WellShare US Non-profit International Career Jobs – Senior Program Officer, FP/HIV

Organisation: WellShare
Duty Station: Arua,
Project: Scaling up
HIV/AIDS Prevention Services in Arua District under the Civil Society Fund
About US:
WellShare International is an
international U.S.-based non-governmental organization headquartered in
Minneapolis, Minnesota whose mission is to improve the health of women,
children and their communities around the world. WellShare International is
currently recruiting staff for an anticipated Family Planning/HIV Integration
Project in Arua District. WellShare is recruiting for the following position:
Job Summary:  The Senior Program Officer, FP/HIV is
responsible for the day-to-day implementation of WellShare International
project activities under anticipated FP/HIV integration project.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Provides
    technical input/assistance related to family planning (FP) and HIV/AIDS;
    identifies areas for FP and HIV integration and creates FP/HIV linkages
    between the projects.
  • In
    collaboration with Program Manager, works directly with, provides support
    to, and builds capacity of NGO sub-partners and district partners.
  • Implements
    project monitoring and evaluation activities; oversees the M&E
    activities of subordinate staff.
  • Coordinates
    field activities with SPO M&E and Program officer.
  • Collaborates
    with project partners, district local governments, district health teams,
    and other stakeholders in implementation of project activities.
  • Works
    closely with the Program Manager to plan, develop, and coordinate
    integrated family planning (FP) and HIV/AIDS activities in district.
  • Supervises
    and mentors junior program staff, national interns/volunteers, and others
    engaged in FP and HIV/AIDS programmatic work.
  • Steers
    the implementation of FP/HIV integration activities in district.
  • Provides
    technical support and input on FP and HIV/AIDS to assure implementation of
    high quality program activities.
  • Actively
    identifies areas for FP/HIV integration and creates FP/HIV linkages across
    WellShare’s projects in district.
  • Provides
    day-to-day support and supervision to national interns/volunteers; serves
    as a mentor and career development resource for national
  • Supports
    Program Manager to build capacity of CBO partners in district; monitors
    CBO activities and operations; coordinates CBO involvement in project
    activities; provides ongoing support supervision and technical assistance
    to CBOs.
  • Ensures
    timely collection and collation of FP/HIV integration program data at
    district level and collaborates with SPO-M&E on project reporting.
  • Helps
    the SPO M&E to carry out routine M&E activities related to the
    project in Arua district.
  • Develops
    and adheres to approved project work plans; submits high-quality
    programmatic reports to the PM according to internal guidelines and
  • Develops
    training curricula and implements trainings for health facility staff,
    community health workers, CBO partners, and others.
  • Works
    with program staff to implement IEC/BCC activities; assures quality of
    IEC/BCC messaging and delivery.
  • Provides
    ongoing support supervision to community health workers.
  • Sits
    on Family Planning Implementation Team (FPIT) and District HIV/AIDS
    Committee (DHAC) and other equivalent project committees in existence or
  • Liaises
    with district stakeholders to assure smooth coordination of FP and
    HIV/AIDS program activities within district.
  • Prepares
    high-quality programmatic, administrative and financial reports and
    submits to Program Coordinator according to internal guidelines and
  • Monitors
    field activity budgets on a monthly basis, including submitting field
    activity funds requests to the Program Manager and/or Operations Manager.
  • Adheres
    to organizational financial policies & procedures, including
    collecting and compiling valid receipts for all expenses, and submitting
    receipts in a timely manner.
  • Maintains
    regular communications with the Program Manager and Operations Manager,
    and other program staff.
  • Demonstrates
    transparency and accountability in all areas of work.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: The Senior Program Officer must meet a level of qualification and
exhibit a mix of skills and capabilities, including:
  • Hold
    a BA in Development Studies, MPH preferred.
  • A
    minimum of three years’ experience implementing a Community-Based Family
    Planning program and two year’ experience with HIV/FP integration at
    facility and/or community level.
  • Proven
    technical knowledge in FP topics;
  • A
    minimum of two years of prior FP project implementation experience
    essential, and demonstrated training experience.
  • Demonstrated
    technical knowledge in HIV/AIDS topics;
  • Past
    HIV/AIDS implementation experience essential.
  • Good
    understanding and familiarity with the Uganda district health system, and
    past work experience in Northern Uganda or West Nile region preferred.
  • Good
    understanding of best practices in community mobilization, sensitization,
    and education, and experience in application thereof.
  • Prior
    experience with selection, recruiting, training and motivating community
  • Experience
    implementing USAID-funded projects at community level desired.
  • Demonstrated
    ability to produce high-quality written documents, including reports to
    line managers, senior management, and project stakeholders.
  • Past
    experience budgeting and planning and implementing M&E activities
    according to a project M&E plan.
  • Excellent
    computer skills, including typing and advanced use of Microsoft Office
    products, email, and internet
  • Proven
    leadership and/or supervisory experience.
  • Possess
    the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Sensitivity
    to gender.
  • Strong
    commitment to improve the health of the community.
  • Possess
    the ability to work evenings and weekends in some instances.
  • Fluency
    in English (written & spoken); proficiency in local language,
    preferably Madi, Lugbara or Alur.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates that desire to work in Wellshare International should send a cover
letter, resume, salary history and desired salary expectations, and the names
and contacts of 3 references by email (preferred) to:
jobsug@wellshareinternational.org with the position name in the title of the
Please do not send certificates. Failure to submit complete applications will
result in disqualification. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.  This is a local-hire position open to Ugandan
Nationals Only.
Deadline: 23rd January, 2015.
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