Community Development Worker

  • Full Time
  • Zambia

WVI

Position: Community Development Worker (3)

Location: Mumbwa & Kaindu

Purpose of the position

Responsible for the implementation of all program activities within a Zone of the Area Programme (AP) in order to ensure all activities are significantly impacting the wellbeing of children.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Management and Reporting

  • Implement and monitor developmental activities in the respective zone
  • Organize child friendly and age appropriate activities that will promote the participation of children.
  • Work with faith based organizations to implement activities that impact the spiritual nurture of children.

Networking, Collaboration and Liaison

  • Ensure that the Community – including children – participates in all zone activities through existing community structures.
  • Facilitates community engagement and networking on all Technical Programmes implemented in the Zone.
  • Facilitates local level advocacy to address issues that affect the wellbeing of children.

Programme Effectiveness and Quality Assurance

  • Track and report on the implementation of various Technical Programme activities.
  • Share quality impact stories, photos and videos with stakeholders.
  • Ensure that registered children are present, participating and are among the primary beneficiaries of the Area Programme activities
  • Work with faith based organizations to implement activities that impact in the spiritual nurturing of children.
  • Ensure that all the sponsorship key performance indicators (KPIs) are met.
  • Update, document and secure accurate Registered Children’s records according to Child sponsorship Standards.

Community Mobilization and Engagement

  • Mobilize community members and ensure that they participate in project activities
  • Explain the Organization’s Mission Statement, Core Values and Vision to the community for the shared understanding.
  • Organize and manage community meetings for the purpose of disseminating information for effective implementation of programme activities.

Project Visitation

  • Host sponsors, donors and other visitors at the Zonal level for project monitoring and exchange of ideas.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Mature and committed Christian, with strong integrity.
  • Ability to demonstrate community development skills.
  • Good Monitoring and report writing skills
  • Able to work with minimum supervision
  • Able to meet strict deadlines.
  • Competency in photography is an added advantage
  • Must be able to ride a motorbike – critical
  • Must be resident or willing to live within the Area Programme
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Diploma in Social Work or any other relevant field; a Degree is an added advantage.
  • Basic Computer skills in Ms. Office applications
  • Adaptive and willing to work in a rural set up.
  • Must have good interpersonal relations.
  • Must have an understanding of World Vision mission, vision and core values.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: 90% Field-based and 10% Office
  • Travel: 10% Domestic travel is required.
  • On call: Preparedness to work outside normal working hours
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