Life Skills Project Coordinator –Marjayoun

Life Skills Project Coordinator –Marjayoun
Employer: World Vision
Deadline for applications: Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Contract:
Location: Marjayoun
Working area: Marjayoun
Job Description

 

MAJOR TASKS:
  • Build positive and constructive relationships with community members and partners in order to understand their realities and facilitate development processes effectively.
  • Strengthen the understanding of community development and ownership and of social sustainability among the stakeholders in the area.
  • Encourages an understanding of and sensitivity to child development and child vulnerability factors among community members and partners
  • Communicate effectively World Vision’s identity, mission, vision, values and its approach in order to work in ways that are contextually appropriate and clear.
  • Undertake social networks analysis in order to understand the functions various stakeholders fulfill, power dynamics, and to identify potential local partners and assess their capacity building needs.
  • Facilitate relationship building and strengthen relationships and partnerships between existing groups in the community
  • Actively search for new partners within and outside the community, identify how these partners can work together towards shared priorities for child well-being and initiate, develop and manage partnership arrangements with them.
  • Build the capacity of WV and partner community groups to deliver the joint outcomes effectively.
  • Train partner community groups on appropriate skills and self-assessment methods to build their capacity for management of local initiatives.
  • Build the capacity of community partners and volunteers to facilitate and manage development plans focused on child well-being
  • Participate in and support the community partners in the development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation tools and measurements of program/project effectiveness to track the delivery of joint outcomes.
  • Encourage and enable communities to share and learn from their own experiences as part of confidence and capacity building.
  • Raise awareness and facilitate critical analysis of community issues and opportunities.
  • Facilitate visioning and planning processes with community members – especially the most vulnerable, and within community based groups.

·         Actively support program team leader and collaborate with sponsorship coordinator, and social groups in project planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting processes relevant to assigned areas

·          Work with social groups to support, monitor and evaluate ongoing activities according to approved stated objectives, plan of action, budget and record progress.

  • Help community partners to prioritize projects based on opportunity, needs and community capacities.
  • Assist stakeholders and community partners to identify and mobilize community resources needed for project implementation.
  • Supporting advocacy work with partners for children’s needs, rights, protection, and participation

 

EDUCATION / SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

            Education

University degree in a field related to community development work (preferably with experience in a field such as Education).

 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong understanding of community-led development work
  • Strong critical and analytical thinking skills
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • Strong communication skills and cross cultural sensitivity
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability and commitment to listen to others
  • Very good command of Arabic and English.
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office package.
  • Creative and initiative taker.
  • Major flexibility in accomplishing tasks.
  • Hold a valid Lebanese driver’s license.
  • Willingness to travel within the country.

 

Experience

  • 2 to 3 years experience in Education life skill.
  • Experience in project implementation and report writing

 

 Work Environment:

80% field work

20% office based

 

 

 
Experience required: Education degree: Bachelor Degree Field of education: University degree in a field related to community development work (preferably with experience in a field such as Education).
Languages
Arabic: Very Good English: Very Good French:
Period: One year and a half
Salary:
Submission guidelines:
Cover letter required?
Contact information
Vania Achkouty Baz
Human Resources Manager
Fax: 04-401 982
Website: