP) as well
as ownership of the programmes and projects.

·       
Disseminate
the programme objectives and approaches defined within the CSP among
communities and other stakeholders while protecting the organisation’s image

·       
Prepare
and design projects and budgets in accordance with Plan International
guidelines and complete project outline modifications as needed and submit to
Programme Area Manager (PAM)

·       
Prepare
monthly project progress reports and post them in SAP (the corporate finance
and programme management system).

·       
Facilitate
children and communities to prepare Project Requests in accordance with their
CDP and the CSP as a basis for writing projects.

·       
Maintain
cordial working relations with local authorities (sub-county, parish and
village) and ensure they are adequately consulted/informed of Plan
International Uganda’s operations and investments

·       
Monitor
and document all projects and write Project Completion Reports (PCRs) within
one month of project completion.

·       
Contribute
to regular reflection, learning and action to ensure continuous improvement in
Plan International Uganda’s operations and document and share lessons learned
on Programmes and Projects in liaison with the M&E coordinator

·       
Ensure
that budgets and grants are managed effectively and efficiently and there is
value for money as per donor requirements

·       
Promote
teamwork within community mobilisers and stakeholders in the sub-county

·       
In
liaison with the respective technical specialists and the PAM, 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

·       
In
coordination with Country Technical Specialists, apply programmatic operational
guidelines as appropriate in project design and implementation

·       
Promote
effective communication and dissemination of Plan International values in the
community

Sponsorship

·       
Provide
leadership and direct supervision of community-managed sponsorship operations

·       
Coordinate
and facilitate a team of community volunteers to produce sponsorship
communications in a timely manner and review sponsorship communications for
quality and submit to the Programme Area Coordinator (PAC)

·       
Coordinate
caseload management with the community mobilisers and the PAC

·       
Facilitate
a highly participatory process in the production of Area Updates and Area
Overviews

·       
Ensure
all sponsor visits are well managed

·       
Ensure
all sponsorship key performance indicators (KPIs) are achieved every quarter

·       
Ensure
that Plan International’s Child Protection Policy and principles are adhered to
at all times by all Plan International Uganda Staff and 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

Empowerment and sustainability

·       
Maintain
a welcoming and engaging Community Resource Centre within area of operation

·       
Create
relationships based on trust and mutual respect

·       
Be aware
of power relationships and identify most vulnerable and marginalised through
social mapping and wealth ranking

·       
Facilitate
the inclusion of marginalised 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 organisations in the area

·       
Facilitate
civil society/community groups 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, community, youth and children 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

Community Managed Projects (CMPs)

·       
Facilitate
partner communities under the Parish Development Committees (PDC) structure to
plan and implement CMPs

·       
Facilitate
the PDCs to identify training needs

·       
Support
in the development of training modules and facilitate training for community
members

·       
Support
the development of a Community Based Monitoring and Documentation System (CBM
& D)

·       
Together
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 International funds under
communities

 

Key Results:

·       
Coordination
of programme planning and implementation;

·       
Facilitate
Community Based Project and Community managed sponsorship

·       
Supervise
Sponsorship communication in allocated communities;

·       
Create,
maintain and nurture close working relationship with local government
leadership, communities and partners;

·       
Timely
preparation of reports

 

Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Development
Studies or any other related technical field

·       
Two (2)
years’ experience in facilitating the implementation and monitoring of
community managed projects and familiarity with children’s issues in particular

·       
Experience
in use of participatory approaches to programming

·       
Knowledge
and application of rights based approach to programming

·       
Knowledge
of basic laws and policies related to children – UNCRC, Children’s Act, Local
Government decentralization policy

·       
Basic
knowledge of monitoring and documentation of projects

·       
Knowledge
and experience in child centered community development

·       
Well
conversant with PRA (appraisal tool) skills and application

·       
Computer
application skills – MS word and Microsoft excel

·       
Experience
in the design, implementation, and monitoring of community development projects

·       
Good
communication and writing skills

·       
Experienced
in networking with NGOs, local government partners, and local community-based
organizations

·       
Team
work, self-drive 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 and focused

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should apply online at
the link below.

 

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Here

 

Deadline:  6th October 2020

 

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