Area Program Officer – Southwestern Region Jobs – Population Services International (PSI) Uganda

Organization: Population Services International (PSI) Uganda 
Reports to: Regional Manager
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda
About Us:
Population Services International (PSI) Uganda is
the local branch of Population Services International (PSI), one of the world’s
leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for
people in the developing world to be healthy by providing access to products
and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing.
Job Summary: The Area
Program Officer – Southwestern Region will plan, supervise and implement all
projects activities and partnership development in the assigned cluster in line
with PSI program objectives and donor requirements.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Social Marketing:
  • Supervise the implementation of social
    marketing activities across the cluster according to the marketing plans
    to increase demand for PSI products.
  • Distribute, track and reconcile of
    commodities and IEC materials in the cluster in line with the supply chain
    management procedures.
Planning and Quality Assurance:
Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly and annual work plan and budget
for the implementation of all projects in the cluster.
Advocacy, PR and partnership development:
  • Implement advocacy, PR and partnerships
    development activities in the cluster of operation for effective
    achievement of program objectives.
  • Build capacity (Training, Mentoring and
    coaching) of implementing partners to execute PSI projects.
Risk Management: Implement risk management activities to
mitigate operational and financial risks in the region.
Knowledge management: Document and share best practices and
agreed upon behavior change indicators in the cluster with implementing
partners and PSI.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal applicant should preferably hold
    a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies, Community Psychology, Social
    Sciences, Social Administration
  • Additional training in Project Planning
    and Management is an added advantage
  • At least two years’ experience working
    with rural communities, local partners including local government
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and
    networking skills.
  • Knowledge of the Health service standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with various
    partners including MoH, Local governments,
  • CBOs and other NGOs.
  • Strong understanding of health services,
    preferably in the NGO sector in Uganda.
  • Good report writing and presentation
    skills coupled with good knowledge of of Ms Office programs including
    Word, Excel and power point.
  • Excellent verbal, written and
    communication skills.
How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to send their updated resumes (CVs),
copies of certificates, references, and cover letter clearly indicating
position applied for on the “top left-hand side of the envelope”, to the PSI
Uganda Office Reception, addressed to the People and Culture Manager, PSI
Uganda, at Plot 3 Mackenzie Vale-Kololo, P.O. Box 8082 Kampala.
Deadline: 5th January
2018 by 2:00 pm or 14:00 hours (East African time)

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