3 NGO Social Work Jobs – Community Development Facilitator at Plan International

Organisation: Plan International
Duty Station: Tororo (1), Lira (2), Uganda
Reports to: Programme
Unit Manager (PUM)
About Plan:
Founded 75 years ago, Plan International is one of the oldest and
largest Children’s development organizations in the world. We work In SO
developing countries across Africa. Asia and the Americas to promote child
rights and lift millions of children out of poverty Plan’s vision is of
a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies
that respect people’s rights and dignity Plan is independent with no religious,
political or governmental affiliations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Facilitate child
    centred community development;
  • Work with children,
    their families and communities in identifying and managing their own
    development processes and building meaningful relationships among the
    multiple stakeholders in the community.
  • Facilitate capacity
    building for children, families and communities and collaboratively work
    with partners to ensure effective service delivery and advocate for the
    rights and general wellbeing of children.
  • Support communities to
    mobilize local resources and also provide any relevant information
    required by the resource mobilisation unit for purposes of
    proposal/business development to support any community development
  • Mainstream cross
    cutting development issues like gender, environment and HIV/AIDs in
    development processes
  • Facilitate the
    development of children’s organizations, groups and programs
  • Facilitate creation of
    linkages and relations between communities and key partners, and local
    government to foster integration of interventions for greater synergy in
    his/her community.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The candidate should
    hold a University Degree in Social Work or Development Studies, with
    additional concentration in one of the following areas – Agriculture, or
    Human Rights, Public Health and Education with knowledge and skills in
    community-based development with a bias in child programming.
  • Demonstrate Knowledge
    of basic laws and policies related to children -if NCRC. Children’s Act,
    LG decentralization policy
  • Flexibility and
    willingness to listen and learn from communities and children
  • Experience and
    knowledge of PRA
  • Ability to work in
    teams, negotiation and facilitation skills
  • A good knowledge and skills
    in participatory advocacy and lobbying
  • Willingness to engage
    in full immersion and live as close as possible to the community
  • Experience and
    knowledge of project planning, monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience In
    partnership building, networking and collaboration.
  • Good understanding of
    programme concepts from a rights-based approach
  • Computer literacy,
    with good communication skills
  • Good resources
    mobilization skills and ability to write good concept papers
  • Knowledge of
    Ateso/Jophadola language is added advantage – (for Tororo) 
  • Knowledge of Luo –
    (for Lira)
  • Ability and
    willingness to ride a motorcycle will be a must
How to Apply:
All interested applicants
seeking to work with Plan Uganda should submit letters of application to the
email address below, together with a CV,  contact telephone numbers,
copies of relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references
plus salary history should be included and sent to:

NB: Only soft copies of application will be accepted.

The People & Culture
Plan Uganda
Email: uganda.recruitment@plan-international.org .

NB: Plan Uganda is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified female
candidates are encouraged to apply. Only Short-listed candidates will be
contacted. Please consider your application unsuccessful in case you do not
hear from us by 15th November, 2013.

Deadline: 27th September, 2013
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