World Vision International NGO Fresher Careers – Community Development Assistant

Organisation: World Vision
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 Community Development Assistant will
be responsible for data entry, supervision and monitoring of the community
based weather observers. This job role will serve as a focal point for timely
receiving and dissemination of the weather forecast information from
meteorology department to community.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
 
  • Works
    in liaison with and trains the community-based weather observers to ensure
    recording and entering of the weather data with mobile phone technology is
    effectively done
  • Receive
    all the collected data from community based weather observers
  • Digitize
    and validate the accuracy of the weather data as a backup to the national
    meteorology data centre
  • Works
    in consultation with the Meteorological data center to ensure the weather
    data is received from the individual mobile phone
  • Ensure
    effective interpretation and translation of scientific and technical data
    and advisories from the national meteorology centre into easily understood
    local languages
  • Actively
    support the district authorities to improve local dissemination channels
    (FM radios, prints, community meetings) with timely weather forecast and
    advisories
  • Establish
    weather records storage system and build capacity of the district In
    collaboration with meteorology staff supervise the community weather
    observers in the district
  • Compiles
    and submits monthly reports to the project manager
  • Conduct
    community feedback assessments and submits reports to the project manager 
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:  
  • The
    World Vision Community Development Assistant should hold a Bachelor’s Degree
    or Diploma in meteorology.
  • Past
    experience in reading, recording and analysing data from weather stations
  • Computer
    literacy skills
  • Excellent
    Communication and documentation skills
  • Show
    commitment to World Vision Core Values and Vision Statement
  • Possess
    the ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific
    local cultural context
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: 3rd April,
2015.
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