30 June 2017

2 Community Engagement Coordinator NGO Career Opportunities - PACE

Organization: Program for Accessible health, Communication and Education (PACE)
Reports to: Team Lead Community Systems Strengthening
Duty Station: Uganda

About Us:
Program for Accessible health, Communication and Education (PACE) is the local branch of Population Services International (PSI), one of the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing.

About PEPFAR Project:
PACE is part of a consortium that is implementing a (5+ years) project aimed at reducing the HIV incidence, and mortality related to HIV and TB and develop capacity for the region and the country to plan, coordinate and sustain HIV epidemic control. The program will accelerate Epidemic Control in Mubende Region under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). In partnership with Mildmay Uganda and support from CDC, PACE’s primary role will be to PACE’s to strengthen community systems to yield high HIV case finding, linkages and community based support for retention in HIV care and prevention

Job Summary: The Community Engagement Coordinator will mainly be responsible the implementation of community component HIV response under the CDC project in the allocated cluster. S/he will implement the project in line with the donor requirements, PACE’s vision and mission.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Coordinate adoption of preventive behaviors among Key and Priority populations in the Cluster (including improved VMMC uptake, eMTCT uptake, HCT and Adherence to treatment)
  • Keenly monitor, supervise, facilitate and coordinate Community HIV prevention activities with CBOs, Health providers and Communities;
  • Oversee and implement Scale up access to HIV counselling and testing services for Adults, Adolescents & Children using mixed approaches at community level;
  • Mobilize and coordinate Male engagement interventions to reach more males with HIV Prevention, Care & Treatment services;
  • Implement Differentiated Service Delivery models for stable clients (ARV refill, Client led ART delivery, Community Drug distribution points, Community Pharmacy)
  • Significantly contribute to strengthening community systems to improve linkage of identified PLHIV to HIV care & treatment services;
  • 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;
  • Develop and submit all implementation activity reports of the cluster; including specific reports from CBOs;
  • Document and periodically share best practices, lessons learned and project milestones;
  • Lead the demand creation and mapping of the hotspots, KPs and PPs in meeting the project targets;
  • Coordinate and implement Post- Gender Based Violence (GBV) care at facility and community level based on the minimum package;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the PEPFAR Community Engagement Coordinator job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social sciences, development studies, community psychology and any relevant degree
  • Additional training in Project Planning and Management is an added advantage
  • At least five years’ experience in implementing public health programs especially HIV and AIDS is a plus in a donor funded Non-government organization is preferred.
  • Previous exposure and experience working with rural communities, local partners including local government is an added advantage;
  • Previous financial management and budget experience is a plus.
  • In-depth knowledge of Community HIV and AIDS response
  • Previous exposure and experience with PEPFAR or US government funds
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Proven ability to communicate colleagues and team player
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Communication, Interpersonal and Customer Service skills
  • Good report writing skills
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Good team player
  • Ability to drive change and innovation
  • Ability to develop others
  • Good documentation skills 
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidate should deliver updated resumes (CVs) and cover letter clearly indicating position applied for on the “top left-hand side of the envelope”, to the PACE Head Office Reception, addressed to Head of People and Culture, PACE, at Plot 3 Mackenzie Vale, Kololo, P.O. Box 27659 Kampala. You can also deliver your applications to;

  • PACE Eastern Region (Mbale) – Plot 10 Bungokho Road Senior Quarters, Mbale Town.

  • PACE Northern Region (Lira) – Plot 52 – 54, Police Road, African Quarters, Lira.

  • PACE Western Region (Mbarara) – Plot 560, Kashari Block Ruharo, Mbarara.

Deadline: 7th July 2017 by 2:00pm (EAT)

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