Project Officer – The AIDS Support Organization (TASO)

The AIDS Support
Organization (TASO) Uganda Limited, an organization contributing to a
process of restoring hope and improving the quality of life of persons and
communities affected by HIV/AIDS, together with the Irish Aid, are to implement
a decentralised capacity building project of 50 HIV/ AIDS selected Civil
Society Organisations in the Karamoja Region. TASO therefore seeks to recruit
competent persons to fill the vacancies below:
Job Title: Project Officer.
Reports to:  Project Coordinator.
Department: Program Management.
/ Karamoja Region.
Main Purpose of the
To coordinate, track,
implement and report project activities to ensure their effective and
efficient implementation.
Key outputs
Institutional and technical capacity of selected project HIV/AIDS CSOs
strengthened in the Karamoja region.
Selected HIV/AIDS CSOs of targeted region mobilized and supported to undertake
joint planning to address HIV/AIDS issues unique to Karamoja.
Coordination amongst a network of CSOs and partnerships between CSOs and Local
Governments of targeted districts strengthened.
•   A
network of selected HIV/AIDS CSOs in Karamoja supported to engage with
grassroots socio-cultural institutions to positively influence risky practices
and behaviors driving new HIV infections.
•   Project
activities efficiently planned, managed, coordinated and supervised.
Performance of CSO HIV/AIDS activities monitored for effectiveness.
•   CSO
staff trained in managing HIV prevention that is context-specific to Karamoja.
Advocacy activities of the project well planned and managed.
•   Regular
project performance reviews carried out.
•   Project
activity reports prepared and submitted in time.
Key Duties and
•   Lead
the preparation of periodic plans and budgets for the project.
•   Budget
for the- resources needed for the effective and efficient implementation of
project activities.
•   Lead
the implementation of project plans and activities as per the project design.
•   Provide
technical support to CSOs in developing their work plans and budgets.
•   Review
progress reports from CSOs and provide regular supportive feedback.
•   Take
lead in the consolidation of bi-annual and annual reports.
•   Support
the training function of CSOs by TASO training teams.
Maintain up-to-date records on all project plans and activities including
project meetings.
•   Take
lead in ensuring gender mainstreaming in all project activities.
•   Monitor
and evaluate the implementation of planned activities and take action as
•   Monitor
and track performance of CSOs to measure improvement in performance.
Actively participate in the building of partnerships and networks for project
Document lessons learned and success stories for the project in print and
•   Prepare
and submit in time project performance reports as required.
•   Do any
other duties related to improved project performance that may be assigned from
time to time by the project coordinator.
SPECIFICATIONS: Academic Qualifications:

  Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Education, SWASA, Development
Studies, Community and Adult Education, Community Psychology, or Guidance and
Additional Training Necessary
•   Post
graduate diploma in Project Planning and Management
Training in HIV/AIDS Counselling Experience and Exposure: 3 years
experience in a HIV/AIDS work two of which should have been in supervisory
position Key skills required
•   Ability
to communicate in Karamojong dialects is a must.
Program/Project Management (including M&E)
•   Project
planning and management
Training of Trainers
•   Report
Emotional control
•   Empathy
•   Team
•   Ability
to work under mental and physical stress.
to apply:
Please only submit
your application if it meets the above criteria. Females and Candidates that
can speak Karamoja dialects are encouraged to apply. Indicate your physical
address, telephone numbers, E-mail and specify the position applied for on the
top righthand corner of the envelope. Please Staple Firmly Your Documents
Together. Note: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Please forward your applications
to: Director Human Resource & Administration P.O. BOX 10443.
“OR hand deliver at
TASO HQ level II, located at Old Mulago Hospital ” CLOSING DATE: 10th February

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