Community Engagement and Mobilization Officer USAID RHITES Project Jobs – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Organization: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Project Name: USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance
Health Services in the South West Uganda Project (RHITES)
Reports to: Community and Linkages Advisor
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda
About US:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) seeks to end
pediatric HIV/AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment
programs. We are a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS,
working in 15 countries and at 7,000 sites around the world to prevent the
transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. Today,
because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners over
the last 25 years, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United
States and new infections in children have declined by 58% worldwide. EGPAF
Uganda Country program is currently implementing a number of projects in
partnership with various donors.
About USAID RHITES Project:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) implements the
USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in the South West
Uganda Project (RHITES) whose aim is to increase the availability,
accessibility and quality of integrated health services including HIV and TB
prevention, care and treatment; maternal, neonatal and child health services;
family planning; nutrition assessment, counseling support; malaria prevention
and treatment and other primary care services.
Job Summary: The Community
Engagement and Mobilization Officer will provide technical and program
oversight in the areas of strengthening 
community engagement and mobilization in the integrated health project
activities including identifying  and
working with community resources persons , community leaders, CBOs, CSOs, PLHIV
and other community groups. In collaboration with community resource persons
and community leaders, she/he will spearhead the formation and functionality of
community peer groups that will contribute to increased demand, uptake and
utilization of the integrated health services in the districts of support.
She/he will provide technical guidance in the development and implementation of
activities that facilitate linkages and referrals linkage between and within
communities and health facilities.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Provide oversight on the implementation of
    community activities including leadership engagement and supporting
    formation and functionality of community peer or psychosocial groups.
    These include but are not limited to MNCH peer classes, Family Life
    Schools, Family Support Groups, Ariel club groups, youth and adolescent
    groups.
  • Work closely with District Health
    Educators and Community Development Office to strengthen community based
    structures that will create demand for HIV/AIDS care, treatment,
    Nutrition, SMC, MNCH, Malaria and PMTCT and TB/HIV services; and also act
    as a major platform for referrals and linkages to enhance access to these
    services.
  • Support implementation of the project’s
    core activities and strengthen community linkages to increase access, and
    retention of available integrated health services (HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria,
    nutrition, family planning, and maternal, neonatal and child health care)
    in collaboration with the DHT, local leaders and existing community groups
    or CSOs
  • Strengthen the performance management and
    capacity building mechanism for community resource persons and peer group
    structure that the project engages to implement the integrated project.
  • Organize and facilitate periodic reviews
    meetings of community HIV/AIDS, MNCH/SRH/FP, Malaria and Nutrition
    activities at the health center level, as well as linkages to care, with
    the involvement of VHTs, community representatives, health center staff
    and members of the DHMT
  • Review and provide feedback to the
    community structure including peer facilitators/leader and health
    facility  teams; and support the
    development of the performance improvement plans
  • Coordinate development of district work
    plans and supervisory support for the development and implementation of
    community action plans for the project
  • Support the identification and build
    capacity of the peer group facilitators to establish and manage the
    community peer groups.
  • Mentor and coach community leaders/peer
    facilitates and other community resource people in the implementation of
    their advocacy role in the available health services at health facilities.
  • Support the development of data collection
    systems and tools for the peer and community group activities.
  • Facilitate data collection from community
    intervention activities and health facilities and its submission to EGPAF
    country office.
  • Timely prepare and submit weekly, monthly
    and quarterly reports on the activity implementation progress.
  • Contribute to identification and
    documentation of promising practices and success stories that will
    contribute to the body of knowledge in the area of provision of integrated
    health services at the community level and strengthening community
    engagement.
  • Provide administrative and logistical
    support to the community cadres and ensuring that the project assets are
    properly secured and kept in good working condition.
  • Manage project finances and other
    resources related to implementation of activities in the assigned district
    in line with the project’s finance guidelines.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID EGPAF RHITES
    Project Community Engagement and Mobilization Officer job opportunity
    should hold a degree in Social Science, Community Development or Nursing
    or Public health.
  • Related community health and post graduate
    qualifications will be an added advantage
  • At least three to five years’ experience
    in implementing community health integrated programs especially those
    related  MNCH, HIV /AIDS ,PMTCT,
    Malaria, SRH, TB,
  • Previous experience building capacity at
    individual and organizational levels;
  • Skill in at least two or more of the
    following technical areas: strengthening service delivery programs at the
    community level, strengthening community-facility linkages, psychosocial
    support, and integrating health service delivery into community
    structures.
  • Experience in formation and supporting
    functionality of community support/peer groups.
  • Knowledge of community structures and
    cultural practices in the south western Uganda is essential.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
    or interpersonal skills is a must.
  • Good analytical skills and ability to
    support a cross section of frontline health and community workers
  • Ability and willingness to reside in the
    project area with frequent travels 
    to the field
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their applications to this address;
The Senior Human Resources Manager, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS
Foundation (EGPAF), Plot 18A Kyadondo Road, Nakasero, P.O. Box 21127, Kampala,
Uganda
E-mail to: UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org
Deadline: 30th March 2018
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