3 Project Officer – Sexual Reproductive Health NGO Jobs – LWF World Service

 Job Title:    Project Officer – Sexual
Reproductive Health (3 Jobs)

Organization: LWF
World Service

Duty Station:
Uganda

Reports to:  Project
Coordinator

 

About US:

LWF World Service is
the humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation. We are a
widely recognized, international, faith-based organization working in over 20
countries. We seek to bring people of all backgrounds together in the common
quest for justice, peace, and reconciliation in an increasingly complex and
fragmented world.

 

Job Summary:  Under the supervision of the Project Manager
and the Protection Coordinator, the job holder is to work in close coordination
with the District Health Office, and other relevant stakeholders in the
districts to ensure implementation of the activities in the area of operation,
including ANC, assisted deliveries, PNC and ambulance services.

 

The Project Officer
will oversee and ensure that all activities related to the project are
implemented in a timely and efficient manner according to the agreed LWF Uganda,
and Donor Guidelines, and provide leadership and coordination for all aspects
related to project activities in the designated Sub-Program. He/she will
organize training and mentoring sessions for health Workers, support
functionality of youth and women safe spaces, support SGBV case management in
line with established guidelines and referral pathway, supports routine data
collection and M&E activities.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Project
Implementation:

·       
Ensuring
quality and integrity of implementation, including adherence to technical
administrative systems, and established deadlines.

·       
Day-to-day
coordination to ensure timely implementation of activities under the program.

·       
Establish
and maintain close coordination with LWF-DWS Lamwo sub office, District

·       
Health
office, the designated health centers and other health partners in the region.

·       
Collaborate
with health partners, the sub office and district colleagues to ensure relevant
coordination, integration of approaches and efficient implementation of activities.

·       
Represent
LWF at meetings and forums, and engage with all relevant stakeholders (e.g.
beneficiaries, community leaders, local and national government health
officials, donors, UN agencies and other NGOs), to sustain and further develop
relations and networking.

·       
Take
lead in the establishment of Male Action Groups (MAGs) and use these community
based male groups as champions of change for GBV prevention, promotion of
gender equality & SRH.

·       
Scale up
the tested community mobilization approach of SASA! by; conducting baseline
assessments for SASAI, Identifying and training Community Activists on SASA
Methodology, mapping out SASA! initiatives and conducting continuous rapid
assessments during implementation;

·       
Take
lead in organizing and conducting various community dialogue meetings on GBV
and SRH.

·       
Assess,
facilitate and strengthen the capacity for health workers and village health

·       
teams’
/community health workers and target community to conduct SRMH activities

·       
Participate
in the design and implementation of BCC strategies for purposes of increasing
awareness on SRMH

Project Planning:

·       
Develop
and track work plans and action plans for project activities.

·       
Ensure
that all Work Plans, Procurement Plans, Manpower Plans for the project are
submitted to management on time;

·       
Build
the capacity of project teams on project planning and scheduling.

Staff Management:

·       
Lead and
manage supervisees ensuring clarity over plans and priorities, providing
supervision, guidance and mentoring, encouraging effective team work and
inclusiveness and building a team spirit through regular meetings and events
and clear reporting mechanisms for each team member;

·       
Provide
management support to direct reports in their management, and their
implementation of role objectives, work plans and budgets management;

·       
Advise
and assist with defining the required team composition and structure for the
operational programme in accordance with LWF standard structure;

·       
Agree on
clear performance objectives for all direct reports in appraisal, and ensuring
all team members have appropriately set objectives, and that appraisal are
undertaken in a timely manner.

·       
Organise
capacity building and support in training activities for staff and partners as
needed under the programme.

·       
Support
the training of district health workers and service providers in identified
training

·       
Supervise
Project Assistants to implement project activities.

Financial
management I Budget Monitoring & Control:

·       
Initiate
payment requisitions for trainings, mentorships and field activities.

·       
In
Liaison with grants manager, develop accurate annual budgets and budget
revisions for the project/programme according to standards of the donor;

·       
Initiates
procurement and supplies of project activities in accordance with LWF
procurement policies.

·       
Keep track
of all project/programme budgets and ensure that project/programme activities
are within assigned budgets;

·       
In
Liaison with the grant’s manager, review financial reports to track
expenditures and provide feedback to the SPA.

·       
Ensuring
that the financial implications of plans are fully considered and reflected in
the annual budgets.

Project Monitoring,
Evaluation and Reporting:

·       
Prepare
weekly and monthly reports in standard reporting formats and ensure timely
submission of the reports to LWF and its partners and donors in line with
reporting

·       
In
collaboration with the M&E unit, oversee the collection, handling, analysis
and reporting of data related to Program activities.

·       
Participate
in project monitoring and evaluations and ensure that all evaluation reports
are shared with appropriate forum in line with reporting procedures

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the LWF Uganda Project Officer – Sexual Reproductive Health
job opportunity should hold a University degree in related fields with past
experience in similar mentioned activities above

·       
Health
professional with degree (or equivalent qualification) in Nursing/Maternal
health/ Public health or related field is preferred.

·       
At least
3-4 years of experience in implementing health programs with NGO/INGOs, or
other relevant organization.

·       
Experience
in managing Maternal & Child Health (MCH) related projects is an added
advantage.

·       
Good
understanding of the Health context in Uganda – Lamwo district, including
ambulance services and/or planning pre-hospital care initiatives.

·       
Experience
in coordination and communication with line agencies, Governmental Health
institutions and NGO/INGOs.

·       
Experience
in humanitarian work in community mobilization, SGBV prevention and Sexual
Reproductive & Maternal health.

·       
Demonstrated
knowledge of Primary and Reproductive Health Care concepts.

·       
Experience
in project management, managing budgets and good report writing skills.

·       
Experience
and knowledge in Gender and SGBV concepts is desirable.

·       
Prior
experience working in a refugee settlement desirable.

·       
Demonstrated
ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines, effectively
managing multiple priorities.

·       
Ability
to analyse information, evaluate options and to plan strategically.

·       
Strength
in interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.

·       
Demonstrated
understanding of working in a heterogeneous team.

·       
Team
player, flexible, network-builder. able to handle pressure, enjoy working in
the field.

·       
Leadership
and Team management skills, good planning, organizational and time management
skills.

·       
Proficiency
in computer programming: word processing. Power point, spreadsheets etc.;

·       
The
ability to ride a field motorcycle is an added advantage.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates should
submit an updated CV and application letter (in English), giving a daytime
telephone contact and email addresses of 3 (three) work-related referees only
through our recruitment email recruitment.uga@lutheranworld.org

 

LWF/DWS is an equal
opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race, or religious affiliation.
persons with disabilities. Female candidates who possess the above requirements
are encouraged to apply. LWF/DWS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for
humanitarian agencies. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the
organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of
beneficiaries.

 

Please use the full
job title of the position you are applying for as the subject line:

 

Deadline: Friday 2nd April 2021 by 5:00 pm

 

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