Fresher Sponsorship Programme Officer NGO Job Vacancies – SOS Children’s Villages


Job Title:    Sponsorship Programme Officer

Organisation: SOS
Children’s Villages

Duty Station: 
Gulu, Uganda

Reports to: Family
Like Care Manager

Job Ref: SOS-UG/JOBS/2021/001


About US:

SOS Children’s
Villages is an independent, locally registered, child-focused, social
development non-governmental organization with a strong reputation for
providing quality care and protection, education and health needs for
vulnerable children. Since its inception in 1991, SOS CV Uganda has reached
over 60,000 children, youths and adults directly and indirectly to become
empowered and self- reliant to contribute significantly to the needs of their
families and communities. Works in partnership with a number of donors,
(institutional and corporate agencies) including; Norwegian Agency for
Development Cooperation (NORAD), Austrian Development Agency (ADA), Grieg
Foundation, ERIKS Development Partner, USAID/Bantwana World Education, European
Union, AVIS Foundation, Brand Charity, USAID/Uganda Private Health Support
Program (UPHSP), Terre des Hommes (TDH), Stanbic Bank Uganda, DHL — Go Teach,
Madhvani Group of Companies.


Job Summary:  The Sponsorship Programme Officer reports
directly to the Family Like Care Manager will provide support to the National
Sponsorship function. He/she is responsible for implementing field level
sponsorship operations in line with set performance targets and SOS Sponsorship
policies and standards. He/she leads all sponsorship related activities at his
or her location and proactively identifies opportunities to work together with
other departments with the aim of promoting sponsorship work. He/she works in
close consultation with the sponsorship Manager for technical support and will
provide him/her with timely information and reports.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

reviews, registers and delivers sponsor’s correspondence to the respective
recipients and thereafter prepares an appropriate and timely response to the

the process of Sponsorship progress letter writing through regular compilation
of data on all children, youth and the village throughout the year ensuring
that progress letters are dispatched to the National Office within the agreed

the child admission committee and ensures that proper admission documentation
is in place for each child.

a registration profile for each newly admitted child in the village within
three months after admission.

the complete child registration profile along with other relevant
documentations (recent photograph, copy of the guardian’s consent form and
court committal) to the sponsorship Manager for the child’s registration with
the International Donor Services.

is responsible for maintain an up-to-date record of sponsor mails, registration
profiles, status of children and youth, youth due for departure, annual child
photos and progress letters and family lists.

is responsible for the yearly photography sessions of both children and the
village, ensuring that copies are sent to the National Office within an agreed
timeframe for printing.

charge of all visits from registered sponsors at the village, ensuring that the
visitor’s code of conduct is duly signed.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Education,
Journalism, English language and literature or any relevant social science
field from a recognized university.

At least
two years working experience in a similar role

communication skills


of good writing skills

developed interpersonal skills including influencing and negotiation skills.

time management. organizational and planning abilities

strong ability to work across different age groups and academic levels without
compromising the quality of work.

in documentation and impact reporting will be an added advantage.


How to Apply:

If you believe you
are the right candidate for this position, please send your application letter,
detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of academic certificates, and
names and contact details of three traceable referees to the address below:


The Head Human
Resource and Administration

SOS Children’s
Villages Uganda,

Plot 53 Ntinda II

Kampala, Uganda

Applications must be sent as one Single PDF Document not exceeding eight pages


Applications that
are late, do not have CV or certificates or exceeds eight pages or
electronically submitted as images will be disqualified. Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 20th February 2021


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