Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Programme Coordinator Job Careers – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager
About Us:
The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is an international non-profit
organization which is a partnership of infectious diseases and public health
specialists. The overall objective of the IDI is to strengthen health systems
with strong emphasis on Infectious Diseases, through Research and Capacity
Development. IDI has five operational areas through which it works to achieve
its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory
services (provided through a partnership with the Makerere University – John
Hopkins University Core Lab) and Outreach.
Job Summary:: The Orphans
and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Programme Coordinator provides technical
oversight, operational coordination and management including; planning,
implementation, capacity enhancement, monitoring/evaluation and reporting to
delivery of high quality OVC care and support services in the West Nile region.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
·        
Oversee
the implementation of OVC activities in all supported districts and communities
·        
Support
functionality of OVC coordination structures at sub-district, district and
stakeholder levels in all the supported districts.
·        
Oversee
achievement of OVC performance targets in line with technical standards, best
practices and donor guidelines.
·        
Develop
comprehensive work plans and budgets for the implementation of quality OVC
activities
·        
Carry
out field visits to support OVC activities and use the learning to
continuously modify programming
·        
Continuously
document new developments in OVC programming and align them to proposed
activities.
·        
Lead
training, mentorship and other capacity building initiatives among OVC service
providers
·        
Strengthen
reporting on OVC activities through National OVC Management Information System
in the region.
·        
Prepare
and submit periodic reports as per the organizational, government and donor
requirements.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The IDI Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC)
Programme Coordinator should hold a Bachelor’s
degree in Social Work and Social Administration, social sciences or any other
related field
·        
Possession
of a post-graduate diploma in project planning and management will be an added
advantage
·        
At
least five years’ recent experience in designing, implementing and managing OVC
programs
·        
Previous
experience in implementing donor-funded projects
·        
Familiarity
with OVC programming in Uganda
·        
Excellent
computer skills (Microsoft Office Programs).
How to Apply:
All interested and suitably qualified candidates should send their
application cover letter, CVs (with 2 professional referees) and copies of
their academic credentials to:
The Manager, Human Resources,
Infectius Diseases Institute,
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University,
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda
Deadline:  Friday, 25th November 2016
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