6 District OVC Officer NGO Job Opportunities – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

 Job Title:    District OVC Officer (6
Positions)

Organization: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)

Duty Station:
Wakiso and West Nile Districts, Uganda

Reports to:  Regional OVC Program Coordinator

Vacancy Code:  DOVCO-X003

 

About US:

The mission of the
Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to “Strengthen Health Systems in Africa
with strong emphasis on Infectious Diseases through Research and Capacity
Development”. IDI has six operational areas through which it works to achieve
its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment, Training, Research, Laboratory
services (including the CAP-certified IDI Core Lab & Translational Lab),
Global Health Security and Health System Strengthening Programmes.

With funding from  Centres
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/PEPFAR, and in partnership with MoH
and respective District Local Governments, IDI is implementing comprehensive
HIV/AIDS services in the West Nile region of Uganda under the project “Accelerating
and Sustaining HIV Epidemic Control and Related Diseases in West-Nile Region of
Uganda under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR),
2020-2025”. The project supports the 12 districts of; Arua, Maracha,
Madi-Okollo, Terego, Koboko, Yumbe, Moyo, Obongi, Adjumani, Pakwach, Nebbi and
Zombo.

 

Job Summary:  The District OVC Officer will lead the
day-to-day direct programme implementation of field OVC activities in liaison
with the district, facility and community structures. He/She will ensure that
mobilization of vulnerable persons and communities for social protection, HIV
prevention, and care services is done in line with MGLSD and PEPFAR guidelines
within supported communities

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:

·        
Conduct
assessment of beneficiary households to identify specific OVC needs for program
support

·        
Support
functionality of OVC coordination structures at district and subdistrict levels
Lead capacity building initiatives among OVC service providers at various
levels

·        
Support
curricula-based initiatives aimed at empowering OVC with life skills and knowledge
to prevent HIV and attain decent livelihood.

·        
Build
systems to ensure effective referral and linkages for OVCs to community support
structures

·        
Deliver
economic strengthening initiatives to the critically vulnerable OVC households

·        
Ensure
high quality reporting of OVC activities through set national information
management systems and funder databases.

·        
Promote
access and utilization of child protection services among vulnerable children,
youths and their household members.

·        
Ensure
access to quality legal and protective services among victims of child abuse
and survivors of Gender Based Violence

·        
Strengthen
provision of high quality health care packages for OVCs and their households to
avert the effects of HIV and AIDS.

·        
Support
OVC case management and beneficiary assessments to track progress towards
graduation

·        
Document
and report family and child success stories based on program intervention.

·        
Carry
out monthly data collection, analysis and reporting on OVC activities in the
supported district.

·        
Perform
any other duties as assigned by the coordinator

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        
The
applicant for the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) District OVC Officer job
must hold a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Social Administration, social
sciences or any other related field.

·        
A minimum
of three years of recent experience implementing USG-funded OVC programs .

·        
Excellent
computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft office packages

·        
Teamwork
and willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their CVs, including details of
email address, present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials
and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated
email address. Email your application and CV to hr@idi.co.ug

 

Key Notes:

·        
IDI is
an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any
other fees at any stage of the recruitment process.

·        
Internal
candidates who meet the required specifications and have worked with IDI for a
period of at least one year will be given priority.

·        
Make
sure that your application letter, CV (Not more than 4pages) and certificates
are attached as one PDF document.

·        
Indicate
the Vacancy Code as the subject line of your email.

·        
Please
note that if you DO NOT indicate the vacancy code as instructed above, your
application will not be considered.

·        
Any form
of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

·        
Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

The Senior Human
Resource Manager

Infectious Diseases
Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre, Makerere University Main Campus College of
Health Sciences, Makerere University

P.O. Box 22418,
Kampala, Uganda

 

Deadline:  19th November 2020

 

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