DIRECT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FACILITATOR


Concern Worldwide Zambia – Job Advert
Job Title: DiRECT Community Development Facilitator- CDF
Location: 10 posts in total: 2 in Namwala, 2 in Pemba and 2 in Sinazongwe in Southern Province; 2 in Mongu and 2 in Sesheke in Western Province.
Start date: September 26th, 2016
Contract duration: 9 months
Grade: C1
Reporting to: DiRECT Project Support Officer- PSO
Direct reports: N/A.
Liaises with : DiRECT team: Project Coordinator, Project Manager, PM&E Coordinator, PM&E Officer, Office Manager, Finance Officer and other CDFs
If based in Western Province: District Programme Coordinator Mongu (DPC) and overall Mongu team
Director of Programmes, Country Director, Finance and systems staff and Partner staff.
Context:
The emergency intervention has been designed to address the drought caused by El-Nino. It will be implemented by a Concern-led consortium with Save the Children as a partner. Concern will have overall responsibility for the project implementation and will more specifically take the lead on the targeting and beneficiaries selectionsupport to the market and monitoring, learning and advocacy. Save the Children International (SCI) will manage the cash transfer component. DFID is the donor to the project.
The project will be implemented over a period of 9 months starting September 16th in 5 districts of Southern and Western Province. It is a large intervention that will benefit about 25,000 households.
Job purpose:
The Community Development Facilitators will work closely and under the responsibility of the Project Support Officer (PSO) to implement DiRECT activities in the assigned project location as well as monitor project progress. The post holder will work closely with the consortium partner and collaborate with other stakeholders in the project area to enhance implementation of the Project and support the mainstreaming of Concern’s cross cutting issues such as Gender, HIV, and AIDS within the programme.
Main duties and Responsibilities
Overall programme management and support:
  • To work together with the PSO in sharing information on the project with targeted communities and ensuring their strong involvement and participation in the beneficiary identification and validation.
  • Work closely with SDMC, CWACs and other functioning community based structures to ensure their involvement in the project implementation during community sensitization, beneficiary selection and follow up.
  • Organise community review meetings with beneficiaries and document progress through producing monthly reports using formats provided.
  • Establish good communication and work relationship with the partner field staff
  • Participate in monthly review and planning meetings with other project staff at district level.
  • Ensure field activities are implemented as planned and within budget.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly implementation reports to track progress of the project.
  • Participate in monthly review and planning meetings at Ward Development Committee`s levels and produce reports.
  • Carry out regular monitoring actions using digital data gathering devices and produce reports using appropriate formats.
  • To contribute in documenting and dissemination of lessons learnt at community level.
  • To represent Concern at community and at ward level through networks and alliances with other key stakeholders at community level including CSO and key line government departments.
  • Contribute to the functioning of the Complaints and Response Mechanism
Other key tasks and responsibilities:
  • To adhere to and support the implementation of the Concern staff code of conduct and Programme Participant Protection Policy as described in the National Staff HR Manual
  • Other tasks as directed by the line manager.
PERSON SPECIFICATION
Education, Qualifications
A relevant diploma level training in any of the areas of Rural Development, Social sciences or humanities, Social work, Agriculture marketing or a related field plus 3-5 years of relevant experience.
Experience Required:
Essential:
  • At least 3 years working experience with an NGO which have a focus on rural development, community development, livelihoods, market support or capacity building.
  • Experience in community sensitization and participatory community based projects
  • Experience in working with a team
Desirable:
  • Experiences in working with projects related to livelihood, market support and cash transfer
Special Skills, Aptitude or Personality Requirements:
Essential:
  • Excellent facilitation skills with an empowering style
  • Languages: Fluent in Tonga for Southern Province posts and Lozi for Western Province posts.
  • Good understanding of gender/equality issues, disaster risk reduction including HIV and AIDS risk mitigation.
  • Good computer skills particularly Word and Excel.
  • Ability to ride a motorbike, with valid class A license.
Desirable:
  • Ability to use digital data gathering devices is an advantage
Application procedure:
  • Applications, in the form of a cover letter and CV, should be sent via e-mail to the following:zambia@concern.net with the title of the position clearly stated in the subject line AND INDICATE YOUR PERFERRED LOCATION. Submission may be in hard or electronic copies. Submission of original copies and scrutiny of the same including verification from the issuing institutions will be a condition of engagement of the successful applicants. Concern Worldwide will only respond to candidates who are determined to have the above qualifications and only those will be short-listed and invited for interviews.
  • The deadline for receipt of applications is Wednesday 21st September 2016. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Programme Participant Protection Policy
Concern has a Staff Code of Conduct and a Programme Participant Protection Policy which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organization, and the standards of behaviour expected of them.  In this context staff have a responsibility to the organization to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission.
Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Staff Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment.  By signing the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Staff Code of Conduct candidates acknowledge that they have understood the contents of both the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and the Programme Participant Protection Policy and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these two documents.
Any breach of this Concern Staff Code of Conduct or the Programme Participant Protection Policy by employees of Concern Worldwide during the course of their employment will result in disciplinary action up to, and including, dismissal.
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