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TB/HIV Coordinator NGO Jobs – Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation -Uganda

Organisation: Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation -Uganda (Baylor-Uganda)  
Reports to: Care and Treatment Manager
Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation -Uganda (Baylor-Uganda) is an indigenous not-for-profit child health and development organisation affiliated to the Baylor College of Medicine International Paediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI), a Network of paediatric HIV/AIDS care and treatment Children’s Clinical Centres of Excellence and international program offi ces in 11 countries across Africa, Eastern Europe and North America.
Job Summary: The TB/HIV Coordinator will develop strategies for coordinating the technical working group on paediatric TB
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop a strategic framework that enhances improved documented paediatric TB case finding, notification, management and related linkages from community to health facility level
  • Develop strategies for coordinating periodic retooling exercise in terms of human resource planning and systems and operational working areas
  • Develop and monitor the implementation of strategies for Integration of paediatric TB diagnosis, prevention and management
  • Develop and maintain strategic partnerships and networks with implementing partners to advocate for a comprehensive, relevant and harmonized interventions in the planning , implementation, monitoring and supervision of paediatric TB services
  • Develop and monitor the implementation and evaluation of the Paediatric TB capacity building plan
  • Formulate a strategy for monitoring the integration of paediatric TB activities with other programs specifically paediatric HIV care, child health and maternal health
  • Formulate strategies for monitoring the integration and implementation of quality improvement and control procedures in the implementation of paediatric TB services at heath facility level to improve on service delivery
  • Keenly review the existing M & E framework and prove technical support in the developing of paediatric TB indicators and related appropriate reporting procedures then follow up integration of these indicators
  • Periodically Compile and share reports on the paediatric TB core outputs
  • Develop strategies to organize and conduct operation research

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must hold a Master’s in Public Health with an M.B.Ch.B degree and registered with the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council and health systems management training.
  • Three years of experience in managing TB related programs with (2) years relevant working experience preferably in health development
  • Team and communication skills
  • Self- motivated and able to demonstrate high initiative.
All candidates should email their applications to: applications@baylor-Uganda.org which should include a cover letter, CV, daytime telephone contact and three traceable professional references; and should be emailed or hand delivered. You must have at least a credit 6 in MATHEMATICS and ENGLISH at Ordinary Level (UCE). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. An approved Medical Check-up report from a recommended health centre for successful candidates is a requirement at entry. Applications should be addressed to:
The Head of Human Resources,
Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation-Uganda,
Block 5 Mulago Hospital, P.O. Box 72052 Clock Tower, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 30th April 2018

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Liaison Officer Job Careers – African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)

Organisation: African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)
Duty Station: Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda
The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), founded in 1961 as the African Wildlife Leadership Foundation, is an international conservation organization that focuses on critically important landscapes in Africa. When founded in 1961, the purpose was to train Africans to maintain game reserves professionally, ensuring an adequate supply of game for hunters on safari. Later, the mandate evolved to supporting western scientists in studies of protected animals in their natural habitat. More recently, the focus has been on developing sustainable systems that benefit both animals and local human communities.
Job Summary: The Liaison Officer (LO) will be responsible for planning and executing the development of a wildlife-based conservancy in the Lake Mburo landscape. Working with AWF’s Uganda program team, the LO will manage the development of the Rurambira Conservancy. The LO is in charge of effectively engaging the landowners in the conservancy, involving private sector partners, and partnering with the Uganda Wildlife Authority in ensuring the long-term viability of the conservancy. S/he is also responsible for engaging the appropriate expertise to develop the conservancy in a way that is environmentally, socially, and economically viable.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Offer technical assistance to selected landowners in the Rurambira Conservancy in managing wildlife on their land through development of a conservancy.
  • Support the development of alternative livelihoods to enhance the economic value of the conservancy.
  • Expand the conservancy area by further engaging additional potential conservancy members.
  • Enlist the engagement of private sector partners in supporting the conservancy.
  • Assist in and support the preparation and submission of relevant Work Plans guided by baseline and field information and in collaboration with stakeholders for approval.
  • Provide Program monitoring and management oversight in the implementation of Work Plans and Business Plans.
  • Work with the local government and landowners to organize and conduct community sensitization meetings to mobilize and promote understanding of program activities and outputs at different levels of implementation in target villages.
  • Act as a liaison between the AWF and all stakeholders in the Lake Mburo area.
  • Other tasks as may reasonably be required by the Country Director, Uganda.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) Liaison Officer job placement must also hold a Bachelor’s degree in relevant fields including veterinary medicine, agriculture, natural resource management, and related subjects with field experience in planning, field extension services, implementation, and monitoring programs is preferable.
  • Five years’ experience in the rural economy with a focus on agricultural production and/or post-harvest or in other rural/veterinary enterprise development work or natural resource management.
  • Experience in engaging partners and other stakeholders in natural resource management planning and/or livestock extension.
  • Experience and competence in implementing participatory techniques for mobilizing rural communities.
  • Prior experience in USAID programs an added advantage.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills; fluent in oral and written English.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and practice in livestock and/or agricultural extension and planning or natural resource management.
  • Outstanding technical skills in at least one area of ecology and conservation or animal husbandry.
  • Ability to work both as part of a team and independently.
  • Respect for communities, other organizations, and stakeholders.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and to network strategically with a wide group of partners.
  • Have basic computer, especially MS Office, and internet skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to fulfill mandatory AWF operations and financial procedures.
  • Strong interest in and understanding of conservation.
  • Knowledge in GIS applications and use is an added advantage.
All candidates who so wish to join the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) in the aforementioned capacity should Apply Online uploading a cover letter and updated resume at the web link below.
Deadline: 27th April 2018


Logistics and Procurement Officer Non-profit Jobs – Mercy Corps

Organisation: Mercy Corps
Reports to: Program Manager
Mercy Corps is an international non-profit organization which implements high-quality, analytical development programmes in very difficult places. Mercy Corps has been operating in Uganda since 2006. It has and continues to implement programs in Acholi and Karamoja sub regions. Mercy Corps is taking a community-led, market driven approach to address poverty and food insecurity needs through interventions that get to the root causes and contributing factors of economic vulnerability. Donors include the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), DFID, Mastercard Foundation, WALMART Foundation, Coca Cola Africa Foundation, US Depart of State (DOS) /PEPFAR, ECHO and Nike Foundation.
Job Summary: The Logistics and Procurement Officer will be primarily responsible for supporting the operations and functions of the field office to ensure programs run smoothly. The Logistics and Procurement will support the functioning of field offices and the adherence to policies for staff in all aspects of logistics including Procurement, Fleet, Asset (including warehousing and stock-keeping), Security, and HR & Administration. The Logistics and Procurement Officer is responsible to support the supervision of compound/equipment maintenance as well as general day to day management of the office.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Reads and has a clear understanding of the Mercy Corps Fleet Management procedures.
  • Assists the Senior Operations Officer in ensuring all vehicles are in good repair
  • Maintain administrative vehicle files for each vehicle
  • Support the overseeing of fuel consumption purchase and tracking including coordination with gas station(s)
  • Ensure major repairs are done in a timely manner.
  • Assist the Senior Operations Officer in coordinating with drivers.
  • Support the completion and filing of accident reports
  • Reads and has a clear understanding of the Mercy Corps Asset Management and Warehouse Manual and all procedures;
  • Supports the implementation of procedures outlined in the Mercy Corps Asset Management and Warehouse Manual for all West Nile field offices
  • Help to ensure that Mercy Corps assets in the field office are in the asset register and ensure the appropriate coding and tags are placed on each item.
  • Help to ensure stock in Yumbe Office is maintained as per Mercy Corps Warehouse Policies and Principles.
  • Help to ensure the electronic database is updated monthly and provide an electronic copy to supervisor; a hard copy is printed, signed and filed in the assets folder;
  • Guide colleagues on guidelines of Mercy Corps asset and equipment use guidelines when directed by the Senior Operations Officer
  • Has a full understanding of MC procurement policies and formats.
  • Tasked with managing all procurement filing for both electronic and hard copy documents.
  • Manage minor repairs at residences and office (Plumbing, electrical and general)
  • Help in the enforcement of proper use of procurement ceilings and approval procedures.
  • Assist Program and Operational personnel in regular procurement planning meetings.
  • Render support in the gathering of quotations and bids from the market for PRs as per Mercy Corps standards and formats;
  • Regularly interact with contractors, in coordination with program staff and as directed by Senior Operations Officer
  • Ensure that the required documentation of supplies and transactions are completed to MC standards.
Security: Support the Senior Operations Officer in drafting regular security reports to Supervisor on occurring incidents and any security issues/concerns

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Mercy Corps Logistics and Procurement Officer job opportunity should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field
  • Significant background in humanitarian response activities preferred.
  • At least three years’ experience in Logistics and Administration management preferred.
  • Good writing, communication, organization, prioritization and negotiating skills.
  • Good (English) verbal and written communication skills preferred.
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. full knowledge of office applications.
  • Keen attention to detail and ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Excellent teamwork abilities and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated flexibility, creativity and enthusiasm as well as a willingness to learn and to be continually adaptive within a dynamic and often self-directed working environment mandatory.
  • Highly proactive, problem-solving action orientation is essential.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their E-mail applications including a cover letter clearly stating the salary requirements, updated CV (with three professional referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy Corps Uganda to: ug-mcjobs@mercycorps.org
Deadline:  6th April 2018


Communications and Public Relations Officer World Bank SDF Program Jobs – Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)


Organization: Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)
Project Name: Skills Development Facility (SDF)
Funding source: World Bank
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) is Uganda’s apex body for the private sector. It is made up of over 200 business associations, corporate bodies and the major public sector agencies that support private sector growth. Since its founding in 1995, PSFU has served as a focal point for private sector advocacy as well as capacity building and continues to sustain a positive policy dialogue with Government on behalf of the private sector.
About World Bank SDF Project:
The Government of Uganda received credit from the World Bank towards implementation of the Uganda Competitive Fund for employer-led short-term training (Uganda Skills Development Fund -USDF). The Uganda competitive fund for employer-led short-term training is part of the Skilling Uganda Project addressing prevailing skills imbalances and shortages in Uganda. An important element of the initiative is to facilitate collaboration between training providers and industry to promote demand driven skills development with special attention to innovative modes of training. The USD 18 Million matching grant facility – SDF is managed by the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU). The Project component has a total budget of 21.8 Million USD including operational costs.
Job Summary: The Communications and public relations consultant should have experience in making development work-oriented stories. The consultant will assist the project to document its various projects activities, functions and success stories through write ups, photography and videography. These will form part of SDF’s project portfolio. The incumbent will primarily manage SDF communications and PR efforts by technically supporting the institution in ensuring timely and appropriate generation, collection, dissemination, storage, and ultimate disposition of information. The C&PR consultant is also responsible for developing and undertaking the marketing roles of the SDF as well as the production of the Newsletters.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Development and implementation of the SDF Communication Strategy;
  • Assessing information needs of key Stakeholders as well as public relations.
  • Monitoring and evaluating progress of Communication Strategy in relation to the communication objectives of the project.
  • Promotion of positive culture and image of the project
  • Coordinate preparation of information to update the SDF Website
  • Development of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials and multimedia productions for Social Media
  • Production of the Annual Reports
  • Coordinate and manage press conferences
  • Capture photos and videos during events
  • Take videos of stories of grant beneficiaries
  • Production of the monthly electronic news letters
  • Develop and implement the communication activities for SDF project

