2 District Project Officer- SRHR & HIV Program Job Vacancies – Action for Community Development (ACODEV)

Organization: Action for
Community Development (ACODEV)
Funding Source: Swedish
Embassy in Uganda
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project
Coordinator
About US:
Action for Community Development (ACODEV) is a Non-Governmental
Organization that serves and empowers individuals, families and communities in
East and Southern African region through promotion of innovative solutions in
the areas of Human Rights, Health Promotions and Institutional Capacity
Strengthening.
About Swedish Embassy Project:
ACODEV through a sub-grant award from Community Health Alliance Uganda
(CHAU) and her association member the International HIV/AIDS Alliance (IHAA) in
Brighton UK, with funds from the Swedish Embassy in Uganda, is contracted to
implement a five-year (2016-2021) comprehensive integrated Sexual and
Reproductive Health and HIV services program referred to as the: Uganda SRHR
Umbrella program in the districts of Kabarole, Kamwenge, Hoima and Kyenjojo.
The overall goal of the program is: To contribute to improved Uganda National
SRHR and HIV outcomes. The program will also contribute to the Health Sector
Development Plan 2016-2020 and the HSP.
Job Summary: The District
Project Officers will provide day-to-day field activity implementation in the
respective districts. The position mainly a field based position involving
provision of Guidance and support to the direct implementers such as the VHTs,
HWs, schools. He/she will also represent ACODEV in the district, sub-county and
community levels.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Actively participate in planning and
    implementation of project activities to deliver quality SRH and HIV
    services through various service providers at the district.
  • Ensure collection of data and documents
    from direct service providers to assist in the creation of case studies
    and improve SRH and HIV services.
  • Collaborate with the Project Coordinator
    in preparation of work plans and reports for submission to the donor and
    the National of Office.
  • Work closely with Project Coordinator to
    ensure effective and timely tracking of SRH and HIV service providers, and
    document issues surrounding delivery and uptake of these services by
    vulnerable and key population.
  • Develop and maintain contacts with health
    professionals and governmental authorities, to identify and document SRHR
    and HIV issues.
  • Actively participate in district and
    sub-district SRHR and HIV related initiatives and support district to
    ensure effective coordination and implementation of SRHR and HIV related
    programs
  • Conduct site visits, review the program
    implementation of ongoing project activities, prepare reports, make
    recommendations and conduct follow-up visits as directed by the Project
    Coordinator.
  • Support the Project Coordinator to cascade
    conceptualized project work plan, and related activities.
  • Visit project field sites to identify
    issues and gaps, and plan activities under the work-plan to address the
    gaps in SRH and HIV services in the communities.
  • Actively participate in various SRHR and
    HIV related meeting at district and sub-district level and with other
    partners to coordinate SRHR and HIV initiatives.
  • Assess delivery of SRHR and HIV services
    by all related service providers including health facility using QI Tool.
  • Support project data collection from
    related partners and service providers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the
    Project Coordinator and Project Manager.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the ACODEV Swedish
    Embassy District Project Officer job vacancy should preferably hold a
    Bachelor’s degree in either Public health, Social Science or any other
    related community related field
  • At least three years of related work
    experience
  • Extensive field experience working with
    rural and remote communities
  • Demonstrated success in providing hands-on
    capacity building and technical assistance to health care providers,
    community health workers, youth and other stakeholders in health related
    aspects.
  • Previous experience integrating
    cross-cutting issues such as SRHR, HIV, gender equity and social
    inclusion.
  • Proven ability to develop effective
    working relationships with district level counterparts in the Health
    sector, local organizations, and other program and partners.
  • Must have knowledge on different
    components of reproductive health and family planning.
  • Having skills in organizing and conducting
    trainings, workshop and orientation, follow up.
  • Have capability to interact with
    stakeholders, service providers, clients at different tires of service
    facilities up-to community level.
  • Excellent mastery of Runyoro-Rutooro or
    any other local language spoken in the target districts is a must.
  • Good oral and written communication skills
    and fluency in English
How to Apply:
All applicants should send an updated CV, certified relevant academic
documents, and include past experience and personal statement on why you think
you are the best fit for any of the position above and what you would offer if
selected for the position. You may hand deliver a well labelled application
specifying position applied for to: ACODEV National offices in Masoli Gayaza
Road near Namirembe Hillside School or ACODEV Western Regional Offices located
in Kasese-Muyenga Zone next to Rwenzori the Gardens Hotel Email your PDF
documents to: info@acodevuganda.org
Deadline: 23rd January 2017 by
5:00PM

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