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Program Support Specialist- Child and Youth Development NGO Jobs - Compassion International

Organization: Compassion International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
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- Child and Youth Development consults on development 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.
  • Will provide subject matter expertise regarding the holistic development and needs of beneficiaries ages 12+. This role will collaborate with other Support Specialists, Program Trainers and Partnership Facilitators to ensure Implementing Church Partners are adequately informed and equipped to provide holistic development to youth.
  • Responsible for supporting the implementation and regular review/revision of: 1) Field Office’s Certified Youth Development Strategy; 2) Field Office’s Certified National Youth Curriculum; 3) Child Development Progress Report (CDPR) Progress Measures for ages 12+; 4) Milestone Bibles for ages 12+ and other Other youth-related program content/elements as assigned by the Manager of Program Support.
  • Have the ability to understand the funding needs of Youth Development and its associated beneficiaries (ages 12+) and mobilize resources (both Compassion and non-Compassion) to meet those needs.
  • Co-ordinate and provide oversight to all youth related Interventions, collaborating with the associated Partnership Facilitator(s) to ensure implementation quality as well as monitoring & evaluation and learning.
  • Network with other like-minded ministries & organizations in order to identify, evaluate and recommend potential partnerships related to the holistic development of youth. This role will represent Compassion International’s approach to Youth Development both internally & externally within his/her country and continually be aware of current national statistics and trends related to youth.
  • Review and analyse relevant information received from CDPR assessments, the Program Support Specialist - Monitoring & Evaluation and the Program Evaluation & Research Team to determine the current state of Compassion supported youth as it relates to the achievement of Outcomes.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Child/Youth Development, Education, Social Work or other similar field from a legally recognised institution.
  • A minimum of three years of working experience in a similar job or related job in an NGO setting
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the National Education System as it relates to secondary & tertiary options
  • An understanding of vocational, technical & apprenticeship options with the local context
  • An understanding of the developmental milestones & patterns of youth 12+
  • Proven ability to review/analyse information, reach conclusions and make relevant decisions/recommendations
  • Ability to think programmatically and make recommendations/ decisions based on this
  • Ability to coordinate and facilitate discussions across multiple working groups
  • Ability to collaborate well both internally & externally
  • Ability to network with other ministries & organizations
  • Great communication skills both verbal & written.
  • Ability to drive both manual and automatic vehicles will be an added advantage

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: 16th February 2018 by 5:00pm

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