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • Applicants should be Ugandans holding a honors’ degree in any of the following areas: Mass Communication, Journalism, Development Communication, and Media Studies
  • Six or more years of professional experience in communication at a senior position in public or private organization, international agencies or other credible/ reputable institutions. Documented experience of work undertaken in the past 3 years.
  • Experience in communication and media relations, media campaigns and promotional material development
  • Experience in using a wide range of communication tools in print, broad casting, electronic and traditional media as well as public relations
  • Experience in advertising/brand industry
  • Experience in working with grass roots communities, private sector based marketing and promotions, non-governmental organizations, multilateral and bilateral development agencies and government.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • High level of honesty, integrity and versatility
  • Should be able to work with minimum supervision and deliver under pressure
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an application letter with an updated CV and support academic documents in hardcopy to:
HEAD SDF Private Sector Foundation Uganda, Plot 43 Nakasero Road, P.O. Box 7683 Kampala
Deadline: 17th April 2018


Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer International Non-profit Jobs – Mercy Corps

Organization: Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps is an international non-profit organization which implements high-quality, analytical development programmes in very difficult places. Mercy Corps has been operating in Uganda since 2006. It has and continues to implement programs in Acholi and Karamoja sub regions. Mercy Corps is taking a community-led, market driven approach to address poverty and food insecurity needs through interventions that get to the root causes and contributing factors of economic vulnerability. Donors include the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), DFID, Mastercard Foundation, WALMART Foundation, Coca Cola Africa Foundation, US Depart of State (DOS) /PEPFAR, ECHO and Nike Foundation.
Job Summary: The Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning Officer (MEL) Officer is a key position in program quality assurance, accountability, documentation and learning unit, which exists to support program design and implementation. The position holder will support planning and execution of monitoring and evaluation, ensuring quality in accordance with accepted standards, providing essential feedback for learning, accountability and decision making. S/he will be responsible for providing internal capacity building for program staff on monitoring and evaluation activities as well as review and development of necessary tools that feed into needs of Mercy Corps and donor reporting requirements.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure that MEL systems are in compliance with Mercy Corps global, regional and country policies, procedures, standards and strategic initiatives
  • Assist in program strategy design, planning and implementation to ensure adherence to Mercy Corps’ Minimum Standards, including the use of standardized indicators and documentation methodologies.
  • Support design and implementation of assessments and other pre, ex-ante and post data collection and analysis.
  • Support learning-to-action events, reflection session to analyze data for programmatic use and to document and incorporate lessons learned into program design, planning and implementation.
Management of Data and Information system
  • Support the program teams to develop and maintain knowledge and Information management system to support data collection, reflection, analysis and reporting needs.
  • Ensure quality control procedures and accuracy of entered data and comparing it with the existing filing system to make sure all records are consistent and aligned.
  • Provide support in the development of MEL Plans, tools, survey design, methodology, data analysis, and other services as may be required for program monitoring and evaluation.
Technical Support and Capacity Building
  • Play key role in the development and review of result chains, sector intervention strategies and M&E frameworks and document changes to generate learning and idea for programs.
  • Maintain an up to date database that reflects progress on mission (including dis aggregated beneficiary counts) and donor indicators.
  • Remain updated with developments among the Mercy Corps Uganda MEL community and agency-wide MEL trends and resources.
  • Leverage lessons learned, best practices, program data, evaluations and provide evidence based information, proposal annexes, success stories, case studies and other high quality, results-based documentation.
  • Work with MEL and IT staff to maximize the value and utility of ICT4MEL initiatives.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Agriculture, Demography, Statistics, Business administration or relevant field
  • At least three years of program management, monitoring and evaluation experience.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of concepts and demonstrate skills in monitoring and evaluation, project cycle, results chain and frameworks, and participatory monitoring.
  • Previous experience with quantitative and qualitative data collection, reporting techniques. S/he should understand and be able to apply basic measures of central tendency and spread, with excellent writing and analytical skills.
  • Ability to design and implement surveys, have knowledge of commonly used probability and purposive sampling techniques.
  • Experience using appreciative inquiry and conflict sensitivity techniques and dynamism in working with multi-cultural team environment.
  • Experience with facilitation, capacity building, formal and informal knowledge transfer, partnership strengthening and empowering staff through opportunities for growth and development.
  • Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in Microsoft Excel, should demonstrate fluency in use of at least one data management software including Ms Access, SPSS, and STATA.
  • Fluent both spoken and written English. Luo language skills highly valued
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their E-mail applications including a cover letter clearly stating the salary requirements, updated CV (with three professional referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy Corps Uganda to: ug-mcjobs@mercycorps.org
Deadline:  3rd April 2018


