Linkage to Facility Officer USAID Project Jobs – Reach Out Mbuya Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative (ROM)

Job Title:      Linkage to Facility Officer
Organization: Reach
Out Mbuya Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative (ROM)
Duty Station: 
Uganda
Reports to:
Program Manager
About US:
Reach Out Mbuya
Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative (ROM), is a community faith-based Non-Governmental
Organization (NGO) funded by PEPFAR delivering a unique comprehensive model of
care, which relies heavily on community-based approaches that emphasize
community ownership. ROM’s holistic model cares for the body, mind, family and
community, empowering individuals, households and the community in all aspects
of their lives while building strong and resilient communities. Reach Out Mbuya
delivers comprehensive health care services through four clinics, multiple
mobile outreaches and public-private partnerships within Kampala, Wakiso,
Nakaseke and Luweero.
About USAID Project:
ROM has received
funding from Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and working with Action for
Community Development (ACODEV), as the Implementing partners (IP) will be
implementing a program: Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth (SOCY) in
the sub counties of Bamunanika, Buntuntumula, Kalagala, Luwero town council and
Kamira in Luweero district. 
Program goal:
“Improved Wellbeing of Children and youth orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV
and other adversaries. The program will focus on 2 Result Areas: (1) OVC, Youth
and economic empowerment of Caregivers to effectively access core services; (2)
Improve coordination of community based clinical and socio-economic services
for efficiency and effectiveness along the continuum of care.
Job Summary:  The Linkage to Facility Officer will provide
technical support to the program implementing CSO and linkage facilitator to
ensure effective program implementation and compliance to project, MGLSD and
USAID guidelines. He/she will ensure effective application and implementation
of the program case management procedures to ensure that the needs of program
beneficiaries and vulnerability risks within their households are adequately
addressed. 
The incumbent will
actively participate in the development and implementation of core program
activities and implementation processes that will facilitate linkage between
and within communities and health facilities. He/She will provide regular
technical and methodological soundness of activities implemented by CSOs and
Para Social Workers that are part of the project implementation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide technical guidance to program Social Workers and Linkage
    facilitators for establishment of effective and functional
    community-facility OVC services referral networks
  • Support CSO Social workers to plan and conduct monthly case
    conference meetings with Para Social Workers to review and assess progress
    on implementation of OVC case plans and performance of HIV/AIDS referrals
    from community to facility and facility to community.
  • Offer timely technical assistance to Social workers and Para Social
    Workers on OVC HIV case identification, linkages to care and Treatment as
    well as Retention strategies
  • Support the process for identification, training and coordination of
    linkage facilitators to improve on proportion of referrals made and
    completed.
  • Support implementing CSO to plan and conduct quarterly referral
    reflection meetings to assess progress on services and referral
  • Participate in district and community level service provider
    linkages and services coordination meetings
  • Carry out capacity gap and training needs assessment for CSO social
    workers, referral facilitators and Para Social Workers and design
    appropriate training activities on case management, HIV/AIDS sensitive
    child protection and referral coordination
  • Support the development and facilitation of skill based case
    management training for Para Social Workers and CSO social workers using
    effective, relevant and appropriate delivery mechanisms
  • Facilitate learning among OVC partner project implementing CSOs, LG
    staff on effective and need based individual and household case management
    and referral systems
  • Take part in district and community level service provider linkages
    and services coordination meetings for learning, information and
    experience sharing.
  • Support CSO, sub county and Linkage Facilitators to coordinate and
    participate in integrated quarterly joint support supervision activities
  • Document best practices at community level and within the referral
    and linkage system in form of case studies, success stories and abstracts;
    and share at designated forums at sub county level, project and district
    level


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social sciences,
    Education Community development or related discipline, project planning
    & management shall be an added advantage.
  • Three years of professional experience in a similar or related job
    gained through working on any OVC or public health program
  • Previous exposure, experience and ability to coordinate activities
    of different stakeholders at district and community level.
  • Any additional on job training on nutrition and food safety,
    HIV/AIDS care and prevention, OVC education coordination and support.
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and or
    in a team environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong planning and coordination skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent computer, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight reporting deadlines.
  • Ability and willingness to travel 60% of the time.
  • A non-judgemental approach regarding race, religion, culture,
    sexuality and lifestyle is critical.
  • Fluency in both English and Luganda
  • Ability to ride Motorcycles with a valid riding permit
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to submit their cover
letter, curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact
information of 3 professional references via E-mail to hr@reachoutmbuya.org or
hand deliver the application letter (clearly stating the position applied for)
to;
Human Resource
Manager,
Reach Out Mbuya
Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative,
P.O. Box 7303,
Kampala,
Physical Address:
Plot 1 Boazman Road, Mbuya 11 (Next to Our Lady of Africa Church, Mbuya) or at
St. Mary’s Health Centre – Kasaala Luweero
Deadline: 6th July 2018 by 12:00 Noon
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