SILC Supervisor USAID Project Jobs – Reach Out Mbuya Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative (ROM)

Job Title:      SILC Supervisor
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 SILC Supervisor will be responsible for
conducting post-training supervision and mentoring of the Field Agents to
ensure proper mentorship of the SILC groups by the Field Agents. The incumbent
will identify ways to improve performance and management of groups by the Field
Agents. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the SILC
Project Officer (or designate), especially in areas of planning and
coordination of field activities and reporting. 
The jobholder will also ensure that the SILC Field Agents (FAs) meet
their targets, attend group meetings as and when they are required, collect
data from the field and submit the same immediately.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work closely with the Program Manager, the incumbent will ensure
    that the FAs and groups are well trained on the SILC methodology.
  • Carry out post-training supervision and mentoring of the FAs to
    ensure successful internalization of the methodology and quality roll-out.
  • Conduct training needs assessments of FAs through identification of
    FA performance/management problems and provide necessary follow-up
    training through on-the-job and classroom trainings.
  • Offer support to field PSPs and field officers to mobilize
    smallholder farmers and organizing them in order for them to affectively
    participate in supported value chain, identifying farmer’s marketing and
    business capacity building needs.
  • Actively promote and assist the formation and registration of the
    relevant producer organizations in order to meet marketing challenges.
  • Responsible for identifying and providing business assistance to
    growth oriented program supported Value chains to grow their business.
    Undertaking simple client diagnostic study to determine the needs of the
    clients and using this information to propose a course of action.
  • Ensure that the FAs submit regular reports including, but not
    limited to:
  • Duly filled SILC Field Agent data collection forms, clean of errors.
  • SILC Monthly narrative reports of groups covered by the Field Agent
  • SILC Health Diagnosis Form duly filled.
  • SILC Monthly work plans.
  • Ensure that FAs conduct smooth and justified transition of SILC
    groups from one phase to the next and use the SILC Health Diagnosis form.
  • Identify problems in the above reports and rectify before submitting
    to the Project Manager.
  • Actively participate together with other staff in regular planning,
    review, and coordination of activities.
  • Mentor and supervise FAs and carry out performance appraisal of FAs
    in the area of jurisdiction.
  • Ensure proper mentoring of FAs to become Private Service Providers
    (PSPs) after a stipulated period.
  • Prepare and submit detailed reports on progress of SILC activities
    in area of operation.
  • Perform any other job-related duties that may be assigned by the
    supervisor
  • Tasked with maximizing project assets and resources to achieve the
    greatest impact for our clients. This will include innovative management
    of project budget and resources.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree in Business Studies,
    Education, Social Sciences or any related qualifications
  • Two years of experience in community work or rural development with
    a background in VSLA.
  • Good knowledge of SILC methodologies and financial tools as well as
    approaches to business-start-ups and income generating activities.
  • Previous experience in rural communities/groups is desired
  • The applicant must be an experienced facilitator.
  • Prior experience in savings-led microfinance programs is an added
    advantage.
  • Respected by people and community leaders with a reputation for
    integrity.
  • Well-known throughout the proposed working zone.
  • Good community mobilization skills
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Energetic and assertive with a positive mind-set.
  • Good team player who employs a flexible work approach
  • Broad knowledge and interest in rural development and community
    initiatives.
  • Willingness to commit time to SILC activities and objective driven.
  • Applicants that have previously worked as Field Agents have an added
    advantage.
  • Proven skills in riding a motorcycle and possession of a valid
    riding license.
  • Knowledge of local language (Luganda is a MUST)
  • 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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