Program Facilitator

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The Opportunity

Save the Children is inviting applications from suitably qualified personnel to fill the position of  Program Facilitator  (1 position) for Abwenzi a Ana (AAA) Program to be based in Ntcheu. The Facilitator is responsible for implementing field level sponsorship program interventions in line with set performance targets and policies, procedures and standards. She/he will be expected to provide greater interface between Save the Children on one hand and children, their parents/guardians, their communities, community program volunteers and other relevant community level stakeholders. S/he will be the first point of call for daily implementation, support to community mobilisers and core groups, as a coach and mentor.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • Minimum of a Degree in Community Development, Social Sciences, Adult and Community Education or related field.
  • At least 2 years working experience implementing development projects. Those with experience implementing Maternal New-born Health and Nutrition, Early Childhood, Basic Education, Ending Child Marriages and Child Protection projects will have an added advantage.
  • Proficiency in local language of the area is a must.
  • Thorough understanding of Save the Children working principles and approaches of Child Participation, Child Rights Programming, Partnership, Child Safeguarding, Zero Tolerance, Monitoring and Evaluation, Programme Integration etc.
  • A motorbike driving licence, ability and willingness to ride is a  MUST.
  • Willingness to reside at Traditional Authority level is a  MUST.
  • Demonstrable planning and budget management skills a  MUST .
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in a local environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including facilitation, influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity.
  • Excellent planning, coordination and reporting skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities.
  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a  MUST .
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours as the job demands.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

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