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Community Facilitation officer in Akkar

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Community Facilitation officer in Akkar

From23-03-2017 Locationna Hoursna Educationna

General objective of the job

 

The Community Facilitation Officer is responsible for collaborating with and supporting community based organizations to achieve the objectives of projects managed in partnership with War Child-Lebanon. This includes establishing and maintaining effective relationships with the CBOs and others involved plus monitoring and contributing to successful project administration.

 

 

Position in the organisation

 

The Community Facilitation Officer is part of the Program Implementation Unit reporting to a Project Manager. The Program Department consists of 2 units, Program Development and Program Implementation.

S/he may manage project staff as delegated by a Project Manager.

S/he collaborates with the staff of the Program Development Unit.

 

 

Result areas

 

 

  1. Mobilizing and facilitating

     

  2. Develops and maintains good relationships with the CBOs;
  3. Ensures, promotes and facilitates that the principles of child protection and child participation are integrated into all project activities;
  4. Meets frequently with CBO managers and staff to organize project implementation planning and monitor execution including discussing and making improvements to projects;
  5. Coordinates and follows up to ensure optimal participation of the technical officers especially related to competency and capacity building;
  6. Together with CBOs develop plans to guide the competency and capacity building process including the retention of knowledge and skills;
  7. In collaboration with the technical officers supports and follows up on CBO members comprehension and skills development to verify that competencies have been developed
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    Result: Active participation in projects as a result of good mobilization and facilitation.

     

  1. Involvement of Children, youth, parents and caregivers
  • Ensure that the activities are done in a safe, clean, hazard free;
  • Ensure that all beneficiaries have the opportunity to participate in the program and project activities in a non-discriminatory  as well as age and gender sensitive and appropriate way;

  • Encourage participants to be actively involved
  • Ensure that the children feel safe, comfortable and respected;
  • Ensure that all children and caregivers are aware of any accountability/ complaint mechanisms
  • Ensure that parents/caregivers get frequent feedback about their child’s participation;
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    Result: children, youth, parents, and other caregivers are active participants in all aspects of projects including decision making, monitoring and evaluation.

     

    1. Representation and support

       

    2. Represents WCH Lebanon in relevant working groups and other coordination platforms as required by the Project Manager
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      Result: WCH-Lebanon is an active participant in all relevant groups and networks.

       

       

    4. Monitoring activities

       

    5. Continuously collaborates with CBO staff to monitor and ensure the safety of all project venues;  
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      • In collaboration with CBO staff, monitors the project activities in the field;
      • Actively contributes to mutual accountability of CBOs and War Child Lebanon staff;

      • Reports on the alignment of the implemented activities with the child safety policy;
      • S/he will make all efforts possible to ensure that the targeted number is reached while supporting the CBOs;
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        Result: Needed changes to projects are identified and implemented to ensure project quality including efficiency.

         

         

    7. Handling Administration activities

       

    8. Supports the Project Administration Officer in fulfilling their responsibilities;
    9. In collaboration with the CBO staff, collects and documents the needed information for the database for research, monitoring and evaluation purposes;
    10. Prepares and writes weekly, biweekly or monthly reports as required by the supervisor;
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    12. Identifies, informs and discusses any issues with his/her supervisor on a timely basis;
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      Result: Administration is handled in a way to ensure proper reporting, filing, and data entry

       

       

    14. Participating in program and project design
  • Participates in the selection of new partners in regions with high vulnerability;
  • Makes suggestions for changes to the project design;
  • Collects information necessary for the design of programmes and projects

 

 

 

 

Knowledge and Experience

 

Degree in social sciences or related field

At least 1 year of relevant experience

Preferably previous experience working with children/refugees/vulnerable populations using a community based approach

 

Competencies

 

Good facilitation skills

Ability to work with minimum supervision

Strong interpersonal skills

Strong communication skills

Good computer skills

Fluency in Arabic

Basic English fluency is an asset

Flexibility

Cultural sensitivity
     
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