Regional Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Manager Employment Opportunity – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Organisation: Rakai
Health Sciences Program (RHSP)
Funding Source: US PEPFAR/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: RHSP
Kalisizo Office, Uganda
Reports to: Project
Manager
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 Regional
Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Manager 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 Masaka region
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage
    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.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Regional Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC)
    Manager job opportunity should hold a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and
    Social Administration, social sciences or any other related field
  • Possession
    of a post graduate training and Post-graduate diploma in project
    planning and management will be an added advantage 
  • At least five years of 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 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,
Uganda
OR
Deliver to: Rakai Health
Sciences Program offices
Clement Hill Plot 8 Kampala,
Uganda
OR
Send via E-mail to:
jobs@rhsp.org
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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