Entry Level Partnership Facilitator NGO Job Opportunities – Compassion International

 

Job Title:    Partnership Facilitator (Entry
Level Jobs)

Organisation: Compassion
International

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

 

About US:

Compassion
International is an evangelical Christ Centered, Church based and Child focused
Development NGO that for over sixty years has existed as an advocate for
children, to release them from poverty and enable them to become responsible
and fulfilled Christian.

 

Job Summary:  The Partnership Facilitator is an entry-level
professional assists with interacting with the local church to build capacity
and resources of local church partners to minister to children and youth in
their own context. This facilitator is responsible for supporting relationships
with church partners in a way that fosters mutual respect, trust, and service
that builds up church ministry. At this level the incumbent may still be
learning and assisting with moderately complex issues or projects for his or
her assigned location and generally works under the guidance of her or his
supervisor or a more experienced facilitator or as a team member on larger projects.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Maintains
a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus
Christ, maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people
within and outside of Compassion, and faithfully upholds Compassion’s ministry
in prayer.

·       
Acts as
an advocate for children. Understands and advances Christ’s mandate to protect
children. Raises awareness of the needs of children and takes active steps to
help protect against neglect, abuse, and exploitation of children. Promotes the
dignity, respect, positive treatment, potential of children in all
circumstances. Encourages the involvement of others in helping children in
need. Reports and appropriately supports responses to incidents of harm of
children if they occur.

·       
Demonstrates
a personal commitment to serve, respect, and empower the church according to
principles outlined in Compassion’s ministry philosophies.

·       
Supports
relationships with the pastor, church or project staff and other key
stakeholders. Builds respect and trust with the church and community by living
out Compassion’s cultural behaviors in every interaction.

·       
Serves
as Compassion’s key liaison with the church by providing resources to existing
church partners in ways that are consistent with a developmental mindset.

·       
Helps
churches to identify and utilize local resources, services, and relationships
as well as maximize their own resources to support the ministry to children and
youth.

·       
Assists
with work plans and activities to reflect individual church needs. Helps
churches implement plans to best grow in capacity and maturity.

·       
Supports
and encourages cluster level activities and resources. Fosters and connects
relationships within the cluster for the purpose of improving ministry to
children, peer-to-peer learning, and addressing other needs in the families and
the community.

·       
Encourages
the participation of parents, children and youth in all aspects of the
ministry. Actively supports church involvement in the broader community as an
agent of social transformation that promotes child development and child
protection.

·       
Assists
with the contextualization of child protection practices at church
partners.  Supports child protection
investigations as necessary.

·       
Upholds
Partnership Management strategic process objectives within the scope of own
contributions. Uses metrics and feedback from the church to identify areas for
self development and improvement.

·       
Coordinates
with the appropriate administrative assistants as locally defined, and those in
Program Support or Business Support who have responsibility for Compassion’s
role in those deliverables to ensure quality and completion.

·       
May
participate in partnership preparation and selection activities as guided by
the country’s specific strategy.

·       
Utilizes
growing knowledge in partnership practices to meet expressed needs at church
partners and collaborates with appropriate functional specialists to apply
solutions.

·       
Proactively
seeks understanding of details and needs of each church partner. Assists with
the implementation of child and youth ministry at each church partner.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

·       
Accountable
for supporting, upholding, and engaging in Compassion’s core “Cultural Behaviors”
in all internal and external communication and relationships.

·       
Bachelor’s
Degree is required in any discipline from a recognized university

·       
Three
years of professional experience in any of the following fields: (facilitation,
community mobilization and empowerment, monitoring and evaluation)

·       
Christian
maturity characterized by a strong Christian testimony, a heart for ministry,
and knowledge of the Scriptures.

·       
A
minimum of three years professional or intensive volunteer experience relevant
to managing Community Development activities.

·       
Strong
interpersonal relationship skills conducive to utilizing facilitation,
collaboration and negotiation and establishing trusting relationships with a
wide variety of people.

·       
Ability
to work with only occasional supervision.

·       
Good
leadership, general management, and problem-solving skills. Ability to reflect
Compassion’s Leadership Principles.

·       
Customer
service orientation.

·       
Ability
and desire to learn new things.

·       
Good
written communication skills and strong verbal communication skills. Committed
to working with the broad spectrum of Evangelical denominations and churches.

·       
A valid
driving license

·       
This
position has important lateral connections that provide guidance in areas of
collaboration and/or shared responsibility with other positions.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link
below.

 

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