Food for the Hungry (FH/U) is a Christian international relief and development organization currently operating programs in Asia, Latin America and Africa with support offices in the UK, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, United States of America and Japan. In Uganda since 1989, FH is operational in the Districts of Adjumani, Kitgum, Lamwo, Kole, Kween, Mbale, Namutumba and Amudat implementing programs in four main sectors of Education; Food Security and Livelihoods; Health/Nutrition and Disaster Risk Reduction; with the Head office located in Kampala. FH’s primary goal is to end all forms of poverty World-wide.
EXTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
FH/Uganda is actively seeking for qualified candidates committed to its Heartbeat and Corporate Strategy to fill the career opening of;
Job Title: Community Development Facilitator – Sponsorship (1 Position)
Position Type: Full Time National Staff
Reports to: Program Area Manager
Contract Length: 2 years (Renewable)
Start Date: November .
To plan and implement CFCT sector Educational and Sponsorship which are designed to develop social skills of groups of children within a particular community; including being involved in spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical development of the children and the community as a whole.
POSITION IN THE ORGANIZATION
The Community Development Facilitator reports hierarchically to the Sponsorship Relations Officer.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Key Result #1 – Implementation of Educational program activities
• Together with the parents, guardian, head teachers, teachers and school management committee provide individual or group directives, guidance and supervision of children in their academic performance at school.
• Conduct school verification of every child three times a year, with the aim of understanding the child, their family situation, and helping sponsorship program assist them in any way possible
• Assist children in the program in the development of their learning attitude and other essential life skills.
• Help organize supplemental learning and other activities and Identify vocational training opportunities for children that need them.
• Plan and conduct annual health checkups for the children, provide training and coaching to children in educational related issues.
• Ensure that all sponsorship children in the assigned community access medical services when needed.
• Carry out sensitization for parents on home improvement programs like sanitation, nutrition and disease prevention.
Key Result #2 – Sponsor-child communication
• Develops relationships with those sponsored and the leadership of the community to ensure an effective link between the sponsored and their sponsors.
• Collect information of those being enrolled for sponsorship (i.e. case histories, photos, etc) meeting deadlines provided and following sponsorship guidelines and policies.
• Manage correspondence flow between sponsors/those sponsored (deliver and collect correspondences and other pieces of communication) in the community in a timely manner.
• Ensures content quality according to sponsorship guidelines for all correspondence coming from a sponsored individual.
• Keeps each child Sponsored individual’s file updated per the sponsorship guidelines (i.e. photos, case history, intro letter, signed agreement, etc.)
Key Result#3 – Gender and protection, environment & Biblical worldview related activities
• Organize clubs that provide children with life skills.
• Advocate for children’s rights and child protection
• Equip the church to model and teach God’s truth in his word the Bible.
• Teach Biblical values in the communities to counter react the challenges in the communities.
• Equip the leaders to fulfill their God given roles and better meet the needs of their community children.
• Model and teach servant leadership and stewardship of the resources in the community
• Train and model leaders on Biblical peacemaking, healthy relationships and conflict resolution.
Provide spiritual guidance by sharing the Gospel with parents and their children, including helping with Sunday school teaching and sharing at community gatherings.
Proficiency in spoken and written English is essential. Knowledge of the local language is a must
Education & Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Humanities, Education, Social work, Community development, Development studies or another approved field of study from a recognized university. A higher diploma with Child development bias is added advantage.
• A minimum of Four (4) years practical field experience working with communities and children in holistic, Social and, Development environment.
• Knowledge in Sponsorship, income generating activities and VSLA is desirable.
• Experience in teaching /training adult learners.
• Experience in the principles and operations associated with Children and management of Child protection issues is a plus
• A minimum of Four (4) years’ practical field experience working in communities with agricultural and livelihoods practices and experience. Previous work in a refugee context is an added advantage.
• Vibrant personal relationship with Christ and demonstrate willingness to live in a ‘spiritual community’
• Working knowledge of implementing multi-sectoral developmental projects
• Demonstrated interpersonal and mobilization skills and proactive problem-solving skills.
• Ability to instruct and work with children, families, volunteers and community leaders
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to interpret sponsor written documents
• Knowledge and sensitivity to gender equality, ethnic minority issues in confidential situations
• Good computer skills with MS office and proven documentation and report writing skills
• Ability to learn new concepts/ideas and willingness to work and live in a rural community environment
• A valid motorcycle riding permit, including the ability to ride and care for a motorcycle.
PROTECTION AND SECURITY CLAUSE.
• As appropriate, shall be responsible for creating, promoting and maintaining an environment that prevents sexual exploitation and sexual abuse and take appropriate measures for this purpose.
• Implement an orientation for all staff including an understanding of the code of conduct and consequences.Sharing is Caring! Click on the Icons Below and Sharezz
FHU is an equal opportunity employer. All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by Clearly stating the position applied for in the Subject line and submitting only electronic copies of not more than 2MB of an application letter, a detailed CV, contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant testimonials/certificates, names/contact details of three referees, addressed to:
The Human Resources Manager, Food for the Hungry Uganda
Email: [email protected] not later than Thursday 5th November, 2020 at 4:30pm. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Consider your application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from FH by 5th December, 2020. FHU has policies including a child protection policy that every staff is required to sign.