03 August 2017

Several Fresher Community Development Assistant - Health and Nutrition NGO Jobs - World Vision International

Organisation: World Vision International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Child Sponsorship and Development Facilitator (CSDF)

About US:
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”

Job Summary: The Community Development Assistant - Health and Nutrition  will implement field level programmatic activities and sponsorship performance in line with targets and partnership standards in a manner that contributes to sustained and improved child wellbeing.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Project Implementation and Reporting:
  • Actively participate in planning and budgeting, preparation of work plans, implementation of planned health activities and monitoring/ reporting of progress.
  • Facilitate and monitor the implementation of planned activities and community level engagements
  • The incumbent will mobilize and facilitate the engagements of stakeholders during planning and development meetings, workshops and other fora
  • Identify local level partners, support and facilitate the partners in the implementation of planned activities
  • The jobholder will also facilitate stakeholders and partners in supervision and monitoring of programmatic activities
  • Communicate and work with local health facilities and Community Health Workers to improve health and nutrition issues identified in the communities at least once a quarter
  • Support the collection and documentation of impact and success stories.
Community Engagement and Advocacy:
  • Innovatively support communities including Registered Children’s (RC) households to participate and benefit from the health program development
  • Mobilize and sensitize community (RC guardians, community leaders and other community members) on health programs and issues and facilitate participation in the management of various community health and nutrition projects
  • Work closely with the community sponsorship and development Assistant, train the children committees in the respective parishes in advocating for their wellbeing.
  • Support and facilitate the children committees to plan for and hold meetings at all levels (School, parish and sub county) on a regular basis and document findings
  • Build the capacity of children, families and community to collectively engage local leaders on identified issues.
  • Follow-up on commitments by leaders on improvement of the wellbeing of children.
  • Mobilize communities to participate in annual children care and protection days – such as the Day of African child.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • The incumbent will be monitoring the health status of RCs in accordance to the minimum programming standard (once every 90 days).
  • Support development and implement integrated monitoring plan in assigned area with ADP stakeholders
  • Regularly analyze and follow up management of RCs with health challenges
  • Compile monitoring reports for management action
  • Hold monthly / quarterly meetings with Child Monitors and guardians/parents and child protection committees to address findings from monitoring.
  • Work closely with CSDF to identify, train monitors and partners on health related matters.
  • Provide information on support and benefit of RCs to the CSDF to enable entry in RC database
Child Protection and Wellbeing:
  • Monitor the wellbeing and child abuse cases and report any incidents in line with child protection policy and guidelines.
  • Work with local leaders to protect children from child violations and abuses
  • Sensitize children including RCs, guardians/parents and other stakeholders about children’s rights and responsibilities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the World Vision Community Development Assistant - Health and Nutrition job placement should hold a diploma or degree in nursing, nutrition, clinical medicine, public health, community health and related fields.
  • At least three years’ experience in community work and engagement with programming sectors (health, education, WASH)
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Good writing and reporting skills
  • Excellent networking and influencing skills
  • Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s)
  • Passion for children.
  • Track record demonstrating high integrity, reliability and dependable
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.


Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 10th August 2017

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