Fresher Child Support Officer (Primary Schools) NGO Jobs – Children of Grace

Job Title:             Child Support Officer
(Primary Schools)
Organisation:  Children of Grace
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Children of Grace works with marginalized and vulnerable
children and families affected by the scourge of disease and poverty who need a
lot of psycho-social support to cope with the day to day challenges of life.
Job Summary:   The Child Support Officer (Primary Schools)
is responsible for advocating, listening, protecting, celebrating and
demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ to the Children of Grace (CoG) sponsored
children in Primary School. The ideal Support Officer will be an experienced
child educator, competent in prioritizing and working with little supervision,
self-motivated and trustworthy. A children of Grace Child Support Officer is to
be a Christian role-model for the children, providing relevant support,
character development, academic, social, spiritual and personal support to the
children through tutoring and coaching, empowerment programs, coordinating
health care provision and child advocacy.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Child support and empowerment (70%)
·       
Develop positive and meaningful relationships
with children through understanding the child and scheduling one on one follow
up sessions on a regular basis depending on the needs of the child.
·       
Listening and advising children on the academic,
personal, health and spiritual challenges they face through building trust and
confidence with the children.
·       
Conduct an annual assessment of academics and
home situation for each mentee at the beginning of the year to tailor the
support they will extend to each child within their environment; school,
village, home while studying these assessments with the previous ones and make
recommendations to the supervisor on way forward with each mentee.
·       
With support from the Programs Coordinator,
design and deliver weekly tutoring and coaching, book clubs, Girls Can program
and mobile library programs to the children and compile reports on each child
and how they are progressing.
·       
Organize a community service project for the
children in their villages each term.
·       
Track, analyze and compile a termly academic
performance report for the children and come up with clear plans on how to help
the students that are performing below the acceptable average marks and track
the actions on a weekly basis.
·       
Working with the Programs Coordinators
participate in the design and delivery of Holiday Bible schools and children’s
camps.
·       
Ensure children receive routine health screening
and are available during mobile clinics and attend clinical visits whenever
they are not well.
·       
Conduct regular role calls at the schools to
ensure all children are at school and attending classes
·       
Identify opportunities for children to develop
their gifts and talents and support them to grow their gifts and talents.
Parent/ Guardian engagement (15%)
·       
Conduct home visits with the guardians to ensure
that the children are receiving the necessary care and support from the parents
i.e. academic, personal, emotional, hygiene, feeding etc.
·       
Follow up with parents on their responsibilities
towards top-up payments, attending CoG community empowerment programs,
attending students’ activities and meetings at school, following up with
teachers on mentee’s progress.
·       
Help students that graduate from one level to
another transition smoothly into the next level i.e. helping them put together
applications for scholarships into senior 1 or vocational schools.
Schools partnership management (10%)
·       
Ensure Children of Grace has up dated Memorandum
of Understanding (MOUs) with allocated schools and ensure that the conditions
of the MOUs are upheld by both parties.
·       
Identify and work with Head teachers, Directors
and class teachers, within the schools to conduct follow-up meetings on the
performance of the students during weekly school visits.
·       
Work with the schools’ administration to have
time allocated to tutoring, coaching, character development, activities during
weekly school visits.
·       
Advocate for children’s rights at schools with
the teachers and other stakeholders.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant should have relevant
qualifications
·       
Commitment to understanding and supporting the
vision and mission of Children of Grace.
·       
Compassion and appreciation for orphans and
vulnerable children issues.
·       
Superior writing and oral communication skills
and good report writing skills.
·       
Significant experience implementing innovative
educational programs for primary school
·       
children.
·       
Experience in teaching, coaching or tutoring
primary school children.
·       
Excellent computer and typing skills and
proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power point.
·       
Ability to analyze problems and make sound
operational decisions.
·       
Excellent organizational skills and
methodological approach to program management.
·       
Attention to detail and strong ability to engage
children.
·       
Ability to follow through on tasks with minimal
supervision.
·       
Ability to be a team player and leader.
·       
Professional attitude and appearance.
·       
Ability to work under pressure with minimum
supervision.
·       
Ability to innovate in the delivery of their
work.
·       
Individual must be ambitious,
results-orientated, highly self-motivated and have demonstrated analytical
skills.
·       
The successful candidate will thrive in a
multi-cultural environment as part of a rapidly growing and developing
organization.
How to apply:
All interested and qualified candidates Please send a
motivation letter clearly demonstrating your ability to perform each of the
areas in the Job Description and a 2 Page Resume to
joseph@childrenofgrace.com with the subject of the email as the position
you are applying for.
Note:  Generic Motivation Letters and
Resumes will not be accepted and due to the volume of Applications ONLY
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 31st December 2019
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