3 Mar 2022

Community Development Facilitator at Plan International

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Job Description

Date: 02-Mar-2022

Location: Nkasi Rukwa, Tanzania

Company: Plan International


Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan has over 80 years’ experience and works in more than 75 countries across the world. We strive for a just world, working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners.

Plan International has been working in Tanzania since 1991. Our work supports marginalised children and youth, especially adolescent girls, to grow up physically and mentally healthy and ready to shape their future. We create an enabling environment and empower girls to be active drivers of change in realising their rights. We prioritise working with partners, and ensuring all of our work is evidence based.

Nkasi PU has started its operation in March 2016 as result of the process of Plan Tanzania overarching aim is to reach the marginalized and excluded in line with Plan’s global strategy. The region, Rukwa as a whole is performing poorly in almost all social – economic indicators, and sponsorship feasibility was observed to be favourable for Plan International to work in the area. We are currently identified 5 wards where sponsorship communication project is focused


This role aim to Facilitate children, parents and partners in designing, planning, implementing and monitoring projects at the grassroots level while building and maintaining the relationship through meaningful communication across cultures.

Dimensions of the Role

Directly reports to Program Unit Manager.
Responsible for building relationships and communication activities, community mobilization and facilitation in program activities.
Manages budget of the projects facilitated at the community.


1. Community mobilization and facilitation

Facilitate the communities and other stakeholders in resource mobilization.
Facilitates effective participation of children, families, communities and stakeholders in program activities
Facilitate communities in the design, implementation and monitoring of community managed projects in line with the CCCD agenda.

2. Maintain and strengthen Plan relationship and partnership with key stakeholders and partners through coordination, Networking and Advocacy.

Establish good working relations with children, families, community leadership, community-based organizations (CBOs), government extension staff and other stakeholders at ward and village levels
Participate and organize in stakeholder meetings and networks at ward and village levels.
Coordinate all Plan`s business at the grassroots and facilitate the process of self-empowerment of children, families, groups and association.

3. Sponsorship Communications activities

Create community awareness and the community volunteer on development education and communication materials. Ensure communities are aware of Plan’s Programmes and approaches
Facilitate the process of community reflections and project effectiveness.
Facilitate meaningful dialogue between children, families, communities and sponsors using Plan`s sponsorship and development communication mechanism and tools.
Promote integration of Sponsorship Communications and program processes at field level
Facilitate production of quality Sponsorship Communications products to meet set deadlines
Carry out regular home visits to all sponsored families and findings are documented on a monthly basis.
Ensure Community members, SC and Families participate effectively on Plan’s Programmes as evidenced in children’s voices in several PU reports
To enhance capacity of CVs/CBOs for effectively support, Quality and timely sponsorship production.

4. To Promote, facilitate and abide to child Protection Policy and Procedures, code of conduct and mandatory reporting responsibilities.

Promote and facilitate child rights-based programming at field level.
promote and abide by internal policies and procedures including but not limited to: Child Protection Policy; Code of Conduct; mandatory reporting responsibility
Reports all incidents and concerns on child abuse to the relevant authorities.
Ensures that the Ward and Village Child Protection Committees are fully functional.
Ensure all partners and relevant others, including children and communities, are trained, sign and have access to the child protection policy (and other relevant documents such as the Code of Conduct), are aware of its contents and clear about the responsibilities it places on them.

5. Ensure quality and timely reporting of both mandatory and adhoc report.

Develop and submit to the PUM monthly progress and status reports, Projects Outlines with budgets and annual action plans
Monitor progress of project expenditures and submit budget modification request to the PUM
Well documented lesson learnt and best practice, on what work well and what needs to change on community level as evidenced in different PU reports
Downward accountability to stakeholders, especially children’s and communities including documenting what works for a wider sharing across Plan Tanzania is well facilitated as evidenced in quarterly reports

6. Property Management

Manage and maintain any assigned property or assets such as motor cycles, computer or other equipment’s in accordance with established rules and procedures.

7. Gender mainstreaming

Mainstream gender programming in all Plan business at the community level.
Promote and abide to Plan gender policy.

Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
Key relationships

[This section refers to people inside and/or outside of the organisation that the post-holder needs to have contact with, and why. This should include virtual presence.]

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

Project Coordinators-high
Functional networks-high
External stakeholders-high
Community volunteers-high

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge

Leadership behaviours

Ability to organize own work and work independently
Promotes high performance
Initiative and innovative
Communicates effectively
Skills specific to the post

Excellent communication skills
Excellent community mobilization skills
Problem solving skills
Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment
Team building and maintaining skills
Advanced Facilitation skills
Proficient in computer skills
Good interpersonal skills
Plan International’s Values in Practice

We are open and accountable

Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people
We strive for lasting impact

Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.
We work well together

Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

Physical Environment

[In this section, state “typical office environment”, or conditions such as “must work outside in an extremely hot and humid climate”. Also note if any protective equipment is required.]

Typical office environment with frequent visit to the communities

Level of contact with children

High level: Frequent interaction with children

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Closing Date : 15th March , 2022.

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