Plan International Zambia
Posted Job
4 months ago

Community Development Facilitator (Central) – (2 Year Contract) Building Climate Resilience Rural Communities in Zambia Project

Organisation Background

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries. Safeguarding children and young people is key in all that we do.

Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has Programme Areas in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located.

Plan International Zambia is looking for experienced, innovative, motivated, self-starter individuals to fill the following position

Position Description

To ensure program effectiveness and learning in the delivery of Building Climate Resilient Rural Communities in Zambia Project resilience through the empowerment of young people, women and men. He/she will provide technical leadership the Project team on M&E, including the development of the M&E System and Plan, monitoring tools, and operational planning, reporting and capacity building

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Community mobilisation and facilitation
  • Facilitates effective participation of children, youths and women in the community and stakeholders in program activities.
  • Participating in community entry process, feasibility studies, risk analysis, baseline surveys, phase in and phase out strategies
  • Establish good working relations with children, young people, community leadership, and community-based organisations (CBOs), government extension staff and other stakeholders at ward and village levels.
  • Facilitate and participate in stakeholder and green enterprise group meetings at community level.
  • To track the participation by gender in terms of beneficiaries on quarterly basis in line with 50/50
  • Carry out sensitisation and gender awareness in the community on quarterly basis.

Qualifications:

  • A Diploma in Development Studies or related discipline
  • 2-3 years’ experience in a similar role in an NGO environment
  • A Class 3 motor bike license
  • Ability to organise own work and work independently
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Competencies:
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment, with knowledge of Language, Cultural beliefs and values of community one is operating in.
  • Must be a Team player
  • Facilitation skills (Meetings, workshops & seminars)
  • Proficient in Computer skills
  • Building good relationships with various community groups
  • Identifying the potential of community groups to deliver specific programs that promote the fulfilment of child rights

Method of Application

To apply, kindly send through your application letter and CV, clearly stating the job title of interest, and Kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply enclosing their CVs, and photocopies of their relevant academic qualifications. Day time telephone and/or mobile contacts should be clearly indicated. Applications should reach the undersigned: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Plan International provides equal employment opportunities to qualified and experienced women and men

Women are especially encouraged to apply.

Application deadline
28 Jun 12:57
Email applications to
jobszambia@plan-international.org

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