Community Development Facilitator – Sponsorship NGO Jobs – Food for the Hungry (FH/U)

 

Job Title:    Community Development
Facilitator – Sponsorship

Organization:  Food for the Hungry (FH/U)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Program Area Manager

 

About US:

Food for the Hungry (FH/U) is a Christian international relief and
development organization currently operating programs in Asia, Latin America
and Africa with support offices in the UK, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, United
States of America and Japan. In Uganda since 1989, FH is operational in the Districts
of Adjumani, Kitgum, Lamwo, Kole, Kween, Mbale, Namutumba and Amudat
implementing programs in four main sectors of Education; Food Security and
Livelihoods; Health/ Nutrition and Disaster Risk Reduction, with the Head
office located in Kampala. FH’s primary goal is to end all forms of poverty
World-wide.

 

Job Summary:  The Community
Development Facilitator – Sponsorship will mainly plan and implement CFCT
sector Educational and Sponsorship which are designed to develop social skills
of groups of children within a particular community; including being involved
in spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical development of the children
and the community as a whole.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Implementation of Educational program activities

·        
Together
with the parents, guardian, head teachers, teachers and school management
committee provide individual or group directives, guidance and supervision of
children in their academic performance at school.

·        
Conduct
school verification of every child three times a year, with the aim of
understanding the child, their family situation, and helping sponsorship
program assist them in any way possible

·        
Assist
children in the program in the development of their learning attitude and other
essential life skills.

·        
Help
organize supplemental learning and other activities and Identify vocational
training opportunities for children that need them.

·        
Plan and
conduct annual health checkups for the children, provide training and coaching
to children in educational related issues.

·        
Ensure
that all sponsorship children in the assigned community access medical services
when needed.

·        
Carry
out sensitization for parents on home improvement programs like sanitation,
nutrition and disease prevention.

Sponsor-child communication

·        
Develops
relationships with those sponsored and the leadership of the community to
ensure an effective link between the sponsored and their sponsors.

·        
Collect
information of those being enrolled for sponsorship (i.e. case histories,
photos, etc) meeting deadlines provided and following sponsorship guidelines
and policies.

·        
Manage
correspondence flow between sponsors/those sponsored (deliver and collect
correspondences and other pieces of communication) in the community in a timely
manner.

·        
Ensures
content quality according to sponsorship guidelines for all correspondence
coming from a sponsored individual.

·        
Keeps
each child Sponsored individual’s file updated per the sponsorship guidelines
(i.e. photos, case history, intro letter, signed agreement, etc.)

Gender and protection, environment & Biblical worldview related
activities

·        
Organize
clubs that provide children with life skills.

·        
Advocate
for children’s rights and child protection

·        
Equip
the church to model and teach God’s truth in his word the Bible.

·        
Teach
Biblical values in the communities to counter react the challenges in the
communities.

·        
Equip
the leaders to fulfill their God given roles and better meet the needs of their
community children.

·        
Model
and teach servant leadership and stewardship of the resources in the community

·        
Train
and model leaders on Biblical peacemaking, healthy relationships and conflict
resolution.

·        
Provide
spiritual guidance by sharing the Gospel with parents and their children,
including helping with Sunday school teaching and sharing at community
gatherings.

 




Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:

·        
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Humanities, Education, Social work,
Community development, Development studies or another approved field of study
from a recognized university. A higher diploma with Child development bias is
added advantage.

·        
At least
four (4) years practical field experience working with communities and children
in holistic, Social and, Development environment.

·        
Knowledge
in Sponsorship, income generating activities and VSLA is desirable.

·        
Experience
in teaching /training adult learners.

·        
Experience
in the principles and operations associated with Children and management of
Child protection issues is a plus

·        
A
minimum of Four (4) years’ practical field experience working in communities
with agricultural and livelihoods practices and experience. Previous work in a
refugee context is an added advantage.

·        
Language
Skills:
Proficiency in spoken
and written English is essential. Knowledge of the local language is a must

 

Competencies

·        
Vibrant
personal relationship with Christ and demonstrate willingness to live in a
‘spiritual community’

·        
Working
knowledge of implementing multi-sectoral developmental projects

·        
Demonstrated
interpersonal and mobilization skills and proactive problem-solving skills.

·        
Ability
to instruct and work with children, families, volunteers and community leaders

·        
Excellent
oral and written communication skills, ability to interpret sponsor written
documents

·        
Knowledge
and sensitivity to gender equality, ethnic minority issues in confidential
situations

·        
Good
computer skills with MS office and proven documentation and report writing
skills

·        
Ability
to learn new concepts/ideas and willingness to work and live in a rural
community environment

·        
A valid
motorcycle riding permit, including the ability to ride and care for a
motorcycle.

 

How to Apply:

FHU is an equal opportunity employer. All suitably qualified candidates
are encouraged to apply by Clearly stating the position applied for in the
Subject line and submitting only electronic copies of not more than 2MB of an
application letter, a detailed CV, contact telephone numbers, copies of
relevant testimonials/certificates, names/contact details of three referees,
addressed to:

 

The Human Resources Manager,

Food for the Hungry Uganda

Email: recruitment-fhuganda@fh.org 

 

Deadline: Thursday 5th
November, 2020 by 4:30pm.

 

NB: Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Consider your application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from FH by 5th
December, 2020. FHU has policies including a child protection policy that every
staff is required to sign.

 

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