2 Entry Level Community Development Facilitator (CDF) Job Opportunities – Plan International

Organization: Plan
International
Duty Station: Kamuli and
Tororo, Uganda
Reports to: Head of
Programmes
About US:
Founded 75 years ago, Plan International is one of the oldest and
largest children’s development organizations (non-profit / INGOs) in the world.
We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote
child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan’s vision is of
a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that
respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is independent, with no religious,
political or governmental affiliations.
Job Summary: The Community
Development Facilitator (CDF) is Plan’s front-line community development staff
responsible for the effective facilitation of Child-Centred Community
Development and building meaningful relationships among the multiple
stakeholders in the community development process.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
Programme/project management:
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Actively facilitate the children, youth and
other marginalised segments of the community to identify their own problems and
development priorities.
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Build the capacity of parish development
structures/committees to manage their own inclusive planning process and have a
Community Development Plan (CDP) as well as ownership of the programmes and
projects.
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The incumbent will disseminate the programme
objectives and approaches defined within the CSP among communities and other
stakeholders while protecting the organisation’s image
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Prepare and design projects and budgets in
accordance with Plan International guidelines and complete project outline
modifications as needed and submit to Programme Unit Manager (PUM)
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Prepare monthly project progress reports and
post them in SAP (the corporate finance and programme management system).
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The incumbent will facilitate children and
communities to prepare Project Requests in accordance with their CDP and the
CSP as a basis for writing projects.
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Build and maintain cordial working relations
with local authorities (sub-county, parish and village) and ensure they are
adequately consulted/informed of Plan International Uganda’s operations and
investments
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Monitor and document all projects and write
Project Completion Reports (PCRs) within one month of project completion.
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Contribute to regular reflection, learning and
action to ensure continuous improvement in Plan International Uganda’s
operations and document and share lessons learned on Programmes and Projects in
liaison with the M&E coordinator
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Ensure that budgets and grants are managed
effectively and efficiently and there is value for money as per donor
requirements
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Promote teamwork within community mobilisers and
stakeholders in the sub-county
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Work closely with the respective technical
specialists and the PUM, carry out capacity building of communities
·        
Facilitate groups/communities to identify and prepare
for engaging in advocacy and lobbying with the state on issues they have
prioritised
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Work in close coordination with Country
Technical Specialists, apply programmatic operational guidelines as appropriate
in project design and implementation
·        
Promote effective communication and
dissemination of Plan International values in the community
Sponsorship:
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Provide leadership and direct supervision of
community-managed sponsorship operations
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Coordinate and facilitate a team of community
volunteers to produce sponsorship communications in a timely manner and review
sponsorship communications for quality and submit to the Programme Unit
Coordinator (PUC)
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Coordinate caseload management with the
community mobilisers and the PUC
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Facilitate a highly participatory process in the
production of Area Updates and Area Overviews
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Ensure all sponsor visits are well managed
·        
Ensure all sponsorship key performance
indicators (KPIs) are achieved every quarter
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Ensure that Plan International’s Child
Protection Policy and principles are adhered to at all times by all Plan
International Uganda Staff and associates
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Serve as the first point of contact for
unannounced visits in the areas of operation
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Visit each sponsored child at least once a year
and complete a home visit report
Empowerment and Sustainability:
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Maintain a welcoming and engaging Community
Resource Centre within area of operation
·        
Create relationships based on trust and mutual
respect
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Be aware of power relationships and identify
most vulnerable and marginalised through social mapping and wealth ranking
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Actively facilitate the inclusion of
marginalised groups into the community development process
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Identify and build relationships with community
leaders, groups and other typically marginalised groups
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Establish an inventory of civil society/
community groups and organisations in the area
·        
Facilitate civil society/community groups
capacity development and networking
·        
Facilitate community leadership development,
gender equality and the promotion of the rights of the child.
·        
The jobholder will also strengthen the capacity
of civil society, community, youth and children groups to manage their own
development process and projects.
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Facilitate community local resource mobilisation
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Equip civil society and community groups with
the skills and confidence to effectively engage with local government and hold
them accountable for performance and results
Community Managed Projects (CMPs):
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Actively facilitate partner communities under
the Parish Development Committees (PDC) structure to plan and implement CMPs
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Facilitate the PDCs to identify training needs
·        
Render support in the development of training
modules and facilitate training for community members
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Render technical support in the development of a
Community Based Monitoring and Documentation System (CBM & D)
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Work closely with the PDCs and communities,
ensure timely accountability of project funds as per CMP guidelines.
·        
Conduct periodic mapping and profiling of
NGOs/CBOs operating in the parish/sub county
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Develop and document benchmarks for the CMPs.
·        
Conduct analysis, community agreements and
monitor Plan International funds under communities
Child Protection Policy Responsibilities (mandatory for all staff):
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Adhere to the Child Protection Policy, Code of
Conduct and reporting any CPP issues. 
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Responsible for the implementation of the CPP
standards as they apply to area of responsibility plus the development of
actions to address identified gaps and monitoring their effectiveness.
·        
Ensure that all Plan International partners,
visitors and associates in his/her area of responsibility are provided with,
are made aware off and have signed and returned a copy of the child protection
policy. Inform the partners, visitors and associates that they must comply with
the policy in all contacts and communications with children during their visit.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
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The ideal candidate for the Plan International
Community Development Facilitator (CDF) career vacancy should hold a Bachelor’s
degree in Social Science, Development Studies or any other related technical
field
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At least two (2) years’ experience in
facilitating the implementation and monitoring of community managed projects
and familiarity with children’s issues in particular
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Previous experience in use of participatory
approaches to programming
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Knowledge and application of rights based
approach to programming
·        
Working knowledge of basic laws and policies
related to children – UNCRC, Children’s Act, Local Government decentralization
policy
·        
Basic knowledge of monitoring and documentation
of projects
·        
Broad knowledge and experience in child centered
community development
·        
Familiarity with PRA (appraisal tool) skills and
application
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Computer application skills – MS word and
Microsoft excel
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Experience in the design, implementation, and monitoring
of community development projects
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Excellent communication and writing skills
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Experienced in networking with NGOs, local
government partners, and local community-based organizations
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Team work, self-drive and willingness to work
long hours
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Exhibit high level of integrity, honest and
easily approachable
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High levels of humility and respect for others
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Result-oriented and focused
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their letters of
application, together with updated CVs, contact telephone numbers, copies of
relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references plus
salary history and send to:
Ag. Country Human Resources Manager,
Plan Uganda
Email to: uganda.recruitment@plan-international.org
Deadline: 6th December,
2016
NB: Please consider your
application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from us by 28th February 2017

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