19 May 2016

Project Assistant: Global Fund NGO 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 Officer

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 Assistant: Global Fund  will assist the Project Officer in ensuring smooth and well-coordinated implementation of project activities; so as to achieve key project goals.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The Project Assistant will assist the project officer in coordinating the implementation of CAFU Global Fund grants interventions (TB/HIV & HSS);
  • The incumbent will support the project officer in reviewing 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;
  • The jobholder will also ensure effective management of CAFU Global Fund grants interventions focusing on quality control during implementation by achieving the following results;
  • Work closely with Project Officer in planning, initiating and managing project activities - in accordance with CAFU rules and procedures;
  • 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

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Degree in Public Health, Project Management, Business Administration Community Development, Social Works, Social Administration or related field;
  • At least three years’ experience in administration, Health Systems Strengthening, HIV/AIDS, TB, Primary Health Care, Gender and Sexual Reproductive Health;
  • Previous exposure and experience in Organizational Capacity Development; Working experience managing data in a health care facility.

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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