Several Community Development Assistant- Health and Nutrition NGO Job Opportunities – World Vision International

Organisation: World Vision International
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Child Sponsorship and Development Facilitator
(CSDF)
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 Community
Development Assistant- Health and Nutrition 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
  • Actively participate in planning and
    budgeting, preparation of work plans, implementation of planned health
    activities and monitoring/ reporting of progress.
  • 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, support and
    facilitate the partners in the implementation of planned activities
  • Facilitate stakeholders and partners in
    supervision and monitoring of programmatic activities
  • Communicate and work with local health
    facilities and Community Health Workers to improve health and nutrition
    issues identified in the communities at least once a quarter
  • Support the collection and documentation
    of impact and success stories.
Community engagement and advocacy
  • Innovatively support communities including
    Registered Children’s (RC) households to participate and benefit from the
    health program development
  • Mobilize and sensitize community (RC
    guardians, community leaders and other community members) on health
    programs and issues and facilitate participation in the management of
    various community health and nutrition projects
  • Together with the community sponsorship
    and development Assistant, 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
  • 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.
Monitoring and evaluation
  • Tasked with monitoring the health status
    of RCs 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 management of RCs
    with health 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 CSDF to identify, train monitors
    and partners on health related matters.
  • Provide information on support and benefit
    of RCs to the CSDF to enable entry in RC database
Child Protection and Wellbeing
  • Monitor the wellbeing and child abuse
    cases and report any incidents in line with child protection policy and
    guidelines.
  • Work closely 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 ideal candidate for the World Vision Community
    Development Assistant- Health and Nutrition job opportunity should hold a
    diploma or degree in nursing, nutrition, clinical medicine, public health,
    community health and related fields.
  • At least three years’ experience in
    community work and engagement with programming sectors (health, education,
    WASH)
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Good writing and reporting skills
  • Networking and influencing skills
  • Ability to communicate in applicable local
    language(s)
  • Passion for children.
  • Track record demonstrating high integrity,
    reliability and dependable
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
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 March 2018
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