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Kampala, Uganda



April 8, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Food for the Hungry is a Christian humanitarian aid and global development organization that designs, develops and delivers solutions for more than 50 years so that children, families and communities can flourish. Collaborating with local leaders across sectors, we co-create solutions that build resilience by strengthening mental, physical and spiritual well-being. We serve nearly 10 million people in 18 countries so that communities have the agency and resources necessary to realize their God-given potential.


Job Title

Project Assistant job at Food for the Hungry

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator, the Project Assistant- Sponsorship will plan and implement the new program Model- 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.

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.

Become a CPA

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in Humanities, Early Child Development, Education, Social work, Community development, Development studies or another approved field of study from a recognized university.

  • A Postgraduate diploma with Early Child development bias is added advantage

  • A minimum of three (3) years practical field experience working with communities and children in holistic, Social and, Development environments

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Proven capacity to plan, analyze, and ensure routine monitoring of work plans

  • Experience working in a refugee context.

  • A valid motorcycle riding permit, including the ability to ride and care for a motorcycle.

  • Ability to instruct and work with children, families, volunteers and community leaders

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