3 World Vision Fresher Careers – Child Sponsorship Development Assistants

Organisation: World Vision International 
Duty Station: Buikwe, Uganda
Reports to: Community Development Facilitator
About WVU:
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and
Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children,
families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice in over 40 districts
of Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and
does not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with
children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all
applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where
possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our
prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”  
Job Summary: The Child Sponsorship Development Assistants
will mainly implement field level programmatic activities and sponsorship
performance in line with targets and partnership standards in a manner that
contributes to sustained and improved child wellbeing.
Key Duties and
1. Project Implementation and Reporting:
  • Actively participate in planning and
    budgeting, preparation of work plans, implementation of planned activities
    and monitoring/ reporting of progress.
  • Facilitate and monitor the implementation
    of planned activities and community level engagements.
  • Mobilize and facilitate the engagements of
    stakeholders during planning and development meetings, workshops and other
  • Identify local level partners and support
    and facilitate the partners in the implementation of planned activities.
  • Actively facilitate stakeholders and
    partners in supervision and monitoring of programmatic activities.
  • Support the collection and documentation
    of impact and success stories.
2. Community engagement and Advocacy:
  • Innovatively support communities including
    RC households to participate and benefit from the programme development.
  • Sensitize community on sponsorship (RC
    guardians, community leaders and other community members) and facilitate
    participation in the sponsorship management project.
  • Train the children committees in the
    respective parishes in advocating for their wellbeing.
  • Support and facilitate the children
    committees to plan for and hold meetings at all levels (School, parish and
    sub county) on a regular basis and document findings
  • Support the children committees to conduct
    outreaches within their villages/parishes and sub counties
  • Mobilize and facilitate active
    participation of children and their communities in planning, monitoring
    and implementation of community development initiatives.
  • Build the capacity of children, families
    and community to collectively engage local leaders on identified issues.
  • Follow-up on commitments by leaders on
    improvement of the wellbeing of children.
  • Mobilize communities to participate in
    annual children care and protection days – such as the Day of African
3. Management of Sponsorship Performance:
  • Responsible for monitoring of RC in line
    with partnership standards.
  • Ensure RC records and files are well
    managed and stored securely.
  • Support RCs to correspond with sponsors in
    a timely manner.
  • Facilitate processing of all special
    mails; Christmas cards, Spontaneous letters, APR, introductory letters
    within partnership standard..
  • Support management of Support Office
    Queries, Gift Notifications, mails, and file copies of correspondences in
    children’s files.
  • Conduct and produce quality periodic
    mailings (APR and Christmas Cards).
  • Mobilize and support RC families to
    adequately prepare for and manage sponsor visits.
4. Monitoring of Registered Children:
  • In charge of RC monitoring and follow up
    of the child wellbeing in accordance to the minimum programming standard
    (once every 90 days).
  • Support development and implement
    integrated  monitoring plan in
    assigned area with ADP stakeholders
  • Analyze and follow up critical RCs
    findings (especially RCs with challenges).
  • Compile monitoring reports for management
  • Hold monthly / quarterly meetings with
    Child Monitors and guardians/parents and child protection committees to
    address findings from monitoring.
  • Work closely with the CDF to identify,
    train monitors and partners.
  • Provide information on support and benefit
    of RC to the CSDF and SDA to enable entry in STEP
5. Child Protection and Wellbeing:
  • Monitor the wellbeing and child abuse
    cases and report any incidents in line with child protection policy and
  • Work with local leaders to protect
    children from child violations and abuses
  • Sensitize children including RCs,
    guardians/parents and other stakeholders about children’s rights and
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The candidate should possess a Bachelor
    Degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences, Agriculture,
    Entrepreneurship or Education from a recognized Institution of higher
    learning. A post Graduate qualification in a relevant field is an added
  • At least one year of experience in
    Development work attained from an International NGO, with sound
    understanding of programming.
  • Ability to ride a Motor Cycle with a clean
    riders permit-class A
  • Possess the ability to communicate in the
    local language of the programme area
  • Past exposure and experience in documentation
    and evidence based/impact reporting
  • Ability to work in a team to achieve
    excellence in execution, committed, accountable and passionate about the
    work we do.
  • Commitment to World Vision mission and
    partnership values and sensitivity to its various expressions across
    cultures and denominations.
  • Track record demonstrating high integrity,
    reliable and dependable
  • Networking and influencing skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • A mature and committed Christian, able to
    stand above denominational diversities
  • Demonstrated commitment to World Vision’s
    mission statement and Core Values
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified candidates must send their applications with
complete Curriculum Vitae, via email to: wvujobs@wvi.org.  Please
address the application to the People and Culture Specialist (Recruitment) and
do indicate the post title in the email subject line.
NB: Qualified female candidates are particularly
encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 19th August, 2014
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