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Project Officer: Global Fund Job Careers - Children’s AIDS Fund - CAF Uganda (CAF U)

Organisation: Children’s AIDS Fund - CAF Uganda (CAF U)
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project Director

About CAF U:
Children’s AIDS Fund - CAF Uganda (CAF U) is registered as a local organization in Uganda, dedicated to limiting suffering of HIV-impacted children and families. Children’s AIDS Fund is implementing strategies to strengthen provision of comprehensive HIV/AIDS and TB prevention, care and treatment services in underserved and around lake shore districts in Central Uganda. These are funded through 2 Global Fund grants mechanisms: Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) grant (UGA-S-TASO) and HIV/TB Combined grant activities (UGA-C-TASO). Key interventions under the grants include: undertaking community based interventions through existing Community Based Organizations in line with National Health Priorities in the areas of HSS or CSS, HIV/TB; Establishing a functional referral and linkage system through Community Linkage Facilitators (CLiFs) or Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs) in targeted districts; conduct community level monitoring in targeted districts for service delivery to improve social accountability through use of Community Score Cards (CSC); train and support community condom distributors and promoters; conduct targeted Home-to-Home (Boat-to-Boat) outreach HTC and linkage to care for various HIV/AIDS and TB related services; undertake prevention Behavior Change Communication activities for out of school youths; support sputum specimen referral, and facilitate sub county Health workers in TB underserved districts to support TB treatment.

Job Summary: The Project Officer: Global Fund will be in charge of ensuring smooth and well-coordinated implementation of all project activities so as to achieve key project goals.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Ensure implementation of program strategies focusing on achievement of the following:
  • Initiate meetings with partners at community and districts levels;
·         Coordinate the implementation of CAFU Global Fund grants interventions (TB/HIV & HSS);
·         Regularly review planned actions of CBOs, youth groups, Community Linkage Facilitators, VHTs, to ensure compliance and execution in line with National TB, HIV HSS strategies and the Global Fund
2. The incumbent will ensure effective management of CAFU Global Fund grants interventions focusing on quality control during implementation by achieving the following results:
·         Plan, initiate and manage project activities - in accordance with CAFU rules and procedures; Coordinate the implementation of CAFU Global Fund program with key partners;
·         Carry out financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of interventions, identification of operational and financial problems, and develop solutions;
·         Prepare and share timely programmatic reports;
·         Coordinate quarterly review meetings, involving all partners;
·         Work with M&E team to implement M&E the action plan as agreed with CAFU Projects/programs management team
3. Ensure creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of CAFU resource mobilization strategies in the HIV/AIDS, TB and HSS thematic areas. This will focus on achievement of the following results:
  • Maintain close co-ordination between CAFU Global Fund programs with other HIV/AIDS, TB and HSS initiatives in the country to ensure and foster continuity, partnership building and avoiding duplication of efforts;
  • Actively participate in programs, projects and grants development and writing
4. Ensure guidance and guidance and capacity building and facilitation of knowledge and sharing focusing on achieving the following results:
  • Provide guidance and capacity building to CBOs and other key partners and players in the area of HIV/AIDS, TB and HSS;
  • The incumbent will develop the capacity strengthening plan for CBOs and conduct trainings to strengthen the CBO partners that will be working with CAFU;
  • Harvest best practices and lessons learned, to inform interventions strengthening and scale out;
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practices, through abstracts, papers and other forms of presentations

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold an advanced degree in Public Health, Project Management, Community Development, Social Works, Social Administration or related field;
  • At least five years of operational and field experience in Health Systems Strengthening, HIV/AIDS, TB, Primary Health Care, Gender and Sexual Reproductive Health;
  • Working experience managing data in a health care facility.
  • Previous exposure and experience in Organizational Capacity Development;
  • Prior experience in Budget planning and execution;
  • Prior exposure and experience in working in projects funded through Global Fund, USAID, CDC, DFID;
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and train office staff.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandans should send their cover letters and updated resumes (CVs) with relevant testimonials/certificates to:

The Manager, Human Resource & Administration,
Plot 36, Ntinda II Road,
P. O. Box 7633 Kampala Uganda,

Email to: hr@childrenaidsfund.ug

Deadline:  23rd May 2016

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