Community Development Facilitator job at Plan International Zambia

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Vacancy title:
Community Development Facilitator

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

Plan International Zambia

Deadline of this Job:
24 May 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Lusaka , South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Community Development Facilitator
Organization Background

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organization 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 its 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.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Child protection is key in all that we do.
Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has Programme Areas (PAs) in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located
We are looking for experienced and vibrant self-starters to fill the following positions:
Community development facilitator (x1) sponsorship, central program area

Position Description:
The purpose of Community Development Facilitator is to collect and submit communication data of items such as, photos, sponsor gift/letter response, welcome greeting communication for processing and dispatching (hard copy or digital); ensure the integration of sponsorship and program implementation, ensure the integration of sponsorship; and Work with Community leaders and Community Volunteers (CV) to facilitate sponsorship production process.
The Community Development Facilitator reports to the Project Officer Sponsorship.

• Collect and submit communication data of items such as, photos, sponsor gift/letter response, welcome greeting communication for processing and dispatching (hard copy or digital).
• Ensure the delivery of gifts to Sponsored Children (SC) /families against signature and ensure that SC/family write their own response letters to sponsor if they can write.
• Ensure the production and review of sponsorship communication items and questionnaires against the expected quality and standards.
• Timely and quality production of sponsorship communication items as per the to-do-list and production schedules produced by the Sponsorship and Communication Department.
• Review reasons of cancellations to ensure truthfulness and completeness of information; and timely preparation of new or sibling replacements after cancellation.
• Notify death and relocation of Sponsored Children to immediate supervisor in a timely way and as per Plan’s internal guideline.
• Attend to inquiries about sponsored children as requested by immediate supervisor.
• Facilitate the production of regular and corporate sponsorship communications in each community in collaboration with the assigned team.
• Ensure the integration of sponsorship and program implementation.
• Facilitate Plan’s representation at the grassroots/community level by facilitating the implementation of programs and projects and mobilizing community on programs and projects.
• Forward concerns and inquiries from the community to immediate supervisor in relation to development needs and provide feedback to the community.
• Community orientation on Safeguarding Children & Young People policy and reporting and responding guidelines.
• Work with Community leaders and Community Volunteers to facilitate sponsorship production process; and Provide feedback and sponsorship trainings to CVs.
• Serve as a point person at community/village level in any partner managed events to maximize Plan’s visibility, including participation in community meetings.
• Facilitating effective participation of children, families, communities and stakeholders in programme activities.
• Notify medical cases of sponsored children to immediate supervisor.
• Handle sponsor’s pre-visit arrangements of respective sponsored children and families and accompany sponsor’s visit as required.
• Regularly inform Sponsorship and Program Staff at the Program Areas, with regards to any changes, developments, success stories etc.
• Ensures that Programme staff are properly inducted on and understands their role in upholding Plan International’s safeguarding and GEI policies.
• Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in project design, during implementation and as principles applied in day-to-day work of Programme team.

Educational Qualifications and Experience:
• Diploma in Social Sciences, Social Work, Development Studies, Child Psychology, Education or related discipline
• 2 years relevant work experience in similar environment
• Experience in developing and implementing influencing and campaign strategies
• Experience in strategic public engagement and mobilization.
• Demonstrated and considerable experience of working with international media, communications or public relations roles
• A good record of achieving results and strategic impact for teams to deliver

• Identifying protection risks and concerns, including for vulnerable groups e.g. children in poverty, with disabilities, very young children who cannot speak for themselves.
• Promoting individual and organisational learning through systematic reflection processes, documentation, dissemination and knowledge management.
• Ability to work under pressure, to tight deadlines, with competing priorities and minimal supervision, flexibility and adaptability.
• Plan work, anticipate risks, and set goals within area of responsibility.
• Building the capacity of community partners and volunteers.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 24

Level of Education:
Associate Degree

Job application procedure
To apply, kindly send through your application letter, copies of NRC, Qualifications and CV, indicating day time telephone and/or mobile contacts clearly stating the job title of interest to [email protected] . Kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply and applications should reach the undersigned not later than 24th May, 2022, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
All Applications should be addressed to;
The Country Human Resource Organisational & Development Manager
Plan International Zambia
Private Bag 518X
Plot 87A Kabulonga road
We provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organizational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.