Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager
The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is an international non-profit organization which is a partnership of infectious diseases and public health specialists. The overall objective of the IDI is to strengthen health systems with strong emphasis on Infectious Diseases, through Research and Capacity Development. IDI has five operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory services (provided through a partnership with the Makerere University - John Hopkins University Core Lab) and Outreach.
Job Summary:: The Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Programme Coordinator provides technical oversight, operational coordination and management including; planning, implementation, capacity enhancement, monitoring/evaluation and reporting to delivery of high quality OVC care and support services in the West Nile region.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
· Oversee the implementation of OVC activities in all supported districts and communities
· Support functionality of OVC coordination structures at sub-district, district and stakeholder levels in all the supported districts.
· Oversee achievement of OVC performance targets in line with technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines.
· Develop comprehensive work plans and budgets for the implementation of quality OVC activities
· Carry out field visits to support OVC activities and use the learning to continuously modify programming
· Continuously document new developments in OVC programming and align them to proposed activities.
· Lead training, mentorship and other capacity building initiatives among OVC service providers
· Strengthen reporting on OVC activities through National OVC Management Information System in the region.
· Prepare and submit periodic reports as per the organizational, government and donor requirements.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
· The IDI Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Programme Coordinator should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Social Administration, social sciences or any other related field
· Possession of a post-graduate diploma in project planning and management will be an added advantage
· At least five years’ recent experience in designing, implementing and managing OVC programs
· Previous experience in implementing donor-funded projects
· Familiarity with OVC programming in Uganda
· Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Programs).
How to Apply:
All interested and suitably qualified candidates should send their application cover letter, CVs (with 2 professional referees) and copies of their academic credentials to:
The Manager, Human Resources,
Infectius Diseases Institute,
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University,
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: Friday, 25th November 2016
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