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Organization: Compassion International

Duty Station: Uganda


About Compassion Project:

The Diocese of Lango have a strong partnership with Compassion international- Uganda in child ministry through sponsorship and home-based care. They are working in partnership with Compassion International in fulfilling the great commission as mandated by our Lord Jesus Christ in Mathew 28:16-20. This is done in a holistic approach which includes Child Development Ministry. They operate in the centres of All Saints Boroboro Child Development Centre in Lira, Onottam Child Development Centre in Otuke and Aloi Child Development Centre in Alebtong.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, maintains courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside the Church. Must be a Christian role model for the children, their families and communities.
  • Working within one’s influence, serves as an advocate for children who live in poverty and are not able to speak out for themselves. This includes being informed about issues of children and influencing others to greater involvement on children’s behalf.
  • Participates in the preparation and implementation of Partner Plans and Budgets including Planning and utilization of Survival and other home-based funds.
  • Participates in the preparation of Program activity and financial reports according to guidelines. This will include submission of Service Level Agreement (SLA) deliverables, Supporter beneficiary communication deliverable and Update beneficiary profiles in Compassion Connect as scheduled.
  • Networks with other entities (resource persons and organizations) to develop professional skills for all staff & stakeholders in child ministry.
  • Participates in the monitoring and evaluation of the performance of home-based interventions and design remedial interventions.
  • Carries out Home visits and Group activities, as a means of equipping beneficiaries in child Survival skills and Holistic child development.
  • Supports the church in the process of home-based beneficiary identification, Slots management and transitions.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Diploma in Nursing, Midwifery, Community Health, Nutrition, Clinical Medicine, Education and Social work-related discipline
  • Must be a born-again Christian who is a model in word, deed, lifestyle and demonstrates involvement in Church ministry.
  • Must be Computer literate in MS Word, Excel plus knowledge of Internet.
  • Should be a good steward, of high integrity, exhibiting confidentiality, with good social skills and can be trusted by persons who prefer a non-intrusive lifestyle.
  • Highly self-motivated to carry-out Home-visits and group trainings that involve parents and their children in non-classroom settings.
  • Should have a developmental mindset and ability to design and implement home-based interventions that are contextualized.
  • Ability to design a stimulating environment for children using locally available resources/materials.
  • Experience and knowledge in Early Childhood (ECD), GOBIFFF components, maternal-child health intervention
  • Exhibit a high sense of integrity.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested applicants should hand deliver their applications with a letter from your local Church Priest/Pastor at the Diocesan Headquarters at Boroboro:

The Diocesan Secretary,

Diocese of Lango,

P.O Box 6, Lira. Uganda

Deadline: 24th May 2019 by 5:00pm

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