Two (2) Community Coordinators for Tuv Area Program

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With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 33,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

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Local - Fixed Term Employee (Fixed Term)Job Description:

Job title: Two (2) Community Coordinators for Tuv Area Program

1. Community Coordinator - Maternity Cover

2. Community Coordinator - Core Staff

Location: Zuunmod, Tuv Province

Full/Part-time: Full-Time

Fixed term/Temporary: Fixed term

Deadline for application: June 25, 2024

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The purpose of this position is to serve as a catalyst, partnership broker, and builder of the capacity of local partners, facilitating the emergence and strengthening of community-led initiatives to improve and sustain the well-being of children and their families. The Community Coordinator works within communities to enable mutual transformation in the lives of children, families, supporters, partners and WV staff themselves. Ensure program quality through effective planning, implementation and monitoring with communities and partners and apply Sponsorship in Programming principles to ensure sponsorship processes integrate with the programme and community efforts:

- to care for and protect children; and

- to strengthen children’s participation, and that registered children participate and benefit from programme activities.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Ensure program quality through effective planning, implementation and monitoring with communities and partners

a. Lead local planning process ensuring Critical Paths of WV’s development program approach (DPA)

b. Ensure all RC (Registered Children) are aware of major planned activities in the AP that they could participate in and benefit from. Ensure all RC are included (participating and benefitting) in age-appropriate program activities (TP (Technical Problem) / CESP (Community Engagement Sponsorship Program)), as per Standards, contributing to their overall development

c. Regular update MVC (Most Vulnerable Children) mapping and have a clear focus of target MVC markers: is tracking improvement in MVC well-being, reflecting, and adapting based on that tracking and is increasing its MVC targets achieving for both RC and non RC.

d. Address vulnerability and gender based issues, ensure Christian commitment, child protection, environment and conflict resolution are mainstreamed within WV initiatives in their assigned communities

e. Ensure primary focus area plans in the creation of annual area programme plans within the stipulated time and ensure proper budget utilization and its spending in accordance with WV policies, standards and procedures.

f. Conduct Program Quality self-review with the stakeholders, community and within Area Program team and ensure learning is addressed during next planning and implementation and how our program and project is contributed to the child wellbeing.

g. Support local level partners to identify needs and underlying causes; and recognizing local assets and resources which could support them in meeting these needs, mobilize these in program implementation.

h. Intentional and continuous monitoring of the project impact and contribute to analysis and interpretation of monitoring data which assured as realistic.

i. Monitor and report on sustainability indicators: there is ongoing staff reflection/equipping on community engagement and project mode scale up within AP areas and at national level and leads to changes and program plans. j. Document and submit progress, learning, challenges, story of significant changes through community reflection, into monthly, semi-annual and annual reports to relevant management and donors.

Sponsorship Management and Coordination:

a. Sponsorship Integration: Provide Sponsorship in Programming subject matter expertise and technical support to ensure Child Sponsorship integrated within AP Annual Plans and TP and CESP activities. Review quality of Sponsorship in Programming annually using SiP (Sponsorship in Program) Reflection tool. Ensure community, families, and children’s understanding of child sponsorship for transformation.

b. Community engagement: Participate in sponsorship education processes and provide technical input on sponsorship messaging and sponsorship aspects of community engagement, and ongoing community sponsorship education and messaging processes. Actively engage RC parents and community on new sponsorship initiatives to strengthen participation of parents and communities in sponsorship activities.

c. Manage Child Sponsorship to contribute to Community-led Care & Protection: Work with AP team to ensure Child Sponsorship contribution to local care and child protection efforts. Establish child selection and monitoring through local Child Well-

Being Committee linked to child protection. This includes -

  • Child selection: the development of child community selection criteria into sponsorship programme, community participation in selection processes and mandated documentation is complete.
  • CMS: Support child monitoring processes to ensure children are monitored according to Child Monitoring Standards.
  • Case management and follow-up: Ensure SSUI Child-Wellbeing data (Case Management) is regularly reviewed and updated. Ensure reporting and follow-up adherence to child death, sickness and accident/protection protocols.

d. Sponsor and Child Engagement:

  • Nurture sponsor and child connections: Facilitate quality and timely communication between sponsors and Registered Children.
  • Manage sponsorship activities to contribute to Child Participation, Life Skills and Voice: Ensure sponsor engagement feature opportunities (IL, SL, CR, CGV, CPA, CC, APR, DPR, etc.) contribute to developing life skills and promoting child participation and voice. Support implementation of sponsor communication through programme activities as per activity designs.
  • Efficient management & delivery of sponsor engagement features: Facilitate practices and appropriate tools to ensure management of sponsor child communications (IL, SL, GN, EL, APR, CEW, CC, Queries, FL, BB, Sponsorship 2.0 content and sponsor queries), within sponsorship standards.*Quality review:
  • *Quality review of Sponsorship 2.0 products.
  • *Sponsor visits: Plan and facilitate sponsor visits, and ensure the visiting sponsors are well attended on and get wide exposure and positive impression from visit, with adherence of required protocols

e. Systems maintained, updated and function: Collaborate with WVIT and NO IT in maintenance and update of sponsorship systems to ensure SSUI, child data, sponsorship systems and Horizon mobiles are maintained and regularly updated as per WVIT protocols and properly functioning at the field level. Ensure the functioning of all Sponsorship Business Systems (data flow between AP (Area Program), NO (National Office) and SOs (Support Office) and vice versa - reconciliation of data discrepancies)

f. Storage, filing and security meets policy requirements: Ensure storage and safekeeping of child data, sponsor addresses, sponsorship documents, files, and systems and are aligned to child protection policies, standards and procedures. Maintain security of Sponsorship data, system resourc es and sponsor addresses

Engaging and visioning with communities

a. Ensure effective communication about World Vision (WV)’s identity, mission, vision, values and our approach to development. This includes child sponsorship as integrated within broader community engagement process

b. Develop and maintain a strong understanding of the local context, including government perspectives and plans, ensuring all voices are heard, especially those of children and youth, including the most vulnerable

c. Support critical awareness in community’s response to the well-being of children and other vulnerable groups and ensure participation of these groups in community development processes

d. Facilitate effective working relationships between local stakeholder groups and between local partners and others outside the area and identify key priorities for child well-being

e. Mobilize and support the creation, mobilization and strengthening of community groups and key stakeholders which catalyze community engagement to improve child well-being

Capacity building of partners and community

a. Build close relationships and actively learn within partner communities, through home visits, immersion in communities and with host families, attend community social events, etc.

b. Work with stakeholders in a range of different development relationships towards the well-being of children in the communities

c. Facilitate formation and ongoing capacity building of new and existing partners for holistic sustainable development

d. Undertake social networks analysis in order to understand the functions various stakeholders fulfil, power dynamics, potential for partnership and capacity building needs.

e. Train and coach partner local groups on appropriate skills and self-assessment methods to build their capacity for management of local initiatives.

Resource acquisition and knowledge management

a. Create a long and short-term project idea pool through regular brainstorming and indepth purposeful reflections at the AP level

b. Collaborate/support with GAM (Grant Acquisition and Management), PRQU (Program Quality Unit) and NRD (National Resource Development) to share local needs/project ideas towards the wellbeing of most vulnerable children within the target and non-target areas.

c. Support local sponsorship fundraising initiatives such as M2M, corporate engagement, and one-time event at both local and national level.

d. Ensure corporate and other private donor engagement

e. Develop, share and document the project best practices, lesson learnt and scale up ideas at national level

Stewardship & accountability

a. To enhance effective and efficient utilization of resources and maintain high standards of stewardship and accountability

b. To ensure program accountability and sustainability drivers throughout program implementation

c. Communicate WV’s mission, values and identity in appropriate manner to all relevant stakeholders, including community people, local authorities and other NGOs.

d. Apply continuous learning in work situations & reflect on the impact on performance

e. Act in accordance with WV policies & protocols in relation to children at all time

f. Monitor the monthly spending to take timely actions and rectifications if necessary

g. Ensure all the expenses are within the approved budget line

Other

a. Any other activities in the related field as assigned by the AP Manager and Regional Operations Lead

b. Contribute to the common goal and aspirations of the WVI Mongolia, be an active member of the team

c. Attends devotions and weekly chapel services and support the spiritual development of his/her team.

d. Self-development (Physically, Emotionally, Spiritually and Professionally)

e. Contribute to ongoing reflection & learning within the team to improve program performance

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Minimum education, training, and experience requirements to qualify for the position

  • Bachelor degree in Social science and development or other related field
  • At least 3 years of experience on community development and project management
  • Strong inter-personal experience with Sponsorship activities, program planning, implementation and monitoring
  • Experience with faith, community based and child focused Empowerment programs
  • Demonstrated facilitation skills, including catalyzing, connecting, and capacity building
  • Strong understanding of community led-development work and facilitation
  • Understand poverty issues, development theories and holistic development
  • Knowledge & experience in social research and process
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly with a range of actors of diverse backgrounds
  • Commitment to ethos, core value and mission statement of World Vision Mongolia
  • Preference for good written and oral communication skills in English
  • Computer literacy; Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strong planning and project management skills
  • Facilitation, training, coaching, and capacity building skills
  • Communication, collaboration and partnership building skills
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, creative, innovative and research skills
  • Good team player and team work skills

Applicant Types Accepted:

Local Applicants Only

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