Social & Behaviour Change Communication Advisor USAID Project Jobs – Communication for Development Foundation Uganda (CDFU)

Organization: Communication for Development Foundation Uganda (CDFU)
Project Name: USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) Project
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
Communication for Development Foundation Uganda (CDFU) is a non-governmental organization that implements Development Communication programs aimed at influencing positive behavior change for the social development of men, women and children in Uganda and the entire East African Region.
About USAID RHITES-EC Project:
Communication for Development Foundation Uganda (CDFU) is a consortium partner in implementing the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) whose aim is to support the implementation of a comprehensive integrated investment in regional health, nutritional assistance and HIV/AIDS programs. The five-year project targets 11 districts in East Central Uganda with an estimated total population of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated package of quality health, nutrition, HIV / AIDS and child development services.
Job Summary: The Social & Behaviour Change Communication Advisor will provide SBCC support to program activities including work plans, integration, accounting, documentation, and reporting; providing technical assistance to district based partners and capacity building in SBCC. 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the USAID Project Social & Behaviour Change Communication Advisor job opportunity should preferably hold a Master’s Degree in Communication, Health, Social Sciences, Population or related field.
  • Five years’ experience in implementing Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) interventions.
  • Demonstrate knowledgeable practice of working with districts, non-governmental and community based organizations as well as government departments.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in HIV/AIDS, nutrition, malaria and child development is an added advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills and ability to work as a team player.
  • Good presentation and writing skills with computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point. 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should hand deliver their applications, certificate of good conduct, CV, Copies of academic certificates, contact information for three professional references and daytime telephone contact addressed to:
The Human Resource Officer,
Communication for Development Foundation Uganda (CDFU),
P. O. Box 8734, Plot 105, Kiira Road,
Kamwokya, Kampala. Uganda.
Deadline: 27th March 2018


