Fresher World Vision International NGO Jobs – Child Sponsorship 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 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 Reporting:
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Actively participate in planning and budgeting,
preparation of work plans, implementation of planned activities and monitoring/
reporting of progress.
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Facilitate and monitor the implementation of planned
activities and community level engagements.
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Mobilize and facilitate the engagements of
stakeholders during planning and development meetings, workshops and other
fora.
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Identify local level partners and support and
facilitate the partners in the implementation of planned activities.
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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 Advocacy:
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Innovatively support communities including RC
households to participate and benefit from the programme development.
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Sensitize community on sponsorship (RC guardians,
community leaders and other community members) and facilitate participation in
the sponsorship management project.
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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
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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:
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Responsible for monitoring of RC in line with
partnership standards.
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Ensure RC records and files are well managed and
stored securely.
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Support RCs to correspond with sponsors in a timely
manner.
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Facilitate processing of all special mails;
Christmas cards, Spontaneous letters, APR, introductory letters within
partnership standard..
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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).
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Mobilize and support RC families to adequately
prepare for and manage sponsor visits.
4.
Monitoring of Registered Children:
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Responsible for RC monitoring and follow up of the
child wellbeing in accordance to the minimum programming standard (once every
90 days).
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Support development and implement integrated  monitoring plan in assigned area with ADP
stakeholders
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Analyze and follow up critical RCs findings
(especially RCs with challenges).
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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 Wellbeing:
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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:
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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
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Possess the ability to communicate in the local
language of the programme area
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Past exposure and experience in documentation and
evidence based/impact reporting
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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
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Ability to work with minimal supervision
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A mature and committed Christian, able to stand above
denominational diversities
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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: 16th November, 2015

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