4 Cluster Office Coordinators (COC) Job Opportunities – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Organisation: Rakai
Health Sciences Program (RHSP)
Funding Source: US PEPFAR/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Kyotera,
Mpigi, Sembabule and Kalangala, Uganda
Reports to: Project
About US:
Rakai Health Sciences Program
is a collaborative Bio-medical research and service delivery organization. It
strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a
combination of community based research, curative services and prevention
strategies in the District of Rakai, South Western Uganda. It is based at the
Uganda Virus Research Institute Entebbe and Kalisizo in Rakai District.
About CDC Program:
With funding from PEPFAR/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), RHSP is implementing a 5 year
comprehensive HIV/ AIDS program in the 12 districts of Masaka region namely;
Rakai, Kyotera, Masaka, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi, Lyantonde, Lwengo, Sembabule,
Butambala, Gomba, Mpigi, and Kalangala with an aim of achieving rapid HIV
epidemic control.
Job Summary: The Cluster
Office Coordinators (COC) will be the key district liaison officer for the
project responsible for the day-to-day operations of the regional Cluster
office. In collaboration with DHTs, health facilities and others stakeholders,
s/he will be accountable for ensuring that all project outputs/outcomes in the
given districts are achieved through effective management of project inputs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work in liaison with the Project Manager,
    ensure implementation of project activities.
  • Carry out frequent monitoring and supportive
    supervision visits to health facilities.
  • Coordinate with other units including DHT and other stakeholders within the
    project areas.
  • Organize and participate in quarterly project
    review meetings for the district level stakeholders.
  • Provide leadership and overall supervision for
    project teams and Cluster activities.
  • Perform any other assigned duties in line with your role.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Cluster Office Coordinators (COC) job opportunity
    should hold a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) or a related
    medical discipline.
  • Training in HIV/AIDS care and management is
  • Training in project planning and management will be an added advantage.
  • A postgraduate degree in Public Health, Medicine,
    Social Sciences or a management related field will be an added advantage.
  • Three years of relevant experience in
    implementing public Health/HIV/AIDS related projects at decentralized level.
  • Previous experience working with district
    health systems and managing project teams.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Knowledge of PEPFAR/US government programming
    policies and regulations, procedures and practices
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with the DHTs
    and HFs.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in HIV/AIDS
    programming issues.
  • Project planning and management skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested applicants should send their application letter, valid academic
documents and detailed resume (CV) with three recognizable referees to:
The Human Resource Manager,
Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O. Box 279, Kalisizo, Rakai,
Deliver to: Rakai Health
Sciences Program offices
Clement Hill Plot 8 Kampala,
Send via E-mail to:
NB: Please indicate on
the envelope & application; a) the position applied for, b) The district of
preference. For all online applications, save your documents as position &
district of preference ( e.g. Administrative Assistant Kalangala)
Deadline: 16th February 2017
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