District Based Program Officer USAID Project Jobs – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Organization: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Project Name: USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in the South West Uganda Project (RHITES)
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) seeks to end pediatric HIV/AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs. We are a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 countries and at 7,000 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. Today, because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners over the last 25 years, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States and new infections in children have declined by 58% worldwide. EGPAF Uganda Country program is currently implementing a number of projects in partnership with various donors.
About USAID RHITES Project:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) implements the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in the South West Uganda Project (RHITES) whose aim is to increase the availability, accessibility and quality of integrated health services including HIV and TB prevention, care and treatment; maternal, neonatal and child health services; family planning; nutrition assessment, counseling support; malaria prevention and treatment and other primary care services.
Job Summary: The District Based Program Officer will lead the planning and implementation of the integrated health program activities in the districts of support. She/he will coordinate with a team of Technical Advisors to ensure that all technical guidance is incorporated into the district work plans to increase the availability, accessibility, and quality of integrated health services including HIV prevention, care, and treatment, TB, maternal, neonatal and child health, family planning, and other primary care services. She/he will work closely with the District Health Department to adequately plan, timely implement and effectively monitor the execution of the project activities while ensuring adherence to available MOH set standards; and incorporating lessons learnt over time to improve systems and process for enhanced service delivery.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Provides technical guidance and lead the implementation process of the integrated health program in the supported districts assigned.
  • Improves the quality of and access to MNCH, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, and Nutrition  services in project-supported sites by adopting and institutionalizing quality improvement and Site Improvement and Systems Monitoring (SIMS) approaches
  • Assists in setting up and running special clinical services and track progress at individual sites through site visits and district reports, in collaboration with MOH and the EGPAF program team.
  • Coordinates and participates in capacity building of district and site teams through organizing and conducting mentoring and coaching; CMEs and occasionally formal trainings.
  • Provides technical guidance to the district teams for annual and quarterly work plan development
  • Manages project finances and other resources related to implementation of activities in the assigned district in line with the Foundation finance guidelines.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual programmatic district performance reports and their submission in stipulated deadlines
  • Strengthens the quality of health services and data through supportive supervision and monitoring visit to the supported health facilities.
  • Participate in process of data auditing and verification to assure internal consistency and validity of project activity monitoring data reported by all districts, through quarterly data verification and auditing visits.
  • Facilitate the interpretation and use of M&E data, through the quarterly district level and facility level review meetings between the project, the district health team and health care workers; guide the identification of performance gaps and development of remedial actions.
  • Assists in identifying, documenting, disseminating and scaling up best practices in Malaria, MNCH, Family Planning, Nutrition, HIV prevention, PMTCT and C&T
  • Coordinates with the district health departmental leadership and other relevant implementing partners in the districts of support to ensure smooth implementation of project activities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID EGPAF RHITES Project Program Officer job opportunity should hold a medical degree and/or a master’s degree in Public Health
  • Five years of professional experience working in HIV/AIDS prevention, care & treatment, MNCH, Family Planning, Nutrition and malaria programs.
  • Hands-on knowledge and skills in designing, planning, implementing and monitoring Malaria, MNCH, PMTCT and HIV care programs.
  • Good understanding of the quality improvement framework of MOH and quality improvement principles
  • Good knowledge of the decentralized health system and community structures
  • Practical experience in managing ARTand MNCH services at district levels.
  • Sound understanding of current issues and developments in the field of Malaria, MNCH and HIV/AIDS.
  • Strong skills in teamwork and networking. Excellent verbal communication and writing skills.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications to this address;
The Senior Human Resources Manager, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), Plot 18A Kyadondo Road, Nakasero, P.O. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda
E-mail to: UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org
Deadline: 30th March 2018


