12 July 2016

Entry Level Community Development Facilitator (CDF) Non-profit Jobs - Community Efforts for Child Empowerment (CECE)

Organisation: Community Efforts for Child Empowerment (CECE)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Program Officer

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. Our mission is “to create a conducive environment that supports the optimum development of deprived, excluded and vulnerable children.”

Job Summary: The Community Development Facilitator (CDF) will plan, administer, coordinate and monitor all community level sponsorship and program activities, in line with the set performance targets

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Sponsorship Management:
  • Conducts home visits to provide support and guidance, on issues related to child welfare and Household economic empowerment.
  • The CDF will facilitate Sponsorship and safety net awareness in the Communities.
  • Work closely with the CAs, Community Volunteers and POs to ensure that enrolled children and families participate and benefit from the sectoral programs and projects.
  • Offer support in the design of Community growth plan, enrollment process of children and monitoring availability of the children.
  • Ensures that sponsor relations is carried out in a timely and professional manner and in accordance with ChildFund International policy.
  • Facilitate timely child correspondences, delivery and response to Sponsor queries.
  • Ensures that all Community Volunteers (including CYEC and PEC) are trained in and fully understand internal operational policies and procedures.
  • Develop a good understanding, appreciation and adherence to child protection issues/ policies. Knowledge and skills in engaging children and youth in activities that promote their development.
  • Coordinate sponsor visits and provide all necessary information required for a successful visit.
Program Management and Development:
  • Work with the implementing Partners of Programs and Projects to ensure quality service to the beneficiaries.
  • Manage Community Assets entrusted to you on behalf of the PEC and CYEC.
  • Conduct needs assessment and communicate any development initiatives to the Area.
  • Mentor Community Volunteer and Sectoral Committees to effectively monitor implementation of Programs and Projects.
  • Ensuring the Parents, Community members, Children and Youths 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.
Capacity Building and Development:
  • Identify capacity gaps among CAs, CMs, PEC and CYEC and ensure such gaps are plugged in through training, coaching and mentorship
  • In charge of organizing and supporting community periodic committee elections.
  • Maintain local leadership participation in project activities.
Resource Mobilization and Management:
  • Identify funding opportunities and participate in developing project concepts for possible funding
  • Work closely with community leadership to mobilize local resources
  • Maintain track record of offspring pass over (Both crop and animals) for sustainability of community livelihoods.
  • Provide accountability for resources (In-kind and cash) to PEC, CYEC and general assembly
Representation, Networking, and Advocacy:
  • Ensure observance of Child Protection Policy (CPP
  • Monitor and report any child abuse/emergencies to relevant Authorities and networks.
  • Work in liaison with institutions in the Community, government departments and structures in planning and implementation of programs that benefit vulnerable children in the Community.
  • Facilitate effective representation of interests of children and youth among the partners and Networks stakeholders and the Community.
  • Uphold the brands of CECE and CECE donors such as ChildFund at all times
Process Monitoring and Documentation:
  • Facilitate PEC and CYEC to design Community Monitoring Plans (CMPs) and Community Action Plans (CAPs) for projects and programs at the Community.
  • Holding routine Community meetings to give feedback on the programs and projects in the Community.
  • Work with the CMs and CAs to carryout regular headcounts to establish the existence of the children in the communities.
  • Maintain up-to-date children’s information, and folders.
  • Prepare timely quality and regular monthly, quarterly, annual and other reports.
  • In charge of designing Child correspondence tracking system and monitoring effective use.  Responsible for effective disbursement and monitoring use of Designated Fund Certificate (DFC) and other gifts to children.
  • Documenting best practices and case studies on monthly basis.
  • Carry out CVS assessment on continuous basis, submit reports and follow up on action points. 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Diploma in Education, Development Studies, Social Work and Social Administration, Community Based Rehabilitation, Community Psychology,  Adult and Community Education or related field
  • A minimum of two years of post-graduation work experience in community development projects with a Child focused Non-Governmental Organization.
  • Proven ability and skills in organizing and facilitating community groups.
  • Significant experience in human relations is required. 
  • Broad knowledge of government strategies & policies on OVC, UN convention on the Rights of a Child. Pre-qualification experience with children (whether paid or voluntary)
  • Experience in using computer applications (word processing, excel, database, internet)
  • Project Management: has a working knowledge of project planning and management.
  • Previous experience in Participatory community development approaches; mobilization and capacity building.
  • Possess well-developed networking abilities, and be able to interact well with children, adult communities and staff. 
  • Dynamic and result oriented.
  • Proficiency of the local language of the area is a must
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle and possession of a valid class “A” riders’ license.

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications in confidence including a cover letter, copies of academic documents three (3) referees, with their day time contacts and emails to:

The Chairperson,
Community Efforts for Child Empowerment,
Plot 518, Kiganzi Road P.O. Box 51,  Kiboga. Uganda

Applications should be Hand delivered and registered at the above address in Kiboga Town Council or at ChildFund National office on Plot 71/72, Namirembe Road –Kampala. 

Deadline:  Friday, 15th July 2016 by 2:00 PM

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