Development Facilitator

World Vision, Zambia

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
28th February, 2018

Job Description

To facilitate community engagement, community changes, build and maintain local partnerships, build community and partner organisation capacity, and strengthen community-led initiatives/innovations to improve and sustain well-being of children and families. To implement, monitor and report technical program interventions at Area Program level for improved child well being

Program Development and Implementation

  • Facilitate the planning and implementation of Business and Market Development (B&MD) within the SEED technical programme activities using recommended models, techniques, standards and tools to achieve output targets within scope, time, and budget
  • Communicate World Vision’s identity, mission, vision, values, policies and our approaches to facilitate development processes to realize well-being of the children in the communities
  • Facilitate the interpretation and distribution of context appropriate B&MD technical Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials for effective implementation.
  • Work with other technical program staff at Area Programme to implement technical programs activities for improved integrated implementation for impact and scale
  • Raise awareness and facilitate critical analysis of community issues and opportunities in the Business and market development area for improved access to markets and financial services at AP level
  • Work closely withthe community and district partners such as the church to mobilize community for local partnership and ownership, participation in implementation of B& MD activities to achieve sustainability of technical programme interventions
  • Participate in the district development plans of line ministries to ensure WVZL technical programmes are mainstreamed and aligned

Local Partnering and Networking

  • Collaborate with value chain actors, local level stakeholders involved in the identified value chains in the SEED technical program for effective programme implementation and sustainability.
  • Represent WVZL in various key meetings at district level including Technical Working Group (TWG) for alignment of national and local priorities.
  • Facilitate and support local level Business and Market Development related advocacy for better service provision/delivery

Capacity Building

  • Facilitate building capacity of CDW’s and Volunteers on the Business and Market Development technical issues for effective roll out and activity implementation
  • Facilitate training for community partners and other relevant stakeholders to ensure market access and financial services related activities are effectively implemented

Programme Effectiveness and Quality Assurance

  • In collaboration with DME specialist, build capacity for CDW’s and volunteers in data collection, interpretation and utilisation
  • Collect monitoring data with community workers and volunteers in a collaborative and systematic way
  • Facilitate joint technical monitoring and reporting of the project for effective implementation and quality control.
  • Write and timely submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports for improved technical programme decision making.
  • Participate in the review of technical program interventions for improved quality of programming
  • Work with technical program DME to input data databases and develop information management systems.
  • Participate in documenting and sharing programme lessons and promising practices with partners and stakeholders.

Qualifications/ Knowledge/Technical Skills, Competencies and Experience

  • Degree in Agriculture Sciences, Agribusiness, Enterprise Development, Business Management with minimum of 5 years’ experience in the relevant field
  • Master’s Degree Agriculture Sciences, Agribusiness, Enterprise Development, Business Management or its equivalent is an added advantage with minimum 2 years’ experience
  • Experience in Program Management in a complex, international organization preferably NGO context
  • Must have experience in value chain design and development processes, rural financing mechanisms, market dynamics especially in rural agro based set ups with an enterprise development lens.
  • Knowledge and understanding of World Vision operations would be an added advantage,
  • Experience in project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and report writing essential
  • Must have excellent communications, interpersonal, analytical, decision making, conflict management, negotiation, networking, liaison and donor engagement skills
  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment, and must be a mature Christian.
  • Computer literate in Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Capacity to function well in a team and contribute effectively to team efforts.
  • Mature and Committed Christian, able to inspire others to World Vision Core Values, Vision and Mission Statement.

Must have excellent project management, community engagement, mobilisation, facilitating and donor engagement skills

  • Must have Strong technical skills with practical experience in value chain development with a market facilitation lens, and community financing systems
  • Communications, interpersonal, analytical, conflict management, negotiation, and networking skills are highly desired

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based 20% : field 80%
  • Travel: international as required.


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