Community Systems Strengthening Officer NGO Jobs – Baylor-Uganda

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Organization: Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Uganda (Baylor-Uganda)

Duty Station:  Uganda

About US:

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 offices in 11 countries across Africa, Eastern Europe and North America.

Job Summary:   The Community Systems Strengthening Officer will strengthen  community systems to yield high hiv case finding, linkages and community based support for retention in hiv care and prevention. The successful candidate will supervise and implement capacity building operations of the community component of the program in line with baylor uganda’s program objectives and donor requirements.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Spearhead the development of all capacity building and improvement plans for district and community structures, assure quality and coordinate quality improvement processes and outcomes that support the national priorities
  • Develop and monitor implementation of strategies that ensure increased adoption of preventive behaviors among key and priority populations in the region (including improved VMMC uptake, emtct-early mother to child transmission uptake)
  • Provide technical guidance to the districts and the community structures to provide quality prevention services including; hiv counselling and testing, and linkage to care and voluntary male medical circumcision (vmmc)
  • Support and develop the competencies of cbo’s, plhiv forums and district health teams in scale-up districts in managing a quality community-based hiv response, in collaboration with the district teams, partners and PLHIV
  • Develop and review strategies, budgets and standards for the implementation of project activities in  the districts and supported health facilities
  • Strengthen the capacity of the districts team and community structures to provide comprehensive hiv/aids services for key populations and other high hiv risk populations,
  • Ensuring timely reporting and submission of all implementation activity reports of the district; including specific reports on (key populations, community linkage etc.)
  • To the district m&e officer, develop strategies to track and reconcile commodities and iec materials in line with the supply chain management procedures and project requirements
  • Implement risk management activities to mitigate programmatic and financial risks, document and share best practices and agreed upon behavior change indicators with baylor uganda and other implementing partners

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a University degree in humanities (Development Studies, Community Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Work and Social Administration.
  • A Master’s degree in Public Health is an added advantage.
  • Additional training in Project Planning and Management is an added advantage.
  • Three years’ experience in planning and managing public health programs specifically HIV/AIDS programs
  • Experience in managing USG grants is an added advantage.
  • Financial   management   and   budget   experience   in  a donor   funded   Non-government organization is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with various partners including MoH, Local governments, CBOs and other NGOs

How to Apply:

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, daytime telephone contact, three traceable professional references and certified academic documents. All suitably qualified candidates should apply online at the link below.

NB: You must have at least a credit 6 in MATHEMATICS and ENGLISH at Ordinary Level (UCE). Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Deadline: 29th September 2019

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