27 Mar 2019

Community Facilitators at Save The Children

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Save the Children is an exciting and dynamic organization that follows a holistic approach to achieve more for children and use its resources in an efficient and sustainable way. In every programming we aim to achieve results at scale, build partnership to influence others and increase our impact; look for innovate solutions to the problems children faces, campaign for better practice and ensure that Children’s voices are heard.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.

Save the Children offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development. If you are interested to work in an organization that is determined to achieve dramatic change for the most vulnerable children, we encourage you to look through the job profile below.  

 Job Title 

Community Facilitators

Code 

EA/IOM/003/2019

Place of Work

North Wollo Zone – Amhara Region (Gubalafto, Habru, Mersa, Woldiya)

Programme/Unit

IOM

Monthly Salary in ETB

As per the organization Scale

No. of Positions

08 (Eight)

Length of Contract

One year with possibility of extension

ROLE PURPOSE:

Be responsible to promote Children’s rights based on SCI’s vision, mission, and values; providing technical support to the implementation of project activities; contributing for the achievement of  Save the Children country strategy plan’s objectives; be responsible to contribute for the development of different child protection project proposal and reference materials;

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Community Empowerment and Training

§  Mobilize community in implementation of the project activities

§  Facilitates volunteer and target groups selection and targeting along with government front line staff and responsible body from Woreda and Kebele

§  Creates awareness and facilitates that communities participate fully from problem identifying stages through implementation and management stage;

§  Facilitates in the identification and prioritization of activities

§  Makes sure participants of the project intervention package are identified and selected in a participatory manner and full acknowledgement of the whole community;

§  Ensures that the plan at kebele level is prepared with full participation of the community and partners;

§  Facilitates community meetings and community action plan (CAP) preparation and ensure that the participation of each beneficiary and community groups in the plan for their respective kebeles ;

§  Reviews the plan with the partners and representatives of the community and including her/his supervisor at kebele level;

§  Facilitates and ensure that the participation of each beneficiary and community groups in implementation, monitoring and evaluation of CAP for their respective kebeles;

§  In collaboration with his/her supervisor, support in training need identification and provides effective trainings to target group members;

§  Work with community leaders, elders and government staff and acts as a catalyst in initiating action and generating enthusiasm for change in communities by performing demonstrations and organizing and leading training sessions;

§  Prepares final action plan of their respective kebeles by breaking down in to quarters and months and submit it to her/his supervisor

§  Organizes and facilitates Information Education and Communication (IEC) sessions with community members;

 

Facilitate implementation of project activities and monitoring at Kebele level

§  Work closely with Woreda project officer and other key stakeholders

§  Create smooth work relationship with community-based structure and government offices

§  Supports mobilization of labour for field activities through community groups

§  Provides technical and organizational assistance to beneficiary children, families, child and youth led groups and community members;

§  Supports regular capacity assessment activities conducted for child and youth led groups and families

§  Maintains good relationship with governmental and locally established institutions for the smooth implementation of project activities

§  Closely works with government counterparts and links the activities of the community with the relevant bureaus/bodies;

§  Develop partnership with grass root level stakeholders such as Iddir union, Women and Youth Associations, Community Care and Coalition (CCC), development groups, religious leaders for the sustainability of activities

§  Assist in the identification and selection of beneficiaries and volunteers at kebele level

§  Ensure up to date recording of beneficiary data and timely reporting at Kebele level

Technical Support and Facilitation

§  Provides technical assistance to community in carrying out their duties and overcoming any problems they might encounter;

§  Integrates the activities of the project with other child protection interventions

§  Ensures beneficiaries have access to all required and necessary services

 

Planning, Reporting and Learning

§  Collects basic information from the community, document the information and practices, local practices that are best performing to the local conditions.

§  Prepares daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly plans on her/his activities and submit to her/his supervisor;

§  Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly reports and submit it to her/his supervisor

§  Support and facilitates community experience sharing sessions

§  Collects basic information, best practices, case studies and lessons and report to her/his supervisor

§  Undertakes personal professional development initiatives identified with his/her supervisor

 

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

Accountability:

·         holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

·         Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

·         Ambition:

·         sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same

·         widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

·         Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

 

Collaboration:

·         builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters

·         values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

·         Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

 

Creativity:

·         develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

·         Willing to take disciplined risks.

 

Integrity:

·         honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

Job Requirements

      BA degree/Diploma  in sociology or related fields.

•     A minimum of 1year of experience in working in related project

•     Fluency in English/ verbal and written

•     Commitment to Save the Children values

·         Adequate knowledge of the culture, social context

·         Ready to work in and with the community

·         Good facilitation and planning and listening skills

·         Proven team work and community facilitation experience

·         An understanding of child rights and their protection and fulfilment in the development context


How to Apply

Interested applicants who met the MINIMUM requirements should send the following through [email protected]  before or on April 05, 2019.

a.     A CV (not more than 3 pages)

b.     A cover letter (not more than one page)

c.     A one-page table summarizing your educational background, work experience, technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process. Refer the vacancy announcement while doing this.

Please DO NOT SUBMIT copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application. You should provide them upon request otherwise your application will reject.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU STATE THE CODE OF THE VACANCY ON THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL ensuring that the job title is clearly stated in the cover letter. All applications should be received within 10 working days of this advertisement.

We need to keep children safe and as such, our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will, therefore, be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

In the selection of its staff, Save the Children is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities.

Note: All travel costs should be covered by the applicants, if invited for written exam or interview.  






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