Jobs at Compassion International in Uganda- Partnership Facilitator

Reporting Relations: Reports to the Partnership Facilitator

Job Summary
The Field-Based Partnership Facilitator is the key link in the relationship with the local church and the cornerstone in Compassion’s strategy to build up the capacity of the local church for holistic child development.
Works with the church partner to pursue the common vision and goals reflected in the child/CSP mother-child, sponsor/donor and partner development outcomes. Responsible for Compassion’s side of the partnership relationship as reflected in the Program Field Manual (PFM) and relates with church partners in a manner characterized by mutual respect, trust, and service. Resides in or near a cluster of project partners and works from a home-based office.

Core Duties and Responsibilities
1. Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and is a strong Christian witness who demonstrates a courteous, Christ-like
attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Compassion, and also faithfully upholds Compassion’s ministry in prayer.

2. Acts as an advocate for children by raising awareness of the needs and potential of children in poverty by challenging and enabling those within his/her influence to greater involvement and effectiveness on behalf of children.

3. Serves the local church partner with a vision to build its capacity to achieve effective, holistic child development.
a. Casts vision and develops collaborative relationships with the
pastor, Church Partner Committee and Project Director.
b. Acts as Compassion’s primary liaison to the Church Partner. Understands and is sensitive to its needs, and represents them in the country office.
c. Facilitates a relationship characterized by mutual respect, trust and service that helps to build the capacity of the church as reflected by the Partner Development Outcomes.
d. Provides consultation and technical advice for the Church Partner in how to accomplish Child Development and Sponsor/Donor Outcomes, and facilitates internal and external resources to support them. Does this in a differentiated manner according to the partner’s maturity.
e. Carries out regular visits to the Church Partner.

4. Manages Compassion’s requirements as well as its obligations to the church within the partnership relationship.
a. Coordinates the process leading to the signing of the Partnership Agreement.
b. Ensures that the partnership addresses Child/CSP motherchild, Sponsor/Donor and Partner Outcomes and meets the standards in the Program Field Manual (PFM) and the Sponsor and Donor Ministry Field Manual.
c. Facilitates the development of the Partner Planning and Budgeting Form (PPBF) of the Church Partner each year which includes the planning for the Child Development through Sponsorship Program (CDSP), the Child Survival Program (CSP) and Complementary Interventions (CIV), which are activities that supplement and enhance CDSP and CSP.
d. Assists the project with writing CIV proposals for individual projects and for clusters.
e. Manages the growth in number of registered children in CDSP and in CSP within each project.
f. Identifies partner training and consultancy needs, and mobilizes the Training and Support Department to provide these services.
g. Coordinates CIV and Short-Term Mission Trip activities at the Church Partner and cluster level.
h. Takes responsibility for project status changes between the country office and the Church Partner.
i. Follows-up on all aspects of the partnership relationship including documentation for sponsors and donors; audit findings; individual, family and project gifts; and the hosting of sponsor visits.
5. Conducts Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting activities for project partnerships.
a. Monitors and evaluates progress against the Child/CSP mother-child, Sponsor/Donor and Partner Development Outcomes through the regular reporting of the church partner.
Works with the church partner to set targets for the outcome indicators.
b. Evaluates fulfillment of requirements outlined in the Partnership Agreement through regular project visits and the use of the Partnership Grading Tool.
c. Monitors progress against the annual PPBF through regular project reporting and visits.
d. Prepares written reports of regular project visits which include: objectives, results, structured contact time with Church Partners, and progress on functional follow-up items.
e. Works closely with the Church Partner to help them learn how to regularly monitor, evaluate and use critical project and child information.
6. Facilitates collaborative relationships within a cluster of partnerships. Carries out cluster-level meetings to facilitate relationships and shared learning. Identifies and mobilizes Church Partners who can help in training other Church Partners.
7. Carries out the partner selection process in alignment with the formal process and criteria of the country office.
8. Engages effectively with country office and prepares regular reporting. Participates in regular coordination meetings and travels to field office regularly.
9. Submits to local accountability group or individual (i.e. Church Group, Pastor, Church Leader).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
1. Christian maturity characterized by a strong Christian testimony, a heart for ministry, and knowledge of the Scriptures.
2. Bachelor’s degree is required with a preference towards fieldrelated Social Sciences, Christian Ministry or Management.
3. A minimum of three years professional or intensive volunteer experience relevant to managing Christian ministry and/or other service activities.
4. Strong interpersonal relationship skills conducive to utilizing facilitation, collaboration and negotiation and establishing trusting relationships with a wide variety of people.
5. Mature, self sufficient, self motivated and has an ability to be productive with only occasional supervision.
6. Willingness to live in and relate with the communities we are serving, and to submit to local church authority.
7. Good leadership, general management, and problem-solving skills. Ability to reflect Compassion’s Leadership Principles.
8. Customer service orientation.
9. Ability and desire to learn new things.
10. Excellent written communication skills, especially reporting, and
strong verbal communication skills.
11. Comfort with using IT and Internet technology in remote and
unique environments.
12. Committed to working with the broad spectrum of Evangelical denominations and churches.
13. Ability and to travel domestically and be away from home for up to two weeks at atime and no more than 100 nights in a year. Travel will vary downward depending on the location of church partners and whether or not the person is field-based.

How to Apply:
A cover letter, recommendation from your previous employer if applicable, detailed curriculum vitae, 3 professional references,
reference letter from your current Pastor, copies of academic qualification documents.

Applications should reach the undersigned latest by Friday 9th
November 2012 5:00pm. (Closing Date).

Write To: The Sr. Human Resources Specialist, Compassion
International, P.O.Box 8936 Kampala – Uganda.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 9th Nov 2012


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