GOAL is an international non-denominational, non-governmental and non-political humanitarian organisation dedicated to work towards ensuring the poorest and most vulnerable in our world and those affected by humanitarian crises have access to the fundamental rights of life, including but not limited to adequate shelter, food, water and sanitation, healthcare and education. We began humanitarian and developmental work in Zimbabwe from 2002 and we are gradually evolving from emergency response to long-term development. Currently our focus is on Livelihoods, Nutrition and WASH.
General description of the role
Reporting to the Chief of Party, the Community Visioning Lead (CV) will be responsible for engaging with communities in a sustained, collaborative, and participatory process to identify challenges.
Summary of Key Duties
- The CV Lead will facilitate dialogue on group and individual aspirations and potential pathways to reach their aspirations in the context of limitations.
- The incumbent will lead a shared visioning process for collective action, in which the various actors can contribute their perspectives, articulate aspirations, define individual and communal strengths and hoped-for contributions, voice concerns, and highlight successes.
- The CV Lead will be responsible for the generation of local solutions and strategies for addressing food and nutrition security issues.
- S/he will also be responsible for mobilizing communities to work jointly to address these issues, building on existing cohesion among community members, fostering cohesion where it is weak, and ensuring psychological safety of poor and marginalized people to participate, contribute, and feel integrated.
- The incumbent will work closely with the Food Security Technical Lead to ensure that the implementation meets the needs of the targeted communities and aligns with participant aspirations.
- In collaboration with the Food Security Technical Lead and Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation Lead, the CV Lead will engage communities in sustained participatory learning throughout the life of the program to guide any necessary adaptation to the program and address challenges articulated by project participants in their journey to realize development aspirations.
- Bachelor’s degree in a social sciences or relevant field;
- Master’s degree preferred, Specific technical expertise and in-depth understanding of gender, age, and other locally significant socio-cultural factors in the context of food and nutrition security and resilience programming,
- At least seven years of relevant implementation experience at the community-level required,
- Demonstrated experience in community visioning and social mobilization with particular experience in facilitating transformational leadership and shared visioning with communities,
- Demonstrated capacity to lead the collection, analysis, and utilization of information from a broad range of sources,
- Strong participatory learning and action skills, facilitating collaborative problem solving, as well as tool and/or curriculum development and training skills,
- Demonstrated ability to foster commitment and build capacity among activity staff and in- country actors around gender and youth integration and empowerment,
- Ability and willingness to travel frequently.
- Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills in English, Knowledge of local languages is an asset.
Interested individuals who meet the above specifications should apply via email to firstname.lastname@example.org clearly indicating the preferred district on the subject line of the email. The application must include an application letter; and a Current CV with full contact details of at least three contactable referees.
Those that have applied for a similar role before need not apply.
Please note that applications received outside the stated channels will be disqualified.
Deadline: 6 March 2020
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