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Child Sponsorship and Development Assistant

Job Description

Position: Child Sponsorship and Development Assistant

Report to: Child Sponsorship and Development Facilitator

Location: Various Field Offices in Eastern and Western Uganda

PURPOSE OF POSITION

Timely/quality implementation of field level programmatic activities and sponsorship performance is in line with targets and partnership standards and managed in a manner that contributes to sustained and improved child wellbeing.

Major Responsibilities:

Implementation and reporting of planned activities

  • 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 to participate 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. Plan for and implement regular scheduled and unscheduled HR audits and other risk mitigation measures. Ensure identified gaps are addressed within agreed timeline(s) and recommend to management appropriate action to mitigate future risks.

Management of sponsorship performance

  • Monitoring of RC in line with partnership standards.

  • RC records and files 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 children to respond to sponsor correspondences- Sponsor letters and introductory letters.

  • 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).

  • Take quality pictures according to the required standards.

  • 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 of integrated monitoring plan in assigned area with ADP stakeholders

  • Complete and file the monitoring data in the children files.

  • 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 accordance in line with child protection policy and guidelines.

  • Work with local leaders to protection children from child violations and abuses on child protection.

  • Sensitization of children including all RC on child protection.

  • Sensitize children, guardians/parents and other stakeholders about children’s rights and responsibilities with a view to identify child violations.

  • Report cases of child abuse in the programme area.

  • Report cases of child incidents for follow up.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Only candidates with a minimum of a Bachelor Degree in in any of the following Health, Agriculture, Education and related fields will be considered; Community Health, Nutrition and Dietetics, Public Health, Environmental Science, Agriculture, Agribusiness, Education attained from a recognized institution of higher Learning.

  • 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 programme 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