Careers

Job Purpose
These roles will support the CRANE Network Members in Uganda to achieve its vision and mission.
Through over 150 member organizations who work across Uganda, CRANE is increasing the unity,
quality and impact of work for children at risk, impacting over 70,000 children around the country.
Go to
www.cranenetwork.org to see more. Our Vision: We have a vision to see children safe, well
and fulfilling their God-given potential. Our
Mission: We believe that a network of churches and
community organizations, locally focused and united in purpose, is the best possible vehicle for
bringing lasting change for children.
The roles will work as a part of the CRANE Secretariat team who are keeping children safe. Our
three key drivers are to see children in families, children in safe spaces, and children in education.
The CRANE statement of faith requires that you live your life with the utmost respect for the
Christian faith as described in the Bible, including the nurture and protection of children.


Core Capabilities

1. An understanding and passion for God’s heart for ‘children at risk’ issues and the Biblical
mandate for the Christian response to these issues
2. Achieving quality results and managing projects effectively
3. Able to prioritise competing demands from multiple stakeholders
4. Communicating information effectively with a high level of verbal and written
communication, negotiation, facilitation and training skills.
5. Influencing groups and individuals and demonstrating confidence and ability to deal
diplomatically with partner organisations including local government, donors and other
organisations such as the police.
6. Building collaborative relationships with excellent abilities to relate to all stakeholders
7. young people, volunteers, parents, staff and other members of church and community
8. Thinking clearly, deeply and effectively with strong conceptual, analytical skills with the
ability to identify key issues, to see cause and effect relationships
9. Self-motivation and remaining positive and optimistic in the face of obstacles, with a clear
idea of what you want to do professionally and personally.
10. Self-awareness, with an open and realistic mind about your limitations as well as talents.
Have an understanding of your emotions and taking responsibility for your own behaviour.
11. Flexibility in adapting to new situations and urgent demands upon ones time, skills and
energy

In order for us to serve children better and to increase our capacity, CRANE seeks to
employ the following suitably qualified, self-motivated, Christian and hardworking
individuals to join the team in pursuit of the above Vision

Job title Church Partnerships Officer (CRN/04/2018/1)
Location Kampala Uganda
Reporting to Church Partnerships Manager
Terms of employment Full time
Duration of Contract One Year Renewable

Job Summary
Full time management of the activities and resources asigned to you by your line manager that will
pursue the Child – Family – Church Collaboration that will: Build towards 1,000 churches within 3
years that collaborate to see children in families; Build the capacity of 30 churches that exemplify a
church response to support 300 families at high risk of separation Build the capacity of 30 churches
to receive 100 children out of care into loving church families. It will also ensure that churches in the
network are making progress in keeping children safe by mentoring them through the following
programmes, as appropriate and as will be guided by your line manager:
a. Understanding God’s Heart for Children
b. Why Children Matter
c. Child Friendly Churches
d. QIS for Churches

Duties
1. Manage the special initiatives across the network that have been designated to you
2. Monitoring the progress and improvements in child friendly church and QIS for churches
3. Mobolise the leaders for the churches under the program for the monthly and Quarterly
meeting.
4. Plan and mobilise stakeholders for relevant trainings according to plan and budget
5. Maintain an up todate database of all the churches under the program and track their
progress and needs assessment.
6. Build the capacity of 30 churches that exemplify a church response to support 200 families
at high risk of separation
7. Mobilise church leaders for the annual conference
8. Work with your manager to support Senior Church leaders build a Cross-Denominational
Collaboration to promote children living in safe families.
9. Help in developing advocacy materials for churches
10. Mobilise and coordinate the desemination and training of “Why children Matter tool Kit.
11. Design and share plans in relation to conferences, fellowships and mentoring visits.
12. Organise Meetings with fraternities.
13. Responsible for Child & Family Guides who will be overseeing the Child Protection Committees.

14. Identifying foster care families and organise for their training
15. Work with family guides to initiate and monitor Household economic empowerment and
Psychosocial support
16. Lead in the mobilisation and coordination of the World weekend of prayer for children at
risk among partner organisations
17. Plan and lead in the coordination of the mapping exercise for churches

 


 

Job title QIS Mentoring and Networking Officer (CRN/04/2018/2)
Location Kampala Uganda
Reporting to Children in safe Spaces Manager
Terms of employment Full time
Duration of Contract One Year Renewable

Job Summary
Full time management of the activities related to Quality Improvement Systems (QIS) within the
network and to ensure that the activities strategically organesd to promote networking among all
member organisations and ensure that they are all working towards quality care for children at risk
Duties
1. Manage the database of all the member organisations and track their progress in Quality
improvement systems (QIS) standards of (Child protection;Child wellbeing;
Governance;People Care; Financial accountability and Project planning and design)
implementation.
2. Ensure that 186 school leaders are given follow up training in QIS quality standards once a
quarter
3. Consolidate records of capacity development of 62 SCHIP (Strong, Creative, Holistic,
Inclusive, and Protective) quality learning environments Schools and organisations that
enable accelerated literacy, numeracy and competency-based learning that promote
confidence and resilience.
4. Organise follow up training workshops for child safeguarding and wellbeing for 62
schools and organisation.
5. Organise follow up training for bursars and heads of schools in financial accountability
and project planning
6. Schedule regular mentoring visits to schools and ensure different staff are allocated
organisations to visit and produce field visit reports
7. Carry out QIS mentoring visits to all network members that have already been trained in
QIS
8. Take Lead in Organising network events and make efforts to ensure relevant or all
members participate.
9. Lead the coordination and reporting of SCHIP activities monthly and quarterly basis

10. Contribute to the writing of the Project annual report.
11. Plan and organise meetings for different Network action groups to meet regular and share
ideas.
12. Take Lead in producing and sharing monthly and quarterly newsletters for CRANE about
the events and strories of the impact of the CRANE work to different stakeholders
Required Qualification for both positions

Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline preferably Social Sciences, Theology, Education,
Business, Communication from a reputable University
Postgraduate qualification in the relevant field is an added advantage
Minimum 3 years work experience in related positions in development projects or NGOs
Fluent in written and spoken English
Good Computer skills epically Excel, PowerPoint internet
Good Interpersonal communication skill is essential.
A valid and clean driving Permit is an added advantage

Should you fulfil the above mentioned requirement, and be interested by any of the above positions, please submit your expression of interest (quote the Job reference in the subject heading of the letter or email) and a maximum 3 page Curriculum Vitae to the address below not later than Friday 27th, April 2018 5:00PM.

The Head of Field Support Services
Children at Risk Action Network-CRANE
P O Box 14003 Kampala OR
Email administrator@cranenetwork.org
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted