Food for the Hungry (FH/U) is a Christian international relief and development organization that has been working in Uganda since 1989. FH is currently operating programs in 26 countries and has national offices on the UK, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, United States of America and Japan. FH’s primary goal is to respond to development needs and complex humanitarian emergencies. In Uganda, FH is operational in the communities of Adjumani, Kitgum, Lamwo, Kole, Kween, Mbale, Namutumba and Amudat Districts 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.
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FH/Uganda FH Uganda is actively seeking for qualified candidates who are committed to its Heartbeat and Corporate Strategy to fill the career opening of;
Job Title: Community Development Facilitator (5 Positions)
Position Type: Fixed Term
Languages: Madi, Lugbara, Kuku, Dinka and Arabic
Reports to: Project Coordinator
Grade: 5 GEN, STEP: 1
Contract Length: 2 years Renewable upon performance
Start Date: Immediately
To plan and implement CFCT sector activities (Education, Health/Nutrition, Disaster Risk Reduction, livelihoods, Environment, Child protection and biblical worldview) 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 Project Coordinator.
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 health 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 – Health and Nutrition related activities.
- Review flipchart lessons plans with promoter/cascade volunteers every two weeks and ensure they understand the information well and can teach the information in a participatory manner.
- Coordinate activities at the local level and maintain cooperation with other institutions at the community level such as village councils, churches and schools.
- Facilitate organized, participatory learning sessions with each of their cascade groups every two weeks, following the lesson plans in the educational materials provided.
- Visit, monitor and evaluate each cascade group volunteer at least quarterly, supervise the work of cascade group volunteers by accompanying them on home visitations to neighbor circle members and observing them provide group instruction.
- Coordinates with project stakeholders, project staff and other stakeholders regarding upcoming activities and needs at the community and district level
- Maintain a filing system in the project office so that copies of cascade group registers, supervisor reports and QIVCs are easily accessible.
- Abide by FH protection policy and ensure that all cascade group volunteers are trained.
Key Result #4 – Livelihoods/Food Security related activities
- Assist the assigned sponsorship families and others within your community to understand the value of Village Saving and Loans Associations.
- Help families in identifying and participating in income generation activities.
- Provide guidance to parents to develop their parenting skills to enable them to support their children in all aspects of life.
- Train and assist groups in forming their groups by facilitating all the training meetings and learning conversations
- Fill out the savings group checklist as needed for groups of other promoters and collect data for SAVIX on their groups on a quarterly basis.
- Provide additional training to management committee members as needed so that they can fulfill their role of facilitating order of meeting, record keeping and abiding with the group constitution.
- Assist the group at the end of the cycle payout.
Key Result #5 – Disaster Risk Reduction/Management related activities
- Facilitate community meetings to identify common disasters, periods of occurrence, prevention, mitigation and how to reduce the causes of the disasters and build personal resilience.
- Access, understand and sensitize the community on government policies related to Disaster Risk Reduction and management (DRR/M).
- Train the community on disaster preparedness, mitigation and advocacy based on common disasters in the community.
- Develop a community preparedness and response plan specific to each common disaster in the community.
- Develop a community plan for managing disaster threats and disasters after understanding the types and cause of disaster threats affecting the community and identifying possible solutions.
- Perform community stakeholders’ analysis.
Key Result#5 – 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.
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Humanities, Education, Social work, Health, Agriculture, or another approved field of study from a recognized university. A higher diploma with Child development bias is added advantage.
A minimum of two (2) years’ practical field experience working with communities and children in holistic developmental practice and experience.
Proficiency in spoken and written English is essential. Knowledge and application of the local languages like Madi, Lugbara, Kuku, Dinka and Arabic
- 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.
FHU is an equal opportunity employer. All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by Mentioning 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@example.com not later than Monday 6th August, 2019 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 13th August, 2019. FHU has policies including a child protection policy that every staff is required to sign.
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