Job Title: Programme Officer (Loan Recovery)
Organisation: SOS Children’s Villages
Duty Station: Mayuge, Uganda
SOS Children’s Villages is an independent, locally registered, child-focused, social development non- governmental organization with a strong reputation for providing quality care and protection, education and health needs for vulnerable children. Since its inception in 1991, SOS CV Uganda has reached over 60,000 children, youths and adults directly and indirectly to become empowered and self-reliant to contribute significantly to the needs of their families and communities. Works in partnership with a number of donors, (institutional and corporate agencies) including; Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), Austrian Development Agency (ADA), Grieg Foundation, ERIKS Development Partner, USAID/Bantwana World Education, European Union, AVIS Foundation, Brand Charity, USAID/Uganda Private Health Support Program (UPHSP), Terre des Hommes (TDH), Stanbic Bank Uganda, DHL – Go Teach, Madhvani Group of Companies.
Job Summary: This Programme Officer will be majorly responsible for effective and efficient recovery of Project loaned financial resources from the funded Community Economic Empowerment Hubs. The project will invest in developing Community Economic Empowerment Hub by providing them with revolving funds to support their grounding however within a period of 2 years they are supposed to return these financial resources to be used by other established groups or institutions. It’s the role of the Loan Recovery Officer to ensure these groups or institutions receive the financial support to transit into Economic Empowerment Hubs but also to recover the loaned financial resources to be given to other groups. Additionally, he/she will ensure the overall economic development of FSP supported families, communities and duty bearers to effectively increase income at both community and household level to enable community member appropriately meet children’s basic needs.
To sustain our impact, the officer will work in collaboration with local authorities, Project Loan Fund Management committee and other service providers, enabling children who are at risk of losing the care of their families to grown within a caring family environment.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Programme Participation and Implementation of set plans
- Support community organized groups or institutions to access Project financial loans.
- Ensure the supported organized groups or institutions transit into community economic empowerment hubs providing economic empowerment services to a wider community scope.
- Effective and efficient loan recovery (100% recovery without interest) from the supported organized groups or institutions.
- Ensure community members access economic empowerment services from the established Community Economic Empowerment Hubs.
- Organize and Facilitate training of Community Economic Empowerment Task Force on economic vulnerability assessment and work with them to develop durable actions to address the situation both at family and community levels.
- Support Economically Vulnerable Households to access income generation interventions to eventually increase household income.
- Ensure economically empowered Household and communities provide appropriate care to children.
- Link care givers operating businesses to market opportunities and value chain.
- Facilitate active participation of children in all FSP development processes.
- Ensure sustainability of established economic empowerment interventions
- Facilitate and support the timely implementation of programme plans as per the approved annual plans and Budgets
Programme Planning and budgeting
- Vividly Participate in periodic project planning and budgeting including timely planning for project activities.
- Support Community Economic Empowerment Task Force, families and communities in the assessment of root causes leading to economic vulnerability at family and community levels through use of appropriate participatory tools.
- Support the preparation of community development plans
- Facilitate the planning of ensuring gender balance in decision-making and in all programme processes for all economic empowerment actions.
- Work Closely with the Fund Management committee to play for timely disbursements of funds
Monitoring and Evaluation
- Facilitate participatory monitoring and evaluation of the programme interventions.
- Organize and facilitate regular progress reviews meetings with economic empowerment Hubs.
- Ascertain and create a database to document number of community members accessing economic empowerment services from the community economic empowerment Hubs
- Carry out regular home visits to families on the programme and write home visit reports.
- Carry out regular visits to CBOs, family support groups and other partners in the respective community for timely and relevant programme support
- Work closely with the M&E officers to timely update SOS CV Program Data Base.
- Work closely with the M&E team to analyze data and make meaning out of it to inform future decisions
- Participate in the development of realistic project tool and facilitate their utilization
Reporting and documentation
- Prepare and submit timely progress reports (narrative and financial) to the Project Coordinator on programme interventions.
- Ensuring that relevant community development structures have documented programme processes.
- Timely documentation of the project progress including periodic change/ success stories, lesson learned, recommendation and challenges throughout the project life.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in, Economics, Business Administration, Development studies, social sciences, social work and any other relevant field largely biased to community economic development.
- Training certificates in Economic strengthening, Child protection, GBV case management etc.
- At least three to five years of experience in banking sector especially loaning and recovery department with a bias in the field of Community and Household Economic Empowerment is a basic requirement.
How to Apply:
If you believe you are the right candidate for this position, only electronic application are accepted. Please send your application letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of academic certificates, and names and contact details of three traceable referees to the address below:
The Head of Human Resources and Organisational Development,
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda,
Plot 53 Ntinda II Road,
All Applications must be sent electronically as one Single PDF Document not exceeding eight pages to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications that are late, do not have CV or certificates or exceeds eight pages or electronically submitted as images will be disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 18th November 2022