Project Officer Job Opportunity – Reproductive Health (RHU)

Job Title:   Project
Officer
Organisation: Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU)
Project: Closing the Gap (CtG) Project
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project Coordinator
About US
Reproductive health Uganda (RHU) is an affiliate member of the
International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) whose core mandate is
promoting high quality, high-impact and gender sensitive Sexual &
Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) information and services through capacity
building, specialized service delivery, issue specific advocacy and building
strategic partnerships.
About CtG Project:
RHU is implementing a 3 year (2015-2017) project entitled-‘Closing the
Gap (CtG) project” in Kampala, Apac, and Lira district. The overall project
goal is to improve the quality, accessibility, and availability of long term
family planning services in these districts. The project will build the
capacity of RHU and partner clinics, and improve access to Long Acting
Contraceptive methods (LARCs) by vulnerable, under underserved women in the
project areas.
Job Summary:  The Project
Officer will be responsible for the day to day implementation and monitoring of
the “Closing the Gap’” project activities at local and district level with
support by the Project Coordinator. S/he will work in collaboration with
district partners in health and also provide technical support to service
providers in selected project clinics in the provision of quality SRHR
information and services with focus of LARCs and Post Abortion Care (PAC).
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Actively coordinate and monitor project
    activities to ensure attainment of planned results and desired learning in
    a timely manner
  • Provide technical back-stopping to service
    providers on long-term family planning methods, and provision of
    high-quality, culturally-appropriate SRH information and education to
    clients.
  • Document case studies, success stories,
    and lessons learntin a systematic manner and share information gathered
    from monitoring, documentation and operations research with the Project
    Coordinator and other stakeholders
  • Ensure timely, accurate and comprehensive
    reporting, adhering to organizational and donor requirements
  • Develop and maintain networks with Project
    partners, local district authorities, communities and other significant
    stakeholders
  • Perform any other professional duties as
    may be assigned by the supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The Project Officer should hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in Nursing; Diploma in Clinical Medicine or Midwifery/Nursing from
    an accredited institution
  • At least five years’ experience in
    Reproductive Health Service Delivery, especially long term family
    planning, as well as proven training and experience in project management.
  • Detailed working knowledge concerning
    integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health services. Skills in offering
    related training, quality of care assessment, supervision, excellent
    writing skills and provision of feedback.
  • Demonstrated leadership, administration
    and motivation skills, organizational ability and ability to multi-task
    and deliver accurate and complete results in an efficient and timely
    manner. Proven ability to work effectively with minimum supervision and
    under pressure, and ability to coach, guide, and build task oriented
    teams.
  • Applicants with previous NGO experience
    will have added advantage.
How to Apply:  
All candidates are encouraged to send their applications via post or
hand-deliver them including an application letter and attach certified copies
of academic transcripts, a detailed Curriculum Vitae and other relevant
certificates plus contact addresses (e-mail) of three referees including day
time telephone numbers to:
The Executive Director, Reproductive Health Uganda, P.O. Box 10746
Kampala Or hand-deliver at: RHU Head Office, Plot 2, Katego Road, Kamwokya (Opposite
Uganda Museum)
NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be
contacted. Female applicants are encouraged to apply
Deadline: 16th April 2015.
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