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


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

of monthly static HIV, TB, and HEP B testing and referrals and family planning

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

monthly Radio talk shows and run radio spots messages.

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

trainings, conferences and workshops for information dissemination and

Engaging men

and engage role model men in creating awareness.

Quarterly dialogues with Role Model Men, VHTs, Women groups and youths on SRHR,

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

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

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


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

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.

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

comprehensive response to GBV survivors

of health workers on basic integrated GBV prevention and response

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

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

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

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.

on any coordination and departmental meetings.


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.

bi annual coordination meetings with the district health teams

Evaluation and reporting

the processes of monitoring and evaluation of the program.

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

monthly, quarterly and annual reports


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

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

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

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.

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.

working with USAID programs will be an added advantage.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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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