Program Officer UNFPA Project Jobs – PATH

Organisation: PATH
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
PATH is a global
organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public
institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the
world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health,
economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops
and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and
innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.
About UNFPA Project:
PATH with support
from United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) piloted introduction of DMPA SC
self-injection through community-based delivery approaches in two refugee
hosting districts and will expand into one new district in 2020. The project
objective is to increasing access and demand family planning services among
refugee settings through self-care and communitybased family planning delivery
approaches. This project falls under PATH’s Advancing Contraceptive Options
(ACO) portfolio which encompasses PATH’s work on the introduction of DMPA SC
introduction , scale up in Uganda as well as self-injection with DMPA SC(Sayana
press) in humanitarian settings.
Job Summary:
The Program officer will be responsible for implementation of project
activities in Lamwo, Kiryandongo and Kyegerwa districts. He/she should be able
to provide practical technical implementation of the project including capacity
building, advocacy and stakeholder engagement and Monitoring and evaluation
support to the project. The program officer will based in Kampala with frequent
travel to the field. He/she will report to Project Director-ACO.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·       
Conduct
district mapping to project sites and VHTs to participate in the program and
identify relevant contextual issues pertinent to project implementation.
·       
Conduct
sensitization meetings with district, cultural and refugee welfare committee
leaders.
·       
Provide
regular update to the district and refugee camp leadership on project
implementation progress.
·       
Participate
in intersectoral and interagency coordination meeting in respective refugee
camps.
·       
Conduct
training of VHTs and health workers on self-injection with DMPA SC and provide
post training follow up as required.
·       
Conduct
on site/on job mentorship and training of health workers and community health
workers to ensure correct project implementation and use of tools.
·       
Support
collection of monitoring data during field visits.
·       
Support
implementation of community dialogues and provide summary reports.
·       
Provide
adequate supplies of self-injection requirement to project sites including DMPA
SC.
·       
Prepare
implementation plans, budgets, and payment records for appropriately.
·       
Write
and submit supervision reports and follow up on action points from the
supervision visits.
·       
Write
quarterly and annual donor reports on a timely manner.
·       
Perform
any other duties assigned by the supervisor.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant for the PATH Program Officer (Temporary) job should preferably hold a 
bachelor’s
degree in public health, social science or related field
·       
A
background training in Nursing, Midwifery or clinical medicine is an added
advantage.
·       
At least
three years of practical experience in project implementation.
·       
Experience
in provision of Family planning services including supervision of Family planning
projects
·       
Demonstrated
experience in training community health workers and health workers on family
planning.
·       
Experience
and familiar working in refugee settings and or district Local governments is
an added advantage.
·       
Excellent
organization, attention to detail, coordinating, and management skills.
·       
Proficient
in computer packages mainly Microsoft word, excel and power points
·       
Willing
and able to travel upcountry for 50% of the time.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their applications and related documents to dabaho@path.org
Deadline: 17th April 2020
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