Project Field Officer NGO Jobs – ACODEV

Job Title:        Project Field Officer
Organization: ACODEV
 
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project Coordinator (PC)
About US:
ACODEV is an NGO
that was established in 2003 and fully registered by government of Uganda.
Initially founded as a self funded health program to fill service delivery gap
in communities during the political insurgency in the Rwenzori region of
Western Uganda that witnessed human rights abuses, gender based violence,
breakdown in social and health systems; ACODEV has grown and expanded its
programs for the benefit of communities targeting children and youth in various
districts of Uganda. Today we have presence in more than 28 districts in
Western, Central and Northern regions of Uganda. We are spreading our wings
with different innovative development and humanitarian programs to other parts
of Uganda, East and Southern Africa.
ACODEV envisions a
society where children, women and men are happy, healthy and economically
productive.
Job Summary:    The Project Field Officer will strengthen
community structures for effective mobilization of targeted population in the
refugee and host communities in Adjumani district for increased use of family
planning services.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In close collaboration with the Project Coordinator, develop monthly,
    quarterly and annual plan for effective and efficient implementation of
    the project
  • Lead in the identification of Village Health Teams that will create
    demand for Family planning services
  • Coordinate the training programs of the Village Health Teams in the
    enhancement of skills and its application for increased use of quality
    Family Planning Services by the targeted population
  • Facilitate processes that lead to the mainstreaming of family
    planning programs among Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLAs)
    groups for effective use of FP services among members of the VSLAs
  • Work closely with the targeted Health Facilities and Village Health
    Teams to conduct Family Planning outreaches for increased access to family
    planning services to the targeted populations in hard to reach areas of
    the targeted geographies
  • Supervise the Village Health Teams to ensure they are providing
    education on the benefit of Family planning methods mix; counselling
    potential clients about side effects of family planning, management of
    referral by making a follow up to ensure that the referred clients
    received FP services at the targeted facilities, conducting post FP service
    counselling to ensure retention of clients on a specific methods or
    switching to an appropriate method of one’s choice.
  • Work closely with Reach A Hand Uganda (RAHU) in the development and
    dissemination of Behaviour Change Communication materials that support
    demand for increased uptake of family planning services among the targeted
    clients
  • Work closely with the targeted health facilities and Village Health
    Teams to conduct outreaches targeting population that are residing in hard
    to reach locations
  • Work closely with the targeted facilities and Village Health Team to
    minimize discontinuity of the Family Planning methods through effective
    counselling and targeted follow clients
  • Supervise the Village Health Teams and Health Facilities to ensure
    they are fully stocked with the family planning method mix and that the
    facilities have the required equipment’s and commodities for carrying out
    insertions and removal of Long Acting Reversible Methods (LARM) including
    cervical cancer screening commodities
  • With the technical guidance of the M&E/ Knowledge Management
    Officer, document best practices, lessons learnt and emerging issues
    including side effects, client satisfaction, and discontinuation.
  • Provide support to the M&E/ Knowledge management Officer by
    ensuring that service data from VHTs and Service providers at the targeted
    Health facilities is collected for entry into the M&E data base.
  • Write reports for the approval of the Project Coordinator and
    thereafter onward consolidation of the monthly, quarterly, Semi Annually
    and Annually project reports by the Program Manager
  • Actively participate in the partner Family Planning / Reproductive
    Health (FP/RH) meetings at sub-country and district levels to review
    performance, discuss challenges, identify adaptation solutions in the
    course of project implementation



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Diploma in Nursing, Midwifery or
    Clinical medicine. Relevant experience in Reproductive Health and Training
    in Family Planning is of added advantage.
  • At least three (3) years working experience in the mobilization of
    targeted groups for increased use of health related services including
    Family Planning
  • Possess excellent skills and experience in report writing and
    participatory planning,
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency in Email, word processing,
    spreadsheets
  • Experiences in strengthening community structures to effectively
    engage in development with specific focus to building the capacities of
    VHTs and VSLAs
  • Partner engagement and collaboration for effective use of the
    available resources within the district set up
  • Demonstrable training skills spanning from assessment of training
    needs, facilitating community training events as well as evaluation of the
    outcome of the investment in training particularly of the community groups
    including Village Health Teams
  • Planning skills resulting into the developments of work plans that
    are implemented on a timely manner
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written including
    report writing;
  • Self-driven individual that works under minimum supervision; meeting
    timelines in regard to planning, submission of reporting (narrative and
    financial).
  • A team player with the zeal of working in close collaboration with
    other project members to deliver quality outputs and results
  • Experienced in the use of software applications include Microsoft
    Office, Excel and PowerPoint
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send a covering letter and updated CV specifying the job applied for
should be sent through: ed@acodevuganda.co.ug
Deadline: 10th September 2019.
NB: Only
shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
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