2 District Program Officer USAID Project Jobs – Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO)

 

Job Title:    District Program Officer (2
Job Vacancies)

Organization:  Uganda
Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

 

About US:

Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO) is an indigenous Non-Governmental
Organization registered with the Uganda NGO Board and is committed to improving
the quality of life of orphans and other vulnerable children.

 

About USAID ICYD Activity:

The USAID Integrated
Child and Youth Development Activity (USAID ICYD Activity) aims to improve
learning outcomes, advance HIV epidemic control in Uganda, and ensure that
children and youth can lead resilient, healthy, and productive lives. The USAID
ICYD Activity will deliver critical HIV/GBV/violence prevention and response
services to children and youth and their families in communities, clinics, and
schools. Within USAID’s Journey to Self-Reliance Framework, USAID ICYD Activity
will build the operational and technical capacity of four Ugandan Primary Local
Partner (PLP) organizations to become direct recipients of USG funding within
two years while strengthening government capacity to deliver core services to children
within an integrated referral network and case management system.

 

Job Summary:  The District Program Officer will be
responsible for smooth implementation of project activities within the
beneficiary communities of the allocated District, which may be Mbale, Tororo,
Busia or Kotido. The District Program Officer will be supervised by the
OVC/Case Management Manager, with matrix reporting to the Social Protection
& Livelihood Officer and the SGBV Community Engagement Coordinator for
technical support.

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:

·        
To work
as a liaison person between the project and the district to ensure project
activities are well planned, coordinated and implemented in harmony with the
district priorities operations to achieve the intended objectives, Participate
in making workplans, drawing activity schedules, raising activity requests,
implementing activities and writing relevant reports.

·        
Always
seek to understand and work with the district and project relevant staff to lay
strategies to achieve prevailing project priorities in time.

·        
Lead,
guide, and mentor the project team seconded to the district for proper and
harmonized implementation of the planned activities with the district teams.

·        
Supervise
and appraise assigned staff to provide technical support to the district and
health facility teams across the key technical areas supported by the project.

·        
Support
the design and rollout of community level interventions geared at addressing
health determinants at individual, household, and community level.

·        
Work
with the district to coordinate with other implementing partners to avoid
duplication and omissions for maximum benefit from the available resources.

·        
Provide
technical support to Para-social workers, Enumerators, and other community
facilitators to deliver coordinated and integrated OVC services.

·        
Assist
in the development of capacity building materials, tailoring curriculum
development for the beneficiary adolescents and families as well as
participating in capacity building sessions.

·        
Coordinate
the implementation of social protection, HIV Case Management implementation,
economic strengthening, school retention and learning development activities of
the adolescent girls and young women, OVC and children and adolescents living
with HIV (C/ALHIV) in the district of operation.

·        
Provide
technical assistance, supervision and capacity building to Para social workers
and District Enumerators to ensure that all associated project activities are
implemented, and results achieved as planned.

·        
Create
linkages and referrals for the various adolescent girls and young women, OVC
and children and adolescents living with HIV (C/ALHIV) and other key
populations to other community services.

·        
Create
and maintain good coordination and working relationships with the district leadership,
sub-county, local government departments and institution and soliciting their
support in participation in the project activities.

·        
Representing
UWESO at the district level, in general meetings with implementing partners,
donors, key development actors and local authorities.

·        
Support
in the capture of required data, tracking and reporting of related program
deliverable in an accurate and timely way.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        
The
ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Social
Administration, Social Sciences, or any other related field. A postgraduate
Diploma in project planning and management will be an added advantage.

·        
Three
years’ experience in designing, implementing, and managing OVC programs in HIV
settings in a fast-paced project.

·        
Experience
in implementing donor-funded projects

·        
Excellent
computer skills (Microsoft Office Programs)

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested applicants should submit an application letter and
curriculum vitae electronically to: jobs@uweso.org with the position you are
applying for in the subject line. Only electronic applications will be
considered. (All applications should be in a single PDF file of maximum size –
5MB)

 

Deadline: 13th November 2020 by 5 pm.

 

NB: We
shall only respond to shortlisted candidates. All invitations for interviews
will be done formally.

 

If you meet the
above requirements, please submit an online application via the link.
https://bit.ly/3elPQFE

 

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