3 District Community Coordinator USAID Project Jobs – Gulu Women’s Economic Development and Globalization (GWED-G)

 

Job Title:    District Community
Coordinator (3 Job Careers)

Organisation: Gulu
Women’s Economic Development and Globalization (GWED-G)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Technical
Advisor

 

About US:

Gulu Women’s
Economic Development and Globalization (GWED-G) is a women’s rights
organization Working in northern Uganda promoting activities aligned to human
rights and gender equality, livelihood and food security, peace building and
transitional justice programs, youth’s empowerment, health and nutrition, and
advocacy on gender bills and Law.

 

About USAID Project:

GWED-G is part of
the consortia implementing the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance
Services in the Acholi region of Northern Uganda (USAID RHITES-N, Acholi), a
five-year Activity that was awarded on 15th December 2017 to a consortium of
partners led by University Research Corporation LLC (URC). The Activity aims to
increase access to and utilization of health services; by strengthening the
capacity of district health systems to apply proven best practices in the areas
of HIV, TB, Malaria, Maternal, Newborn, Child health, Reproductive Health,
Family Planning, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. The Activity works
to improve the availability of high quality services and the demand for these
services by supporting the adoption of healthy behaviors at individual and
community levels. It is being implemented in eight districts of Agago, Amuru,
Gulu, Kitgum, Lamwo, Omoro, Nwoya and Pader.

 

Job Summary:  The overall purpose of this job is to increase
utilization of health services by strengthening systems, improving quality of
services, increasing availability of access to and demand for quality services,
and supporting the health sector to sustain higher service utilization rates.
GWED-G components through this program will support the program in the eight
(8) Acholi districts of Northern Uganda to achieve community levels targets, Leading
gender conscious health education and training seminars; engaging adolescents,
girls, youths and young people and women in target districts through their
context-specific knowledge and network; engaging in specific community
mobilization efforts; and mapping the most at-risk populations and working with
them to adopt healthy behaviours. Leading youth’s engagements and work with
other partners to strengthen community systems and creates demand for health
services. key results areas includes adoption of healthy behaviours and
practices within households and communities (awareness of health seeking
behaviours, reduced delays in seeking care and decreased social socio-cultural
barriers), increased demand, access and availability of services round HIV/AIDS,
TB, Malaria, Nutrition, MNCH, Reproductive Health, FP, Water and Sanitation. .

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Community

·       
Support
Community sensitization activities to increase knowledge on health issues and
service availability.

·       
Provision
of monthly static HIV, TB, and HEP B testing and referrals and family planning
services.

·       
Conduct
Quarterly comprehensive medical camps at all 8-health centre IVs and 59 HCIIIs
in Acholi Sub Region on cervical cancer and safe male circumcision.

·       
Conduct
monthly Radio talk shows and run radio spots messages.

·       
Conduct
Quarterly moon light testing for HIV/Aids in all the health centre IV’s during
events.

·       
Conducts
trainings, conferences and workshops for information dissemination and
education.

Engaging men

·       
Identify
and engage role model men in creating awareness.

·       
Conduct
Quarterly dialogues with Role Model Men, VHTs, Women groups and youths on SRHR,
EMTCT.

·       
Conduct
Quarterly male engaged dialogues in communities by VHTs and Role Model Men

·       
Mainstream
Human Rights Based Approaches in Health (Equality and non-discriminations

·       
Promote
the principles of Availability, Accessibility, Acceptability, and Quality.

Gender

·       
Coordinate
with community structures and gender offices to prevent and refer GBV cases.

·       
Carry
out a gender and youth analysis in the proposed areas of interventions and
develop a conscious and systematic approach towards gender mainstreaming and
youth inclusion into the program.

·       
Identify
and provide evidence based information’s on gender and youths inclusion

·       
Support
comprehensive response to GBV survivors

·       
Training
of health workers on basic integrated GBV prevention and response

·       
Engage
with community implementation partners who work with girls, young women and
their male partners to ensure strong collaboration and coordination.

Working with youth
and young people

·       
Conduct
dialogues with youth to create awareness and link youth to existing technology
platforms such as: M Health platform, Zone platform.

·       
Identify
and equip youth health champions to implement peer led interventions such as
education and outreaches.

·       
Mobilize
youth for services using innovative strategies such as: Use technology to
mobilize youth for services such Use of sports and entertainment to engage,
“Kadanke”, Protect the goal, 6 or 4 tent models, activity groups for drama and
dance, use fellow youth to mobilize youth.

·       
Participates
on any coordination and departmental meetings.

Coordination

·       
Organize
and participates at coordination meeting at regional and district levels to
ensure coordination’s with partners and implementation efficiency, quarterly
review meetings with sub-county authorities.

·       
Conduct
bi annual coordination meetings with the district health teams

Monitoring,
Evaluation and reporting

·       
Support
the processes of monitoring and evaluation of the program.

·       
Collect
data and Analyze as required, ensure that GWED-G M&E officer has updated
data report

·       
Write
monthly, quarterly and annual reports

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree or higher Degree in Humanities, Social
sciences, Mass Communication, Public Health, or other related degree.

·       
Experience
in working with community intervention programs; Specific hands-on knowledge
and skills in Planning, designing, implementing and monitoring community
programs

·       
Demonstrated
handling of BCC interventions and hands-on experience in driving targeted SBCC
campaigns, and in communication stakeholder management and social media

·       
At least
2 years’ relevant experience working with communities in public health
communication and community development programming in a donor environment, in
managing social behavior change communication campaigns, and in monitoring
public health /development communication in related projects of similar scope.

·       
Have
hands-on experience in the use of ICT in the mobilization of youth and
communities for service-uptake and demand.

·       
Must be
a self-starter and able to work with minimum supervision.

·       
Experience
working with USAID programs will be an added advantage.

·       
Good
trainer/facilitator of community structures and communities as a whole is key.

·       
A
motivated, focused, disciplined professional, with the drive and dynamism to
work under pressure with competing deadlines, and possess the ability to make
an immediate impact.

·       
Possess
excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical and result-oriented skills,
and experience in managing objectives with the customer in mind.

·       
Good
judgment, initiative, high sense of responsibility, tactful, ability to plan,
organize and measure outcomes of interventions.

·       
Exemplary
and honest, with a high level of energy and integrity, and able to work under
minimum supervision.

·       
Flexible,
innovative, with good record keeping, communication, presentation,
report-writing, and interpersonal skills.

·       
Team
player with the ability to make positive contributions.

·       
Able to
communicate in any of the Luo languages

 

How to Apply:

Please deliver your
resume (CV), references, and cover letter clearly indicating position applied
for on the “top left-hand side of the envelope”, to GWED-G Office in Gulu ,
addressed to The Executive Director , Gulu Women Economic Development and
Globalization(GWED-G ), Plot N0 7B Kitgum Road, P.0 B0X 1257 Gulu  OR Via email: jobs@gwed-g.org

 

Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted. The selected candidate must be ready to start
work Immediately.

 

Deadline: 8th December 2020 by 5:00pm

 

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