Zambian Youth Platform is looking to recruit innovative, motivated and self-driven individuals to fill (16) community facilitator positions.
Kalabo, Kaoma, Limulunga, Luampa, Lukulu, Mitete, Mongu, Mulobezi, Mwandi, Nalolo, Nkeyema, Senanga, Sesheke, Shango’mbo, Sikongo and Sioma
The Community Accountability Projects, (W-CAP and Y-CAP) are multi-year projects which seek to embark on Community Led Monitoring (CLM) in seven stated districts. The CLM implementation will be based on the ZYP accountability framework to generate evidence through CLM also known as community based research – Community-based research which is essential for ensuring that policy-makers and program planners are well informed as to: (1) the health needs of the communities that their policies and programmes are aimed to reach; and (2) the real impact, availability, accessibility, affordability, acceptability, quality and effectiveness of the health services and policies they currently are (or plan to be) delivering. Beyond informing others, community-based research is also an important source of information for communities to guide services, advocacy and actions.
The position of Community Facilitator is part of ZYP strategy to ensure adolescents and young people are placed at the center of the health response to warrant instant feedback and utilization of local solutions which come from the communities themselves.
The community facilitators are required to provide the link between ZYP and the community in areas where the project activities are implemented. This is to ensure facilitation of all the Western Community Accountability Project (WCAP) activities done within the community are helping and improving health programmes in terms of strengthening community participation in their health outcomes and improved data for quality programme decisions. Additionally, the community facilitators must be able to live in the community as part of ZYP’s national Strategy which ensure community project ownership.
- Mobilizing communities and facilitating on ZYP organised programmes to ensure the mandate of ZYP is achieved.
- Organise and facilitate Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) and or In-Depth Interviews (IDIs) to ensure data bank that assist the project quality delivery.
- Develop and facilitate administration of anonymous CSCs to ensure instant health beneficiaries feedback.
- Facilitating planning, implementation, data collection and routine monitoring of the project in the assigned area/s of operation.
- Facilitating effective participation of adolescents, young people, communities and stakeholders in programme activities.
- Coordination of programme activities and networking with the communities.
- Establishing good working relations with adolescents, Community based Organizations (CBOs), relevant government departments and other stakeholders at community level.
- Participating in stakeholder meetings and networks at community level.
- Identifying key project risks within the area of operation and putting in appropriate control measures to manage them.
Diploma in Development Studies or related discipline. 2-3 years’ experience in a similar role in an NGO environment.
- Ability to organize own work and work independently.
- Excellent communication skills
Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment, with knowledge of Language, Cultural beliefs and values of community one is operating in.
- Must be a Team player. Facilitation skills (Meetings, workshops & seminars).
- Proficient in Computer skills.
- Building good relationships with various community groups.
- Identifying the potential of community groups to deliver specific programs that promote the health fulfillment of adolescents and young people.
- Ability to resolve conflicts