Call for Application at Compassion International

Compassion International is looking for a detail-oriented, self-motivated, and dynamic team player to occupy the vacant position below;

Job Position: Partnership Facilitator II

This intermediate professional is Compassion’s primary liaison to the local church and is responsible for strengthening local ownership, capacity, and resources of local church partners to minister to children and youth in their own context. As the primary contact, this facilitator is responsible for nurturing relationships with church partners that are characterized by mutual respect, trust, and service that builds up church ministry

He or she is accountable for facilitating partner relationships through the Partner Management core process, for improving achievement of church outcomes, and for bringing a developmental mindset to all other aspects of the partnership. At this career level, the incumbent generally works independently on moderately complex projects or objectives in cooperation with other specialists. He or she may coach other facilitators.


  • 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 to raise the awareness of the needs of children. Understands Christ’s mandate to protect children. Commits to and prioritizes child protection considerations in all decision-making, tasks and activities across the ministry. Abides by all behavioral expectations in Compassion’s Statement of Commitment to Child Protection and Code of Conduct. Reports any concerns of abuse, neglect or exploitation of children through Compassion’s internal reporting process and appropriately supports responses to incidents if they occur.
  • Demonstrates a personal commitment to serve, respect, and empower the church according to principles outlined in Compassion’s ministry philosophies.
  • Church Maturation – Strengthens church ownership and capacity through a developmental mindset and the Partnership Management core process.
  • Facilitates partnerships with church partners to collaboratively reflect on youth and church outcomes and plan for how to best grow in capacity and maturity.
  • Facilitates the development and implementation of church owned strategies that build on each church’s strengths to engage participation of parents and caregivers, children and youth in all aspects of the ministry, including program design, local resource mobilization, decision making, etc. Coordinates with other CFT members to help churches to actively identify and engage the change makers who influence change in children and youth, such as parents, schools, peers, etc.
  • Works with pastors and church staff to identify capacity development needs. Serves as Compassion’s key liaison with church partners by engaging the support of other Church Facing Team (CFT) members and financial resources in ways that are consistent with a developmental mindset and the Partnership Principles
  • Supports churches in mobilizing local resources and sharing of resources among nearby churches. Supports churches to identify and utilize local resources, services and relationships, as well as opportunities to help maximize their own resources to support the ministry to children and youth. Encourages relationships and alliances to further the ministry impact of partner churches.
  • Program Cycle – Supports the church partner throughout all phases of the Program Cycle
  • Needs Assessment – Mobilizes CFT members to compile and organize information to inform the church partners about the needs of children and youth they serve. Facilitates the church partner in gathering local information about child and youth needs, and synthesizing with external data.
  • Planning – Facilitates church partner planning of their Child and Youth (CY) ministry.
  • Supports the church partner to develop an effective plan by assisting the church partner to identify and prioritize CY needs as well as select interventions that will address the prioritized needs and challenges.
  • Encourages the local church partners to invite greater participation of other church ministry leaders, parents/caregivers, youth and other key stakeholders in identifying needs, planning and implementing CY interventions.
  • Supports the church to develop an annual plan and budget to implement their chosen program interventions.
  • Implementation – Partners with other CFT members to support church partners as they carry out their chosen interventions and monitor progress toward successful implementation.
  • Evaluation – Partners with other CFT members to support church partners through a learning and reflection process on effectiveness of the interventions to inform planning in the next cycle.
  • Coordination of CFT – Coordinates Church Facing Team (CFT) support to each church partner.
  • Utilizing the Facilitation Workplan, coordinates the CFT to support each church partner based on the church’s level of ownership, capacity and resources (maturity), the local context, local church priorities, needs identified by CFT members and National office priorities
  • Delivers on Compassion commitments to the church, and for programmatic and sponsor engagement deliverables. Partners with local cross-functional specialists, and those in Program Support or Business Support who have responsibility for Compassion’s role in those deliverables to ensure quality and completion.
  • Utilizes knowledge and capabilities in mobilization and facilitation practices to identify felt needs at church partners and consults with cross-functional specialists to select and apply creative solutions.
  • May provide expertise to other professionals and support staff in the partnership discipline.


  • Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


  • Accountable for supporting, upholding, and engaging in Compassion’s core “Cultural Behaviors” in all internal and external communication and relationships.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.


  • Three to five years Relevant experience working in this or a related field.

Licenses and Certifications

  • None
  • Equivalent education, training and/or certification may be substituted for experience and education shown above

Working Environment

  • Office – Standard Office Environment
  • 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 normal schedule

How To Apply For This Job

Interested should submit your CV and Application via the Company Website: Click Here To Apply Online

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