25 Mar 2020

Partnership Facilitator at Compassion International Ghana

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This entry-level professional assists with the interactions 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 services that builds up church Ministry. At this level, the incumbent may still be learning and assisting with moderately complex issues or project 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 large projects.

Job location: Wassa Amenfi (Western Region)

The key responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Compassion, and faithfully upholds Compassion’s ministry in prayer.
  • Acts as an advocate for children – raising the awareness of the needs, neglect, nurture, and potential of children in poverty and challenging and enabling those within one’s influence on greater involvement and effectiveness on behalf of children.
  • 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 respects 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 a way 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 with 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, child 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 with church partners. Supports child protection investigation as necessary.
  • Upholds partnership management strategic process objectives with the scope of own contributions.
  • Uses metrics and feedback from the church to identify areas for self-development 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 the preparation and selective activities as guided by the country’s specific strategy.
  • Utilize growing knowledge in partnership practices to meet expressed needs at the church partners and collaborates with appropriate functional specialists to apply solutions.
  • Proactively seeks understanding of details and needs of each church partners. Assists with implementation of child and youth ministry at each church partner.

Essential job functional competencies

  • Mature Christian person based on evangelical Christian values; has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and is above reproach in integrity and honesty.
  • Excellent facilitation, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to solve problems in straightforward situations and analyze possible solutions using technical experience and judgment and precedents
  • Ability to develop a proposal for funding and assist remove barriers to child and youth programming.
  • Must demonstrate intercultural intelligence and cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to work in a rural setting

Minimum required job qualifications

  • Faith: Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Three years’ experience working in this or similar position or field.
  • Work Environment: Field-based
  • Physical Demands: Sitting, standing, and/or walking for up to 8 hours per day
  • Travel Requirements: May be required to travel up to 50% of the normal schedule (This category/travel percentage reflects the percentage of time away from home overnight).
  • Accomplishing the essential functions of this position may require daily visits throughout the assigned work area and regularly working outside the standard office.



      Method of Application

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. Additional duties and responsibilities may be required of the job holder based upon business needs and at the request of Compassion International Management.

Qualified applicants should forward a copy of their current CV, cover letter and references to [email protected] by close of business on April 3, 2020. Candidates should clearly indicate the position they are applying for in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.





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