Social Work Jobs – Community Development Specialist at Progressive Health Partnership (PHP)

Organisation: Progressive Health Partnership (PHP)
Job Summary: PHP will be hiring a Community Development Specialist who will work with its Omukazi Namagara Program (ONP, a maternal and neonatal health initiative) to organize the implementation of the intervention in Kashongi and Kitura Sub-Counties of Kiruhura District. The selected candidate will initially be given a contract for the remainder of 2013, starting in approximately May/June 2013, with the possibility of renewal.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
The Community Development Specialist will have the following responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with the district government and Kashongi and Kitura Health Center III’s (HCIII) to help oversee the delivery of improved antenatal, intranatal, and postnatal services to women in the community;
  • Oversee Village Health Team (VHT) members in carrying out education activities and conducting follow-up visits to women in their homes during and after pregnancy;
  • Monitor medical supplies provided to the health centers;
  • Help oversee quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation of the ONP;
  • Prepare for future interventions that PHP can implement to address critical needs.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • A bachelor’s degree with relevant experience and/or training in running community-level health programs.
  • Applicants must be fluent in Runyankore.
  • Applicants should possess very strong computer skills, communicate effectively with others, exhibit strong organizational qualities, and be able to coordinate a multifaceted project.
  • The most competitive applicants will also demonstrate specific knowledge on maternal and neonatal health, as well as previous research experience.
  • Applicants who know how to drive may be viewed more favorably.
The Community Development Specialist will be expected to live in Kashongi Sub-County for the majority of the position’s duration and will return to Mbarara periodically to complete necessary office work.
How to apply:
Interested LOCAL applicants should send a soft copy of their curriculum vitae and cover letter to Josh Greenberg at josh@proghealth.org .
If you wish to submit a hard copy of your application, please contact Jordan Bateisibwa at 782-970-908 or 701-002-209.
Applications should be submitted by April 12, 2013. Interviews will be scheduled in April/May 2013.
Deadline: 12th April 2013
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