Project Officer, Positive Action for Children Fund Non-profit Jobs – Pathfinder International

Organisation: Pathfinder International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive
health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we
do—believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for
expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and
paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in
population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides
women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services—from
contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment.
Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability
of safe abortion services and post-abortion care, advocate for sound
reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights
and lives of the people we serve.
About Positive Action for
Children Fund Project:
Through support from the Positive Action for Children Fund, Pathfinder
International Uganda will provide technical assistance (TA) to 6 grantees
(Community Based Organizations [CBOs]/Non-Governmental Organizations [NGOs])
based in Central and Eastern Uganda. The Project’s goal is to increase capacity
for these CBO’s/NGOs to strengthen health and community systems in relation to
HIV/AIDS services and activities, with a particular focus on Prevention of
Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) interventions.
Job Summary: The Project
Officer, Positive Action for Children Fund will develop, implement and monitor
a comprehensive HIV/AIDS social and behavior change implementation strategy for
prevention and impact mitigation, including designing CBO specific training and
periodic follow up to review implementation; Support CBOs to develop and design
information, education and communication (IEC) materials; Condom programming;
and peer education training for all CBOs’ community personnel and lead the
development and implementation of action plans and programming for all HIV and
AIDS related activities, including proposal development, budgeting, and monitoring
and evaluation (M&E) of programs.
Key Duties and
Coordinate implementation, reporting and evaluation of the TA Plan for
the 6 CBOs/NGOs which include:
  • Organizational Capacity Assessments –
    identifying organizational development needs and timely linking with
    Pathfinder TA team for training, tools or exchange visits etc;
  • Develop TA plan based on the assessment
  • Support CBOs in Community/Health systems
    strengthening through orientation of CBO staff on integrated delivery of PMTCT
    and other HIV services in the community and enhanced community-facility
    linkages, orientation on national standards and guidelines, effective
    referrals, as well as developing and distributing service directories, and
    providing HIV/RH commodity supply chain management tools and training.
  • Oversee and support development/refinement
    of: Work plans with clearly defined indicators; Key training activities;
    Organizational strengthening; Potential outcomes and provision of
    systematic follow-up support – beyond training and orientation.
  • Provide guidance in the development of
    social and behavior change communication (SBCC) strategies for CBOs; and
    training in behavior change using Pathfinders’ specific developed
  • Support and oversee community engagement
    strengthening through development of community strategies that include but
    are not limited to: Community dialogue plans, promoting Antiretroviral
    Therapy (ART)/PMTCT services, increasing male involvement, eradicating
    negative cultural attitudes toward Reproductive Health (RH)/Family
    Planning (FP), and developing strategic input in HIV/AIDS programming.
  • Follow-up support, mentoring and coaching
    of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on a quarterly basis to identify
    successes and constraints and lessons learned and document them and share
    among CSOs.
  • Working with the finance manager, support
    in strengthening of Financial Management system including financial
    reporting, compliance, internal controls systems, and procurement
    “do’s and don’ts.”
  • Support CBOs to develop basic
    organizational management structures such as HR systems, governance and
    management systems and other areas identified at assessment.
  • Liaise with the M&E manager to develop
    M&E plans for CBOs, capacity building through mentoring, tools development,
    and project cycle management.
  • Conduct and carry out final capacity
    assessment to measure impact of TA , document lessons learned and best
    practices, and “stories” that illustrate the challenges and successes of
    the Project.
  • Foster and organize inter-organizational
    learning and support and any other innovations to build the capacity of
    the CBOs.
  • Implement any other task assigned by the
    Country Director.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate must hold an advanced
    university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Social and Behavioral
    Sciences, Public Health, or related fields.
  • A first level university degree with a
    relevant HIV/AIDS training in combination of academic qualifications and
    experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Any additional HIV/AIDS related specific
    training of peer educators and counsellors, including but not limited to
    monitoring and evaluation and training-of-trainers’ certification is an
  • At least three years’ experience in
    HIV/AIDS program, response and project implementation  related experience, including supporting
    CBOs or groups of people living with HIV
  • Proved training capacity in HIV and
    related fields.
  • Professionalism: Has knowledge and
    understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to programming
    of holistic HIV interventions; especially SBCC for rural communities in
  • Has demonstrated ability to identify
    issues, analyze and participate in developing innovative HIV
  • Has demonstrated ability to provide
    effective HIV specialized support and advice in a broad range of holistic
    issues, mainstreaming, multi-sociocultural perspectives, HIV program
    strategies and community-health facility systems strengthening.
  • Has ability to ensure adequate and timey
    preparation of reports;
  • Has demonstrated ability to provide HIV
    management guidance in project implementation.
  • Has very good communication training
    skills to pass on relevant information to CBOs and any of their relevant
  • Takes responsibility for incorporating
    gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men
    in all areas of work.
Personal Competencies:
Planning and Organizing:
  • Develops clear goals that are consistent
    with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments;
  • Adjusts priorities as required;
  • Allocates appropriate amount of time and
    resources for completing work;
  • Foresees risks and allows for
    contingencies when planning;
  • Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as
  • Actively seeks to improve programs;
  • Offers new and different options to solve
    problems or meet CBOs needs;
  • Promotes and persuades others to consider
    new ideas;
  • Takes calculated risks on new and unusual
    ideas, thinks “outside the box”;
  • Takes an interest in new ideas and new
    ways of doing things;
  • Is not bound by current thinking or
    traditional approaches
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to
Apply online by visiting the web link below.
Deadline: 17th March 2018
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