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Position:                                       Development Facilitator

Work location:                           Word Vision International in Kosovo, Pristina

Deadline of applications:     15 September 2019

Type:                                            Fixed term, Full-Time


Please refer to the link below to submit your application:

Purpose of the position

The purpose of the position is to serve as a catalyst, partnership facilitator, and builder of the capacity of local partners, facilitating the emergence and strengthening of community-led initiatives to improve and sustain the well-being of children and their families.

Major Responsibilities

Building relationships within communities

  • Build close and constructive relationships and actively learn within partner communities in order to understand their realities and facilitate development processes effectively.
  • Work with stakeholders in a range of different development relationships towards the well-being of children in the communities.
  • Communicate effectively World Vision’s identity, mission, vision, values and our approach to work in ways that are contextually appropriate and clear.
  • Ensure that dialogue includes whole communities and stakeholders inclusive of their diversity.
  • Encourage and enable communities to share and learn from their own experiences in the respective Area Programs.

Catalyst, broker, facilitator, working with partners

  • Actively search for new partners within the Area Program, identify how these partners can work together towards shared priorities for child well-being.
  • Enable and facilitate share of information and connections among local stakeholder groups. (Local stakeholders groups may include formal and informal community-based organizations, local churches, other faith-based organizations, businesses, other NGOs and local government agencies).
  • Facilitate an empowering approach to formation of new community organizations and other partners in the area.
  • Facilitate with the support of Area Program Manager the process of partner`s capacity assessment and draft a plan of building the partner’s capacities.
  • Work with partners to coordinate efforts to enable integration, synergy and prevent duplication of interventions.
  • Assist stakeholders and community partners to identify and mobilize community resources needed for project implementation.
  • Ensure the implementation of agreed plans with partners and monitor theirs activities are following as agreed terms.
    Ensure in support with Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs & Security Coordinator the preparation and implementation of disaster preparedness plans.
  • Participate in and support the implementation of monitoring and evaluation tools and measurements of program/project effectiveness to track the delivery of joint outcomes.

Program planning, implementation and monitoring of Sponsorship project

  • Assist and support Program Manager in preparing annual budget based on the agreed targets.
  • Share learning and identified child wellbeing issues from the community with the relevant stakeholders within World Vision.
  • Assist technical specialists to contextualize subjects and capacity building methodologies and modules taking into consideration local capacity and expectations.
  • Plan the Technical Program/Sponsorship activities in annual and intermediate planning.
  • Ensure monthly planning of activities in the Area Program level.
  • Ensure implementation of Technical Program/Sponsorship activities in Area Program level upon agreed plans strategically developed and ensure the active participation of registered children, but not only.
  • Ensure that cross cutting themes are considered in all activities as advised by the Program Manager.
  • Ensure the following up of cases in collaboration with the partners and duty barriers according to the World Vision guidelines.
  • Ensure documentations are in place as per requirements
  • Support the Program Manager in Area Program level narrative reporting.
  • Responsible for expenditure of budget as per cash flow and preparation of financial reports as per requirements;

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Degree in social science, or related subjects to development or relevant years of work experience;
  • Strong understanding of community-led development work;
  • Creative and able to apply innovative thinking, partnership building and problem solving skills;
  • Strong facilitation skills, including catalyzing, connecting, and building the capacity of community groups
  • Good interpersonal skills and cross-cultural sensitivity, abilities to work as a team.
  • Good analytical and writing skills;
  • Basic understanding of design, monitoring, and evaluation
  • Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint;
  • Good knowledge of Albanian and English language. Serbian Language is a strong advantage.
  • Able to travel often in the field (75% of the time).
  • Driving License, Category-B

***While we appreciate all applications received, only those selected for the next phase of recruitment process will be contacted.