Social Work Jobs – Advocacy and Accountability Specialist at Plan Uganda

Duty Station: Lira, Uganda
Reports to: Director of Health Services
About Plan Uganda:
Founded 75 years ago, Plan International is one of the oldest and largest children’s development organizations in the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.
Plan International Inc. in Uganda was awarded a 5-year Cooperative Agreement under the Northern Uganda-Health Integration to Enhance Services (NU-HITES) project to continue providing technical assistance and capacity building support for Northern Uganda in Malaria, AIDS and Tuberculosis, integrate additional support in Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH), Family Planning (FP) and nutrition; while prioritizing the strengthening of district-level health facilities.
Job Summary: The incumbent will be a member of the health services delivery team, serve as the project’s expert on Community Advocacy and Accountability for the Nu-hites program. S/he will provide technical and strategic support in strengthening community participation and ownership of health services in Northern Uganda.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         Bachelor degree (Master’s preferred) in Development, Social Sciences, Public Health or a related field
·         Professional training on or experience with Advocacy related field
·         Knowledge of the socio-economic and political context in northern Uganda
·         At least 3 years’ experience in community advocacy and accountability of health (preferably USAID funded) projects.
How to apply:
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Deadline: 5PM on Friday April 5,2013
While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification
Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
As a child centered development organization, Ran strives to ensure that children are kept safe in all the areas we operate. The organization further has a child protection policy that every staff is required to sign. Potential candidates will be required to provide information confirming whether or not they have ever been convicted of any child abuse crimes.
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