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Compassion International's mission is to release children from poverty in Jesus' name. Through a holistic approach to child development, we blend physical, social, economic and spiritual care together. We do all of our work through partnerships with local, evangelical Christian churches. We primarily work though child sponsorship, with over two million children currently sponsored. In summary, Compassion is Christ-centered, church-based and child-focused. If you're interested, keep reading and apply below!

 

Position: Partnership Facilitator I

 

This entry-level professional assists with interacting with the local church to build capacity and resources of local church partners to minister to children and youth in their own context. This facilitator is responsible for supporting relationships with church partners in a way that fosters mutual respect, trust, and service that builds up church ministry. At this level the incumbent may still be learning and assisting with moderately complex issues or projects for his or her assigned location and generally works under the guidance of her or his supervisor or a more experienced facilitator or as a team member on larger projects.

 

Responsibilities

  • Acts as an advocate for children. Understands and advances Christ's mandate to protect children. Raises awareness of the needs of children and takes active steps to help protect against neglect, abuse, and exploitation of children. Promotes the dignity, respect, positive treatment, potential of children in all circumstances. Encourages the involvement of others in helping children in need. Reports and appropriately supports responses to incidents of harm of children if they occur.
  • Demonstrates a personal commitment to serve, respect, and empower the church according to principles outlined in Compassion’s ministry philosophies.
  • Supports relationships with the pastor, church or project staff and other key stakeholders. Builds respect and trust with the church and community by living out Compassion’s cultural behaviors in every interaction.
  • Serves as Compassion’s key liaison with the church by providing resources to existing church partners in ways that are consistent with a developmental mindset.
  • Helps churches to identify and utilize local resources, services, and relationships as well as maximize their own resources to support the ministry to children and youth.
  • Assists with work plans and activities to reflect individual church needs. Helps churches implement plans to best grow in capacity and maturity.
  • Supports and encourages cluster level activities and resources. Fosters and connects relationships within the cluster for the purpose of improving ministry to children, peer-to-peer learning, and addressing other needs in the families and the community.
  • Encourages the participation of parents, children and youth in all aspects of the ministry. Actively supports church involvement in the broader community as an agent of social transformation that promotes child development and child protection.
  • Assists with the contextualization of child protection practices at church partners. Supports child protection investigations as necessary.
  • Upholds Partnership Management strategic process objectives within the scope of own contributions. Uses metrics and feedback from the church to identify areas for self development and improvement.
  • Coordinates with the appropriate administrative assistants as locally defined, and those in Program Support or Business Support who have responsibility for Compassion’s role in those deliverables to ensure quality and completion.
  • May participate in partnership preparation and selection activities as guided by the country's specific strategy.
  • Utilizes growing knowledge in partnership practices to meet expressed needs at church partners and collaborates with appropriate functional specialists to apply solutions.
  • Proactively seeks understanding of details and needs of each church partner. Assists with the implementation of child and youth ministry at each church partner.

 

Qualifications

 

Culture
  • Accountable for supporting, upholding, and engaging in Compassion's core "Cultural Behaviors" in all internal and external communication and relationships.
 
Education
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field.
 
Experience
  • No experience is required beyond the minimum education requirement.

 

*Equivalent education, training and/or certification may be substituted for experience and education shown above

 

Travel Requirements

 

May be required to travel up to 50% of normal schedule
 

How to apply
 

To apply, CLICK HERE:
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The application deadline is April 15th. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1st or later.


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  • Location
    Lilongwe
  • Company
  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
    1
  • Apply Before
    16 Apr, 2021

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