Community Development Worker – 4

World Vision started work in Zambia in 1981 with three small community developments projects in Mkushi district north of Lusaka. In 1995, World Vision Zambia started implementing the Area Development Programme (ADP) approach involving detailed planning and documentation as well as covering a large geographical area with significant amounts of financial resources, longer project life span. World Vision Zambia has now 40 large scale programmes well spread in all 10 provinces of the country. Today, World Vision Zambia provides support to approximately 120,000 registered children in child sponsorship within the 40 ADPs that are multi-sectoral in nature and impact more than two million people countrywide in areas of health, education, livelihood security and HIV and AIDS support.

Location: Bwacha AP

Responsible for the implementation of all program activities within a Zone of the Area Programme (AP) in order to ensure all activities are significantly impacting the wellbeing of children

Major Responsibilities

Program Management and Reporting

Implement and monitor developmental activities in the respective zone

Organize child friendly and age appropriate activities that will promote the participation of children

Work with faith based organizations to implement activities that impact the spiritual nurture of children

Networking, Collaboration and Liaison

Ensure that the Community - including children - participates in all zone activities through existing community structures

Facilitates community engagement and networking on all TPs implemented in the Zone

Facilitates local level advocacy to address issues that affect the wellbeing of children

Programme Effectiveness and Quality Assurance

Track and report on the implementation of various Technical Programme activities.

Share quality impact stories, photos and videos with stakeholders.

Ensure that registered children are present, participating and are among the primary beneficiaries of the Area Programme activities

Work with faith based organizations to implement activities that impact in the spiritual nurturing of children.

Ensure that all the sponsorship key performance indicators (KPIs) are met.

Update, document and secure accurate Registered Children’s records according to Child sponsorship Standards.

Community Mobilization and Engagement

Mobilize community members and ensure that they participate in project activities

Explain the Organization’s Mission Statement, Core Values and Vision to the community for the shared understanding.

Organize and manage community meetings for the purpose of disseminating information for effective implementation of programme activities.

Project Visitation

Host sponsors, donors and other visitors at the Zonal level for project monitoring and exchange of ideas.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

Mature and committed Christian, with strong integrity

Ability to demonstrate community development skills

Good Monitoring and report writing skills

Able to work with minimum supervision

Able to meet strict deadlines.

Competency in photography is an added advantage

Must be able to ride a motorbike - critical

Must be resident or willing to live within the Area Programme

Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

Diploma in Social Work or any other relevant field; a Degree is an added advantage.

Basic Computer skills in Ms: Office applications

Adaptive and willing to work in a rural set up

Must have good interpersonal relations

Must have an understanding of World Vision mission, vision and core values

Working Environment / Conditions:

Work environment: 90% Field-based and 10% Office

Travel: 10% Domestic travel is required

On call: Preparedness to work outside normal working hours

How to apply

Only persons meeting the requirements should apply to:

Lusaka.

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