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Child Sponsorship and Development Facilitator- Gulu Cluster

Job Description

Position: Child Sponsorship and Development Facilitator

Supervises: Community Development Assistants and Child sponsorship and development assistants

Report to: Programme Manager

Location: Gulu, Koro Bobi Area Development Program

Purpose of position: To guide and facilitate programme development, monitoring and implementation in an Area Progranme (AP) in line with programme plans.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Guide AP programme planning and Development.

  • Support and guide AP scheduled assessments, evaluations and designs.

  • Facilitate development of the AP design document and Annual Operations Plans/Detailed implementation Plans.

  • Gather and analyze community perspectives, and prepare annual work plans and cash flows.

  • Write concept papers and proposals for non-sponsorship fundraising.

  • Monitoring of progress and achievements of programmes in the AP.

  1. Monitoring and track progress of programme implementation.

  • Organize AP level forums to assess progress of implementation of planned activities.

  • Monitor progress of programme/project interventions against plans within the AP.

  • Organize review, reflection and learning forum for AP staff, community, local organizations and government.

  • Documentation and sharing of programme learning.

  1. Mobilization of communities, local organizations and institutions for programme development and implementation.

  • Mobilize community participation in programme/project planning, development, implementation and monitoring.

  • Mobilize government institutions and technical staff in the planning and implementation of AP programmes and plans.

  • Mobilse grassroots organizations, Churches and other civil society organizations on poverty reduction.

  1. Build AP level partnerships, networks and coalitions with civil society organizations and local government institutions.

  • Facilitate networking with government institutions and other development partners within the AP in planning and implementation of development programmes.

  • Identify and nurture local partnerships with grassroots civil society organizations, Churches and sub county government.

  • Build and facilitate the capacity and growth of community and grassroots organizations.

  • Facilitate growth of strong grassroots movements on specific advocacy issues.

  • Build leadership and mobilization capacity of programme/project committees and facilitate their participation in programme/project development activities.

  1. Child protection

  • Facilitate the operations and functioning of AP child protection committee.

  • Ensure adherence at AP of child protection policy, guidelines and protocols.

  1. Management of sponsorship performance

  • Support and facilitate sponsorship staff and sponsorship service operations in the AP.

  • Monitor performance of sponsorship performance in line with child sponsorship standards.

  1. Proper and efficient management and use of AP finance and assets.

  • AP financial and asset resources are managed and used in line with policy guidelines.

  1. Reporting.

  • Produce AP quality and timely reports to keep track of progress of planned activities within the area of operation.

  • Produce timely and quality bi-annual and annual reports.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • University Degree in Social Science, Development Studies, Education or any relevant field and a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management

  • At least five years’ experience working with communities in development. Experience in WVU key sectors of Health and Nutrition, Education, Livelihoods or child protection desired.

  • Strong results orientation with ability to handle a heavy work load with minimal supervision, manage and satisfy multiple conflicting organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and maintain effective working relationships with all staff and other key partners.