Fresher Child Sponsorship and Development Assistant NGO Job Careers – World Vision International




Organisation: World Vision
International
Reports to: Community
Development Facilitator
Duty Station: Buikwe, Uganda
About US:
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 and Development Assistant will 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:
Project Implementation and Reporting:
·        
Participate in planning and budgeting,
preparation of work plans, implementation of planned activities and monitoring/
reporting of progress.
·        
Actively 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.
·        
Facilitate stakeholders and partners in
supervision and monitoring of programmatic activities.
·        
Support the collection and documentation of
impact and success stories.
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.
·        
Mentor and 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
·        
Keenly 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.
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.
·        
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.
·        
Monitoring of Registered Children:
·        
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.
·        
Hold monthly / quarterly meetings with Child
Monitors and guardians/parents and child protection committees to address
findings from monitoring.
·        
Work with 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
Child Protection and Wellbeing:
·        
Regularly monitor the wellbeing and child abuse
cases and report any incidents in line with child protection policy and
guidelines.
·        
Work closely with the 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 prospective World Vision Child Sponsorship
and Development Assistant employee should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
Development Studies, Social Sciences, Agriculture, Entrepreneurship or
Education from a recognized Institution of higher learning. Possession of a post
graduate qualification in a relevant field is an added advantage.
·        
One year of experience in Development work
attained from an International NGO, with sound understanding of programming.
·        
Able to ride a Motor Cycle with a clean riders
permit-class A
·        
Able to communicate in the local language of the
program area
·        
Prior 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
·        
Good networking and influencing skills
·        
Ability to work with minimal supervision
NB: This vacancy is open
to Ugandan nationals only.
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: 31st October, 2016

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