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Programme Officer – Sponsorship NGO Careers - Community Efforts for Child Empowerment (CECE)

Organisation: Community Efforts for Child Empowerment (CECE)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Federation Manager 

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 Programme Officer – Sponsorship will use the Life Stage Programming Approach to development for planning, administering, coordinating and monitoring of all Federation sponsorship activities and communication requirements; mentor Community Development Facilitators, Correspondence Assistants, volunteers, and monitor programs with a goal of becoming a “leader for children.”

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Sponsorship Management- Technical Assistance:
  • Provides guidance and technical advice to the Federation in developing and managing Sponsorship programs.
  • Generates Sponsorship awareness and improves relations with Sponsors.
  • Conducts site visits to provide support, guidance, training, and monitoring of sponsor relation activities.
  • Work closely with the Program Officers and Community Development Facilitators to ensure that enrolled children and families participate in programs and projects delivered to their communities.
  • Support the design of growth plan, enrollment process of children and monitoring availability of the children.
  • Ensures that sponsor relations are carried out in a timely and professional manner and in accordance with ChildFund International policy.
  • Ensure that federation sponsorship program meets Certification Standards.
  • Ensures that Federation staff are trained in and fully understand internal operational policies and procedures.
Documentation and Reporting:
  • Maintaining high standard of stewardship and accountability for all resources entrusted to him/her.
  • Develop a good understanding, appreciation and adherence to child protection policies.
Training & Development:
  • Mentor staff and Volunteers to effectively monitor implementation of Sponsorship programs.
  • Train and work 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. Support management of the Community assigned.
Representation, Networking, and Advocacy:
  • Managing the process of partnership development and liaising with other sister organizations in promoting interests of Children and Youths.
  • Work closely with government departments and structures in planning and implementation of sponsorship programs in the Communities.
  • Provide effective representation of the organization interest among the partners and Networks stakeholders.
Process Monitoring and Documentation:
  • Designing monitoring plans for the Sponsorship programs at the Area.
  • Conduct regular child verification to establish the existence of the children in the communities.
  • Ensuring timely quality and regular monthly, quarterly, annual and other reports.
  • Responsible for designing Child correspondence tracking system and monitoring effective use.
  • In charge of monitoring effective disbursement and use of Designated Fund Certificate (gifts for children).
  • Ensuring that child life threatening conditions are promptly and effectively addressed. Researching and documenting best practices.
  • Attend to any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisors from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicant should preferably hold a University degree in a related field of Education, Developmental Studies, Social Sciences, Community Psychology, Adult and Community Education.
  • A minimum of three years of work experience in sponsorship programs at supervisory level. 
  • Significant experience in human relations is required. 
  • Significant experience working with non-governmental and community based organizations. 
  • Proven ability in organizing and facilitating groups. 
  • Technical expertise in managing sponsorship programs
  • Project Management: has a working knowledge of project planning, design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Sustainable Community development approaches; mobilization and capacity building.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of child Sponsorship standards. 
  • The applicant must be highly reliable and independent, able to work with minimal supervision under pressure.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of child Sponsorship standards. 
  • Must be 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 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 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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