Several Fresher World Vision Job Opportunities – Child Sponsorship Development Assistants

Organisation: World
Reports to: Community
Development Facilitator
Duty Station: 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 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 Responsibilities:
1. Project Implementation and
  • Actively
    participate in planning and budgeting, preparation of work plans,
    implementation of planned activities and monitoring/ reporting of
  • Facilitate
    and monitor the implementation of planned activities and community level
  • 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.
  • Render
    support in the collection and documentation of impact and success stories.
2. Community Engagement and
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 child.
3. Management of Sponsorship
  • 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
4. Monitoring of Registered
  • Responsible
    for 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 action.
  • Conduct
    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
  • 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
    candidates should hold Bachelor’s Degrees 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 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
  • 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
  • Demonstrated
    commitment to World Vision’s mission statement and Core Values.
NB: Only
Ugandan Nationals are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
Please follow instructions on
How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s e-recruitment portal. 
Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 1st March, 2015.
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