Plan Jobs – Project Facilitator – Community Health Linkages and Advocacy, SCORPES

Organisation: Plan Uganda 
Duty Station: Kamuli, Uganda
Reports to: Project Coordinator, SCORPES Project
About Plan:
Plan Uganda, with
funding from Plan Germany and in collaboration with Kamuli District Health
Departmant, is rolling out implementation of a four-year integrated child health
project –Strengthening Community Responses to Promote Early-child Survival
(SCORPES) in Kamuli District. The project will support delivery of both
facility- and community based child survival interventions, including EMTCT;
while promoting health rights, community advocacy, demand creation and social
accountability for improved health services in the communities of Kamuli

Job Summary: The overall responsibility of the
Project Facilitator for Community Health Linkages and Advocacy is to conduct
the day-to-day implementation of project interventions. Specifically, he/she
will be responsible for coordination of the community-based health support
teams; and implementation of activities that contribute to empowerment of local
communities to advocate, demand and utilize improved health services in entire
district of Kamuli.
Key Duties &
  • Participate
    in developing annual project outlines and quarterly and monthly project
    work-plans and budgeting.
  • Manage
    annual budgets for project activities that will promote community
    empowerment, advocacy, utilization and social accountability for health
    rights and availability of improved services.
  • Organize
    and coordinate the selection, capacity building and operations of
    Community-based health support teams.
  • Organize
    and coordinate community health empowerment activities using appropriate
    Community Advocacy and Social Accountability Methodologies.
  • Organizing
    awareness raising activities on health rights and health services,
    including MCH and EMTCT
  • Participate
    in mobilization and sensitization of communities to create demand for MCH
    and EMTCT services.
  • Organize
    participatory project monitoring and evaluation sessions at community
  • Participate
    in the collection of data for the SCORPES project operational research
  • Compile
    activity and monthly reports and submit to them to the Project Coordinator
  • Ensure
    that the project resources, assets and documents are well maintained
  • Any
    other tasks assigned by the Project Coordinator
Skills & Experience:
  • A
    degree in Social Sciences, Social Work, Development Studies or any
    relevant discipline.
  • Training
    in areas of HIV/AIDS/PMTCT; and Integrated Community Case Management
    (ICCM) of childhood illnesses is an added advantage.
  • At
    least 2 years of hands-on experience implementing Community-based Child
    Health projects; or community empowerment and advocacy for health
  • Hands-on
    experience of working in rural settings.
  • Practical
    experience in working with district and community health systems including
    Village Health Teams (VHT).
  • Computer
    knowledge in Ms Word, Excel spread sheets and PowerPoint presentation
  • Knowledge
    in participatory approaches to development
  • Ability
    to ride a motorcycle is a MUST
How to Apply:
All interested
applicants seeking to work with Plan Uganda should submit letters of
application to the email address below, together with a CV,  contact
telephone numbers, copies of relevant certificates, names and contact details
of three references plus salary history should be included and sent to:

NB: Only soft copies of application will be accepted.
The People & Culture Manager,
Plan Uganda
Email: .

NB: Plan Uganda is an equal
opportunity employer. Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only
Short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please consider your application
unsuccessful in case you do not hear from us by 21st June, 2013.
Deadline: 31st May,
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