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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

5820 Community Development coordinator - Lataro Island Community Development Project

Live and Learn

Industry:
Non Government Organization
Location: 
Live and Learn Office, Luganville, Santo, Vanuatu
Job Hour:
One year (initially with opportunity for renewal depending on performance and funding availability)
Due Date:
02-Oct-15 




Job Description:

Position Objective:
To assist and support the village communities in East Santo, with emphasis on building sustainable employment and income opportunities, and improving the environment in which they live. To assist the communtiies of East Coast Santo  to plan and implement community development goals.  To ensure transparency, accountability and high quality project implementation.

Background:
The Lataro Island Community Development  Project seeks to support positive community development outcomes for communities on the East Coast of Santo.  The  project supports ideals of equity and sustainable environmental management.

Guiding Principles for working with Live & Learn Vanuatu:
We believe that local knowledge and global understanding are the starting points in developing an ethic in environmental education and nature conservation. Local ownership of environmental initiatives, equality of participation and innovative learning remains the cornerstone in our organisation. We aim to strengthen this foundation through the following guiding principles:

  • Live & Learn seeks to establish action-based, effective and innovative learning models and methodologies of environmental education in biodiversity rich areas
  • Live & Learn promotes attitudes, policies, institutions and practices that supports inclusive and participative community-based education and nature conservation
  • Live & Learn strives to work in appropriate partnerships with local teachers, communities, other NGOs and government agencies, respecting their position and addressing their needs
  • Live & Learn openly shares knowledge, information and lessons learnt with national partners and colleagues as well as the wider regional and international community.

Key Responsibilities:
The Coordinator is required to undertake the following tasks and activities:
  • Work closely with the communities on the East Coast to build trust and strong relationships between communities and the organisation
  • Assist communities to develop their community prioritites and support them in realising these opportunities
  • Support Community Committees to generate sound decision making processes
  • Support Community Committees to manage their resources effectively and transparently
  • Regular financial and narrative reporting to Live & Learn Head Office and the Project Sponsor
  • To raise conservation awareness concerning the protection of important ecosystems on the East Coast
  • Build and strengthen networks and partnerships with the Vanuatu Government, relevant partners and other agencies in Vanuatu in accordance with the project objectives, including non-government organizations and communities
  • Assist with the development of a monitoring and evaluation strategy to ensure activities achieve their objectives, and ensure timely action is taken where objectives are not being met
  • Attend to any other duty delegated by the Country Programme Team Leader and/or Finance Manager. 

Reports to:
  • Live and Learn Country team leader
  • Finance Manager
  • REDD+Project Coordinator
Criteria: 
Qualifications/Experience:
  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant area, preferably at Bachelor’s Degree level or above
  • At least five years’ personal experience working with communities ensuring a working knowledge of the country’s community and local governance structures, knowledge and understanding of socio-economic, political and demographic situation of the country
  • Extensive experience in community engagement using participatory action tools and in facilitating community training and workshops
  • Experience in financial reporting
  • Experience in developing and strengthening partnerships within the Government and NGO community will be an added advantage and hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects and programmes
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.).

Skills/Abilities:
  • Commitment to enhancing transparency and accountability
  • Excellent critical thinking with problem identification and analysis skills
  • Ability to coordinate, lead and manage projects activities
  • Sound cross-cultural, gender-awareness, and networking skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent facilitation and communication skills in workshop facilitation and giving presentations in both formal and non-formal settings
  • Excellent verbal communication skills in English and Bislama to communicate information effectively and clearly and able to listen effectively to colleagues and partners, organisation with interpersonal and teamwork skills – commitment to collaborating, sharing information and initiatives and giving constructive feedback
  • Excellent written communication to produce reports, develop budgets and prepare acquittals
  • Reliable, good interpersonal and organisational skills, punctual and able to meet deadlines – so targets and project and program goals can be achieved effectively
  • A demonstrated understanding of development principles and capacity development practices
  • Ability to identify problems and develop appropriate responses based on sound judgment
  • Understanding of environmental and other relevant issues in the context of Pacific Countries
  • Strong computer skills.
Values:
  • Commitment to consultative and participatory engagement processes with all stakeholders including staff.
  • Commitment to environmental conservation, sustainable development, and community development values. 

Salary:

Salary will be attractive and dependent on experience and qualifications.

Language:

English, Bislama

How To Apply:

Please email your CV and a cover letter adressing the above selection criteria to vanuatu@livelearn.org
For more details please contact Natalie on the telephone details provided.

Contact Person:

Nathalie Kenneth

Phone:

(+678) 27455
Address: 
Not Stated

Email:

vanuatu@livelearn.org


Website:
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Source: 
15-Sept-15 Direct from Employer
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