World Vision Ghana Recruitment for Integrated Development Facilitator

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for Vision .

World Vision International is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

Job Description

  • Company: World Vision
  • Location: Ghana
  • State: Tamale
  • Job type: Full-Time

Major Responsibilities:

  • Build relationship within communities as a catalyst, broker and facilitator, working with partners and various stakeholders towards high community mobilization, involvement, support and participation in program planning & implementation.
  • Map and identify new partners within and outside target communities with interest in Child Wellbeing Outcomes and mobilize them for viable partnerships in promoting the wellbeing of children at the community level.
  • Implement properly, on a timely manner and in an integrated approach, with children, communities and others local partners participation, planned activities under the supervision of the Cluster Programmes Manager and with the technical support of the sectoral projects officers.
  • Monitor implementation and outputs of activities with appropriate processes and tools to ensure that program interventions reflect the needs, opportunities and capacity of the community and report to the sectoral Project Officers and the Cluster Programmes Manager.
  • Support communities and partners in reflection and other learning processes so that lessons are incorporated to inform future work.
  • Facilitate the assessment of feasibility, risk management and community readiness for sponsorship in such a way that communities understand the essence of sponsorship and are actively participating in its related activities.
  • Facilitate and participate to community ongoing monitoring of children (including RC and the most vulnerable) and ensure that learning and documentation of lessons learned and best practices inform management decision making.
  • Ensure capacity building of community volunteers, CBO and FBO leaders for an ongoing community-led co-creation, ownership of development and transformation process and its sustainability.
  • Support the monitoring of children and management of sponsorship and integrate these with other projects (Education, Health & Nutrition, WASH and Food Security) activities’ implementation.
  • Collect stories, data and information from the assigned AP area so that it can be included in AP generated regular reports or specific responses.

Competencies

  • Strong understanding of transformational development and frameworks.
  • Critical and analytical thinking skills and high capacity to identify and implement integrated community development approaches.
  • Good facilitation skills, including catalyzing, connecting, and building the capacity of community groups/ partners.
  • Strong communicator at all levels with interpersonal skills, ability and commitment to listen to others
  • Good negotiation and conflict management skills.
  • Skills in mentoring and coaching, especially of CBO leadership at community level.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the empowerment of the poor in rural communities
  • Ability to work in a team and to lead teams
  • Openness to and eagerness to learn – especially to embrace change and new innovations as well as divergent opinions.

Attributes

  • Demonstrate commitment to WV’s mission and core values.
  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
  • Willingness to live and work in difficult and challenging terrains and communities.
  • Ability to adapt easily to different contexts and work under pressure.
  • Strong passion for children and their wellbeing
  • Willing to perform other duties as required.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Minimum Educational level required:

First Degree or Equivalent in Community Development Studies, Sociology, other Social Sciences in related field required, Bachelors degree preferred)

Professional technical skill desired: Higher National Diploma in Community Development Studies or similar technical skill in any discipline

  • Experience:

At least three years of experience in Community Development field

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Field based with 80 % time in the field.
  • Travel: 20% Domestic/international travel is required.
  • On call: 10% Will need to participate in Skype and WebEx calls once on a while

How to Apply

Interested and suitably qualified candidates should Click here to apply.

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