Community Engagement and Mobilization Officer USAID RHITES Project Jobs – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Organization: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Project Name: USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in the South West Uganda Project (RHITES)
Reports to: Community and Linkages Advisor
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) seeks to end pediatric HIV/AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs. We are a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 countries and at 7,000 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. Today, because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners over the last 25 years, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States and new infections in children have declined by 58% worldwide. EGPAF Uganda Country program is currently implementing a number of projects in partnership with various donors.
About USAID RHITES Project:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) implements the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in the South West Uganda Project (RHITES) whose aim is to increase the availability, accessibility and quality of integrated health services including HIV and TB prevention, care and treatment; maternal, neonatal and child health services; family planning; nutrition assessment, counseling support; malaria prevention and treatment and other primary care services.
Job Summary: The Community Engagement and Mobilization Officer will provide technical and program oversight in the areas of strengthening  community engagement and mobilization in the integrated health project activities including identifying  and working with community resources persons , community leaders, CBOs, CSOs, PLHIV and other community groups. In collaboration with community resource persons and community leaders, she/he will spearhead the formation and functionality of community peer groups that will contribute to increased demand, uptake and utilization of the integrated health services in the districts of support. She/he will provide technical guidance in the development and implementation of activities that facilitate linkages and referrals linkage between and within communities and health facilities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Provide oversight on the implementation of community activities including leadership engagement and supporting formation and functionality of community peer or psychosocial groups. These include but are not limited to MNCH peer classes, Family Life Schools, Family Support Groups, Ariel club groups, youth and adolescent groups.
  • Work closely with District Health Educators and Community Development Office to strengthen community based structures that will create demand for HIV/AIDS care, treatment, Nutrition, SMC, MNCH, Malaria and PMTCT and TB/HIV services; and also act as a major platform for referrals and linkages to enhance access to these services.
  • Support implementation of the project’s core activities and strengthen community linkages to increase access, and retention of available integrated health services (HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, nutrition, family planning, and maternal, neonatal and child health care) in collaboration with the DHT, local leaders and existing community groups or CSOs
  • Strengthen the performance management and capacity building mechanism for community resource persons and peer group structure that the project engages to implement the integrated project.
  • Organize and facilitate periodic reviews meetings of community HIV/AIDS, MNCH/SRH/FP, Malaria and Nutrition activities at the health center level, as well as linkages to care, with the involvement of VHTs, community representatives, health center staff and members of the DHMT
  • Review and provide feedback to the community structure including peer facilitators/leader and health facility  teams; and support the development of the performance improvement plans
  • Coordinate development of district work plans and supervisory support for the development and implementation of community action plans for the project
  • Support the identification and build capacity of the peer group facilitators to establish and manage the community peer groups.
  • Mentor and coach community leaders/peer facilitates and other community resource people in the implementation of their advocacy role in the available health services at health facilities.
  • Support the development of data collection systems and tools for the peer and community group activities.
  • Facilitate data collection from community intervention activities and health facilities and its submission to EGPAF country office.
  • Timely prepare and submit weekly, monthly and quarterly reports on the activity implementation progress.
  • Contribute to identification and documentation of promising practices and success stories that will contribute to the body of knowledge in the area of provision of integrated health services at the community level and strengthening community engagement.
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to the community cadres and ensuring that the project assets are properly secured and kept in good working condition.
  • Manage project finances and other resources related to implementation of activities in the assigned district in line with the project’s finance guidelines.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID EGPAF RHITES Project Community Engagement and Mobilization Officer job opportunity should hold a degree in Social Science, Community Development or Nursing or Public health.
  • Related community health and post graduate qualifications will be an added advantage
  • At least three to five years’ experience in implementing community health integrated programs especially those related  MNCH, HIV /AIDS ,PMTCT, Malaria, SRH, TB,
  • Previous experience building capacity at individual and organizational levels;
  • Skill in at least two or more of the following technical areas: strengthening service delivery programs at the community level, strengthening community-facility linkages, psychosocial support, and integrating health service delivery into community structures.
  • Experience in formation and supporting functionality of community support/peer groups.
  • Knowledge of community structures and cultural practices in the south western Uganda is essential.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication or interpersonal skills is a must.
  • Good analytical skills and ability to support a cross section of frontline health and community workers
  • Ability and willingness to reside in the project area with frequent travels  to the field
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications to this address;
The Senior Human Resources Manager, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), Plot 18A Kyadondo Road, Nakasero, P.O. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda
E-mail to: UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org
Deadline: 30th March 2018


Data Clerk NGO Job Opportunities – Salama SHIELD Foundation (SSF)

Organisation: Salama SHIELD Foundation (SSF)
Salama SHIELD Foundation (SSF) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that has worked in Lyantonde District for 25 years. SSF has been addressing development concerns related to the promotion of health (HIV/AIDS prevention and supportive care), WaSH , gender inequality, Livelihood (food and nutrition security), Education and Poverty alleviation integrating health, with the Micro- finance and Mbuntu programmes.
Job Summary: The Data Clerk will provide technical guidance and leadership in data management systems, strengthening of ICT systems germane to Monitoring and Evaluation of programs, assist and partner with the M&E-R Officer in respect to grant writing & resource mobilization initiatives.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
         The applicant for the Data Clerk job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Computer Science, Information Technology, Library Science and Records Management, and a post-graduate equivalent in M&E, or PPM
         Three years’ experience in data management in a health or social service delivery or similar position
         Extensive knowledge and sophistication in the use of IT systems (Microsoft applications, SPSS, Epidata) and other software & network applications.
All candidates should send their cover letters, updates CVs, copies of academic certificates/transcripts, three competent referees (one must be from most recent employer), contact details (mobile number and email address), to the Country Director, Salama SHIELD Foundation (SSF), P.O. Box 29, Lyantonde, Tel: 0752- 847630, email: rose@salamashield.org, or hand delivered to the Country Director, at the CDC in Lyantonde
Deadline: 29th March 2018 by 5:00 p.m.


