Program Support Specialist- Survival and Early Childhood NGO Jobs – Compassion International

Organization: Compassion
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Manager of
Program Support
About Us:
Compassion International is a Christ Centered non-governmental
organization dedicated to child development. Through a holistic approach,
Compassion International addresses the spiritual, economic, social and physical
aspects of the neediest children in communities to help them become responsible
and fulfilled Christian adults.
Job Summary: The Program
Support Specialist- Survival and Early Childhood consults on, develops and
implements holistic child development programs and interventions. The
specialist generally provides highly competent knowledge in one or more
holistic development subspecialties in this field and is helpful in others. At
this career level, the incumbent supports the local program design, performing
independently on moderately complex issues.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus
Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, maintains a courteous,
Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Compassion,
and faithfully upholds Compassion’s ministry in prayer.
Acts as an advocate for children – raising the
awareness of the needs, neglect, nurture, and potential of children in poverty
and challenging and enabling those within one’s influence to greater
involvement and effectiveness on behalf of children.
Supports overall holistic child development and
provides ongoing subject matter expertise in individual areas of
specialization. Aids partnership facilitators, learning staff, communications
staff and managers by providing coaching and knowledge within area of
specialty. Supports child development community learning and improvement among
staff and other stakeholders.
Designs, contextualizes and supports holistic development
programming for pregnant mothers, caregivers, infants and children through the
age of 5.
Assess the availability and accessibility of
existing development opportunities for caregivers and children through age 5.
Collaborate with Partnership Facilitators to
recommend age- appropriate curriculum and programming for all existing and new
Implementing Church Partner’s (ICPs) local context.
Focus on equipping Implementing Church Partners
(ICPs) to understand CDPR measures for the 1-2 and 3-5 age-groups and how
assessments for this age group are best performed.
Assist Partnership Facilitators and ICPs to use
Survival and Child Support funds strategically for caregivers and children
through age 5.
Regularly monitors operational, health and other
beneficiary data in order to identify good practices and areas for improvement.
Based on these findings, he/she will recommend appropriate follow-up such as
coaching, training, adjustments to program design, or ways to pilot or innovate
in order to improve programming for pregnant mothers, caregivers and young

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should preferably hold a
University degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Public
Health, Pediatric Health, Social Work or other related field
A minimum of three years of experience in a
similar position in an NGO setting.
Ability to think strategically, create detailed
plans and execute efficiently.
Ability to design, implement and evaluate
survival and/or early childhood programs.
Ability to support, train and coach program
generalists in survival and early childhood programming implementation
Ability to make recommendations on program
delivery and influence peers.
Broad knowledge and understanding of the
importance of good quality monitoring data in an overall Monitoring,
Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) framework.
Ability to assess multiple data
sources/information and make and communicate decisions.
Ability to coordinate and facilitate discussions
across multiple working groups and departments.
Ability to work collaboratively with cultural
sensitivity and high emotional intelligence.
Ability to network with other ministries and
Excellent verbal and written communication
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a cover
letter, detailed curriculum vitae, three professional references, reference
letter from your current Pastor / Reverend, copies of academic qualification
documents to:
The Senior Human Resource Business Partner,
Compassion International Uganda,
Plot 8A3, Baskerville Avenue, Kololo,
P.O. Box 8936, Kampala.
Deadline: 8th January 2018 by
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