ChildFund International Program Officer Jobs – Community Efforts for Child Empowerment (CECE)

Job Title:   Program Officer 
Organisation: Community
Efforts for Child Empowerment (CECE)
Funding Source: ChildFund
International
Reports to: Federation
Manager
Duty Station:  Kiboga, Wakiso, Luwero and Kyankwazi, Uganda
About US:
Community
Efforts for Child Empowerment (CECE) is a registered non-profit making and
Child focused
NGO, based in Kiboga. It is an umbrella organization, supported by
ChildFund
International to support six (6) communities (Masodde, Butemba, Kiyuni,
Wakiso, Gayaza
and Kinabwe) located in the districts of Kyankwanzi, Wakiso and Luwero.
These
communities are characterized by adverse child poverty and adversity. CECE,
with funding support from ChildFund International strives to demystify the
faces of deprivation, exclusion and vulnerability among children by “uprooting”
their root causes.
Job Summary: The Program
Officer will oversee, design, implement projects and programs, document lessons
learnt, build community capacities, provide technical support, mentoring CDFs,
monitor and evaluate sustainable community development programs with a goal of
becoming a “leader for children”. The incumbent will should be specifically
oriented towards Early Childhood Care and Development with special attention to
other core areas of the organization’s work such as nutrition, health, and
Child Protection
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1.
Programme Development and Implementation- Technical Assistance
·        
Provides direction and technical support to the
Federation in developing and managing capacity building programs.
·        
Oversee the project design, quality assurance and
evaluation during Early Childhood Education & Development and Health
programme design.
·        
Engaging and enhancing community participation and
mobilization through adoption of participatory methodologies; planning,
assessments, evaluations, community meetings and mobilization.
·        
Ensuring programs and projects are in line with
major donor, principles and strategies and disseminating these principles to
the communities and other development partners.
·        
Responsible for developing sectoral monthly, quarterly
and annual work plans
·        
Building and strengthening working relationships with
partners related to the sector together with the Federation Manager and
Federation sectoral committee.
2.
Resource Mobilization and Management:
·        
Supports the community in obtaining useful
information and knowledge that may be available through governmental and
non-governmental agencies, or extension and outreach programs.
·        
Routinely mobilize community for locally available
resources.
·        
Identify funding gaps in the sector a key staff in
project proposal writing and other resource mobilization activities
·        
Maintaining high standard of stewardship and
accountability for all resources entrusted to him/her.
2.
Training & Development:
·        
Mentor and train CDFs and Sectoral Committees to
effectively monitor implementation of programs and projects in the Communities.
·        
In charge of organizing and supporting community
periodic committee elections.
·        
Responsible for organizing training and working
closely with the Parents Associations and Community Federations in areas of
needs identified.
·        
Ensuring communities actively participate in project
review and planning meetings.
·        
Visiting families and communities with unique
experiences/problems and jointly working with them to find lasting solutions.
·        
Maintain local leadership participation in project
activities.
·        
Support management of the Community assigned.
4.
Representation, Networking, and Advocacy
·        
Managing the process of partnership development and
liaising with other sister organizations in promoting development programs and
participating in area and sectoral co-ordination meetings.
·        
Working closely with government departments in
planning and implementation of projects.
·        
Provide effective representation of organization
interests among the partners, networks and stakeholders.
5.
Process Monitoring and Documentation:
·        
Responsible for designing monitoring plans for the
sector.
·        
Ensuring timely quality and regular monthly,
quarterly, annual and other reports.
·        
Responsible for monitoring and ensuring timely
implementation of program and project interventions against set plans and
objectives.
·        
Researching and documenting best practices.
6.
Sponsor Relations Work:
·        
Work closely with the Sponsor Relation staffs to
ensure that Sponsored children and families benefit from the sectoral programs
and project.
·        
Support the design of growth plan, enrollment process
of children and monitoring availability of the children.
·        
Ensure Early Childhood Development and Health issues
are integrated in the Sectoral project plans, and implementation.
7.
Others Duties:
·        
Keeps oneself updated on the latest methods and
practices on community development and capacity building for possible
application in the community.
·        
Attend to any other duties as may be assigned by the
Supervisors from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate for the CECE ChildFund
International Program Officer vacancy should hold a University degree in
Education, Development Studies, Social Sciences, and Community Psychology or
Development related field from a recognized University
·        
Additional or post graduate training in Project
Management, Early Childhood Care and Development, Nutrition, Child Health,
Child Protection or a related field is an added advantage.
·        
A minimum of three years’ experience in community
development projects in a Child Focused NGO.
·        
Detailed knowledge and understanding, appreciation
and adherence to child protection issues/ policies.
·        
Working knowledge and skills in engaging children in
activities that promotes their development.
·        
Proven ability in organizing and facilitating
groups.
·        
Past experience in human relations is required.
·        
Prior experience of working with local partners and
District Local Government on Child Health, Nutrition, Early Childhood
Education, or Child Protection is an added advantage.
·        
Technical Experience in managing Early Childhood
Development, Health and Child protection Projects
·        
Project Management: working
knowledge of project planning, design, implementation, monitoring, and
evaluation
·        
Detailed knowledge of participatory community
development approaches; mobilization and capacity building.
·        
Detailed knowledge and understanding of the
education, health and other child development frameworks
·        
Broad awareness, knowledge and understanding of
child sponsorship standards.
·        
Highly reliable and independent, able to work with
minimal supervision.
·        
Possess well-developed networking abilities, and be
able to interact well with children, adult communities, staff, and Community
Parent’s Federation.
·        
Computer literacy skills i.e. working Knowledge of
Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Internet is
required.
·        
Knowledge of the local language is an added
advantage
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should either hand deliver their
applications in confidence at the address below including a Cover letter,
current CV, three work-related referees, with their E-mail and day time
contacts.
Send to:
The
Chairperson,
Community
Efforts for Child Empowerment
Plot 518,
Kiganzi Road – Kiboga Town Council
P.O. Box 51,
Kiboga. Uganda
The hand
delivered applications should be registered at the above address in Kiboga Town
Council or ChildFund Uganda National Office on Plot 71/72, Namirembe Road –
Kampala.
Deadline: Wednesday, 19th August 2015 by
4:00 PM
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