Several Fresh Graduate Data Management Trainee NGO Jobs – Mercy Corps

Organization: Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps is an international non-profit organization which implements high-quality, analytical development programmes in very difficult places. Mercy Corps has been operating in Uganda since 2006. It has and continues to implement programs in Acholi and Karamoja sub regions. Mercy Corps is taking a community-led, market driven approach to address poverty and food insecurity needs through interventions that get to the root causes and contributing factors of economic vulnerability. Donors include the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), DFID, Mastercard Foundation, WALMART Foundation, Coca Cola Africa Foundation, US Depart of State (DOS) /PEPFAR, ECHO and Nike Foundation.
About MasterCard Foundation DYNAMIC Program:
Mercy Corps is part of The MasterCard Foundation’s Youth Forward Initiative, the DYNAMIC (Driving Youth-led New Agribusiness and Microenterprise) program works to strengthen systems and facilitate creation of sustainable economic opportunities for disadvantaged youth. DYNAMIC’s goal is to increase the number of young people in secure employment or self-employment and to promote agricultural market systems for youth. Through a market facilitation approach, youth already engaged in on-farm activities will move from subsistence to more productive and profitable farming. DYNAMIC will increase the employability of youth by facilitating access to demand driven technical skills, knowledge and market information. In parallel, DYNAMIC will link agribusinesses and microenterprises to market opportunities and diverse stakeholders, and ensure they can utilize financial services. DYNAMIC is one of the programs being implemented by Mercy Corps Uganda in Kitgum, Lamwo, Pader, Omoro and Gulu districts. The program engages an array of public and private sector actors to increase access to goods, services, markets, information, productive & social assets to increase the productivity of Ugandan agribusinesses and non-farm enterprises involving youth.
Job Summary: The primary aim of the graduate trainee program is to ensure mutual benefit for the trainee and the organization. The position holders will work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning team to ensure program quality in accordance with accepted standards, providing essential feedback for learning, accountability and decision making. They will be equipped to provide internal capacity building for program staff on monitoring and evaluation activities/standards as well as review and develop necessary tools that feed into the needs of the DYNAMIC program. The Data Management trainee will be responsible for ensuring and maintaining an accurate and up to date program database which will be used to inform program indicators. They will also be required to provide training and on-going support for program and partner staff to ensure timely and quality data collection, analysis, storage, retrieval and reporting. The trainee will participate in providing data for production of program periodic reports and compiling data on program progress performance against set targets.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Conduct monthly longitudinal studies with selected youth across Kitgum, Lamwo, Pader and Omoro depending on the field office that s/he will be attached
  • Support design and implementation of assessments and other pre and post data collection actions and analysis.
  • Ensure quality control procedures and accuracy of entered data and comparing it with the existing filing system to make sure all records are consistent and aligned.
  • Support entry of data received from DYNAMIC staff and partners into excel spreadsheets, google sheets and mWater – a cloud based data collection and storage platform

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the Mercy Corps Data Management Trainee jobs must hold a bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering, Statistics, Quantitative Economics, Demography or any other related field
  • Previous experience with quantitative data collection and reporting techniques
  • Ability to design and implement surveys, have knowledge of commonly used probability and purposive sampling techniques.
  • Willingness to ride a motorbike; have a valid permit
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their E-mail applications including a cover letter clearly stating the salary requirements, updated CV (with three professional referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy Corps Uganda to: ug-mcjobs@mercycorps.org
Deadline:  15th March 2018