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Child Sponsorship and Development Assistant


Job title: Child Sponsorship Development Assistant

Reporting to: Community Development Facilitator

Duty Location: Kawolo

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.

Main responsibilities:

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 Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, Development Studies or Social Sciences 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 agriculture and livelihood 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 and live in 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