Child Sponsorship Officer NGO Jobs - Dwelling Places (DP)

Job Title:         Child Sponsorship Officer
Organisation: Dwelling Places (DP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Communication Strategy and Impact (CSI) Manager

About US:
Dwelling Places (DP) is a registered Christian Non Governmental Organization
(NGO) which specialises in the rescue, rehabilitation, reconciliation, resettlement and follow-up of children living on the streets. The overall objective of DP is to have a society where every child has a chest to rest their head on and a place to call home. 

Job Summary: The Child Sponsorship Officer will actively contribute to the development, planning and implementation of both local and international child-sponsorship programmes for Dwelling Places.
 
Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
  • The incumbent will coordinate the letter writing process in line with the CSP Letter writing procedure
  • Assist in seeking and maintaining local and international sponsors for DP children
  • Ensure all sponsors are appropriately updated with accurate information on each child
  • Work closely with main office (Uganda) to arrange receipt of all letters and photos from & of children. 
  • Responsible for keeping the main office (Uganda) updated on new sponsors & other relevant information
  • Assist CSI team in developing products and services to existing donors, contributing towards the growth of our international donor base and supporters and income
  • Work with PR in the development and  implementation of international fundraising activities
  • Develop marketing material, i.e., brochures, fundraising packages, specifically for Child Sponsorship.
  • Maintain communication with potential and current sponsors
  • Update and maintain child sponsorship database, meet with social workers for the monthly CSP update
  • Oversee letter writing to sponsors (quarterly), liaise with education and social welfare department.
  • Write annual reports to sponsors including an updated picture and status of their sponsored child.
  • Collect, record and distribute gifts in line with the gifts procedure
  • Work with the Volunteers’ coordinator in responding to requests for child sponsorship
  • Update the children’s CSP photos annually
  • Review all the CSP policies and procedures and make recommendations for improvement
  • Transfer all the children’s data from the hard files to the electronic database and update it accordingly
  • Write and submit the CSP monthly report promptly.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicant for the Dwelling Places (DP) Child Sponsorship Officer job opportunity should preferably hold a university degree or diploma in Journalism and mass communication or social work and administration
  • At least three years of related work experience
  • Previous marketing skills is preferred
  • Previous exposure and experience in customer service is an added advantage
  • Previous experience in handling money
  • Experience in fundraising and proposal writing is an added advantage
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and follow-through skills
  • Ability to manage finances
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to persuasively solicit support
  • Creative thinking
  • ICT skills required

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send the following;
  • A handwritten application letter with and updated CV with academic qualifications
  • A church recommendation letter (Should be God fearing)
  • LC 1 letter
  • Two passport photos

Deliver your applications to: Dwelling places head office - Off Nalukolongo Masaka road near Mutundwe police station or email to: hr.dwellingplaces@gmail.com or call 0312-513701

Deadline: 31st July 2017

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