3 USAID Field Assistant Job Careers – SOS Children’s Villages

Organization: SOS Children’s
Project Name: USAID/Uganda Better
Outcomes/DREAMs Project
Reports to: Technical
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
(Sub-counties of Lakwana, Bungatira, and Bardege)
About US:
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda is an indigenous non-government, social
development organisation affiliated to SOS Children’s Villages International, a
worldwide child care organisation, currently running Children’s Villages and
other projects in 135 countries around the world. SOS has been working in
Uganda since 1991, and runs Children’s Villages and other projects at Kakiri,
Entebbe (Abaita Ababiri), Gulu and in Fort Portal – Kabarole district.
About USAID Better Outcomes Project:
SOS Children’s Villages Gulu under Family Strengthening Program, with
support from USAID/Uganda BETTER OUTCOMEs/DREAMs Project has got an extension
to new sub counties of Lakwana, Bungatira and Bardege. Through our Family
strengthening program (FSP), our community work in Gulu District focuses on
children at risk of losing parental care. The FSP is a sustainable and
innovative community based methodology that empowers orphans and other
vulnerable children (OVC) from within their natural family environment. The
project intends to ensure that more OVCs, youth and their care givers access
and utilize core services to improve Health, Nutrition, Education and psychosocial
wellbeing  and reducing abuse,
exploitation and neglect.
SOS Children’s Villages Gulu under Family Strengthening Program, with
support from USAID/Uganda BETTER OUTCOMEs/DREAMs Project has got an extension
to new sub counties of Lakwana, Bungatira and Bardege.
Job Summary: The Field
Assistant will play a focal role in Community-based support for orphans and
vulnerable children, youth and their care givers to improve access to socio
economic opportunities, care and other essential critical health and protective
services. The Field Officer will also support in the day today direct programme
planning and   implementation of field
programme activities including documentation and monitoring of progress of programmes.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Prepare weekly, monthly, bi annual and annual
plans for activity implementation based on approved budgets.
Actively participate in regular field data
collection through appropriate monitoring tools on programme intervention.
Support in the identification and mobilization
of community support groups for programme support (VSLA, school clubs, youth
Carry out assessment of beneficiary households
to identify specific household needs for programme support using VI and HAT
Support in timely implementation of activities
from the approved annual plans and budgets.
Support families access to essential services
required to fulfill their children’s development needs and rights.
Support the mobilization and training of
existing community structures as per the programme strategy needs.
Improve referral and linkages for OVCs to access
critical services
Identification and training of key personnel in
schools for case management.
Support beneficiary home visits for case
managements and assessment of household progress.
Document family and child success stories on
programme intervention.
Support the ECD programmes for children and
their care givers in target communities.
Support the formation and functioning of
children and youth support groups. (Young positive clubs, Girls first clubs and
peer educators clubs)
Enhance referral mechanisms to improve access
and utilization of a wide range of child protection services among vulnerable
children, youths and their household members
Strengthen caregivers/households, formal and
informal sectors to identify, support and address child abuse issues and access
to protection services
Improve management, monitoring and evaluation of
referred cases for child protection services
Prepare and submit timely progress reports to
the Technical Officer on programme intervention.     
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicants should hold diplomas in social
science/development studies, community psychology and related fields
including  other relevant professional
course from a recognized institution
A minimum of three years’ experience in
community development work with a reputable organization.            
Good knowledge of participatory approaches to
community mobilization and engagement.
Excellent organizational, interpersonal and
management skills.
Previous experience in facilitating meetings to
reach a goal or consensus.
Good skills in partnership and networking.
Good facilitation skills and TOT.
Ability to work independently and show
professional judgment in carrying out assigned task.
Ability to function as a productive member of a
result oriented team is important.
Hold a valid riding permit.
Must be a resident from the specified sub
Must have a letter of recommendation from the
LC1 and LC3 from the specified sub county.
Note: Specify the Sub
County of preference in the subject of your application letter (Lakwana,
Bungatira, and Bardege)
How to Apply:
All applicants, who meet the specified job requirements, should send
their application letters enclosing a detailed Curriculum Vitae, current salary
information, copies of academic transcripts and certificates, including
telephone contact and details of at least three professional references. Please
submit your written application indicating in the subject line the position
title, all copies of submitted academic papers MUST be certified. Address your
application to:
The Human Resource Coordinator,
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda,
25 km on Kampala-Entebbe Rd, AbaitaAbabiri,
P.O Box 27510,
Kampala. Uganda
E-mail to: jobs@sosuganda.org
or hand deliver to SOS Gulu office behind Pece Stadium.
Deadline: 11th November,
2016 by 4:00pm
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