WVI | Field Facilitator Vacancy 2017

By | July 16, 2017

World Vision International | Field Facilitator Vacancy 2017

World Vision International

World Vision International
World Vision began working in Malawi in 1982 with community infrastructure projects including schools, under five health centres and water systems. By 1992, World Vision had established longer-term community-based Area Development Programmes, and is now helping close to one million people.
Currently, World Vision is working with communities in 23 districts through 37 long-term Area Development Programmes (ADPs).


Reference : 7624-17N17148
Location : Africa – Malawi
Town/City :  Ntchisi
Application Deadline Date : 28-Jul-17
Category : Health
Type : Fixed term, Full-time
International Role : No – Only National applicants will be considered.
Duration : Less Than 1 Year


Purpose of the position: Under the direction of the Project Coordinator, the Development Facilitator will be responsible for implementation and field level coordination/ facilitation of the Prevention of Stunting Project (PSP) within the designated health facility catchment area. The position will take ownership for the delivery of Nutrition and WASH interventions ensuring that there is a measurable impact on identified growth targets. The position will be familiar with a broad cross-section of activities, resources, and techniques associated with the development and implementation of the TP. The position will have a working knowledge of and tangible experience in program planning and implementation and fostering partnerships in health, nutrition and WASH.

Major Responsibilities:

Key Outputs/Responsibilities Weight(%)
Program Implementation
Under the supervision and guidance of the Project Coordinator, the incumbent will work collaboratively with Health Surveillance Assistants (HSAs) and other relevant extension workers to facilitate implementation of the Ntchisi Prevention of Stunting Project through:-

  1. Lead the planning, organization/ facilitation and implementation of all health, nutrition and WASH interventions within the health facility catchment area.
  2. Community mobilization which will involve organizing and participating in community sensitization meetings, monthly planning and review meetings, ANCC meetings and taking the opportunity to support dissemination of appropriate information on nutrition and WASH.
  3. Supporting and participating in nutrition activities during growth monitoring sessions (Under-five clinics), Antenatal clinics, Child health days and other community events.
  4. Facilitating ongoing identification, registration and monitoring of beneficiaries as per WFP project protocol
  5. Formation and capacity building of nutrition related structures that include ANCCs, Care Groups, VNCCs, CLANs/Promoters.
  6. Acting as lead person for roll out of social behavior change communication to communities through the Local Government structures.
  7. Supporting HSAs, Care Groups, CLANs, Promoters, ANCCs, radio listening clubs/care groups, drama groups to implement Social and Behavioral Change Communication activities (SBCC) by involving them at every stage of project implementation for their participation.
  8. Ensuring quality through regular monitoring of activities, checking appropriate standards and procedures are observed in health, nutrition and WASH community level activities implemented through the community structures.
  9. Consolidate monthly care group reports through the designated SUN structures and submit to the Project Coordinator through the D,M&E Officer.
  10. Liaising and coordinate with all extension workers (health, agriculture, Local Government, Gender and NGOs and implementation ) during the formation and management of care groups and roll out Nutrition interventions
  11. Ensuring that clans and care groups have the necessary kits / materials required for the work they are doing.
  12. Undertaking commodity (Nutributter) handling and distribution to intended beneficiaries in the most accountable and transparent manner in the health facilities and EDP.
  13. Joint monitoring of commodity (Nutributter) stock with Health Facility personnel, maintain stock documentation and compile stock reports
  14. Maintain programmatic accountability for program activities within the health facility catchment area including data collection, record keeping of activities, and the completion of all necessary activity, monthly, and commodity distribution reports.
  15. Distribute SBCC materials to care groups, CLANs, HSAs, and other relevant stakeholders to ensure quality technical messages and approaches on nutrition and WASH is reaching all the target beneficiaries.
Partnerships & Advocacy

  1. Network and collaborate with all local level stakeholders involved in health, nutrition and WASH interventions in program implementation and facilitate smooth transition for sustainability in the program.
  2. Represent the program on relevant local level committees, taskforces, fairs, etc., in order to promote coordination and collaboration with other stakeholders and relevant efforts whenever possible
  3. Promote local level advocacy in health, nutrition and WASH matters.
Capacity building

  1. Build capacity of the local health, nutrition and WASH community based structures in preparation for rolling out quality service delivery for attainment of desired objectives in line with the project document.
Program monitoring

  1. Provide technical support to the community on implementation of development plans (AOP) through monitoring and review sessions consistent with budgetary allocation and within the set time line.
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Major Responsibilities: (please define in output format – 1-11 things of what you expect to see as a result of this position)

Key Outputs/Responsibilities
(Accountabilities and results)
Conduct community mobilization 10
Conduct beneficiary screening, registration, and verification 10
Implement SBCC activities – drama, radio listening, community events, care group activities 15
Facilitate formation and/or strengthening of Care Groups 10
Train and supervise Care Group Lead Volunteers 15
Facilitate receipt and maintain documentation of commodity (Nutributter) at health facilities and extended distribution points 5
Conduct commodity distribution 10
Conduct stock count jointly with Health Facility personnel on a regular basis 5
Preparation of commodity distribution reports, monthly and activity narrative reports 10
Facilitation of community level meetings 5
8 Conduct onsite monitoring and home visits 5
Total 100%

PROFILE: Core Capabilities: (proficiency levels; 1=developing 2 =proficient 3=advanced)

Core Capability Proficiency level
(1, 2, 3)
Examples of advanced proficiencies
(A full list of indicators available in Core Capabilities into Job Descriptions – A Manager’s Guide)
Indv Ldr
Achieving Capabilities
Achieving quality results and service 2 2 Example: Clarifies the goals and purpose of work tasks
Practicing accountabilityand integrity 3 3
Communicatinginformation effectively 3 3
Thinking Capabilities
Thinking clearly, deeply and broadly 2 2 Example: Sees relationships between cause, effect, and big picture
Understanding theHumanitarian industry 2 2
Understanding WV’s mission & operations 3 3
Practicing innovation &change 2 2
Self-managing Capabilities
Demonstrating Christ-centered life and work 2 2 Example: demonstration of servant leadership
Learning for growth and development 1 1
Maintaining work/life balance 1 1
Relational Capabilities
Building collaborativerelationships 3 3 Example: Treat others with honor and respect
Practicing gender & culturaldiversity 2 2
Influencing individuals & groups 3 3

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision
  • Able to work in cross cultural environment
  • Ability to pay attention to details
  • Creative and team player
  • Flexible
  • Perform duties as required.
  • Honest and accountable
  • High sense of integrity
  • Quality achiever
  • Committed Christian and able to stand above denominational diversities
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Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:
Minimum Qualification required:
Bachelors Degree in Nutrition and/or Environmental Health/Public Health; with work experience in community health and nutrition programmes;
2 Years in community health and nutrition programmes, care group approach; community mobilisation;
Technical Skills and Ability:

  • Community mobilization skills
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Working with local government structure;
  • Working with partners.
  • Understanding of care group approach
  • Ability to glean basic information from beneficiary Health Passport
  • Team work
  • Fast learning
  • (Paper-based) Record keeping
  • Basic computer data entry skills
  • Ability to work under own initiative
  • Good understanding of cross-cultural issues.
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills