Child Sponsorship and Development Assistant
Title: Child Sponsorship Development Assistant
Location: Nakasongola Area Development Program and several upcoming vacancies in Western Region
Reporting to: Community Development Facilitator
Purpose of the position:
To 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.
Project implementation and reporting
Participate in planning and budgeting, preparation of work plans, implementation of planned 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 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.
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
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.
Conduct 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
Monitor the wellbeing and child abuse cases and report any incidents in line with child protection policy and guidelines.
Work 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: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
Minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences, Agriculture, Entrepreneurship or Education from a recognized Institution of higher learning. A post Graduate qualification in a relevant field is an added advantage.
At least one year of experience in Development work attained from an International NGO, with sound understanding of programming.
You must be able to ride a Motor Cycle with a clean riders permit-class A
You must be able to communicate in the local language of the program area
Strong 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
Networking and influencing skills
Ability to work with minimal supervision