Joy for Children Uganda Children’s Development Officer Jobs

Joy for Children Uganda Children’s Development Officer Jobs

  • Joy for Children Uganda, a leading child rights focused NGO with main offices in Bukoto Kampala with field offices in Fort Portal, Kabarole District and Lira, seeks to recruit a suitably qualified candidate as Children’s Development Officer – Kampala Slum Development Project

    Qualifications, Experience and Other Skills

  • The successful candidate must be a degree holder in Social sciences, Education, Human Rights, Development studies, humanities and any other related field.

  • Post Graduate training in project planning and management.

  • This position requires an experience of at least 3 years in a similar role.

  • Additionally, excellent communication skills in written and spoken English, ability to multi-task, good inter-personal skills will be an added advantage.


    The successful applicant will be required to play the following roles;

  • Be a Christian role model for children and their families.

  • Be an advocate for children

  • Be creative and innovative in the whole area of child Development

  • Do the documentation, record keeping/filling of child and mother issues

  • Ensuring children are in safe, nurturing environment at the project as well as at home.

  • Child health monitoring and maintenance

  • Promote health education for both child and mother.

  • Ensuring enrolment, retention and completion of children’s education

  • Minimum of 12 home visits per week, totaling 624 home visits a year

  • Ensure Children’s Activities take place at least 4 times a week over the 4 communities we are based in.

  • Interacting with a minimum of 25 children in each community a day

  • Train at all Children to know how to read the Bible to understand what it is saying

  • Children are educated about their rights and they understand them very well.

  • Organise trainings on parenting.

  • Provide training at least 4 times a year for Junior Leaders. Include new knowledge you are gaining from extra reading on understanding Children.

  • Collect reports and support children write letters to their sponsors at the end of every school team and ensure that all children’s school fees has been paid.

    Skills & Abilities

  • A vocational mindset

  • Ability to mobilize and organize volunteers

  • Ability to effectively implement a 5-year plan, managing the different stages of delivery effectively

  • Ability to disciple Children in their Christian Faith

  • Able to work
    collaboratively across the organization.

  • Ability to provide regular written reports

  • Ability to lead and manage groups within the community ensuring that expectations and objectives are met

  • A strong understanding of evaluation and monitoring methods with excellent skills in using data and evidence to drive quality and innovation

  • Excellent facilitation skills

  • Excellent minute writing

  • A self-starter who is able to work independently and work with a wider team

  • Excellent Project Management skills

  • Able to communicate effectively with people in both the community and also professionals

  • Clear, concise and effective communication skills, both written and oral

  • Able to agree to the JFCU basis of faith

  • Ability to know how to use social media

    Knowledge & Experience

  • Experience of working with Children

  • Been involved in a Children’s group in the past

  • Experienced being involved in new initiatives

  • Excellent knowledge of safeguarding guidelines and procedures

  • Experience in working with budgets and delivering programs to agreed budgets

  • Knowledge of current issues affecting women in Uganda

  • Good Bible knowledge

  • Experience in organizing events

  • Experience in achieving results through volunteers

  • Understanding the NGO sector

    Child Protection

  • At Joy for Children Uganda, we are committed to the promotion, protection and fulfillment of the rights of children, and to safeguarding children from harm in all of our activities.

  • You will adhere to Joy for Children Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct and report any concerns relating to child protection in accordance with agreed procedures.

    How to Apply

  • Please submit an application letter, CV, copies of academic documents, your current verifiable remuneration package along with details of 3 Referees to the;

    Acting Human Resources Manager, Joy for Children Uganda, PLOT 349, Nsimbiziwome, Bukoto, Kampala. Telephone +256 758 133 963



  • The closing date for applications is 3rd February 2020

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