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Development Facilitator – BMD

Purpose of the Position

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

Major Responsibilities

  • 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 with the 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

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: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience:

  • Diploma in Agricultural Sciences, agribusiness, Enterprise Development, Business Management with minimum 5 years’ experience in relevant field
  • Degree in Agricultural Sciences, agribusiness, Enterprise Development, Business Management or its equivalent is an added advantage with minimum 2 years’ experience in the relevant field
  • Experience in Program Management in a complex, international organisation preferably NGO context
  • Knowledge and understanding of World Vision operations would be an added advantage,
  • Experience in project design, implementation, monitoring and report writing essential
  • 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

Competencies/Attributes:

  • Communications, interpersonal, analytical, conflict management, negotiation, and networking skills are highly desired
  • 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.
  • Must be a committed Christian and inspire other, able to stand above denominational diversities and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Working Environment / Conditions:
  • Work environment: Office-based 20% : field 80%, Travel: international as required.

NOTE:

  • “World Vision Zambia is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from all forms of abuse and sexual exploitation. All employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks”

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