PURPOSE OF POSITION
The Sponsorship Field Coordinator- Kanchanpur will coordinate Child Sponsorship and Community Sponsorship operations and services with partner NGOs that will enable WVIN to meet Child Sponsorship Standards, coordinate sponsorship processes within the team to fulfil sponsorship outcomes and outputs; facilitate strong community and partner engagement and ownership of child sponsorship to process child selection and registration; develop sponsorship activities that promote children’s participation and well-being; foster meaningful relationships and communication between children and sponsors.
The role will be responsible to provide technical support to Partner NGOs to lead the integration and quality of sponsorship in those programmes supported by sponsorship, and to mitigate potential problems traditionally associated with sponsorship practices. This position needs to ensure organizational contribution to child well-Being and maximum transformational development impact by providing technical support, expertise and leadership in community engagement and sponsorship plan to the Partner NGOs.
This position also needs to provide programming quality and programme effectiveness with regards to Development Program Approach standard and sponsorship essentials. This position will work closely with Child Protection lead at the Field Office to ensure integration of sponsorship management and alignment of programs to Child and Adult Safeguarding standards as well as ensures Child Safe Organization essentials at the district and Partner NGO level.
The incumbent will also represent the organization at the district level and coordinate with PNGOs, government and other stakeholders to profile organization and also to ensure a good collaboration among different stakeholders to leverage given resources in an effective ways.
Coordinate performance of partner NGO through feasible work plans with clear targets
Monitor and document performance of partner NGO implementing Child Sponsorship and Community Sponsorship’s Community Engagement and Child Sponsorship Programme (CESP) operations and services to ensure that they are performed timely, with quality, within budget as per project agreements and work plans.
Conduct regular visits to Registered Children and partner communities, including unscheduled and random visits, as part of partner NGO’s performance monitoring
Facilitate technical support for partner NGO to ensure adequate technical quality in the delivery of Child Sponsorship and Community Sponsorship Business processes operations and services, World Vision’s Global Child Sponsorship Standards
Coordinate responses and follow up to queries in a timely manner
Provide guidance in the development and implementation of CESP in the district
Initiate coaching, mentoring and building the capacity of Partner NGO on CESP, Local Partnering and Community Engagement to effectively facilitate CESP in the district.
Manage development of local selection criteria and the registration of children for child sponsorship based on World Vision’s global
standards and WVIN’s criteria of vulnerability
Ensure that Sponsorship Operations Indicator (SOI) reports are green and plan follow up action in case of variance
Ensure the quality, integrity, security and consistency of all information generated by WVIN’s Child Sponsorship and Community Sponsorship business processes from the district
Coordinate data entry of Sponsorship systems and ensure integrity and quality of data input
Manage digitalization of Child Sponsorship and Community Sponsorship Business processes at the district level in alignment World Vision’s Global Child Sponsorship standards
Build relationships with district and local governments, community representatives and other INGOs/NGOs in coordination with relevant staff from Field Office and National Office
Promote basic understanding of key external stakeholders with regards to World Vision’s Sponsorship Approach and standards, WVIN as an organization and its projects/programmes in the district
Promote community engagement, and children’s participation and voices in WVIN’s projects/programmes
Share relevant information about the district with WVIN’s departments for sponsor/donor visit, security, public engagement, MEAL and proposal development purposes
Identify, assess and communicate risks associated with Child Sponsorship and Community Sponsorship operations and services implemented by partner NGO. Coordinate the development of mitigation measures with partner NGO
Ensure that all business processes and operational activities that are associated with WVIN’s Child Sponsorship and Community Sponsorship are in compliance with WV’s standards and policies including Child Protection
Ensure Child Safe Organization’s and Child and Adult Safeguarding protocol at the district level are followed and up to date
Act as Safeguarding Focal Point at District level with responsibility to orient PNGO board and staffs on Safeguarding compliance and incident reporting
Compile, maintain and update the database of Safeguarding compliance in the district and provide needed information to the Field Focal Point and or National Safeguarding Focal Point
Receive Safeguarding incident reports from Social Mobilizers/Communities/beneficiaries and report it to the Field Focal Point and or National Office Safeguarding focal point or as required by the incident reporting standards
Contribute to strategic organizational process including annual planning, budgeting and reporting processes, and audit processes with major inputs required for WVIN Semi Annual and Annual Management Reporting of their respective APs.
Perform other organizational and business processes that are required to contribute to WVIN’s strategic objectives and to maintain a healthy organizational life
Increasing demonstration and understanding of and commitment to World Vision’s Core Values in the approach to work and relationships
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science/Development Studies/ Sociology/ International Relation or any relevant field
Computer and Technology literacy; Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Strong experience in using technology including information management database softwares and platforms
Minimum of 3 year experience in similar or equivalent positions in development sector or sponsorship-focused organization
Experience in preparing and facilitating training workshops
Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications
Master’s Degree in Social Science/ Development Studies/ Sociology/ International Relation or any relevant field
User experience with WV’s data management, information platforms and Horizon SSUI and Horizon Desktop Application
Knowledge of World Vision’s Technical Programmes and organizational policies and standards, including Child Sponsorship standards
Will be required to be based in one of WVIN’s operational district and work out of partner NGO’s office
Will be required to spend at least 50% of work time conducting monitoring and field visits in target municipalities and wards
Willingness to work outside office hours especially when conducting monitoring/field visits and when hosting sponsor/donor visits
Must be able to interact with a diverse groups Able to work on a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staff
Full adherence to World Vision Child Protection & Adult Safeguuarding, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies.
Experience in preparing and facilitating training workshops
World Vision’s experience in development programmes
Understanding of poverty issues, development theories and sustainable development practices including empowerment approach through community-led activities and advocacy
Strong project management skills including the ability to plan and budget; manage performance of partners and contractors; monitor, evaluate and communicate results; think strategically and analytically; solve problems; and make appropriate and timely decisions
Strong people management skills including performance management and capacity building skills (facilitation, mentoring and coaching skills)
Effective written and oral communications skills including presentation and reporting skills
Good interpersonal skills and cross-cultural sensitivity. Strong collaboration and partnership skills to mobilize engagement and influence.
World Vision International Nepal is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourage candidates of diverse background, women and differently abled, to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be called for the subsequent selection procedure. WVIN reserves all rights to qualify/disqualify applications in any case.
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