Project Coordinator SRHR & HIV Program NGO Jobs – Action for Community Development (ACODEV)

Organization: Action for
Community Development (ACODEV)
Funding Source: Swedish
Embassy in Uganda
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Program Manager
Health Promotion
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 Project
Coordinator is responsible for overall coordination, supervision and
implementation of project activities with the four districts of Kamwenge,
Kyenjojo, Kabarole and Hoima districts. Additionally, the jobholder will be
in-charge of creating linkages and partnerships within the districts to ensure
smooth program operations. S/he will support administratively the project staff
as well as building capacity of the program team at the Field Office to ensure
quality work on the project. The incumbent will oversee the activity planning,
implementation and reporting of the project field activities. Provide direct
supervision of personnel implementing the project.  The position also involves office and field
activities especially in Kyenjojo where the Project Coordinator will take on an
extra role of the District Coordinator. Generally the his/her scope of work
will include but not limited to providing direct administrative, technical,
logistical and capacity building support to the 3 District Project
Coordinators, and other agencies through which the project is implemented. This
will include but not limited to schools, health centers, District Health Teams,
Health Sub-districts as well as duty bearers at sub-county level. The overall
responsibilities will include technical support in a variety of technical areas
such as trainings, support supervision, follow up of stakeholders; ensuring
SRHR and HIV service compliance in the provision of services, data tracking,
medical and quality assurance. He/she will also represent ACODEV at National,
district, and sub-county levels in all the project target districts.
Key Duties and
  • Directly work to ensure effective
    execution of all phases of project activities
  • Support to implement a plan for
    disseminating the case studies and the workbook at district level meetings.
  • Provide a supervisory role to District
    Project Officer to ensure an effective delivery of SRHR and HIV services
    to vulnerable and key populations
  • Keenly track project activities to support
    meeting reporting requirements for funders.
  • Develop and disseminate quality assurance
    strategies to direct service providers.
  • Provide overall direct technical
    assistance to all project staff and direct service providers in order to
    ensure quality service delivery.
  • Actively participate in development,
    implementation and follow-up of training activities
  • Work closely with the appropriate district
    authorities to ensure provision of quality long acting and permanent
    methods of family planning
  • Develop and maintain contacts with health
    workers, teachers, LG leaders and governmental authorities, to identify
    and address SRHR and HIV issues, and develop related services
  • Carry out monthly site visits, review the
    programming and implementation of ongoing project activities, prepare
    reports, make recommendations and conduct follow-up visits as directed by
    the Project Coordinator.
  • Ensure consistent and efficient use of all
    resources especially financial resources by all field based staff.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by
    the Project Manager.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the ACODEV Swedish
    Embassy Project Coordinator SRHR & HIV Program job vacancy should
    preferably hold a vacancy should preferably hold a Master’s degree in
    public health or Social Science Degree
  • A minimum of five years of hands on
    experience in managing project of SRHR and HIV in nature.
  • Extensive field experience working with
    rural and remote communities especially in Midwestern Uganda.
  • Demonstrated success in providing hands-on
    capacity building and technical assistance to health care providers,
    community health workers, school going and out of school youth and other
    stakeholders in SRHR and HIV related aspects.
  • Have at least three- five years of
    experience in SRHR and HIV service delivery.
  • Have experience in organizing workshop,
    training, and doing follow-up of the program in schools, communities and
    service institutions.
  • Fluent in Midwestern languages (Runyoro
    & Rutoro), and strong English writing skills
  • Willing to travel at least 60 – 75% of
    time within the sub-counties.
  • Must have capabilities to maintain liaison
    with government agencies, NGOs, private sectors, and communities.
  • Proven ability to communicate persuasively
    and translate complex data and concepts into action-oriented information
    for external audiences
  • Excellent problem-solving skills including
    identifying and recommending solutions.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
    and independently to achieve common objectives
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and
    make timely decisions
  • Ability to work with multiple priorities
    and deadlines and to pitch in where needed
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively
    with others, good sense of humor
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and
    analytical ability
  • Detail-oriented with strong follow-up
  • Willingness and ability to travel to meet
    project/program requirement.
  • Plan assignment as per project activities,
    write reports and document accordingly. Participate and work in teams in
    developing and implementing service delivery and training programs.
  • Collaborate with other team members and
    work in teams to strengthening and improving quality service provision of
    SRH and HIV.
  • 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.
  • Must have knowledge on different
    components of SRHR and HIV
  • Having skills in organizing and conducting
    trainings, workshop and orientation, follow up.
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:
Deadline: 23rd January 2017 by
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