Program Support Specialist- Child and Youth Development NGO Jobs – Compassion International

Organization: Compassion
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Manager
of Program Support
About Us:
Compassion International is a
Christ Centered non-governmental organization dedicated to child development.
Through a holistic approach, Compassion International addresses the spiritual,
economic, social and physical aspects of the neediest children in communities
to help them become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults.
Job Summary: The Program
Support Specialist- Child and Youth Development consults on development and
implements holistic child development programs and interventions. The
specialist generally provides highly competent knowledge in one or more
holistic development subspecialties in this field and is helpful in others. At
this career level, the incumbent supports the local program design, performing
independently on moderately complex issues.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maintains
    a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for
    Jesus Christ, maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with
    people within and outside of Compassion, and faithfully upholds
    Compassion’s ministry in prayer.
  • Acts
    as an advocate for children – raising the awareness of the needs, neglect,
    nurture, and potential of children in poverty and challenging and enabling
    those within one’s influence to greater involvement and effectiveness on
    behalf of children.
  • Will
    provide subject matter expertise regarding the holistic development and
    needs of beneficiaries ages 12+. This role will collaborate with other
    Support Specialists, Program Trainers and Partnership Facilitators to
    ensure Implementing Church Partners are adequately informed and equipped
    to provide holistic development to youth.
  • Responsible
    for supporting the implementation and regular review/revision of: 1) Field
    Office’s Certified Youth Development Strategy; 2) Field Office’s Certified
    National Youth Curriculum; 3) Child Development Progress Report (CDPR)
    Progress Measures for ages 12+; 4) Milestone Bibles for ages 12+ and other
    Other youth-related program content/elements as assigned by the Manager of
    Program Support.
  • Have
    the ability to understand the funding needs of Youth Development and its
    associated beneficiaries (ages 12+) and mobilize resources (both
    Compassion and non-Compassion) to meet those needs.
  • Co-ordinate
    and provide oversight to all youth related Interventions, collaborating
    with the associated Partnership Facilitator(s) to ensure implementation
    quality as well as monitoring & evaluation and learning.
  • Network
    with other like-minded ministries & organizations in order to
    identify, evaluate and recommend potential partnerships related to the
    holistic development of youth. This role will represent Compassion
    International’s approach to Youth Development both internally &
    externally within his/her country and continually be aware of current
    national statistics and trends related to youth.
  • Review
    and analyse relevant information received from CDPR assessments, the
    Program Support Specialist – Monitoring & Evaluation and the Program
    Evaluation & Research Team to determine the current state of
    Compassion supported youth as it relates to the achievement of Outcomes.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Child/Youth
    Development, Education, Social Work or other similar field from a legally
    recognised institution.
  • A
    minimum of three years of working experience in a similar job or related
    job in an NGO setting
  • Broad
    knowledge and understanding of the National Education System as it relates
    to secondary & tertiary options
  • An
    understanding of vocational, technical & apprenticeship options with
    the local context
  • An
    understanding of the developmental milestones & patterns of youth 12+
  • Proven
    ability to review/analyse information, reach conclusions and make relevant
  • Ability
    to think programmatically and make recommendations/ decisions based on
  • Ability
    to coordinate and facilitate discussions across multiple working groups
  • Ability
    to collaborate well both internally & externally
  • Ability
    to network with other ministries & organizations
  • Great
    communication skills both verbal & written.
  • Ability
    to drive both manual and automatic vehicles will be an added advantage
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae,
three professional references, reference letter from your current Pastor /
Reverend, copies of academic qualification documents to:
The Senior Human Resource
Business Partner,
Compassion International
Plot 8A3, Baskerville Avenue,
P.O. Box 8936, Kampala.
Deadline: 16th February 2018 by 5:00pm
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