Program Support Specialist – Early Childhood Development NGO Careers – Compassion International

 

Job Title:    Program Support
Specialist – Early Childhood Development

Organisation: Compassion
International

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

 

About US:

Compassion
International is an evangelical Christ Centered, Church based and Child focused
Development NGO that for over sixty years has existed as an advocate for
children, to release them from poverty and enable them to become responsible
and fulfilled Christian.

 

Job Summary:  The Program
Support Specialist-Early Childhood Development 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. He or she may coach other
specialists.

 

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. Understands and advances Christ’s mandate to protect
children. Raises awareness of the needs of children and takes active steps to
help protect against neglect, abuse, and exploitation of children. Promotes the
dignity, respect, positive treatment, potential of children in all
circumstances. Encourages the involvement of others in helping children in
need. Reports and appropriately supports responses to incidents of harm of
children if they occur.

·       
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.

·       
Regularly
assesses changing need for and ability to deliver programming within area of
expertise. Consolidates national and local data to identify common gaps and
patterns. May develop strategy; maintains and supports the implementation of
strategy within area of expertise. Provides advice in support of other strategy
development with the country office as needed.

·       
Provides
skilled program design support to other staff. Supports the ongoing development
and implementation of local program design in alignment with the global
objectives. May provide expertise to other field office professionals, support
staff and FCP staff/volunteers to ensure that Frontline Church Partners are
adequately informed and equipped to provide holistic development to caregivers,
children and youth.

·       
May
facilitate the identification of resource components (internal and external)
for specific child development strategies and plans in support of partnership
facilitator efforts with FCPs. May provide information to management and other
decision-makers regarding allocation of appropriate resources. May provide
input to and/or develop Interventions for funding within area of expertise.

·       
Designs,
implements, and monitors specific holistic child development strategies and
interventions. Serves partnership facilitators by providing capacity-building
and child/youth/caregiver engagement activities in area of expertise. May
contextualize portions of curriculum relevant to their expertise or other
resources for child and youth development. Works with partnership facilitation
by ensuring intervention records, reports, and other documentation are
accurate, complete and delivered to appropriate stakeholders.

·       
Reviews
data, reports and utilizes findings to support management and key stakeholders
in improving program initiatives, interventions and child outcomes.

·       
May
provide expertise to other program support staff in the field office.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The applicant
for the Compassion International Program Support Specialist-Early Childhood
Development job must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Development, Early
Childhood development or related field.

·       
Three
plus years experience working in this or similar position or field.

·       
Experience
offering virtual support

·       
Proficiency
in computer applications

·       
Experience
handling and interpreting large data

·       
Ability
to create strong networks both internally and externally

·       
Experience
in curriculum development / supporting staff in curriculum implementation

·       
Experience
in working with rural communities/ poverty settings will be an added advantage

·       
Equivalent
education, training and/or certification may be substituted for experience and
education shown above

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link
below.

 

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