Regional Project Coordinator Employment Opportunity – AIDS Information Centre (AIC)

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Organization: AIDS Information Centre (AIC)
Reports to: Regional Project Coordinator
AIDS Information Centre (AIC) is a national Non-Governmental Organization committed to improving the quality of life of orphans and other vulnerable children. AIC is one of the Sub Recipient CSO implementing the USAID/Uganda BETTER OUTCOMEs Project for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda, The consortium partners for the Better Outcomes Project include: World Education Inc. /Bantwana (WEI/B) as the prime partner; Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO), Mercy Corps, Youth Alive and Friends of Christ Revival (FOC-REV); each responsible for specific technical aspects of the project. The project targets 6 districts of Northern Uganda, these include: Arua, Kitgum, Gulu, Apac, Lira and Oyam.
Job Summary:  The District Coordinator ARUA will ensure Orphaned and vulnerable children, youth and their caregivers are better economically empowered to access core services, advocate for increased and improved core services for OVC, youth, and their caregivers by Local governments, CSOs and informal community structures and ensure improved coordination of community-based clinical and socio-economic services for efficiency and effectiveness along the continuum of care
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure Orphaned and vulnerable children, youth and their caregivers are better economically empowered to access core services
  • Ensure Increased Temporary Consumption Support (TCS)
  • Advocate for increased Savings and Credit Opportunities and Opportunities for Growing Income and Assets
  • Champion Group-Based Education and Support Programming
  • Ensure Local governments, CSOs and informal community structures increase and improve core services for OVC, youth, and their caregivers
  • Advocate for increased planning and coordination for OVC, youth and their caregivers
  • Increased financing for OVC, youth and their caregivers
  • Increased staffing levels and higher-performing workforce for OVC, youth and their caregivers
  • Increased use of Evidence in OVC Programming at Local Government Level
  • Improved Quality Service Models and Delivery Mechanisms for OVC, Youth and their Caregivers
  • Improved coordination of community-based clinical and socio-economic services for efficiency and effectiveness along the continuum of care.
  • Improved Referral Systems and Linkages between Community-Based Clinical and Socio-Economic 
  • Improved Models for Integrating Clinical and Socio-Economic Services for Very Young OVC and their Caregivers
  • Put in place improved models for youth and care givers
  • Write monthly, quarterly and annual project reports for the district.
  • Support partners in developing tools for allowing smooth monitoring of activities.
  • Facilitate document processes, models, best practices and lessons learnt are integrated into activities implemented.
  • Advocate to local authorities community’s needs, and rising awareness on vulnerability identified.
  • Ensure reports (oral and writing) describe in details and with the maximum accuracy the situation faced at field level.
  • Ensure concerned people and particularly within line management are always timely updated on the status of the project.
  • Annual and other work plans and budgets for the district prepared and submitted to headquarters for approval
  • Human, financial and other AIC resources in the regional well utilised, managed and properly accounted for
  • Awareness of the need for and usefulness of AIC services created and maintained in the region
  • Perform other work related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in in Development studies, Social sciences, psychology, public health
  • Post graduate training in Project planning and Management is added advantage
  • Four years of working experience in planning, monitoring and evaluation in local government sector.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide technical support to project implementation.
  • Should have communication, analytical and negotiation skills.
  • A team player and an effective training facilitator.
Applicants, who meet the specified job requirements, should send their application letters enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of academic transcripts and certificates, telephone contact and details of at least 3 referees to the addresses below indicating their salary expectations.
The Human Resource Officer, AIC Uganda
Deadline: 24th July, 2018 by 5:00 pm



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