Family Planning Field Officer Jobs – Health Access Connect

 

Job Title:    Family Planning Field Officer

Organization:  Health Access Connect

Duty Station:  
Uganda

Reports to:
Family Planning Coordinator & Trainer

 

About US:

The mission of
Health Access Connect is to link remote communities to healthcare. HAC
currently pursues this mission through three programs:

·       
Medicycles: We use microfinance boda bodas to bring
Ugandan government health workers to set up one-day mobile clinics in remote
villages. In those clinics health workers give HIV testing, anti-retroviral
treatment, immunizations, perinatal services, family planning, and many other
services available in rural health centres.

·       
Health
Promotion:
We work closely with
community health workers (VHTs) to provide health promotion messages on
prevention of sexually transmitted infections, family planning, water and
sanitation, malaria, COVID-19 prevention, and other key topics.

·       
Treat
& Teach:
We improves access
to family planning in the communities of Masaka and Kalangala districts by a)
providing low density high frequency certificate training to health workers, b)
setting up outreach clinics in remote communities, c) generating demand by
collaborating with community health workers (VHTs), and d) reducing commodity stockouts
by providing buffer stocks and improving commodity tracking at partner health
facilities.

 

Job Summary:  The Family Planning Field Officer will strengthen
community structures for effective mobilization of targeted populations in
Kalangala and Masaka districts for increased use of family planning services.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Work in
close collaboration with the Project Coordinator, develop a 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.

·       
Work
closely with the Partner 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
outreaches and 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 the Partner health facilities and Village Health Teams to conduct
outreaches targeting populations that are residing in hard to reach locations.

·       
Work
closely with the Partner facilities and Village Health Team to minimize
discontinuity of the Family Planning methods through effective counselling and
targeted follow up of 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 and commodities for carrying out insertions and removal of Long
Acting Reversible Methods (LARM).

·       
With the
technical guidance of the M&E Officer, document best practices, lessons
learnt and emerging issues including side effects, client satisfaction, and
discontinuation.

·       
Provide
support to the M&E Officer by ensuring that service data from VHTs and
Service providers at the Partner Health facilities is collected for entry into
the M&E database.

·       
Write
reports for the approval of the Project Coordinator and thereafter onward
consolidation of the monthly, quarterly, Semi Annual and Annual project reports
by the Program Manager and Executive Director.

·       
Actively
participate in the partner Family Planning / Reproductive Health (FP/RH)
meetings at sub-county and district levels to review performance, discuss
challenges, identify adaptation solutions in the course of project
implementation.

·       
Coordinate
the collection of service data from point of origin, participate in the
processing of data to locate missing information and make corrections as
necessary.

·       
Prepare,
organise, check and sort data collected for entry or other use.

·       
Verify
data entered into the database(s) by checking printouts for errors and
correcting as required.

·       
Ensure
proper handling of paper records and maintain extreme confidentiality of the
information therein the tools.

·       
Avoid
omissions or commission of information on any tool without the approval of the
M&E specialist.

·       
Perform
any other duties that may be assigned by the supervisor(s) from time to time as
need arises.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a Diploma in Nursing, Midwifery or Clinical medicine.

·       
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 and Luganda

·       
Experience
in strengthening community structures to effectively engage in development with
specific focus to building the capacities of VHTs

·       
Partner
engagement and collaboration for effective use of the available resources
within the district set up

·       
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

 

Preferred

·       
Experience
in Reproductive Health and Training in Family Planning is of added advantage

·       
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

·       
Some
experience in the use of software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel,
and Kobo Toolbox

·       
Possession
of a valid driving license

 

Compensation: This
position is designed as a full-time (40 hours/week) position. Compensation is
UGX 1,500,000 per month gross pay. Field travel expenses will be paid for by
Health Access Connect.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates who
wish to apply for this position should do so online at the link below.

 

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Deadline: Friday 23rd October, 2020.

 

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