World Vision Zambia
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Development Facilitator – Maternal Newborn Child Health - 1

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World Vision started work in Zambia in 1981 with three small community developments projects in Mkushi district north of Lusaka. In 1995, World Vision Zambia started implementing the Area Development Programme (ADP) approach involving detailed planning and documentation as well as covering a large geographical area with significant amounts of financial resources, longer project life span. World Vision Zambia has now 40 large scale programmes well spread in all 10 provinces of the country. Today, World Vision Zambia provides support to approximately 120,000 registered children in child sponsorship within the 40 ADPs that are multi-sectoral in nature and impact more than two million people countrywide in areas of health, education, livelihood security and HIV and AIDS support.


Program Development and Implementation

To facilitate community engagement, community changes, build and maintain local partnerships, build community and partner organization capacity, and strengthen community-led initiatives/innovations to improve and sustain well-being of children and families

To implement, monitor and report technical program interventions at Area Program level for improved maternal new born & child health standards

Facilitate the planning and implementation of maternal, newborn & child health (MNCH) technical programme activities using recommended models, techniques, standards and tools to achieve output targets within scope, time, and budget

Communicate World Vision’s identity, mission, vision, values, policies and our approaches to facilitate development processes and to realize well-being of the children in the communities.

Facilitate the interpretation and distribution of MNCH context appropriate technical program Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials for effective implementation.

Work with other technical program staff at Area Programme to implement MNCH technical programs activities for improved integrated implementation for impact and scale.

Raise awareness and facilitate critical analysis of community MNCH issues and opportunities in the technical programme area for improved implementation.

Work closely with the community and district partners such as the church to mobilize community for local partnership and ownership, participation in implementation of MNCH activities to achieve sustainability of technical programme interventions

Participate in the district development of MNCH plans with line ministries to ensure WVZL technical nutrition programmes are mainstreamed and aligned

Local Partnering and Networking

Collaborate with local level stakeholders involved in MNCH technical program for effective programme implementation and sustainability

Represent WVZL in various key meetings at district level including Technical Working Group (TWG) for alignment of national and local priorities

Facilitate and support local level technical program related advocacy in MNCH for better service provision/delivery

Capacity Building

Facilitate building capacity of CDW’s and Volunteers on the Technical Programmes for effective roll out and activity implementation for MNCH

Facilitate training in MNCH for community partners and other relevant stakeholders to ensure technical programme activities are effectively implemented

Programme Effectiveness and Quality Assurance

In collaboration with DME specialist, build capacity for CDW’s and volunteers in MNCH data collection, interpretation and utilization

Collect monitoring data with community workers and volunteers in a collaborative and systematic way

Facilitate joint technical monitoring and reporting of the project for effective implementation and quality control in MNCH

Write and timely submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports for improved technical programme decision making in MNCH

Participate in the review of technical program interventions for MNCH improved quality of programming

Work with technical program DME to input data databases and develop information management systems

Participate in documenting and sharing MNCH programme lessons and promising practices with partners and stakeholders


Diploma in Nursing and Medicine with minimum 5 years’ experience in relevant field

Degree in the relevant field or its equivalent is an added advantage with minimum 2 years’ experience in the relevant field

Experience in Program Management in a complex, international organisation preferably NGO context

Knowledge and understanding of World Vision operations would be an added advantage,

Experience in project design, implementation, monitoring and report writing essential

Must have excellent project management, community engagement, mobilisation, facilitating and donor engagement skills

Communications, interpersonal, analytical, conflict management, negotiation, and networking skills are highly desired

Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment, and must be a mature Christian

Computer literate in Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Capacity to function well in a team and contribute effectively to team efforts

Working Environment / Conditions:

Work environment: Office-based 20% : field 80%

Travel: international as required.

How to apply

Only persons meeting the requirements should apply to: