2 Entry Level World Vision International NGO Job Opportunities – Child Sponsorship Development Assistants

Organisation: World
Vision
Reports to:  Community Development Facilitator
Duty Station:  Nakasongola and Kibaale Uganda
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. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will 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 Assistant will support and 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 Responsibilities: 
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 fora.
  • 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.
  • Assist
    in 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
  • Assist
    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 child.
3. Management of Sponsorship
Performance:
  • 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.
  • Actively
    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.
  • Carry
    out 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:
  • RC
    monitoring and follow up of the child wellbeing in accordance to the
    minimum programming standard (once every 90 days).
  • Assist
    in the development and implementation of the 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 action.
  • Conduct
    monthly / quarterly meetings with Child Monitors and guardians/parents and
    child protection committees to address findings from monitoring.
  • Support
    the Community development facilitator 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 guidelines.
  • 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 responsibilities.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should hold a good Bachelor’s 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 advantage.
  • At
    least one year of experience in Development work attained from an
    International NGO, with sound understanding of community based
    programming.
  • You
    must be able to ride a Motor Cycle with a clean riders permit-class A
  • Ability
    to communicate in the local language of the programme area
  • Strong
    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 
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: 24th September, 2014.  

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