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Field Officer

Date: 10-Aug-2019

Location: Mogovolas, N, MZ

Company: Plan International

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian 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 support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Typical Responsibilities - Key End Results of Position:

“What” is done and “why”, but not “how”; include indicators for success

  • Lead and facilitate community mobilization processes and awareness sessions, including the formation and strengthening of specific program and sponsorship committees
  • Facilitate children, youth, families and stakeholder consultation as well as participation in sponsorship, programs and projects activities using the PRA tools.
  • In liaison with the Program Area Manager and Sponsorship Coordinator, strengthen the relationships between the different stakeholders at community level
  • Facilitate and strengthen community capacity in resource mobilization that includes the community led sponsorship approach
  • Establish good working relations with children, families, community leadership, government extension staff and other stakeholders at community.
  • In liaison with other team members and development partners, facilitate advocacy skills development in children, youth, families and communities to lobby and influence policy at local, national and international level
  • Facilitate community development planning, project implementation and community based monitoring and evaluation
  • In liaison with the Program Area Manager and Sponsorship Coordinator, formulate weekly plans to address sponsorship work and programs as well as submit monthly reports (should include home visits, absent children and children’s death)
  • Support and facilitate phase in activities in new communities, sponsorship data collection, and sponsorship file management at the PA (Program Area), quality control of sponsorship communications and monitoring of the progress of the sponsorship committees.
  • Promote child rights based programming at field level and create community awareness on development education
  • Documenting lessons learnt case studies and other relevant information and sharing with other program staff.
  • Facilitate the integration of Sponsorship and programs activities in the field
  • Manage production of quality sponsorship products to meet set deadlines.
  • Ensure participation in stakeholders meetings and networks at community.
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Dealing with Problems:

Complexity of problems handled & the degree of investigation, analysis, & creative thinking required to solve them.

 

Communications and Working Relationships:

 

Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contact

 

  • Works with the programs team,
  • Works closely with Sponsorship Coordinator and Sponsorship Assistant

 

Knowledge, Skills, Behaviors, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:

Gained through education, training, & experience

  • Degree in Development Studies, Rural Development, Rural Sociology or any related area with at least 3 years experiences working in community development facilitation or project management in a  reputable NGO                                     
  • Ability and experience in partnership building, networking and Collaboration,
  • Child participation and consultation processes,
  • Fluency in Portuguese  languages (written or oral) – knowledge of English and local language is an added advantage
  • An understanding of community development preferably from a rights based perspective (CCCD).
  • Communications skills and appropriate to the audience
  • Problem solving and facilitation skills
  • Practical experience of working with communities at grassroots level with proven skills and knowledge of organizational development and capacity building within the Civil Society sector
  • Proficiency in use of MS office
  • Analytical skills
  • Motor Cycle Riding skills (preferably with a riding license)
  • Skills in digital photography/or overall skills in photography

 

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. 

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection Policy.
 

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. 

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.