Plan International NGO Sponsorship Officer Jobs in Kwale

Plan International NGO Sponsorship Officer Jobs in Kwale


Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice.

We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives.

We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Role Profile

Title

  • Sponsorship Officer

    Grade

  • C1

    Role Purpose

    The purpose of this role is to oversee and coordinate sponsorship activities and ensure they are compliant to organizational policies & guidelines.

    Dimensions of the Role

    The role is responsible for building effective & meaningful working relationships that benefit children with multiple stakeholders in the sponsorship program.

    Accountabilities

  • Monitor and support Community Based Organizations (CBOs) sub-granted to undertake sponsorship activities.
  • Production of timely and quality sponsorship communications.
  • Capacity build CBOs and community volunteers on sponsorship processes towards enhancing compliance to global guidelines.
  • Build and strengthen working relations with local structures (local administration, schools among others) and ensure they are adequately consulted/informed of Plan’s operations.
  • Mobilize and sensitize sponsored families to ensure their active participation in sponsorship and program activities.
  • Undertake regular monitoring of sponsored families through scheduled home visits.
  • Ensure appropriate consultation, participation and feedback to the community in relation to Plan programs and policies.
  • Promote children rights in sponsorship and ensure that Plan’s Child Protection Policy and Principles are adhered to by all associates.
  • Regular monitoring, reporting and documentation on sponsorship processes in the field.
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility.
  • This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

    Key relationships

  • The Sponsorship Officer reports to the Sponsorship Coordinator in the Program Unit.
  • S/he relates on daily basis with children, sponsored families, parents, communities and other structures that support sponsorship/development processes. On regular basis, the role also relates with sponsors who visit the sponsored families.
  • The position also has a good working relationship with Sponsorship Data Entry clerks to ensure work submitted is processed in the system.
  • S/he also has a close working relationships with project staff towards ensuring that sponsored families are involved in project activities.

    Technical expertise, skills and knowledge

    ducational Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in
    Social Sciences or Community Development.
  • At least 3 years’ experience working with communities in sponsorship communications.
  • Experience working with community based organisations.
  • One-year experience of motorcycle riding.
  • Basic computer literacy.

    Key Skills Specific to the Post

  • Presentation skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Influencing skills

    Competencies

  • Takes initiative
  • Takes responsibility
  • Team orientation
  • Problem solving
  • Monitoring and control
  • Multi-tasking
  • Plan International’s Values in Practice

    We are open and accountable

  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
    Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
    Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people
  • We strive for lasting impact
  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

    We work well together

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

    We are inclusive and empowering

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

    Physical Environment

  • Typical office environment with 80 - 85% frequent visits in field monitoring and working with the communities.
  • Level of contact with children
  • High level: Frequent interaction with children .
  • Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.
  • References will be taken and background and Anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plan International’s child protection standards including appropriate background checks and adherence to our Global Policy on Safeguarding Children and Young People.
  • Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

    How to apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 26th December, 2018

  • For more information and job application details, see; Plan International NGO Sponsorship Officer Jobs in Kwale

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