- Company: Plan International
- Location: Zambia
- State: Zambia
- Job type: Full-Time
- Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Zambia
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Child protection is key in all that we do.
Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has Programme Areas (PAs) in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located
We are looking for experienced and vibrant self-starters to fill the following positions under the Early Childhood Development (ECD) Community Insaka – Young with Potential Project, Global Partnership in Education (GPE) and the European Union (EU) Women Empowerment and Micro Small Enterprises Support – Zambia Project:
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FACILITATOR – (X4)
The position of Community Development Facilitator (CDF) is the link between Plan International Zambia in the Zambia Fast Track Community Based Microfinance Project and the Microfinance Community Based Financial Institutions (CBFIs)/Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA) groups in the communities where Plan implements Micro Finance activities. The incumbents will ensure that all development activities done within the community are helping to improve the Economic Status of Individuals, Families and Communities to better support their Children.
- Working closely with Master Trainers and Community Based Trainers.
- Actively supporting the facilitation of Own Savings and Assets for Wealth Creation (OSAWE) groups.
- Facilitating project implementation and supporting scale up through design, planning, monitoring and evaluation in the assigned area of operation.
- Facilitating effective participation of children, families, communities and stakeholders in savings group activities.
- Facilitating the integration of other activities in savings groups in the field.
- Participating in community entry processes as savings groups are being introduced (involve local leadership), feasibility studies, risk analyses, baseline surveys, phase – in and phase – out strategies.
- Strengthening good working relationships with all stakeholders/implementing partners; and holding regular meetings with community structures such as Master Trainers and Community Based Trainers Networks.
- Enhancing community capacity building in financial inclusion.
- Representing Plan at all developmental meetings held in the community.
- Establishing good working relations with children, families, community leadership, community based organizations (CBOs), government extension staff and other stakeholders at ward and village levels.
- Participating in stakeholder meetings at village levels.
Educational Qualifications and Experience:
- Minimum qualification; Diploma in Development work, community based micro finance or related fields.
- Must have at least 2 – 3 years’ practical experience in a similar role in an INGO, especially as a community mobilizer working with CBFIs such as OSAWE groups in an NGO environment.
- Must possess proven ability to create good working relationships with partners, donors, NGO’S and relevant line ministries.
- Good community participatory skills.
- Excellent public speaking and writing skills.
- Excellent planning, monitoring and evaluation skills.
- Advanced computer skills.
- Possess a valid motor bike riding license.
- Knowledge of local languages spoken in Eastern Province will be an added advantage.
To apply, kindly send through your application letter, copies of NRC, Qualifications and CV, indicating day time telephone and/or mobile contacts clearly stating the job title of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. Kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply and applications should reach the undersigned not later than 23rd May, 2021, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
All Applications should be addressed to;
The Country Human Resource Manager
Plan International Zambia
Private Bag 518X
Plot 87A Kabulonga road
We provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organizational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.