Community Development Facilitator – Micro Finance

Plan International Zambia

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Organisation Background

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organisation 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 it’s 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 units (PUs) in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located.

We are now seeking to recruit a highly self-motivated, enthusiastic and innovative staff to fill in the following position.

1. Community Development Facilitator – Micro Finance on the Zambia Community HIV Prevention Project (ZCHPP) x 1 (Central PU)

The position of CDF- Microfinance is the link between Plan International Zambia and the Own Savings for Asset and Wealth Creation (OSAWE) group in the communities where Plan implements micro finance activities.  He/she ensures facilitation of all the development activities conducted within the community are helping to improving the economic status of individual families and communities to better support children.  The incumbent will be reporting to Micro Finance Project Coordinator and is responsible for:

  • Actively  mobilization and facilitation of 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 Village Agent 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

Candidates will need to demonstrate possession of:

  • Minimum qualification; Diploma in Development work, community based micro finance or related fields.
  • Three years practical experience in a similar role in a development organization. Especially community based savings groups in a development organization.
  • 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 Central  Province will be an added advantage

Are you the one we are looking for ??? Self-Starter!!!!!Innovative!!!!Excellent team leader/player!!!!!

All applications close Friday 28 April 2017. For full details on the job profile and application requirements, please send an email, clearly stating the job title of interest to [email protected] Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For those wishing to write in please use the address as follows;

The Country Human Resource Manager
Plan International Zambia
Private Bag 518X
Plot 87 A  Kabulonga road
Kabulonga.
LUSAKA

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